Job alert: building manager at the Old Fire Station, Stoke Newington
- Do you want to make a difference to your local community?
- Are you comfortable managing people, handling budgets and solving problems?
- Then come and run a thriving community centre in Hackney
About the job
The Old Fire Station (OFS) is a vibrant community building, run as a charity in central Stoke
Newington. The building is home to several notable charities, including a nursery, as well as offering
several sessional hire spaces to provide activities to members of the public.
We are seeking a dedicated, community-minded person, to take over management of the building,
its users and a small team of three other members of staff.
You will be someone who is happy to take direction and lead the vision of the Board of Trustees,
while implementing your own ideas, to improve the building for users and the local community. You
will liaise between stakeholders and the Board as well as on behalf of users and the building in
You will have experience of managing finances using QuickBooks Online, or similar software,
including general bookkeeping, invoicing, billing, budgeting, forecasting, payroll and making HMRC
You will have had experience in managing staff and have excellent communication skills. Due to the
nature of the role, most staff management will not be face-to-face but over the phone and via email.
As Building Manager, you will be the first point of contact in the event of any emergencies. You will
need to be able to get to the building in a very short space of time should you be called out during
such an event.
Based at: The Old Fire Station, 61 Leswin Road, N16 7NX
Hours: 32 hours a week including some evening and weekend hours
Actual annual salary: £27,855
Application deadline: Sunday 5th June 2022
Interview: second week of June
Start date: Flexible start before 4th July 2022
Read the full Job description below under Application Resources.
About the Old Fire Station
The building is over 130 years old and is owned by London Borough of Hackney (LBH). You will be
working closely with the building maintenance teams from Hackney on structural repair work and
local self-employed workers for internal repair/maintenance/decorative work. While we would not
expect you undertake a painting task (unless you wanted to!), you will need to know how to carry
out simple maintenance tasks, like changing a light and other minor repair and maintenance jobs.
In late 2021 LBH committed to carrying out extensive repairs to the building, and recently the
Architectural Heritage Fund awarded a grant to fund an architectural team to draw up plans for
further renovation of the building. The Building Manager will be closely involved in both these major
How to apply: If you are interested in making a difference to our local community in the role of Building Manager, have a look at the job description and click on Quick Apply to email us your CV and a covering letter outlining how you meet the criteria for the role by Sunday 4th June.
Please refer to the Job Description when writing your cover letter about how you meet the criteria for the role of Building Manager.
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