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.
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 Tweet #epctenantjobs along with the details of the job vacancy.
All vacancies are available to view here.
£10.55 per hour - £14,400 per annum (full time equivalent £20,572, inclusive of London Weighting Allowance).
Hours: 26.25 hours a week - Monday to Friday 1.15pm – 6.30pm
Some flexibility is required to work extra hours, which will be determined by the Office and Service Manager when necessary.
Contract: Permanent – Part time role.
Location: The Green House, 244-254 Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 9DA.
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 part-time receptionist will work as part of a two-person reception team and will play an important role in our flagship building The Green House. The receptionist will be line managed by the Office and Service Manager for the South East cluster and will play an important role in welcoming visitors, supporting our tenants and assisting the O&S Manager in organising and promoting tenants networking and social events.
Your duties will include:
Access, Security and Deliveries
Administration and Purchasing
You are a welcoming, proactive, friendly and organised person, who enjoys the challenges of being the first point of contact.
This is a permanent contract with a three-month probationary period. The salary is £10.55 per hour - £14,400 per annum (Full time equivalent £20,572). The working hours for the role are 26.25 hours a week, Monday to Friday from 1.15pm – 6.30pm. Some flexibility is required to work extra hours, which will be determined by the Office and Service Manager when necessary.
Benefits include 25 days holiday entitlement (pro-rata) in addition to statutory public bank holidays (pro rata). 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.
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Please send an updated CV and Covering Letter, responding to the following questions:
1) How do your work experience, skills and training help you meet the person specification from the job description?. Please answer in detail, referring to the specific criteria.
2) Why are you interested in this role, specifically referring to the job description, and what has motivated you to apply for the position?
Please send to: recruitment [at] ethicalproperty.co.uk by 9am on Monday 30th March 2020.
Up to £22,500 depending on skills and experience.
The Ethical Property Company
We are changing the way society benefits from property. We are one of the UK’s leading social businesses, managing a variety of workspaces including office, retail, meeting/event spaces as well as studios and educational spaces, that are used by some of the UK’s most influential and creative charities, not-for-profits, voluntary groups and small enterprises.
In our 21 Centres across England, Scotland and Wales, we support approximately 1,000 organisations per year. We are proving that business can have a social impact, care for the environment and be profitable.
Each Centre is managed to a high environmental standard and we encourage the use of public transport and the sharing of resources wherever possible. Tenant contracts are flexible and transparent and we ensure that our processes and procedures are simple and efficient, allowing tenants to focus on their individual objectives.
While we are driven by social and environmental values, making a profit is an essential element of our business model. We pay a regular dividend to our shareholders and manage our Centres to increase their long-term value, with a view to attracting additional investment that will enable us to grow, and support more organisations.
We have ambitious plans for growth, aiming to at least double the size of our portfolio and impact. In order to achieve this we must ensure that we have the right people to enable us to expand whilst continuing to deliver a high standard of services to our customers.
This is an opportunity for a capable and enthusiastic individual who shares our values to work for one of the UK’s leading social businesses. Based in our Oxford head office, you will directly contribute to the successful operation of the company by providing reliable and efficient support to colleagues and customers in the key area of tenant administration. The role will give you the opportunity to gain an insight into many aspects of our fast-growing and innovative organisation and to see at first-hand how we put our commitment to society and the environment into practice whilst running a financially sound business.
You will share responsibility with the other Operations Assistant, for all tenant-related administration and record-keeping and will be one of the first points of contact for new tenants. You will be line managed by the Operations Manager. You may occasionally be required to travel elsewhere within the UK.
As Property Operations Assistant, your responsibilities will include:
Tenant Administration – 70%
Assisting the Operations Manager with a range of tenant administration, including:
Business rates administration – 15%
Development of NETSUITE (Company CRM database) – 5%
Central purchasing contracts (e.g. sanitary bins, photocopiers) – 5%
General duties – 5%
(Percentages are indicative of the time to be spent on each aspect of the role, but may well vary in practice.)
The successful candidate will:
Experience of any of the following would be an advantage:
This is a permanent contract with a three-month probationary period. The post is full time position working 37.50 hours a week, from Monday and Friday, 9am – 5.30pm (though there is flexibility around this, with 25 days pro rata holiday entitlement as well as statutory bank holidays.
The salary is up to: £22,500 depending on skills and experience.
We offer a company contribution up to 7% to a pension dependent on scheme choice, 2 x salary life assurance, a free company bicycle scheme with bicycle maintenance costs, season ticket loans, as well as other benefits.
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Unfortunately, CV’s alone will not be accepted for this role.
Please note, you must be eligible to work in the UK in order to apply for this role. We cannot support visas.