Housing and Facilities Coordinator, L'Arche London

Full time, permanent role, £27,000, based in South East London.

L’Arche London are looking for an approachable, practical and organised person to manage the facilities and houses for our community of nearly 100 people, with and without learning disabilities, who live, work and celebrate together.

We provide registered care, supported housing and specialist day services. We have 11 houses which are home to our Support Assistants and around 35 community members with learning disabilities, all within walking distance of our office and craft workshop in Norwood High Street.

As our Housing and Facilities Coordinator, you will ensure that our premises are maintained to the highest standard, in line with relevant legislation and good practice.

This role has lots of variety - on an average day you might be carrying out a fire alarm test at our care home, organising for decorators to have access staff accommodation and getting quotes from contractors. You will be dealing with all kinds of people – from building contractors to volunteers who cut the grass, from Support Assistants reporting repairs to the people with learning disabilities who live in our community.

You will have excellent administration skills to manage tenancies and service charges, liaise with landlords, arrange contractors to repair and maintain our properties, and oversee the budget for repairs and maintenance. Working with the Head of HR and Operations and the Community Leader, you will also assess the future needs of the community, and you will then be responsible for project-managing the agreed building and refurbishment projects.

L’Arche is a vibrant, joyful place to be. We’re part of an international federation of L’Arche communities in over 100 countries worldwide. Founded in the Christian tradition, L'Arche Communities welcome people of all faiths and none: our vision is a world where all belong. Whilst knowledge and experience of managing facilities or housing is desirable, far more essential is an enthusiasm for our values, the ability to inspire others and a willingness to be part of our friendly, professional and committed team. 

Appointment will be subject to references and a satisfactory enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring) check. Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK. Completion of a three month probationary period is essential for confirmation in this post.

How to apply: Applicants are asked to send a CV and a letter of around two sides of A4, outlining why you feel you meet the person specification.

Deadline for applications: Applications (CV, letter and Equal Opportunities form) should be sent to [email protected] by 9am on Monday 23 July 2018. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 1 August 2018.

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