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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, 98% 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 – 4.8:1.

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.

Any available vacancies will appear below.

Managing Director


From £80,000 to £105,000 gross per annum, depending on skills and experience
Contract: This is a full time permanent role.
Location: Oxford preferred, London or Bristol can also be considered. Frequent travel in the UK, and occasionally to Europe
Closing date: Wednesday 28th November 2018
Interview date: Monday 10th December 2018 at the Old Music Hall, Oxford. ⠀

The Role

Managing Director

The Ethical Property Company is one of the leading social businesses in the UK, owning and/or managing a total of 22 Centres across England, Scotland and Wales, and providing office, meeting, event and retail space to over 1,000 charities, social enterprise and volunteer organisations each year.

The UK Company is part of a wider international family of organisations providing similar services in the UK, Australia, Belgium and France.  

While we are driven by social and environmental values, improving shareholder value is an essential element of our business model. We have paid a dividend to our 1,300 investors every year since 2000.


About the role:

The Managing Director will need to balance the complex demands of increasing the Ethical Property Company’s social impact whilst also raising and investing capital and improving our profitability.

The MD will be faced with several key challenges specially related to raising new capital and bringing in successful innovation.


About you: 
To succeed in this role, you will have significant experience as Managing Director or at senior level of property investment, asset and workspace management.

The ideal candidate will have a high level of financial literacy, experience and understanding of social businesses, raising investment capital (social investment) and specialist knowledge of one or more aspects of property investment (design, construction or management).


 Please see the full Job Description


To apply please send an email to Juliana.otalora [at] asking for an information pack

Cleaners (Part-time) & Casuals - Resource for London & The Foundry

Closing Date: 9.00am on Monday, 26th November 2018

£10.20 per hour, in line with the London Living Wage

Role 1: Part Time Cleaner – working 17 hours per week (£9,018.80 per year), working 3 or 4 hours each day (Mon to Wed 5pm – 8pm, Thurs 4.15pm – 8pm & Fri 3.45pm – 8pm)

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

Role 2: Part Time Cleaner – working 15 hours per week (£7,956.00 per year) working (Monday to Friday 17.30 - 20.30pm

Location: The Green House, 244-254 Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 9DA

Role 3: Casual (Zero Hours) - required to cover weekdays any time between 07.30 – 20.30pm for a max of 7.5hrs a day. Working occasional hours as required.

Location: The Green House, 244-254 Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 9DA

You may need to cover at our other London buildings.

Please specify which role (1, 2 or 3) you wish to apply for in your application.

The Role

You will be responsible for cleaning of the communal areas as well as office areas in the company’s properties in London in line with an agreed schedule.

Clear guidelines will be given as to the materials and procedures that the company chooses to use, and you are expected to follow these.

In general, these duties will include:

• Ensuring that waste and recycling are put out for collection where applicable
• Vacuuming carpets & Mopping floors
• Cleaning surfaces (including internal glazing on doors etc)
• Replenishing and refill consumables in the buildings including toilet rolls, refill hand soap, washing up liquid and others as appropriate
• Ensuring lime-scale remover is applied to on kettles/taps/sinks/toilet and other areas as appropriate
• Dusting stairs window ledges / balustrade / fire extinguishers / signage
• Cleaning toilets/showers
• Cleaning kitchens and fridges
• Organize cleaning materials upon delivery.
• Compliance with Health and Safety legislation
• COSHH awareness (regulations regarding hazardous substances).
Other tasks as deemed necessary by your line-manager such as:
• Covering for other cleaners in other London buildings and while they are on leave / training / other
• Order/ organising cleaning materials upon delivery
• Other tasks or projects in line with the level of the role.
• Attending company events and trainings.

Clear guidelines will be given as to the materials and procedures that the company chooses to use, and you are expected to follow these.

You are expected to be present at work during the time agreed in your timetable.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will:

• Have experience of cleaning.
• Need to be a self-starter but with the ability to work as a member of a team.
• Will take a flexible attitude to your work.
• Have some knowledge and interest in social and environmental issues, particularly recycling.
• Basic Health and Safety awareness and knowledge


To apply download the Application Form and send your completed Application (in Word format) & CV to recruitment [at] (subject: Cleaners%20at%20TGH%20%26%20TF)

Non-Executive Director

Closing Date: 11.23pm on Saturday, 15th December 2018

This role comes with a professional fee of £5,278 a year. We will also reimburse you for all reasonable and properly-documented expenses incurred in performing the duties of your office.
The fee is based on an assumption of around 12 days worked in a year. You will be expected to attend six Board meetings and one strategy day each year. You may also be a member of one or more subcommittees and be called upon to provide further support in specialist areas.
Directors must retire by rotation but can, with the agreement of the board, re-stand for election at the company’s AGM.


The Role

Non-Executive Directors required

The Ethical Property Company is one of the UK’s leading social businesses, owning and/or managing a total of 22 centres across the UK that support over 1000 charities, social enterprise and volunteer organisations through the provision of affordable office, conference and retail space.

The Company is part of an international family of commercial property businesses with a similar mission operating in Australia, Belgium and France. 

While we are driven by our social and environmental values, offering competitive returns to our shareholders is an essential element of our business model. We have paid a dividend to our 1,300 investors every year since 2000.

About the role:

We are looking for two innovative and creative individuals with a proven strategic profile in the commercial or voluntary sectors who can add to the skill set, experience and diversity of our existing board, and help shape the direction and unique mission of the company in an environment where workspace is now commonplace.

About you: 

To succeed in this role, you will have

  • The exceptional qualities required to shape and develop a values-driven organisation with experience in, for example, a commercial or social enterprise, charity, or in public policy.
  • Proven track record in entrepreneurship and business innovation.
  • Senior level experience and insight within the commercial or community property sectors, finance, marketing or people and human resources.
  • Experience and understanding of good governance with the ability to fulfil the role of a non-executive of a company with a large number of shareholders. 

Please click to see the full Job Description


If you would like to discuss the position with the chair of the board please contact Juliana.otalora [at]

Please send your C.V. and a statement of suitability summarising your skills and experience, why you are interested in becoming a Non-Executive Director of Ethical Property and why you are suitable for the role to Juliana Otalora-HR Manager at Juliana.otalora [at]

Interviews will be held in January 2019 and the two successful candidates will attend our board meeting on 5th February 2019. The existing directors are able to appoint new directors until the next AGM, when they must be voted in for a two or three year term.  

Please find here the recruitment brochure