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The Ethical Property Company is a great place to work, placing equal value on the social, environmental and financial outputs it generates and supporting an inspiring range of charities, social enterprises and small local organisations in the process.

As an ethical employer we aim to create a positive working environment, pay salaries which are fair and appropriate, and promote equality of opportunity.

Staff here are passionate, ambitious and are encouraged to be independent and entrepreneurial in their approach while working towards agreed collective goals. Achieving a healthy work life balance is seen as a positive achievement and benefits such as the 'cycle to work' scheme and sabbaticals after 5 years of service are all the result of the direct feedback from staff over the years.

When surveyed, 94% of our staff said they enjoyed working for the Company and that they shared our values in whole or in part. In addition, in January 2013 we were accredited as a Living Wage employer and we continue to maintain our exceptionally low pay ratio between the highest and lowest paid member of staff – 4.9:1.

If you think you'd like to join us, we'd love to hear from you.  Company vacancies are listed below - alternatively, vacancies with some of our 300 tenant organisations across the UK can be found here

Please see a list of our vacancies below.

External vacancies

Our Centres contain over 300 tenant organisations, working in a variety of social change focused sectors including Civil Rights, Global Justice, Ethical Finance, Homelessness and Women's Rights.

If you're a tenant of ours, and are hiring, make sure to along with the details of the job vacancy.

 

All vacancies are available to view here.

Facilities Support Assistant - Part time - Perm - London - The Foundry

Closing Date: 9.00am on Monday, 28th October 2019
Salary:

£10.82 per hour - £ 12,096 per annum gross (£21,099 FTE)

The Role

Location:             The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, London SE11 5RR.

Hours:                 Part time - 21.5 hours per week, Fixed or Flexible hours from Monday to Sunday. Flexibility Required.

The Ethical Property Company

A social business providing office and meeting space to over a 1,000 charities, not-for-profit organisations and voluntary groups across the country each year, within our 23 centres. Our aim is to ensure that our centres act as platforms from which our tenants can deliver a lasting and positive social impact.

We currently employ around 95 employees and support more than 800 organisations working in a wide variety of sectors. In addition, we have also helped develop a family of organisations including sister companies in Australia, Belgium and France as well as Ethical IT who provide bespoke IT support and The Ethical Property Foundation, a charity that works alongside us to property advice to the wide sector.

All of 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.  

Our Commitment

We are serious about the commitment we make to our employees in providing an enjoyable, relaxed and productive working environment.  Equally, we expect our employees to be serious about the commitment they make to the company, and their colleagues.

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 30 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.

The Post

As the Facilities Support Assistant, you will play an important and responsible role helping the centre to function effectively, ensuring rooms are set up appropriately and in good time, that users’ technical needs are met and overall handy-person duties. You will be expected to contribute to the day to day running of the centre as a whole. You will join a team who are collectively responsible for providing professional, safe and appropriate space and facilities for the centre’s users, however, you will often have to work alone to ensure all requirements of the Centres are met. The line manager will be the Facilities Manager under the overall supervision of the Centre Manager.

The main duties will include, but not limited to:

  • Setting up furniture for conference and meeting rooms
  • Providing Audio Visual and Information Technology support for centre users
  • Cleaning of meeting rooms and catering areas
  • Acting as point of contact for tenants with queries / problems to report, establishing and maintaining excellent communication with tenants and centre users to ensure their satisfaction with the building and services
  • Monitoring the condition of communal areas, tea points and toilet facilities throughout the day and carrying out any necessary tidying and occasional cleaning duties as appropriate
  • Making sure waste and recycling are managed well within the centre
  • Carrying out small-scale maintenance tasks that do not require specialist training both for the communal areas and for individual tenants. These include; re-painting offices, basic plumbing, small-scale carpentry, key cutting, waste disposal, etc.
  • Tenants moves, including preparation of office for new occupation, key cutting, activation phones/IT
  • Checking on stocks of flipchart papers, light bulbs, recycling supplies etc., preparing orders to keep stock at a good level and keeping accurate records,
  • Carrying out porter duties and reception cover
  • Assist the Facilities Manager in ensuring the building is safe, pleasant and that the services are functioning
  • Testing fire alarms
  • Compliance with Health and Safety legislation
  • COSHH awareness (regulations regarding hazardous substances)
  • Reporting day-to-day building-related problems (ranging from boiler/heating breakdowns, leaking roofs and blocked toilets, to alarm activations etc.) to Facilities Manager
  • To carry out gardening duties, soil cultivation, digging, forking, mulching, watering, raking, weeding, edging, pruning, bed preparation and planting
  • Assisting the Facilities Manager with other duties that may be required from time to time

Other responsibilities include:

  • Making suggestions on how to improve management and delivery of maintenance and services to tenants, how to achieve the company's social and environmental objectives, etc.,
  • Working to improve the company's social and environmental objectives,
  • Attending company-wide events such as training, the employee conference, etc.,
  • Ad-hoc Reception duties and assisting with administrative tasks as and when required
  • Other duties as required, in line with the role.

Person Specification

This is a busy, demanding and responsible role that requires an individual with both customer service and practical skills, and a positive attitude.  You need to be proactive and organised and show initiative when faced with difficult situations.

The person we are looking for will need:

  • Customer care skills with a commitment to provide a good service to our tenants and building users,
  • Good IT skills, particularly Microsoft Office software,
  • Extensive Audio and Visual (AV) conferencing knowledge and skills,
  • Previous experience in a similar post,
  • Practical DIY skills, e.g. painting, putting up shelves, willing to do ‘a bit of everything’,
  • Light plumbing skills pertaining to toilets, sinks and basins
  • Organisational skills and the ability to prioritise his/her work, multi-task and remain flexible,
  • To be trustworthy, personable and reliable,
  • The ability to act quickly and effectively using their own initiative,
  • To be a team-player and a good communicator,
  • To maintain a professional standard of presentation and communication with colleagues and tenants at all times,
  • Health and Safety awareness and knowledge,
  • Have some knowledge and interest in social and environmental issues, particularly recycling.

Contractual details

This is a permanent part time role with a three-month probationary period. The roles benefits include 25 days holiday entitlement pro-rata for the first year pro-rata as well as statutory bank holidays.

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.

Important Information for Candidates

  • You must be eligible to work in the UK in order to apply for this role. We cannot support visas.
  • No agencies.

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Applications

Complete an application form, send to:  recruitment [at] ethicalproperty.co.uk

Weekend Facilities Support Assistant - Part time - Bristol

Closing Date: 12.00pm on Wednesday, 30th October 2019
Salary:

£7,020 a year (£9.00 per hour) - (Full time equivalent £17,550)

The Role

Contract:                             Permanent

Reports to:                         The Centre Manager

Working hours:                 15 hours a week 9.45am - 5.15pm on Saturdays and Sundays

Location:                            St Paul’s Learning Centre, 94 Grosvenor Road, St Pauls, Bristol BS2 8XJ

The Ethical Property Company

Ethical Property is one of the UK’s leading social businesses. We aim to ensure that commercial property supports the creation of a better world, through the provision of office and meeting space to charities and voluntary groups, retail space that supports small businesses and social enterprises, and workshops for organisations in creative and cottage industries.

The St Pauls Learning Centre, located in the heart of the St Pauls area of Bristol and contains office and meeting space as well as a variety of facilities, available to the local community. 

The Post

The Facilities Support Assistant (FSA) plays an important and responsible role at St Pauls Learning Centre. In this role you will be responsible for opening the Centre at the weekend, making sure that the booked rooms are unlocked and ready for use and ensuring that the centre is clean and tidy.

You will be working alone most of the time and must be responsible, punctual and reliable.

The main duties are:

Reception

  • Covering the reception desk and being the first point of contact for visitors and building users
  • Using the computerised room booking system to check availability and ensuring all bookings are set up and the appropriate facilities are available for each meeting and for the following day
  • Assisting with administration duties as and when required

Caretaking

  • Setting up conference, training and meeting rooms
  • Emptying the bins and the recycling daily
  • Tidying and cleaning communal areas, arranging furniture and ensuring the Centre is clean and tidy
  • Ensuring notice boards are kept up to date and relevant
  • Ensuring the building is safe, pleasant and that the services are functioning,
  • Testing fire alarms and evacuation drills
  • Compliance with Health and Safety legislation
  • COSHH awareness (regulations regarding hazardous substances)

Other responsibilities include:

  • Other duties as required, in line with the role.

Person Specification

Essential skills and experience:

  • Excellent customer care with a commitment to provide a good service to our tenants and building users
  • Good IT skills, particularly Microsoft Office software
  • A positive and flexible can-do attitude
  • To be able to cope with pressure calmly and to be able to assert themselves confidently
  • To be trustworthy, personable, punctual and reliable
  • To be a team-player and a good communicator
  • Good attention to detail
  • Taking pride in your work
  • To maintain a professional standard of presentation and communication with colleagues and tenants at all times
  • Health and Safety awareness

Desirable skills and experience:

  • You have previous experience in a similar role

Contractual Details

The post is a permanent part time role working 15 hours a week from 9.45am to 5.15pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The salary is line with the Living Wage at £9.00 an hour, which is £7,020 a year for 15 hours a week (full time equivalent £17,550 working 37.5 hours a week).

Benefits include 25 days (pro rata) holiday entitlement a year, in addition to all public bank holidays (pro rata). A company pension contribution of 7%, 2 x salary life insurance, a free company bicycle scheme with bicycle maintenance costs, season ticket loans, interest free personal loans, as well as other benefits.

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Applications

Download and complete an Application Form and send to: recruitment [at] ethicalproperty.co.uk by the stated closing date and time. CV’s will not be accepted.

Property Manager - Part time - Oxford

Closing Date: 5.00pm on Monday, 4th November 2019
Salary:

£18,800 – £22,000 - Depending on skills and experience - (£23,500 to £27,500 Full-time equivalent)

The Role

Working Hours:                 30 hours (flexible between the hours of 8am – 6pm) Occasional work outside these hours required.

Location:                              Based in Oxford with occasional travel to other cities within the UK.

Role Summary

A unique opportunity for an enthusiastic individual, who shares our values, to work for one of the UK’s leading social businesses. You will ensure that property in Oxford is a well managed and attractive place for our tenants to be based and that it operates in accordance with our ethical and environmental principles.

You will part of the North and Midlands Regional team and will supported in your role by the Regional Manager.

You will network with other colleagues across the Company, including those based in our head office in Oxford, and will participate in the property managers’ forum meetings.

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 22 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.

While we are driven by social and environmental values, improving shareholder value and strong investor relations are essential elements of our business model. We have paid a dividend to our 1,300 investors every year since 2000, have attracted over £15 million in equity investment over the years, and now have a well-established secondary market regularly trading our shares and making it possible to invest at any time. Raising new capital is always challenging but is of crucial importance to the business.

The company has some 100 staff, based in our properties in London, Oxford, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Bath, Brighton and Manchester. The senior management team of four is based in Oxford and reports to the board, which is made up of eight directors.

We have also set up sister companies in France, Belgium and Australia operating under very similar business models, providing support to social change organisations, and a UK charity, the Ethical Property Foundation.

Job Description

Property Management

You will be responsible for:

  • Being the first point of contact for tenants’ queries, helping to establish and maintain excellent communication with our tenant organisations
  • Ensuring that the building is presented to a very high standard at all times
  • All building-related issues, communicating these effectively to contractors and ensuring timely and cost-effective resolution of all building-related problems
  • Procuring and implementing contracts for routine maintenance for plant/machinery and services and for carrying out routine periodic testing of fire systems, legionella prevention, etc.
  • Facilities management within the building such as cleaning, fire safety systems, security systems, waste and recycling provision, liaising with our IT provider EthicalIT (EIT), and internal building signage
  • Compliance with Health and Safety legislation including risk assessments, fire risk assessments, testing of health and safety systems and equipment
  • Approving invoices
  • Ensuring centre documentation is adequately maintained, including Codes of Practice, Building Logs, Periodic Inspection sheets, and Plant Service and Maintenance documentation
  • Managing moving in/out of tenants, and showing prospective tenants around the building
  • Managing the work of the Assistant Property Manager, who is based in Sheffield
  • Any other duties related to the management of the properties in your area as required.

Environmental Reporting and Utilities Management

You will be responsible for:

  • Liaising with colleagues, as required, on the production of utility usage charts and environmental performance charts
  • Identifying potential usage issues with Property Managers and/or Centre Managers.

Other responsibilities include

  • Attending regular Property Manager meetings and other company-wide events such as; the Employee Conference, Equality and Diversity training, Company Induction Days etc.
  • Other duties as required, in line with the role.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following:

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise work, multi-task and remain flexible
  • Experience of line management
  • Good standard of spoken and written English
  • Strong communication skills, with experience of communicating at all levels
  • Good level of numeracy
  • The ability to act quickly and effectively using own initiative
  • Ability to be a team-player
  • Trustworthiness and reliability
  • Experience of providing quality services to customers
  • Good IT skills, particularly Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Experience of risk assessment for health and safety purposes
  • Commitment to social and environmental issues
  • Some experience of working in social and environmental sector
  • Some experience of working in facilities management.

Contractual Details

This is a permanent contract with a three-month probationary period. The post is part-time working 30 hours a week split regularly between Monday and Friday. The salary range is £18,800 – £22,000 (£23,500 to £27,500 Full-time equivalent), depending on skills and experience.

This is a permanent role with a three-month probationary period. Benefits include 25 days (pro-rata 20) holiday entitlement, rising to 28 days (22.5 pro-rata) over time, in addition to all public bank holidays.

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

Please note, you must be eligible to work in the UK in order to apply for this role. No agencies please.

Full Job Description: Here

Applications

Please send an updated CV and covering letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the role requirements and email to: recruitment [at] ethicalproperty.co.uk by 5pm on Monday 4th November 2019.