Facilities & Governance Manager

Dive into a world of care and compassion at Chaseley Trust, where we’re not just a care home for the disabled – we’re a vibrant community on Eastbourne’s beautiful seafront!

Nestled in an idyllic location, our 55-bed care haven specializes in top-notch nursing care for adults of all ages facing various challenges like spinal injuries, acquired brain injuries, strokes, and more. Our mission? To empower and promote independence while delivering person-centered care that enhances lives.

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Facilities & Governance Manager to manage and oversee all aspects of facilities management and ensure Organisational compliance with Health & Safety and Estates Management regulations, and to implement and review robust systems and processes in order to maintain and champion a culture of safety across the Organisation.

Main Duties

  • Lead on Health & Safety across the Organisation, including fire safety.
  • Line manage individual Heads of Catering, Housekeeping and Maintenance.
  • Undertake focused/themed periodical internal inspections.
  • Implement and maintain service performance monitoring systems.
  • Oversee audit completion for Catering, Housekeeping and Maintenance.
  • Ensure all management reports have annual appraisal and periodic supervision.
  • Build and maintain relationships with contractors, suppliers, external agencies and wider business stakeholders.
  • Co-ordinate ordering requirements for all support services.
  • Ensure that all relevant Health & Safety related documentation is up to date and details The Chaseley Trust commitment to a culture of safety.
  • Ensure a risk assessment process is in place that incorporates all Health & Safety risks across the Organisation.
  • Participate in daily Senior Management Team meetings.


  • To be aware of, and comply with, The Chaseley Trust policies on confidentiality and whistleblowing.
  • To be aware of and comply with The Chaseley Trust policy on Safeguarding Adult Service Users at Risk.
  • Promote the business of The Chaseley Trust in a professional manner ensuring that an open and welcoming approach is adopted and that good customer care is exercised at all times.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to excellence within the Organisation by participation in surveys, audit, research and workshops where required.
  • Attend mandatory, and other, training as agreed with your manager.
  • Participate in yearly Performance & Development Reviews.
  • Act as a positive role model of best practice, and uphold the values of the Chaseley Trust.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties that may be required.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Relevant Health & Safety qualification (e.g. IOSH, CIEH or equivalent).
  • Extensive knowledge of the Health & Safety compliance for care homes.
  • Management experience.
  • Auditing experience.
  • Knowledge of Risk Assessment.
  • Be a natural leader with excellent communication skills across all levels.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Ability to write detailed and comprehensive reports.
  • Able to work co-operatively with service users, their relatives, colleagues and visitors. Able to understand and maintain professional boundaries. Sensitive to needs of service users.
  • Approachable.
  • A level of fitness adequate to support individuals in wheelchairs and carry out moving and handling tasks.
  • Flexibility to work shifts as and when required, including weekends.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £42,000.00 per annum (negotiable) subject to skills and experience


  • 5.6 weeks annual leave per year including Bank Holidays
  • Westfield Heath medical insurance after probationary period.
  • Westfield Health cash-back scheme after probationary period
  • Free life insurance
  • Contributory pension scheme after 3 months.
  • Free on-site parking
  • Comprehensive induction and training programme
  • Free 24/7 Employee advise and counselling
  • Subsidised staff meals
  • Free meal days and the occasional treat


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • One weekend in three on call


  • H&S compliance for care homes

Work Location: In person

Job Title: 

Facilities & Governance Manager


Full Time


£42,000 per annum

Closing Date: 

* subject to qualifications and experience.