The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has unveiled an interactive online FM Professional Standards Wheel, defining the competences necessary to be a proficient facilities management practitioner at all career levels, from entry level through to senior strategic roles.
Developed by BIFM in collaboration with FM stakeholders, industry experts and employers, the FM Professional Standards form the complete global competence model for all FM professionals, acting as an invaluable tool for all FM practitioners at any stage in their development as well as HR professionals in the recruitment and selection process and for line managers in assessing performance.
The FM Professional Standards Wheel is divided into 10 key disciplines and features detailed descriptions of the competences necessary to success within each function. Focused on identifying successful behaviours and processes within the role of managing facilities, they can be used as a comprehensive benchmark for developing professionals. Aligned to the BIFM Qualifications and linked to CPD events, they will also provide the framework for BIFM’s soon-to-be-launched new training offering, BIFM Academy.
BIFM chief executive Linda Hausmanis said: “When used alongside BIFM’s membership, training and qualifications, the FM Professional Standards provide the framework for the sector’s most extensive FM Career Development Pathway and can be used to map knowledge, skills and competence to ensure both employees and employers can excel in facilities management.”
BIFM members can access the full detailed competencies by downloading the FM Professional Standards Handbook from www.bifm.org.uk/FMstandards. Non-members can request a copy from https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FMStandards.
A six-page guide to Developing Your Career in Facilities Management is also available under the Professional Development section of the BIFM website.