Full time, permanent role Salary: £27,000
Based in West Norwood in South East London.
Closing date: 9am on Friday 8 March 2019 Interviews: Thursday 14 March 2019

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’ve been based in WestNorwood, South London for 40 years. We have 11 houses which are home to our teams of 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 briefing team members on fire alarm tests, setting up a meeting with colleagues to agree a timeline for a project, and getting quotes from contractors. Good communication is key and you need to be personable and approachable as you will be dealing with all kinds of people from building contractors to volunteers who cut the grass, from Support Assistants to the people with learning disabilities who live in our community.

You will have excellent administration skills to manage tenancies, service charges and housing benefit applications, liaise with landlords, arrange contractors to repair and maintain our properties, and oversee project and maintenance budgets.

This role is part of the Community Coordinating team that oversee the day-to-day practical running of the LArche London community. Working with the Head of HR and Operations and the Community Leader, you will 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 inover 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.

How to apply: Applicants are asked to send a CV and a letter of no more two sides of A4, explaining how your skills, experience and knowledge meet the requirements of the job description. The closing date is 9am on Friday 8 March 2019 and interviews will be held on Thursday 14 March 2019. Applications should be sent to [email protected]

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