Careers

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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.

IT Manager

Salary:

From £38,600 to £50,580 per annum (outside London) plus pension
(London - £39,970 - £53,570 - Inclusive of London weighting).

The Role

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 offering an exciting opportunity for a well-organised individual with a varied
range of IT experience and strong communication skills. The role will require you to
oversee a complete overhaul of our IT and telephony provision and thereafter ensure
it's continued management to a high-performance standard.

About you:

To succeed in this role, you will have

• A highly organised and effective manager, capable of setting up and run
complex systems and able to manage multiple tasks and complete them promptly and
effectively.
• An experienced Network manager, ideally working in a workspace or similar
environment.
• Personable and customer focused.
• Able to identify the root cause of an IT problem quickly and effectively.
You should be experienced in a broad range of if IT services including:
• Managing LAN/VLAN/WAN networks, servers, hosted environments, switches and
firewall equipment.
• IT Security including VPN and firewall management
• Office 365
• VoIP

Full Job Description here: 

Contract: This is a full time permanent role.

Location: Oxford, London or Bristol. Frequent travel in the UK.

Closing Date: 26th December 2018

Interview dates: January 2019 - Date TBC

Applications

To apply please send your CV & Covering Letter to recruitment [at] ethicalproperty.co.uk

Non-Executive Director

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

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

Applications

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

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] ethicalproperty.co.uk

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 

Handyperson

Closing Date: 9.00am on Monday, 7th January 2019
Salary:

£10.54 per hour - 21.50 hours per week - £11,783.72 per annum

The Role

As a handyperson, you will play an important and responsible role at The Foundry. In this role, you will be responsible for helping the
centre to function effectively, ensuring that all the small scale maintenance needs are met.

The line manager will be the Facilities Manager under the overall supervision of the Centre Manager. 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.

Please note: this role would also suit a recent graduate or someone in their last year of a relevant course.

Applications from Maintenance Apprentices would also be considered.

The main duties will include:

• Monitoring the condition of communal areas, tea points and toilet facilities throughout the day and carrying out any necessary minor
repairs
• Changing light bulbs and ensuring other fixtures and fittings are in good working order
• Minor plumbing including unblocking sinks, toilets and drains
• Carpentry and assembling furniture or equipment
• Garden/landscape installation and maintenance
• Footpath and decking washing and maintenance
• Painting and decorating, fill gaps or crevices (on walls, corridors etc.)
• Cleaning gutters
• Repair equipment or appliances
• Identify and report the need for major repairs
• Investigating day-to-day building-related problems (ranging from boiler/heating breakdowns, leaking roofs and blocked toilets,
to alarm activations etc.) and devising timely and cost-effective solutions in consultation (as necessary) with the facilities manager.
• Assist contractors with electrical, plumbing or HVAC repairs
• Moving furniture or equipment and setting up furniture for conference and meeting rooms
• Providing Audio Visual and Information Technology support for centre users
• Tidying and occasional cleaning duties as appropriate to ensure safety for people on site
• Compliance with Health and Safety legislation
• Assisting the Facilities Manager with other duties that may be required from time to time;

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:

• Practical DIY skills, e.g. painting, putting up shelves, willing to do ‘a bit of everything’,
• Organisational skills and the ability to prioritise his/her work, multi-task and remain flexible,
• Customer care skills with a commitment to provide a good service to our tenants and building users,
• Good IT skills, particularly Microsoft Office software,
• 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.

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.

Please note, you must be eligible to work in the UK in order to apply for this role.

No agencies

Please click on here for a Job Description

 

Applications

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