CV, Ex UK Forces, Hands on Senior Facilities Manager, seeks new role

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 10504

Skills keywords: win 7, win 8
Short Bio:

I am highly experienced Facilities soft services manager with background encompassing Logistics, Security, & Training management. In the last 13 years, I have managed an extremely busy Administration & Training Department for UK Support Group (Germany), with responsibility for a support staff of 60 military and civilian personnel in multi-national environments. An effective leader, constructive problem solver and skilled communicator committed to the principles of customer care.

Current location: Thuringia, Germany - View on map
Nationality: British
Preferred Sector of Employment:  education and training, Transport and Logistics, other
Spoken languages: basic German, english
Location I am interested in working: Anywhere

Work Experience 

January 2001 – August 2013: MoD UK Support Group (Germany), Monchengladbach (Facilities, Logistics, Security & Training Manager)

• Reporting directly to the Site Director and with responsibility for the management of the services and processes for the MoD’s Administration and Training Department in Germany

• Handling the day to day running of all the facilities including accommodation, stores, catering facilities, logistics support, training and conferencing rooms, cleaning, waste disposal, security, grounds maintenance and recycling

• Managing a support staff in excess of sixty military and civilian personnel

• Overseeing the security of the site, staff and visitors including CCTV operation, perimeter security and conducting in-house security training

• Handling all logistics support including supply chain and transport management, stores management, quality control and audit and inspections

• Dealing with hotel services covering function and event management, menu planning, organising VIP lunches and dinners and front of house

• Managing, scheduling and coordinating assigned real estate services

• Supervising all building maintenance repairs and services including overseeing the satisfactory completion of all works by contractors

• Responsible for the maintenance and staffing of a warehouse containing over 6,000 items including IT equipment, audio and visual equipment, office furniture and stationery valued at over £4.5m

• Overseeing the allocation of single living student accommodation and facilities for in excess of 1,500 male and female students

• Monitoring the contract cleaning and waste disposal operation

• Responsible for controlling and issuing vehicle documentation and liaising with the Garrison Transport Office to undertake repairs and servicing

• Additionally, as a Training Instructor and NVQ Assessor responsible for training existing staff and apprentices

• Ensuring health and safety policy is followed at all times

• Conducting risk assessments and making subsequent recommendations

• Responsible for procurement, contract monitoring and driving down costs

July 1978 – December 2000: HM Forces Army

January 1997 – December 2000:

Military Training Instructor & Logistics support

January 1994 – December 1996:

Facilities and Logistics Manager including Training Instructor

May 1978 – December 1993:

Training Instructor (Military Training & Adventure Training Instructor)


2014 Health & Safety IOSH

2012 Supervising Food Safety in Catering Level 3

2012 Kitchen Management Level 3

2010 Portable Appliance Testing

2010 Equality and Diversity

2005 Defence School of Logistics (SQMS/CQMS)

2004 A+ Software Support Skills

2003 A+ Hardware Support Skills

2002 Security Management (GGS)

2000 NVQ Assessor D32-33

2000 NEBS Management Diploma

2000 Hotel & Catering Management

1999 Basic Health Safety & Risk Assessment

1998 CL&IT Microsoft Office

1986 Military Training Instructor


• Full clean driving licence

• I enjoy taking part in outdoor pursuits including mountain walking

• I am a keen cooking enthusiast

• I regularly support charity events by holding cooking demonstrations

• I can speak some German, Arabic, Urdu and Ki-Swahili.

• I am computer literate with a thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office