Site Development Leader

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We have an amazing opportunity for an experienced Facilities Manager to join the Maintenance Team at our Girvan distillery. Reporting to the Maintenance Area Leader, the successful candidate will plan, organise, and effectively manage the Girvan site development.

Main Responsibility

As a key member of the team the responsibilities of the role include:

  • Leading, developing and motivating a team of direct reports and contractors to achieve operational objectives in line with plans
  • Update/negotiate contracts with key suppliers and contractors on an annual basis, making timely and cost effectives decisions whilst maintaining quality of service
  • First point of contact for emergency facilities issues
  • Management of significant annual budgets including preparing, proposing and controlling expenditure, processing of expenses and invoice submissions to ensure accurate up to date records are available at all times
  • Ensure compliance with all Health, Safety and Environmental compliance and any specific legislative requirement involved in the successful operation of the services and facilities associated with COMAH
  • Support development of 5-year plans to develop our site in line with future growth

Our Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate has a can-do attitude and solutions focused mindset. Key to success in this role are strong project management and communication skills, with a good attention to detail. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to think long term and drive continuous improvement. A background in civil engineering is desirable but not essential.

What we can offer you

  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits which are designed to promote our employees financial wellbeing. Employees are also eligible to participate in a bonus plan.
  • Our employees enjoy a generous holiday entitlement and an opportunity to ‘buy’ or ‘sell’ some holiday entitlement.
  • Private Healthcare and Doctor@Hand (remote GP service).
  • Our employees can join a defined contribution pension plan. Employees contribute either 4% or 5% of salary, the company contributes 8% or 10% depending on the employee contribution. Employee contributions can be made through salary sacrifice.
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme offers practical, impartial support on everyday matters ranging from medical, financial and legal to home and family issues. 
  • Our Life Assurance cover is a multiple of eight times your annual basic salary.
  • Product allocation so that you can enjoy our fantastic portfolio of brands.
  • Our Cycle to Work scheme allows you to hire a bike for an agreed length of time, and then snap it up for a fraction of its original value. All while making savings (at least 25%) and spreading the cost.
  • Every employee has the opportunity to claim up to £1,000 per year for a charity or charities for which they have raised money, volunteered their time or personally donated.
  • Learning resources to help you be your best self.

About William Grant & Sons


William Grant & Sons: a home where Rare Characters thrive.

We value every employee for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Every one of our colleagues has a role to play in helping us to achieve our growth ambitions.

At William Grant & Sons, our vision is to be A home where rare characters thrive. We value all colleagues for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We strive to create an environment where we can all be our best and bring our whole selves to work.


Our agile working philosophy is to “Have your best work day everyday”.
Built on trust, we empower our rare characters to have their best work day every day. Where flexibility and positive working experiences help employees to feel connected and release potential across our teams.
We are open to discussing possible agile/flexible working options as part of the recruitment process.


Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We want to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive. If you have any questions or need some support with your application we’d love to hear from you. So please get in touch with our HR team at

William Grant & Sons

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