Business and Facilities Officer

Field Based – Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Walsall and Telford

Salary – £21,372 per annum – depending on skills and experience

Contract type – Permanent

Working hours -Part Time (31 hours per week)

Closing Date – 20th September 2022

Interview Date – TBC

About us

In April 2021, GreenSquare and Accord Housing Association merged to create a bigger, better, organisation. GreenSquareAccord was created in order to deliver our purpose of Building Better Lives. Building Better Lives means that we exist to provide the affordable homes and care services that enable people to achieve their full potential, without having to worry about the quality, affordability and safety of their housing and care.

As a charitable housing provider, we provide over 25,000 homes to more than 54,000 people. We deliver over 3 million hours of care to individuals every year. We have a geographical reach from the north east, to the south west of England. And we employ around 4,000 people.

We are committed to providing great homes and care, in a great neighbourhood, with great service.

About the role

We are currently looking for a Business and Facilities Manager on a part time permanent basis who will be responsible for ensuring that schemes, offices, buildings and services operate as a safe living environment for customers and a safe workplace for all colleagues and visitors.

You will work closely with our Care and Support, Customer First, Assets, DLO Management functions and oversee the facilities management of these services.

The purpose of the role is to provide a first class service to customers by continuously exceeding standards and expectations and ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction. You will also lead in specific projects as directed by the appropriate Senior Manager.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • carrying out void inspections and ensure works are instigated and completed within the organisational performance target check
  • Ensuring services are compliant with CQC requirements
  • taking a proactive approach in supporting managers in marketing the services to ensure that void times are minimised and void targets are met
  • contribute to policy and procedure reviews
  • provide information on request in relation to accounts/core and performance against key performance indicators
  • maintain accurate up to date records both computerised and manual, ensuring that confidentiality of records and information relating to service users and staff is maintained in accordance with GreenSquareAccord Limited`s data protection policy.
  • It is essential for this role that you hold a valid UK driving license and have access to a vehicle for work purposes as there will be the requirement to travel to each site each month.

    Please note that if you are successful in this role, we will require a DBS check to be completed. Further details will be sent following offer.

    About you

    Within the role, it is essential that you are able to provide strong leadership and support to managers and staff – role modelling a values-led leadership style with vision and drive which inspires and motivates others.

    You will need to have a good awareness of the diverse needs of customers, and the importance of and experience of using information to tailor service provision is essential.

    Experience of managing complex and sensitive customer queries and remaining calm when dealing with emotional, difficult or distressed people, is also required.

    With excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong verbal reasoning and numerical proficiency, you will be a confident and capable MS Office suite user and presenter.

    Benefits

    In support and recognition of our colleagues who will help us deliver our employer strategy, we offer a fantastic benefits package. This includes; annual holiday entitlement (plus statutory bank holidays); a defined contribution pension scheme; trust based flexible working and a Confidential Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

    How to apply

    If this sounds like the exciting new challenge you`ve been waiting for, we`d love to hear from you. If you wish to have an informal chat about the role, please contact Ellis Hopkins.

    If you wish to apply for this role please complete the attached expression of interest form, detailing why you wish to apply and what skills, knowledge and experience you can bring to the role, and email it to the HR Team, together with an up to date CV, to recruitment.mailbox@greensquareaccord.co.uk.

    We also welcome your application if you are currently working here through an agency. However, in addition, please complete the “Application Form and Diversity and Inclusion Monitoring Questionnaire”.

    All individuals who apply to work at GreenSquareAccord are considered on their merits in line with our Diversity and Inclusion strategy and policy.

    GreenSquareAccord are a Disability Confident Employer therefore we actively encourage applications from individuals with disabilities and try to provide access, adjustments, equipment or other practical support where required. All applicants with a disability who meet the `essential eligibility criteria` for the role, as detailed in the job description, are guaranteed an interview.

    If you need any assistance, adjustments or adaptations throughout our selection processes please let us know.

    Interview Date – TBC