'Everyone who needs it should receive first aid from those around them. No one should suffer for the lack of trained first aiders.'
St John Ambulance is the nation’s leading first aid charity. Every year, 400,000 people learn how to save a life through our training programmes, including hundreds of thousands of young people. First aid is such a simple skill, but it has an incredible impact. We want everyone to learn it, so that they can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.
To achieve this, we provide a wide range of products and services to the community such as our workplace and community training, first aid support at events and our vital work with the emergency services with our ambulance operations. We generate around £100m per annum which we reinvest in delivering and campaigning for better access to first aid for everyone. By doing this, we can give people access to important skills that they wouldn’t otherwise get the chance to learn.
We are also passionate about campaigning to raise awareness of first aid so that everyone has access to life saving knowledge through our award-winning ad campaigns such as "The Chokeables" which is credited with saving at least 54 babies lives and recently won the Charity Film of the Year Award 2017.
About the Role
We are currently looking for a Facilities Coordinator to be responsible for ensuring that facilities across the region are well maintained, managing maintenance, repairs, insurance, suitability and access for members and external bodies. In addition, you will lead on the project management of small & medium sized facilities projects to include refresh upgrades, regulatory upgrades to include CQC & HSE compliance across our owned & leased portfolio. This role will also include contract management and financial reviews with our key supply chain contractors either regionally or representing the region across national suppliers.
To be considered for this role not only should you meet all of the essential criteria for this role but you must have a full driving license as you will need to travel between multi tenanted sites across St John Ambulance and be used to working within a busy office environment whilst liaising various different stakeholders. Building and maintaining strong relationships is an integral part of this role, and you will need to be able to demonstrate that you can interact well with others and have had experience in supervising and directing the workload of a team of facility operatives. You must have had hands on Facilities management and maintenance experience (not only contract management) and supported different types of buildings, and ideally be used to covering multiple sites. You will need to have plenty of enthusiasm and energy, a solution orientated /problem solving attitude, customer service focussed, be able to plan and prioritise well and have a desire to deliver high quality work at all times.
Working at St John Ambulance - More than one way to save a life
We are a constantly evolving team of over 2,500 employees and 15,000 volunteers, together we’re united by our goal of saving lives through essential first aid services, first aid training and campaigning, to ensure that no one suffers from the lack of first aiders.
We believe that every team member is key to our success whether they work in Ambulance Operations, Marketing, Training or HR and our values of Humanity, Excellence, Accountability, Responsiveness and Team Work are embedded in everything we do.
We believe in setting our people up for success in a collaborative and positive environment
Closing date: 10 November 2017
Note: If your application is successful then we will invite you to attend an interview, which will consist of competency based interview questions. it is really important that you review the job description and tell us in the supporting statement of the application form why you meet the requirements of the role.
At this current time, we are not looking to recruit this position through agencies, so we are not open to any unsolicited agency enquiries.
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