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, 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.

Cleaner Vacancies - London

Closing Date: 9.00am on Wednesday, 22nd January 2020
Salary:

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

The Role

Roles:                  Role 1: Part Time Cleaner (Permanent) – working 15 hours per week (£8,229.00 per year). Flexibility is required.

Contract:             Permanent role

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

Roles 2 & 3: Casual Contracts (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.

London, South East Region:

  • The Green House, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9DA (Main Base)
  • The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, London, SE11 5RR
  • Other centres in the South East Region

Contract:            Casual (Zero Hours)

Please specify which role (1 or 2/3) you wish to apply for on your CV.   

Closing date:      9am on Wednesday 22nd January

Interviews:         Week commencing 27th January

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 Greenhouse

The Green House is a fantastic new Centre in Bethnal Green, owned and managed by The Ethical Property Company, and designed to provide office, meeting and shared space for social businesses, charities and not-for-profit organisations in London.

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 Post

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

Contractual Details

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, 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

Please visit our website www.ethicalproperty.co.uk/careers and send an updated CV to: recruitment [at] ethicalproperty.co.uk by the stated closing date and time.

Facilities Support Assistant, London

Closing Date: 9.00am on Thursday, 23rd January 2020
Salary:

£21,099 a year (£10.82) working full time over four days a week.

The Role

Hours:                 Full time working 37.5 hours over four days; 08:00-18:30 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and 08:00-18:00 on Friday

Location:             Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA

Interviews:          29th January 2020 held at Resource for London

 

As the Facilities Support Assistant (FSA) you will play an important and responsible role at Resource for London, helping the centre to function effectively by ensuring rooms are set up appropriately and in good time, and that users’ technical needs are met.

In this role, you will be 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.

This is a busy and demanding 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 role involves a variety of maintenance tasks such as painting and small repairs. You will often have to work alone to ensure all requirements of the Centres are met.

The work pattern for this role will be set by a fixed rota whereby you will work 37.5 hours each week over four days.

The main duties will include but not limited to:

  • Carrying out re-decoration and small repairs that do not require specialist training both for the communal areas and for individual tenants,
  • Setting up conference and meeting rooms,
  • Providing Audio Visual and Information Technology support for centre users,
  • Tidying communal areas and arranging furniture and occasional cleaning duties as appropriate - when cleaners are absent,
  • Making sure waste and recycling are managed well within the centre,
  • Checking on stocks of cleaning materials, light bulbs, recycling supplies etc., preparing orders to keep stock at a good level and keeping accurate records,
  • Assist the Centre Manager in ensuring the buildings are safe, pleasant and that the services are functioning,
  • Carrying out porter duties,
  • Testing fire alarms,
  • Compliance with Health and Safety legislation,
  • COSHH awareness (regulations regarding hazardous substances).

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

To read the full Jod Description please click here.

Please download your Application from here.

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