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Career Opportunity: Director, Facilities Management

The Central Bank of Barbados is seeking to fill a post of Director, Facilities Management Department.

Job Summary

To provide leadership, strategic development, and planning to maintain a safe, professional, and efficient customer-focused (internal and general public) facilities management service.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Strategic and operational management of the department to ensure the optimal utilisation of the department’s resources for the efficient delivery of services that meet local and international best practices
  • Development of policies to upgrade the Bank’s facilities management capacity and ensure a safe and healthy working environment
  • Overseeing, planning, organising, and directing the Bank’s maintenance and capital works programmes to ensure properties are effectively maintained in good working order to continually promote a safe and healthy work environment
  • Developing and maintaining efficient asset management programmes for the Bank’s property and equipment
  • Administering the corporate services programme, including employee business travel, cellular phone programme, and event planning and hospitality
  • Ensuring compliance with the Bank’s rules for procurement and specified tender requirements, overseeing the preparation of bid packages relative to facilities management, and participating in evaluation and contractor selection to ensure high-quality service provision
  • Issuing approved contracts, overseeing and communicating works to be performed on time and within budget by outside contractors, and arranging adequate project supervision to ensure all services, works, and maintenance programmes are executed
  • Delivering an efficient business continuity plan, including the institution of up-to-date disaster recovery plans, and conducting periodic testing exercises of the approved plans
  • Identifying potential hazards or threats and selecting methods to avoid or mitigate them to minimise potential damage or injury to people, technology, and built environment
  • Managing the department’s operational and budgetary process, and providing leadership and guidance to the department, establishing and monitoring key performance indicators (KPIs), and ensuring quality and delivery of value for money
  • Leading the development of the Facilities Management staff to ensure capacity building and monitoring staff performance in order to maximise productivity and ensure smooth delivery of facilities management services
  • Contributing to the executive management team’s effort by accomplishing any other related duties as assigned


  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships with all members of staff, tenants, contractors (local and overseas), Government, statutory bodies, and the general public
  • Develops and maintains regional and international links with facilities management and other related organisations, agencies, or consultants in order to obtain technical assistance or be kept current on relevant information and technological advances


  • A Master’s degree in Business Management, Engineering, Facilities Management, Project Management, or a related discipline and a minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in critical infrastructure systems such as building automated systems, chill water systems, electrical switchgear for buildings, and emergency power generation infrastructure


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Engineering, Facilities Management, Project Management or related discipline and a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in critical infrastructure systems such as building automated systems, chill water systems, electrical switchgear for buildings, and emergency power generation infrastructure
  • Proficient in Microsoft Project or similar project management software
  • Experience in computerised work management systems
  • Certification in Project Management or a Certified Engineering designation is desirable
  • Good knowledge of human resource management and occupational safety and health practices


  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Strong organisational and project management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Proven leadership skills, particularly skills at influencing, leading, and supporting organisational change to obtain value
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills
  • Good stakeholder management skills, excellent team player, and strong collaborative skills

Timeline for Submission of Applications

Interested persons should submit their job application and curriculum vitae to the Senior Director, Human Resources Department, at email address hrapplications@centralbank.org.bbno later than April 25, 2024.