Project Manager

  • Department:
    Management, Other functional areas
  • Location:
    Colchester, Essex
  • Salary Range:
    Competitive Salary, plus Company Car, 33 days holiday, Life Assurance and other great Company benefits
  • Contract Type:

We share an ambition to be recognised as the benchmark in all of our operations.

Our dealership is fuelled by smiles. The ones on our customers’ faces, because they know that they can trust our honest advice, brilliant technicians, our attitude to make it happen and great models. And the ones on our colleagues’ faces, as they love being part of close-knit, local team, where enjoying your day at work is a given. Whether your skills lie in sales, customer service, operations, or the technical arena, if you can help us drive the standard in customer care, we can help you thrive.

So what do we look for from you?

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager to provide a comprehensive facilities management service to support the Company’s operational and strategic requirements. 


  • Act as a project manager across TrustFord’s property portfolio, to deliver projects on time and to budget (cross team approach)
  • Ensure projects are contract managed appropriately drawing on TrustFord’s risk appetite
  • Support the preparation of annual work plans, budgeting and ensure income is maximised
  • As a project manager provide comprehensive coverage across procurement, appraisal, implementation and delivery using sound methodologies
  • Support the development of stock condition surveys across the portfolio working with other colleagues
  • Implement procedures relating to the safe and secure operations of all sites, staff and customers
  • Work with various team, stakeholders and third party contractors in an effective, efficient and economic manner

This is a National role however the successful candidate will be required to work from our Head Office in Colchester at least one day per week.

Required skills and experience 

  • Effective leadership skills with strong clarity of communications and negotiation skills
  • Strong organisational skills with a focus on objectives while taking a pragmatic approach
  • Ability to work in a team and remotely
  • Strong customer service skills that strive to provide excellence in all that is provided
  • Flexible communication skills (both written and presentation)
  • Accurate decision making based on analysis and judgement
  • Ability to understand projects and their risks at a strategic and operational level
  • Experience managing large scale and/or complex property portfolio over a number of years
  • Five years’ experience in project and contractual management (evidence of high value/complex schemes preferable)
  • Risk management experience
  • Membership of appropriate professional body such as CIOB, RICS etc
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Knowledge of mechanical, electrical and other statutory services
  • Proficient usage of Microsoft Office, e.g. Excel, Word, Outlook (and other packages)
  • Full valid driving licence held for a minimum of 6 months with fewer than 6 penalty points – 4 years must have passed since reinstatement following any previous disqualifications
  • The role is national based although there is an expectation that the candidate will visit Colchester HQ on a frequent basis. 
  • Evidence of ‘Right to Work in the UK’

In addition to receiving a competitive salary, for the right candidate this position will offer: 

  • Industry leading package
  • 33 days annual leave (including bank holidays) in addition to an annual leave purchase & sale scheme
  • Pension Scheme & Life Assurance
  • Company Car & fuel card
  • Ford Privilege vehicle purchase scheme
  • Discount on Service, Bodyshop and Parts
  • 1 day each year to volunteer for a charity of your choice
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Cycle to work purchase scheme
  • Discounted Gym membership
  • Access to Perks at Work discount website

When completing your application please give specific detail of your experience, skills and previous responsibilities that you believe would be relevant to the role you are applying for.

For your first 2 days in the business, you’ll be attending our fantastic residential induction academy. This is at a lovely hotel in the heart of the Northampton countryside, where you’ll learn all about our business before you start your new role.

Our PPA is what makes TrustFord. Our Network Groups support us in allowing for every colleague to respect and care for one another no matter what... be it your race, ability, gender, or who you love. This helps us to develop inclusive and diverse teams, truly representative of the communities that we operate in. We welcome applications from everyone.  We work with our colleague network Groups - including our Race, LGBTQ+, Disability and Gender Networks to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. 

To request any adjustments, please ask this during the application stage or contact the Recruitment Team.

Happy to Talk Flexible Working - To help us be more inclusive, requests for flexible working will be considered at any point in your application or employment. Although we may deem this may not be suitable for every role, we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to contact our recruitment team to discuss any requirements you may have.

TrustFord is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on any grounds other than ability to carry out the job role.

All offers of employment are subject to a background check.

We advertise our vacancies to attract candidates and not agency suppliers.  If we need agency assistance then we will contact agencies from our Preferred Supplier List.  Any speculative CVs we receive will not be accepted as an introduction.



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Colchester, Essex
2 Charter Court, Colchester, UK, CO4 9YA
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Industry leading package
33 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
Pension Scheme & Life Assurance
Ford Privilege vehicle purchase scheme
Discount on Service, Bodyshop and Parts
1 day each year to volunteer for a charity of your choice
Cycle to work purchase scheme
Access to Perks at Work discount website

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