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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.

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.

Finance Manager - Full Time - Permanent - Oxford

Closing Date: 9.00am on Monday, 23rd September 2019
Salary:

£47,500- £50,000 - Depending on skills and experience.

The Role

The Finance Manager reports to the Finance Director and will lead a team of 7 staff, managing the day to day finances of the company, its UK associates and property management contract clients. The Finance Manager carries a high degree of delegated authority for leading the company’s financial affairs. You will play a significant role in the growth and development of the company.

Job Dimensions

Turnover c £10 million – Ethical Property plus major contracts and partnerships for which this role provides the Finance service.

Key tasks

Your responsibilities will include:

Budgets, Forecasts and reporting

  • Designing, organising and overseeing all aspects of the budget process, and ensuring deadlines are met;
  • Overseeing the production of the monthly management accounts pack;
  • Overseeing quarterly forecasts and communicating the results;
  • Overseeing the production and review of management accounts and budgets for Property Management Contracts;
  • Presenting financial information including at Board meetings of property management contract clients;
  • Leading the financial aspects of the annual rent and service charge review including developing reports and models;
  • Supporting and advising managers on budgeting, costs and profitability;
  • Developing business plans for new properties, contracts and development opportunities;
  • Produce reports for other stakeholders such as the board, bank and investors.

Financial Accounting

  • Reviewing Balance Sheet reconciliations and undertaking regular Balance Sheet reviews with the Finance Director;
  • Organising and overseeing the year end close process, liaison with auditors and dealing with all issues arising. Producing final trial balance and reviewing the Financial Statements produced by the auditors;
  • Overseeing the production and review of Financial Statements for subsidiaries and Property Management Contract clients;
  • Maintaining up to date cash flow forecasts and treasury management;
  • Publishing clear timetables and duties and ensuring they are communicated to and understood by the Finance department and other employees;
  • Developing financial policies and procedures to meet the changing needs of the Finance department and its internal and external customers;
  • Supervision of all day-to-day accounting for the company, associates and property management contracts – purchase ledger, sales ledger, credit control, cash and bank, fixed assets;
  • Maintaining and up to date knowledge of relevant accounting standards, VAT and audit requirements.

Team management

  • Managing and developing the Finance team, ensuring they receive regular supervision, support and training;
  • Developing the roles and responsibilities of the Finance team as the company grows;
  • Working with the HR team for any recruitment in the team.

Systems

  • Assimilating and maintaining Super-user level knowledge of the financial software packages in use;
  • Being the department expert on the financial system;
  • Training non-financial employees in the operation of financial systems.
  • Leading the Systems Review Group looking at company-wide systems and making recommendations for improvements and upgrades.

Other

  • Attending company-wide events such as the annual staff conference, and training sessions;
  • Any other tasks as delegated by the Finance Director in line with the role.
  • Working within the company’s procedures and policies;
  • Working to improve the company's social and environmental objectives and how they are reported.
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Person Specification

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate that they have the following:

Essential knowledge and experience:

  • Experience of working as a Finance Manager/Head of Finance/Financial Controller;
  • Qualified accountant;
  • Excellent spreadsheet skills;
  • Experience of managing and developing a team;
  • Experience of leading finance teams through the year end process;
  • Evidence of strong commitment to social and environmental issues and an understanding of what Ethical Property means by its triple bottom line approach;
  • Excellent IT skills, including the management and development of financial systems.

Personal competencies and skills

  • Collaborative leadership skills with the ability to demonstrate motivation and self-management and with strong team-work skills;
  • Able to establish strong credibility and inspire confidence with colleagues and external clients;
  • Customer-focussed approach to providing a finance service;
  • Thrives on change and understands how to manage a team through a period of change;
  • Able to make decisions based on appropriate analysis of the risks and opportunities involved;
  • A high level of personal organisation, able to effectively plan the work of the team, and communicate this;
  • Excellent communication skills.

Desirable knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Experience in Property Management and/or Not for Profit sector;
  • Experience of business partnering;
  • Experience gained within a multi-site business.

Contractual Details

This is a permanent position with a three-month probationary period. The role benefits include 25 days holiday entitlement 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.

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

Full Job Description here

Applications

Send your Covering Letter & CV to recruitment [at] ethicalproperty.co.uk

Cleaners, Permanent Part Time Hours & Casual Contract

Closing Date: 9.00am on Thursday, 26th September 2019
Salary:

£10.55 per hour, in line with the London Living Wage

 

 

The Role

Role 1: Part Time Cleanerworking 15 hours per week (£8,229.00 per year), working 3 hours each evening (Mon to Fri from 6pm – 9pm).

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

Contract:             Permanent role

Role 2: 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.

Contract:             Casual (Zero Hours)

London, South East Region, mainly based at;

  • The Green House, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9DA (Main Base)
  • Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square, London, N1 6HT
  • Durham Road Resource Centre, 86 Durham Road, London, N7 7DT

You will be responsible for cleaning of the communal areas as well as office areas in the company’s properties in London South East cluster 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

Contractual Details

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

The salary meets the London Living Wage (currently £10.55 per hour). This rate increases annually during April each year. 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.

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

Full Job Description - Click here

Applications

Please send an updated CV to: recruitment [at] ethicalproperty.co.uk by the stated closing date and time.

Assistant Property Manager - Part Time - Manchester

Closing Date: 9.00am on Monday, 30th September 2019
Salary:

£12,666 – £14,467 per annum gross (£19,000 - £21,700 FTE) - Depending on skills and experience.

The Role

Contract:                            Permanent role.

Working Hours:                 25 hours a week over four days (flexible between the hours of 8am – 6pm) - Occasional work outside these hours required.

Location:                           Based in Manchester, with occasional work in Sheffield

A unique opportunity has arisen for a practical and organised person to work for one of the UK’s leading social businesses. The role reports to the Property Manager for Manchester and Sheffield and will involve hands on property maintenance and related administration work.

The Assistant Property Manager is part of the North and Midlands team. You will be based mainly in The Green Fish Resource Centre, in Manchester, occasionally working at Scotia Works, in Sheffield.

You will report to the Property Manager for Manchester and Sheffield. 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.

Your main duties will involve:

  • Carrying out basic weekly inspections of properties, including testing of fire systems and procedures and other routine tasks, keeping a clear and accurate record and reporting any issues to the Property Manager
  • Assisting the Property Manager in ensuring the buildings are safe, pleasant, accessible and that the services are functioning
  • Assisting the Property Manager in planning and organising routine maintenance of building plant, fabric and systems
  • Assisting the Property Manager in engaging and managing contractors
  • Being the main point of contact for tenants’ queries in relation to maintenance, establishing and maintaining excellent communication with tenants to ensure their satisfaction with the buildings and services
  • Carrying out small repairs which do not require specialist training both for the communal areas and for individual tenants
  • Checking on stocks of cleaning materials, light bulbs, recycling supplies etc, preparing orders and keeping an accurate record on the purchase order sheet
  • Tidying communal areas and arranging furniture in meeting rooms
  • Changing communal light bulbs
  • Carrying out some cleaning and porter duties
  • Ensuring waste and recycling are managed efficiently within the centres

Other areas in which you will be required to work include;

  • Collecting regular data for the head office (such as meter readings)
  • Providing information to the Property Manager for recharges to tenants and to help with credit control
  • Attending and contributing to meetings of the Region’s property management team
  • Making suggestions on how to improve management and delivery of maintenance and services to tenants and improve the company's social and environmental objectives
  • Assisting the IT department with setting up and managing phone systems and simple computer networks
  • Any other reasonable task commensurate with the role

You will maintain a professional standard of presentation and communication with colleagues and tenants at all times.

Person Specification

This is a busy, demanding and ‘hands-on’ role that will require someone who is organised, enthusiastic, confident and a problem solver. You will need:

  • Previous experience of working in a similar role - for example as a maintenance officer in the public or private property sector, or a school caretaker
  • To be trustworthy and able to establish a good rapport with tenants and team members
  • To be able to prioritise your work, multi-task and remain flexible
  • To be able to act quickly and effectively, often on own initiative and sometimes under pressure
  • Basic DIY skills and experience
  • To be committed to providing a good service to our tenants
  • To be a good communicator, both orally and in writing
  • To be comfortable using Microsoft Office software, including Excel
  • To be able to work successfully both independently and in a team
  • To be committed to social and environmental issues.

Contractual Details

This is a permanent role with a three-month probationary period. Benefits include 25 days holiday entitlement (pro-rata) in addition to all public bank holidays. The salary for this role is: £12,666 – £14,467 per annum gross (£19,000 - £21,700 FTE), depending on skills and experience.

In addition, we offer a 6%-7% company contribution to an ethical pension that all employees are eligible for on completion of probation. We also offer other benefits such as a cycle-to-work scheme and child-care vouchers.

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.

Office and Services Manager (South East cluster)

Closing Date: 9.00am on Monday, 30th September 2019
Salary:

Up to £28,000 a year (inclusive of London Weighting Allowance of £3,032 a year) – Dependent upon skills and experience.

The Role

Contract:                   Permanent role.

Working hours:         Full time - 37.50 hours a week, working five days a week Monday to Friday, between 9am and 6pm, depending on the needs of the business.

Location:                   South East cluster, London;

  • Mainly based at The Green House, 244 – 254 Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 9DA and covering also;
  • Durham Road Resource Centre, 86 Durham Road, London, N7 7DT
  • Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square, London, N1 6HT

The Office and Services Manager plays an important and responsible role within the South East property management team for our three centres ensuring they are managed, are efficient and attractive places to work. The role reports to the Centre Manager and is based mainly at our flagship building The Green House but working closely with staff in two other London centres.

Your duties will include:

Co-ordination and Administration

The co-ordination and administration in the South East cluster is expected to cover the bulk of your working week and will include many routine administrative tasks for the cluster, as well as more challenging and higher-level tasks. The following is an outline of the tasks expected of this role, but is not a definitive list:-

  • Acting as the first point of contact for tenants’ queries, helping to establish and maintain excellent communication with tenant organisations. This includes being first point of contact for all tenant service related queries, and communicating these effectively to the Property Management team and dealing directly with all queries relating to tenant services.
  • Co-ordinate enquiries to the South East email inbox, flag emails for the relevant team member and respond to urgent enquiries.
  • Manage the South East Outlook diary.
  • Ensure that the Code of Practice 2 (COPs) for each centre in the region is kept up to date.
  • You will ensure contact information is kept up-to-date for each organisation in the cluster, including tenant representatives, Directors, first aid and fire marshal contacts, etc. and liaise with Head Office to ensure that this information is updated for the email lists, on NetSuite and on the company’s website.
  • Overseeing the administration of our room booking facilities in the cluster and ensuring tenants have the appropriate facilities available for meetings (flipcharts, AV equipment, etc.).
  • Look after the signage in the three buildings in the cluster with direction from the Marketing department.
  • Assisting with finance procedures, including managing petty cash, approving invoices for regular supplies of cleaning materials, office equipment and stationery for the cluster.
  • Assisting the Centre Manager to the office pre move for organisations moving into the building (internet connection, phone/s connection, keys, fobs, franking machine/copier and tenant resources accounts, weekly cleaning, among others) and provide a building induction to them.

Tenant Liaison and Synergy

  • You will be responsible for coordinating the administration for the tenant Centre Management Group meetings in the cluster (booking meeting rooms, sending reminders to the Chair / minute taker, ensuring minutes of the meetings are distributed to all tenant representatives).
  • Coordinate and circulate information to tenants in the cluster concerning synergy, training events, etc.
  • Work with tenants and the Centre Manager in the cluster to facilitate effective synergy programs  (i.e. Cycle group, 1st Tuesday,  summer BBQ, among others) and where appropriate facilitate/support those activities.

Staff Management

  • You will be responsible for the line management of the cleaners and receptionist’s in the South East cluster, including managing annual leave and sickness cover, supervisions/appraisals, training, overtime, payroll and recruitment, liaising with the HR department.
  • Keep cleaners schedules up to date according with the business needs and liaise with HR when any new recruitment is needed.

Environmental Reporting

  • You will be responsible for monitoring and assisting the development of social and environmental performance of the centres in respect to energy use, recycling, accessibility, tenant satisfaction, etc. A focus on educating and working with tenants and staff to reduce their energy, water use and increase recycling in each centre.
  • You will ensure that correct and regular meter readings are taken in each centre once a month. In conjunction with the local Property Management team and the Oxford Property Manager, you will ensure the monthly meter readings for all centres in the cluster are updated on the central system.

Purchasing and Ethical Procurement of ‘Soft’ Services

  • Responsibility for the procurement of ‘good value soft’ services and supplies for the cluster (office equipment, cleaning, stationary supplies, waste and recycling provision, tenant services etc.).
  • Working to develop an Ethical Procurement standard  for the cluster.
  • You will work with departments based at Head Office, including Marketing,  HR and Finance departments.

Other responsibilities include;

  • Working to improve the services we provide to tenants.
  • Working to improve the company's social and environmental objectives.
  • Covering for other members of the local team when they are in training, on holiday etc.
  • Attending company-wide events such as property manager meetings and the annual staff conference.
  • Other duties as commensurate with scale.

Person Specification

This is a busy, demanding and responsible role that requires an individual with both customer service and practical skills, with 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.
  • Previous experience in a similar post.
  • Organisational skills and the ability to prioritise your 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 full-time role with a three month probationary period. The post is full-time based on a 37.50 hour

week, working five days a week Monday to Friday, between 9am and 6pm, with some occasional weekend work.  The salary is up to 28,000 a year (inclusive of London Weighting Allowance of £3,032 a year), dependent on skills and experience.

The role benefits include 25 days holiday entitlement pro-rata as well as statutory bank holidays. We offer a company contribution up to 7% to a pension dependent 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.

 

Full Job Description - click here

Application Form - click here

 

Applications

To apply please complete and send an application form to: recruitment [at] ethicalproperty.co.uk