Joslin Rowe reports outsourced property and facilities management
jobs on the rise
on: May 21, 2008, 8:48 am
Release Author: Joslin
Release Summary: Joslin Rowe research reveals service provider
roles increasingly offering career opportunities to lateral thinking
Press Release Body: New research from UK recruitment consultants
Joslin Rowe reveals that as the number of outsourced
property and facilities management contracts increase, so too
does demand for strong candidates to join these service providers.
the last year, the number of service provider positions and facilities
jobs across all levels has risen significantly.
Soothill, manager of Joslin Rowe's facilities recruitment team,
stated: "As outsourcing continues to gather speed, we
have noticed increased requirements for commercially minded facilities
managers to deliver and run FM accounts for corporate organisations.
This trend is even more marked because of the corresponding slowdown
in mid to senior level in-house facilities hires."
to Joslin Rowe
research, the candidates in highest demand are those who can demonstrate
excellent commercial acumen and have strong budgeting, accounting
and profit & loss skills. Paul Soothill explained:
"Operational facilities managers without these skills are
finding it hard to move from an in-house role to a service provider
job. It's not impossible to cross over, but the path is definitely
eased where candidates can demonstrate a strategic mind set."
for making the switch from an in-house job to a facilities
job are excellent. Typically, candidates can expect between
a 10-20% increase on their basic salary and comprehensively generous
benefit packages. The change of position is also likely to bring
with it the opportunity to work in a wider geographical sphere
including Europe and even further internationally - since many
accounts outsourced have a global scope. "Another big
plus," advised Soothill, "is that the ceiling
that usually exists within an in-house role in terms of promotion
prospects and variety, is far less pronounced within an outsourcer.
The sheer number and complexity of the accounts handled allows
a more flexible career path."
the same vein, Joslin Rowe research also shows
that the number of consultancy positions is rising, with massive
demand for management consultants who have real estate or facilities
management experience. Again candidates need strong academics,
such as an MBA or MSC but the rewards are also high - with salaries
out performing more operational/account focused roles often rising
to six figures and a high bonus potential.
Established in 1982, Joslin Rowe is one of the
leading UK financial services recruitment firms, specialising
in accountancy, finance, secretarial, compliance and banking
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