Estates Administrator

Posted by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Estates Administrator

Kew, Greater London Check commute

£25,456 - £30,560 per annum, depending on skills and experience

Permanent, Full-time

Job Description

We are looking for a candidate that has a background in Facilities maintenance administration, proven experience of working with an online financial system, advanced knowledge of Microsoft office and is an excellent communicator. 

This post will primarily be supporting the Operations/helpdesk team in their day to day functions to deliver FM services and compliance across the site, whilst also helping deliver value for money. 

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Kew is the world’s leading botanic gardens, at the forefront of plant and fungal science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major visitor attraction.

We want a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved – because our lives depend on them. 

We use the power of our science and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone.

There will be occasions when admin support and cover is required for the helpdesk, any experience of working with an FM helpdesk would be advantageous but is not essential as training will be given. 

Experience of using a Computer aided facilities maintenance (CAFM) system would also be desirable as the chosen candidate will be using this regularly, again training will be given.

The role calls for an individual that is highly enthusiastic, committed and willing and able to operate in a fast-paced environment. You will have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, a keen eye for detail and figures, and the ability to engage with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.  The candidate will be part of a small team of administrators and on occasion will be required to provide cover in their absence. 

We have most recently insourced our Facilities maintenance, so it is an exciting time to be joining Kew in this capacity and to help shape the future of Kew Estates and Capital Development Department.

We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a broad range of Learning and Development opportunities, with access to the Civil Service training curriculum, generous annual leave entitlement for new starters, family friendly policies, a choice of competitive pensions and flexible benefits scheme.

If you are interested in this position, please visit our website via the Apply button for more information and to apply.

Closing Date: 22/09/2019

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.

No agencies please.

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