Facilities Manager

An exciting new role to enable the Ri to expand our charitable activities and provide a welcoming, secure, clean, safe, and comfortable environment employees, visitors, clients, audiences, and tenants.

The grand entrance at the Ri, with the main staircase decorated with flowers.
Image credit: Matt Chung

Accountable to: Head of Facilities

Location: 21 Albemarle Street, London

Contract type: Permanent, full time (35 hours per week) 

Salary: £36,500 to £40,000 per annum

About the role

The Royal Institution (Ri)  is an independent charity which has been the home of science and innovation for over 220 years. In our historic Grade I listed building, discoveries were made that literally changed the world. Today we continue our mission by providing science education and engagement and heritage activities for people of all ages and backgrounds across the UK and around the world.

Our impressive building is a busy, multi-purpose, public, events venue, providing office accommodation to the Ri team (approximately 60 staff) and circa 100 commercial tenants.

The Facilities Manager is an exciting new role working closely with the Head of Facilities to ensure the effective delivery of facilities services at the Ri. As successful applicant you will work to provide and deliver a welcoming, secure, clean, safe, and comfortable environment. You will manage the Front of House team (2 people), manage a full range of soft services and contracts and cover for the Head of Facilities in their absence.

You will also be responsible for leading the Health and Safety, Business Continuity and Environmental processes and managing the administration processes for the department including tenders, procurement, invoicing, tenant recharges, policies and procedures and corporate reporting

About you

This role will suit someone who thrives in a varied and fast-paced environment where no two days are the same and will bring their exceptional interpersonal and organisational skills to work collaboratively and influence at all levels.

Do you have

•        experience in a soft services Facilities role ideally in a multi-use building

•        experience of managing contractors and ideally teams

•        strong customer services focus and experience?

Experience of working for a charity or in a Heritage/Listed building and up to date knowledge of licensing, Health and Safety and access legislation would be an advantage.


To apply, please download a full job description and person specification, and send your CV and a supporting statement (of no more than 500 words) explaining why you want the job and how you meet the requirements in the person specification, to recruitment@ri.ac.uk no later than 9.00am on Tuesday 21 March.

We may close the application process early if we receive a strong field of applicants so we would encourage you to apply as soon as you can.

Interviews are scheduled for w/c 27 March, but we may interview sooner.

Please complete and return the recruitment monitoring form along with your application. The Ri is committed to equality of opportunity at all stages of the recruitment process. The information supplied in this form will be treated in strict confidence and will only be seen by Human Resources. It will not form part of the selection process. You may choose not to disclose some, or all the information requested in the form, and this will not affect your application in any way.

More about the Ri

The purpose of the Royal Institution is to connect as many people as possible with science. We've been doing it for well over 200 years and have an international reach, working with world-leading scientists, from Hannah Fry to Carlo Rovelli.

We talk, and listen, to the public. We help scientists talk, and listen, to the public. We develop critical thinking and a spirit of exploration in young people through our educational work.

In our historic Grade I listed Mayfair building, discoveries were made that literally changed the world. Today it acts as base for the Ri team and tenants as well as a busy and vibrant event space for private and corporate events.