As Building Manager, you’ll be looking after an utterly unique space in the heart of London. You’ll need a passion for caring for beautiful spaces, an eye for detail, an ability to research and come up with creative solutions, a high level of independence, and strong experience of building management.
You’ll be joining a dynamic, values-driven team. You will bring both practicality and a love for beauty to the role, as well as an ability to create an environment that is welcoming to people of all faiths, and none..
Diversity is important to us, and we especially welcome applications from from people with a diversity of faiths and from BAME communities.
This is a part-time role (2.5 days a week, ideally split over 5 mornings, timing negotiable).
Salary: £34k pro rata.
Deadline: 5pm 28th December. Interviews in early January.
To apply, please send a covering letter, saying what you will bring to the role, and your CV.
St Ethelburga’s Centre:
About our work: St Ethelburga’s is a thriving voluntary organisation running programmes that inspire people to work across faiths and cultures, becoming peace-makers in their own contexts and lives. We address three core needs of our times:
- community polarisation
- refugee integration
- climate breakdown
About the space: St Ethelburga’s is an oasis of peace hidden amongst the glass skyscrapers and economically-driven activity of the City. In 1993, an IRA bomb detonated on Bishopsgate, almost completely destroying the church of St Ethelburga’s. But vision and creativity ensured that it was rebuilt and ten years later it opened its doors with a new purpose – as a Centre for Reconciliation and Peace. In the secret courtyard garden can be found the extraordinary Bedouin tent, built as a peaceful response to 9/11. The tent is welcoming to all, bringing Eastern and Western architecture alongside one-another. It is a space where differing perspectives can be explored and groups of all faiths and none are welcomed.
Our work emerges from the unique history of the space. For many, St Ethelburga’s is an iconic symbol of the opportunities for growth and evolution that are hidden within crisis and conflict, where diverse narratives and belief systems fruitfully co-exist.
Duties will include:
- Manage, supervise and coordinate the work of contractors for complex renovation projects and building improvements
- Manage planned maintenance to keep a high level of upkeep, décor and cleanliness throughout the building and garden (including calculating and comparing costs, supervising works, and following up on any deficiencies)
- Deal promptly with maintenance issues and any building related urgencies as they arise
- Monitor spending and manage the building budget
- Manage relationship with neighbouring corporate contractors
- Manage equipment, storage (tech equipment, furniture etc)
Health and safety:
- Health and Safety - keep policies up to date, keep procedures current and relevant, report to the board
- Lead or coordinate team trainings and updates to reinforce staff practices
- Undertake fire alarm tests, organise team practice evacuations
- Improve energy efficiency where possible and work towards silver eco-church status
- Coordinate building security
- Respond to occasional out-of-hours emergencies
- Be the first point of contact for the team for any building related issues
- Attend a monthly team meeting
- Coordinate volunteers where needed
Possibilities for the role
There’s scope for the role to evolve around the interests of the successful applicant, and some possibilities include:
- Fundraising – preparing funding applications for discrete building improvements and projects
- Design and decoration projects
- Developing a team of practical building-care volunteers
- Leading history and story-telling projects
Meetings and supervision
- Your line manager will be the COO
- You’ll work closely with the office manager and venue hire manager on day-to-day issues
- A member of the board of trustees will be responsible for overseeing H&S