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Facilities Coordinator

Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd
£24,315 per annum
Closing date
16 Dec 2021

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Homes and Asset Management, Facilities management, Maintenance / Repair
Assistant / coordinator
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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About the role

This role operates in our Health, Safety and Facilities Team, supporting the safe, smooth and seamless running of our office buildings mainly in York.

Management of our four office spaces needs to be well planned, coordinated, and regularly monitored and reviewed. This is an essential role in making sure we operate effectively, making this role primarily based in our offices with occasional working from home.

It is an exciting opportunity to get involved in a varied team, with no two days being the same. Operating in a changing environment, you could be planning and implementing small projects, conducting reviews of support services, performing health and safety checks, coordinating contractors or gathering feedback from our internal stakeholders.

About you

We are looking for an individual who has experience in facilities management.You will be effective and efficient, an experienced problem solver who is highly organised and flexible.

Your customer service approach will be positive, diplomatic and supportive.You’ll be used to building relationships and dealing with stakeholders at all levels, managing differing needs.

You’ll be skilled at managing multiple workstreams and priorities and be an effective communicator within a busy team.

There are some hands-on aspects to this role such as ordering and restocking supplies and maintaining the tidiness of shared areas, someone who enjoys the variety of this would be a great asset.

About us

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) is an independent social change organisation working to solve UK poverty. The Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) is a registered housing association and care provider in Yorkshire and the North East.JRF and JRHT are two important influencing organisations with an ambitious agenda for inspiring positive change in the UK in line with our vision of a prosperous and poverty free UK.

Additional Information

We want to make sure that everyone, including our residents and staff, are kept safe and have extensive safety and infection control measures in place, throughout our working environments.

Additionally, it is legislation from 11 November 2021, that everyone who works in a residential or nursing care home or needs to enter a residential care setting to carry out their role, must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Consequently, ensuring this requirement is met forms part of our recruitment and selection process, where applicable.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 1st December 2021

Interviews will be held at The Homestead on Wednesday 8th December 2021

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

At JRF/JRHT we believe in giving everyone an equal chance to succeed. Applications are welcome from all regardless of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race, sex, sexual orientation, trans status or social economic background. We positively encourage applications from people with experience of living in poverty.

We are a Disability Confident Employer. This means that we are committed to the recruitment, progression and retention of disabled individuals. We shall also offer interviews to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the job. If you have a disability, please tell us if you would like to be considered for an interview under the Disability Confident Scheme.


Blue Octopus partners with employers from a multitude of different sectors and industries, using our next generation technology and recruitment expertise to help attract, engage and hire the best talent for their unique career opportunities. We know that having the right people in place is crucial to every business’ current and future successes, regardless of the area they operate in.

Over the last decade, our experience has allowed us to specialise in several sectors, including social housing.

Blue Octopus has a strong history of working with social housing providers to help them hire the best talent and improve their talent management processes. This experience, coupled with knowledge developed over time, has allowed us to fully understand both the market itself and the skills required within the sector. We understand that operating at a high standard, efficiently and cost-effectively, is vital for our clients in the Social Housing sector, who provide a much-needed service for their tenants.

Find Us
Octo House, 2 Station Road
West Yorkshire
LS21 3HX
United Kingdom
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