Achieving for Children (AfC) is looking for a Safety and Premises Management Officer. This is a good opportunity for someone who wishes to train for a career in facilities management including health and safety compliance. The successful candidate will be trained and supported to develop their specialist knowledge and expertise in this area and a commitment to further training and development is essential. This is a great time to be joining our Safety and Premises Management Team as we are about to embark on a programme of work to modernise how and where we work.
The postholder will be required to travel between AfC buildings across Kingston, Richmond and Windsor and Maidenhead boroughs and therefore a driving license and access to a vehicle is essential.
This is an exciting time to join Achieving for Children. We are looking for bright, enthusiastic people who have the passion and the drive to make a positive difference to children’s lives. By recognising and championing strengths we know we can make a real difference. It’s a genuine team effort in AfC. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us and help create a brighter future for children and families.
About the role
The Safety & Premises Management Officer will work with the Head of Safety and Premises Management to oversee facilities management issues across AfC buildings.
As Safety and Premises Management Officer for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for:
- Supporting the organisation to create modern, safe and healthy working environments
- Completing a variety of day to day facilities management tasks including helping with office moves and co-ordinating / undertaking basic property maintenance
- Checking building compliance against AfCs health and safety policy and other associated legislation
- Liaising with AfCs partner organisations on property related issues
- Advising building managers on facilities management issues and supporting them as required
- Resolving day to day issues as they arise
- Supporting the Head of Safety and Premises Management to develop the Safety and Premises Management function and relevant policies across AfC
- Supporting the Head of Safety and Premises Management to administer the AfC Board of Directors including minute taking at key meetings
- Completion of vocational training to develop own skills, knowledge and expertise
We are a not-for-profit social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. To find out more about us click here.
To be the Safety and Premises Management Officer for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points:
- Ability to solve problems and find practical solutions
- Experience of undertaking tasks in line with relevant guidance
- Experience of building and maintaining positive working relationships
- Ability to understand frameworks and policies and monitor compliance
- Experience of undertaking facilities management tasks
- Experience of delivering business administration support Good verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to treat information confidentially
About our benefits
When you join AfC you will have access to:
- Positive and supportive working environments - We have a highly supportive working environment in which managers are challenging and supporting in equal measures.
- Positive work-life balance - Access to employee benefits and support forms part of our health and wellbeing offer.
- A competitive salary and access to LA pension scheme - Our salaries are benchmarked against other local authorities.
- A range of staff benefits and discounts managed via your own app - Staff can enjoy a wide range of discounts on sports and leisure activities and everyday shopping through AfC My Place.
- Professional reflective supervision - Regular, high-quality reflective supervision which helps to build confidence is available to all.
- Strong Management - A strong performance management culture, with an equally strong focus on practice learning is embedded across the organisation.
- A fantastic learning and development offer - A clearly set out and accessible learning and development pathway, offering an extensive range of training and learning opportunities is accessible for all. This includes funding for post qualifying courses.
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Achieving for Children have fixed start dates, candidates are advised to prepare for this should a job offer be accepted to ensure eligible continuous service is not affected.
If you would like more information about this role please see our role profile.
Please apply online including a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria for this post detailing what skills, knowledge, experience and abilities you can bring to the role, as outlined in the role profile.
If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Debbie Taylor, Head of Safety and Premises Management, on firstname.lastname@example.org to request an informal discussion.
Closing Date: 26th April 20201
Interview Date: 3rd May 2021
Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer, this extends to welcoming candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.