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29 August, 2018

JOB TITLE: Facilities Assistant

 

LOCATION: Victoria area, London SW1

 

SALARY: £21k to £25k per annum depending on experience

 

1.         PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

 

Working in a friendly meetings and conference centre run by the charity Initiatives of Change, the role is to assist the Centre Manager and Maintenance Manager in setting up internal and external events, welcoming event participants, providing them with all the facilities they need and helping them to use equipment such as the PA system and projector.

 

After some experience, the role will also include deputising for the Centre Manager from time to time and ensuring the smooth running of internal and external events.

 

2.         MAIN AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

 

  • Setting up and breaking down for various events throughout the week and occasionally in the evening and at weekends
  • Attending to events as requested by the organisers and delegates
  • Troubleshooting issues with the building facilities
  • Supervising evening and weekend events as agreed, in advance, with the Centre Manager
  • Deputising for the Centre Manager in his absence
  • Minor non-specialist maintenance and repairs as necessary, such as replacement of light bulbs
  • Visual checks to electrical fittings and equipment and PA testing of electrical equipment
  • Recording (in writing) of issues requiring specialist skills
  • Accepting and checking deliveries

 

3.         SUPERVISION

 

      The post holder will report to the Centre Manager

 

 

4.         KEY RELATIONSHIPS

           

The Centre Manager, the Maintenance Manager, the Centre Caretaker, the Assistant Caretaker

 

5.         KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

 

Essential

  • Enthusiasm and a positive attitude to colleagues and visitors
  • A collaborative approach, contributing to the team’s success
  • Organisational skills, including the ability to organise your own time
  • Flexibility and sensitivity to the needs of all users of the venue
  • Awareness of the main requirements of health and safety legislation and good practice relevant to the duties of the post
  • Moving and handling training

 

Desirable

  • Experience of working in a conference centre or similar multipurpose environment
  • Experience in a customer-facing role, not necessarily in a conference venue
  • IT skills and the ability to troubleshoot IT issues
  • Evidence of carrying out a maintenance role successfully
  • Good verbal communication skills

 

6.         PHYSICAL EFFORT

 

There is a physical element to the role, including:

  • Moving and carrying chairs and tables to set up meeting rooms
  • Lifting and carrying a variety of DIY tools and building materials within the building.
  • Climbing ladders and working at height.

 

At least 50% of the work involves carrying and moving equipment and materials

 

7.         WORKING HOURS AND BENEFITS

 

Normal working hours will be between 08.30 and 17.30 Monday to Friday. There will be occasional weekend and evening work, agreed in advance and with time off awarded in lieu. Holidays are 20 days (plus statutory holidays) increasing with each year of service. Lunch is provided on four days per week.

 

HOW TO APPLY:
 

Please send a supporting statement and CV outlining your experience to careers@iofc.org with the subject line ‘Facilities Assistant’ by 5pm on 28 September 2018. References will be needed for the successful candidate. Interviews for the post will take place on 2 October. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

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