Estates Programme Coordinator
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 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.
We are also passionate about campaigning to raise awareness of first aid so that everyone has access to lifesaving 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
Based either in our Staverton or Exeter offices, as part of the Estates Programme team, the role of Estates Programme Coordinator is a fixed term position for 24 months, responsible for coordinating St John Ambulance’s Estate management and rationalisation programme. This would include disposal, refit and acquisition projects and implementing initiatives to support meeting our statutory and regulatory requirements including CQC (Care Quality Commission) and HSE (Health & Safety Executive) compliance.
This team’s purpose is to create a real focus on managing estate management activities and be able to act quickly and decisively on all related matters, whilst allowing their colleagues in the regional facilities teams to concentrate on dealing with supporting our organisation operationally. The Estates Programme Coordinator will contribute to and support the wider facilities management business plan and will be required to engage and at times lead on specific facilities management projects, and also be responsible for managing the Estates Programme Administrator.
This is a challenging, but really interesting role and you must definitely be prepared to roll up your sleeves and thrive in a fast paced and very busy environment – there’s a lot of work to do! The successful applicant will need to have coordinated and managed projects successfully, have great negotiation and influencing skills, be able communicate effectively across multiple levels with diplomacy, tact, and be able to positively engage others, have a broad knowledge about facilities management, be able to demonstrate a solution focussed and consultative approach and deal with requests and queries in a patient and customer service led manner. Please refer to the Job Description for further information on this role and its requirements.
Successful candidates will be shortlisted and invited to interview. You will need to meet all the essential requirements of this role to be considered for interview.
NOTE: THIS ROLE WILL REQUIRE YOU TO BE ABLE TO TRAVEL BETWEEN ST JOHN AMBULANCE BUILDINGS AND FUTURE SITES, WHICH MAY BE BASED ANYWHERE IN THE UK. THEREFORE, YOU MUST BE ABLE AND ELIGIBLE TO DRIVE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS ROLE.
Working at St John Ambulance - More than one way to save a life
We are a constantly evolving team of over 2,000 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 Teamwork are embedded in everything we do.
We believe in setting our people up for success in a collaborative and positive environment where we are constantly open to change and new ideas.
Closing Date: 22 March 2018
Interview Date: Interviews to held 4 April 2018
If you are a current St John Ambulance employee, please use this link: https://candidate.sja.org.uk/70121SJC
If you wish to apply for this role and are an External Candidate or SJA volunteer, please click here