Facilities Administration Officer

The National Foundation for Educational Research
Slough, Berkshire
£25,988 - £29,249 
12 Feb 2019
03 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Facilities Administration Officer 
Location: Slough 
Salary: £25,988 - £29,249 

We are a highly respected and independent not-for-profit charity, whose research and assessment informs policy and practice, helping to ensure the best possible education for children and young people. 

As the Facilities Administration Officer, you will be essential to the smooth day-to-day running of the facilities and buildings services through proactive planning and administration of maintenance contracts and providing management support. Some of your core duties will include: 

- Organising and taking notes of team meetings, as well as for central committees, such as the SHE Committee. 
- Reviewing costs, researching products and suppliers, and negotiating new contracts. 
- Maintaining the Facilities’ contracts database and contractual information and arranging maintenance activities. 
- Devising, implementing and administering recording systems and schedules to improve the management of maintenance, security and catering activities 
- Managing the day-to-day operation of the Facilities Help Desk for routine and non-routine maintenance work and reporting on performance. 
- Managing the in-house cleaning service. 

This is a full time role working Monday to Friday, typically 09:15 to 17:30 but with some flexibility to work earlier and later times as and when required. 

You’ll be a good fit for this role, if you: 
- Have excellent organisation skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and work under pressure 
- Are an excellent communicator and team player able to adapt to work with a variety of people 
- Are a good planner able to pre-empt issues and provide solutions to minimise disruptions 
- Have a general willingness to be helpful, enthusiastic and are flexible 
- Can use your initiative and work unsupervised 
- Have a good understanding of general health and safety principles 

Bonus Points: 
We’re eager to hear from you if you’ve worked in an administrative role, maybe within health and safety, or you have experience of service level agreement and contract renewals. Previous facilities experience is desirable but not essential. 

Other companies may call this role Administrator, H&S Administrator, Facilities Administrator, Facilities Co-ordinator, Admin Assistant or Office Administrator. 

Why NFER? 

- Competitive salary 
- Generous pension scheme 
- Free parking 
- 30 days’ holiday per year plus Bank Holidays + additional discretionary days 
- Excellent support for professional development 
- Great work/life balance (35 hours worked per week) 

NFER is a not-for-profit organisation and an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community. 

So, if you are looking for a fresh, new challenge as a Facilities Administration Officer, apply via the button shown. 

Applications are to be submitted by midnight 3rd March 2019. 

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