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Facilities Manager

Facilities Manager
Salary range: From £25,500 to £30,500 a year (inclusive of London Weighting Allowance at £2,991 a year), depending on skills and experience.
Contract: 12-month, Fixed Term Contract, Maternity Cover.
Working hours: Full time working 37.5 hours a week, Monday to Friday between 8am to 6pm.

Some flexibility required according to needs of the business, with some occasional weekend work.


Location: The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, London, SE11 5RR, with some travel within the UK.
Closing date: 9am Monday 20th January 2020
Interview date: Week commencing 27th January held at The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, London, SE11 5RR
Start date: 16th March 2020


The Ethical Property Company
Founded 20 years ago, the Ethical Property Company provides affordable workspace to charities, community groups, campaigns and social businesses working for a fairer and more sustainable society.

From humble beginnings, the company has grown steadily and now owns or manages 23 centres across the UK providing affordable office, retail and conference space to over 1,000 social change organisations.

Flexible leasing arrangements provide our tenants with long-term security and working alongside like-minded organisations offers them influence-enhancing networking opportunities.


The company has some 100 staff, based in our properties in London, Oxford, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Bath, Brighton and Manchester.

Our centres are managed to minimise energy use, waste, car travel and the use of harmful materials while offering tenants modern, affordable and flexible space managed in a transparent and supportive way.


The Foundry
Formerly a shoe-polish factory which has been redeveloped, and opened in 2015 into a beautifully light and spacious work, meeting space and conference venue, that is also home to around 25 social justice and human rights focused organisations.

It is our RIBA award winning centre in London, and received the BREEAM 'Excellent' rating.

The centre is managed by Ethical Property on behalf of the Social Justice and Human Rights Centre Limited.


Our Commitment
We are committed to providing an enjoyable, relaxed and productive working environment.

Equally, we expect that our employees are serious about the commitment they make to the company and their colleagues.


Job Description
The Facilities Manager supports the Centre Manager, who is responsible for the day-to-day management of The Foundry, under the overall supervision of the Regional Manager for the South East.

The Facilities Manager will be expected to contribute to the running of the centre as a whole.


Person Specification
This is a busy, demanding and ‘hands on' role that will require a ‘can do' attitude by the successful applicant.


Essential skills and experience:
, You have experience of commercial facilities / property management;
, You have experience of managing health and safety within the workplace;
, You have experience of managing expenditure and approving invoices;
, You are computer literate with good working knowledge of Word, Outlook and Excel;
, You have some knowledge and a strong interest in the social and environmental performance of buildings, particularly in relation to energy and water use, recycling, green commuting and accessibility;
, You can cope well under pressure, can multitask and can adapt to changing circumstances;
, You have good organisational and time management skills and can prioritise effectively;
, You are a confident starter-finisher with an eye for detail;
, You are a problem-solver, able to use your own initiative in finding pragmatic solutions; this will involve some hands-on work;
, You are confident in supervising others, but also lead though example;
, You are personable, able to establish a good rapport quickly and establish trust on the long term;
, You maintain a professional standard of presentation and communication with colleagues and tenants at all times;
, You are a good team worker.


Desirable skills and experience:
, You have experience of working for a social enterprise or environmental organisation;
, You can demonstrate the ability to negotiate cost savings in purchasing with a view to delivering the best available deal on services to tenants;
, You have experience of managing and motivating staff;
, You have a property-related qualification (NEBOSH/IOSH/RICS qualification or be a member of the BIFM or evidence of equivalent skills).


Contractual Details:
The salary is in the range of £25,500 to £30,500 a year (inclusive of a London Weighting Allowance at £2,991 a year), depending on skills and experience.

The working hours for the role are 37.5 hours a week, between Mondays and Fridays, with some occasional weekend work.


We offer a company contribution up to 7% to a pension dependant on scheme choice, a free company bicycle scheme with bicycle maintenance costs, childcare vouchers, season ticket loans, interest free personal loans, as well as other benefits.


To apply:
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