Apprentice Awards for Jordan and Lewis

Published: 20 Nov 17     Category: Facilities Management
Two Estates Services apprentices triumphed in the Oxford Apprentice Awards, announced yesterday at a ceremony in the Sheldonian Theatre.

New sites set to move onto new catering contract

Published: 07 Dec 17     Category: Facilities Management
Three new cafes around Old Road Campus will move onto the central catering contract with Compass on 18 December – the Big Data Institute, the Richard Doll Building and the Old Road Campus Research Building.

Ioannou Centre comes under permanent FM management

Published: 06 Oct 17     Category: Facilities Management
The Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine studies moved under the management of the FM team in early October.

University-wide catering contract signed with Compass

Published: 02 Oct 17     Category: Facilities Management
Compass Group has been appointed under a major new contract to work in partnership with the University to provide catering services to 23 cafes and restaurants, as well as providing event catering and hospitality. The contract will be managed by the FM and University Purchasing teams. It took effect on 2 October and will bring an annual benefit of £1.25 million to the University over ten years.

Changes at the top for FM team

Published: 15 Sep 17     Category: Facilities Management
Liz Kitchener, Head of Strategic FM, is leaving the University after more than nine years to join the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) as Head of Estates and Facilities.

FM Venues get Green Tourism accreditation

Published: 04 Jul 17     Category: Facilities Management
The events venues managed by the FM team have all been accredited under the Green Tourism scheme, giving customers confidence in their commitment to green issues and the progress they’ve made towards reducing their environmental impact.

Lisa Hofen joins board of FM professional association

Published: 22 May 17     Category: Facilities Management
Lisa Hofen, Deputy Head of Strategic FM in Estates Services, has been elected to the board of the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) as a non-executive director.

FM Team celebrates World FM Day

Published: 17 May 17     Category: Facilities Management
The Estates Services Facilities Management (FM) team are celebrating World FM Day, which celebrates the global facilities management industry and the benefits its work provides.

Comic Con returning to Exam Schools

Published: 24 Mar 17     Category: Facilities Management
Comic Con, the two-day extravaganza of comics, sci-fi and cosplay is coming to the Examination Schools for the second year running.

Gin festival on its way to the Exam Schools

Published: 24 Feb 17     Category: Facilities Management
For undergraduates at the University of Oxford, the Examination Schools aren’t associated with carefree fun; they are mostly just the place where they have to pass a gruelling series of tests before getting their degrees. But this summer the building will be given over to an altogether less elevated field of study – gin.

Facilities Management Away Day

Published: 01 Dec 16     Category: Facilities Management
The Facilities Management team enjoyed their fourth annual away day.

New FM apprentices join Estates Services

Published: 16 Nov 16     Category: Facilities Management
The nine apprentices who recently joined the Estates Services Facilities Management (FM) team have now finished their first week of training. This is the biggest single cohort of apprentices any part of the University has yet taken on.

New apprenticeship opportunities in Facilities Management

Published: 08 Sep 16     Category: Facilities Management
The Estates Services FM team is recruiting into a new FM apprenticeship programme developed in conjunction with Abingdon & Witney College.

New parcel collection and delivery service

Published: 01 Aug 16     Category: Facilities Management
The University Mail Service (UMS) – run by the Facilities Management team within Estates Services – has launched a new courier service for the delivery of business parcels and packages across the University and to external organisations located in Oxford.

FM and Green Impact Awards

Published: 15 Jun 16     Category: Facilities Management
The FM team have supported departmental customers in achieving

ROQ news from Estates Services FM

Published: 06 May 16     Category: Facilities Management
The Facilities Management team have published a monthly newsletter called ROQ News. It is designed to keep staff informed about FM developments across the ROQ site.

New website for University venues

Published: 29 Apr 16     Category: Facilities Management
Do you need to hire venue space in Oxford for a conference, meeting or event?

William Osler House adopts FM managed building service

Published: 25 Apr 16     Category: Facilities Management
The Estates Services FM team has taken on the management of William Osler House, a fine art deco building located in Osler Road in Headington.

ROQ news from Estates Services FM

Published: 12 Feb 16     Category: Facilities Management
The Facilities Management team have published a monthly newsletter called ROQ News. It is designed to keep staff informed about FM developments across the ROQ site.

ROQ news from Estates Services FM

Published: 15 Jan 16     Category: Facilities Management
The Facilities Management team have published a monthly newsletter called ROQ News. It is designed to keep staff informed about FM developments across the ROQ site.

ROQ news from Estates Services FM

Published: 07 Dec 15     Category: Facilities Management
The Facilities Management team have published a monthly newsletter called ROQ News. It is designed to keep staff informed about FM developments across the ROQ site.

ROQ news from Estates Services FM

Published: 13 Nov 15     Category: Facilities Management
The Facilities Management team have published a monthly newsletter called ROQ News. It is designed to keep staff informed about FM developments across the ROQ site.

ROQ news from Estates Services FM

Published: 16 Oct 15     Category: Facilities Management
The Facilities Management team have published a monthly newsletter called ROQ News. It is designed to keep staff informed about FM developments across the ROQ site.

Adverse weather planning 2015

Published: 16 Oct 15     Category: Facilities Management
Estates Services has identified a number of areas as priority clearance across the University’s functional Estate, and will be gritting these over the coming winter period, as well as carrying out snow clearance where practical.

ROQ news from Estates Services FM

Published: 04 Sep 15     Category: Facilities Management
The Facilities Management team have published a monthly newsletter called ROQ News. It is designed to keep staff informed about FM developments across the ROQ site.

ROQ news from Estates Services FM

Published: 06 Jul 15     Category: Facilities Management
The Facilities Management team have published a monthly newsletter called ROQ News. It is designed to keep staff informed about FM developments across the ROQ site.

New apprentice placement for FM

Published: 15 May 15     Category: Facilities Management
The Facilities Management team has created its first apprentice role as part of the University’s apprenticeship scheme.

Discounted bus scheme extended to colleges and students

Published: 12 Feb 15     Category: Facilities Management
The University discounted bus travel scheme, previously available only to staff, has been extended to all colleges and students.

FM team wins certificate from Oxford Preservation Trust

Published: 09 Dec 14     Category: Facilities Management
The FM team recently attended the Oxford Preservation Trust Awards which aim to celebrate the very best in conservation work.

FM Forum 5 February 2015

Published: 09 Feb 15     Category: Facilities Management
Thank you to everyone who attended the FM Forum on 5 February 2015

Need a new radio system…?

Published: 24 Jul 14     Category: Facilities Management
During the past 12 months, Estates Services have been working on the implementation of a new radio network system designed to meet the diverse needs of the University workforce. The system aims to provide a joined up network for communication across the University and has a number of features including GPS tracking, ideal for monitoring lone working.

University Club adopts managed FM service

Published: 24 Jul 14     Category: Facilities Management
Estates Services took over facilities management at the University Club at the start of the financial year and extended a warm welcome to a number of members of staff joining us from the existing team.

FM forum 14 May 2015

Published: 21 May 15     Category: Facilities Management
A summary of the main discussion points from the forum.

Welcome to the first edition of ROQ news from Estates Services FM

Published: 08 Jun 15     Category: Facilities Management
The Facilities Management team have published a monthly newsletter called ROQ News. It is designed to keep staff informed about FM developments across the ROQ site.

Sheldonian gains official Hidden Gem status

Published: 23 Feb 15     Category: Facilities Management
The University’s iconic Sheldonian Theatre has received a VisitEngland accolade in recognition of the quality of the visitor experience it delivers.

Changes to Mailroom services

Published: 21 Jul 14     Category: Facilities Management
Over the past 18 months the FM Team have been researching, consulting and reviewing the University’s existing mail room and messenger arrangements; led by Lisa Hofen this review has now drawn to a close and the results have been shared with our peers in the May FM Forum.

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Published: 21 Jul 14     Category: Facilities Management
A regular bulletin from Paul Goffin, Director of Estates, Estates Services news helps our customers understand the diverse remit of Estates Services work. It tells customers about major initiatives and projects both at a strategic and operational level.

FM team short-listed for BIFM award

Published: 21 Jul 14     Category: Facilities Management
The FM team have been shortlisted for “In-House team of the Year” in the 2014 British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) awards.