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Building and Facilities Manager

About the role:

Empower’s Buildings & Facilities Manager is responsible for keeping our members, staff and volunteers safe by managing and maintaining our two fantastic Youth Zones effectively and efficiently. The key purpose of the role is to ensure compliance and contractual obligations are met throughout, whilst maintaining an efficient and operational building.

The post holder will carry out and manage multi-disciplined activities including housekeeping, maintenance, general maintenance duties, security and health and safety. This is a varied role and the ideal candidate will have proven experience of managing similar types of buildings, e.g. schools, college/ university, sports or leisure centres or other large, multi-use/function buildings.

The Buildings and Facilities Manager will also directly line manage and support a Facilities Assistant and potentially an apprentice, alongside the cleaning teams

About Empower Youth Zones:

Empower Youth Zones is the charity that oversees the creation, management and sustainability of Youth Zones in Manchester and Salford. These include HideOut Youth Zone located in Gorton, East Manchester which opened in 2020 and Salford Youth Zone located in Pendleton, Salford which is due to open to young people in Spring 2025.

HideOut and Salford Youth Zones provide children and young people aged 8-19 and up to 25 for those with additional needs with somewhere safe to go, something position to do and someone trusted to talk to.

Empower Youth Zones is part of the national network of OnSide Youth Zones, which supports the creation and implementation of a network of Youth Zones across the country.

Youth Zones are purpose-built spaces fizzing with energy, and crammed with incredible facilities. They are staffed by skilled and dedicated Youth Workers who truly believe in young people – helping them see what they could achieve, and giving them the skills, confidence and ambition to go for it.

This is life-changing support that helps tens of thousands of young people from a diverse range of backgrounds to thrive.

How to apply:

Please save the application as YOUR FULL NAME and submit your completed application by email, to 

Please include in the subject title the job title of the post you have applied for and your full name.

Salary: £33,004 – £36,079
Hours: 40 hours per week (including some evenings and weekends)
Location: HideOut and Salford Youth Zones
Closing Date: 14/06/2024
Job Type: Full time