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Facilities and Operations Manager

Operations

Location:  London office with blended working
Salary:  £38,375 per annum
Full Time, Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 27 September 2021
Reference:  X067-21

Independent Age works to ensure that as we grow older, we all have the opportunity to live well with dignity, choice and purpose.  To achieve this we provide information, advice and connection services for older people; campaign on the issues that matter most to them around health and care, poverty and loneliness and provide capacity building support to others working in the sector.

This is an exciting time to join the charity as we embark on our new ambitious strategy for 2021 – 2023 and increase our profile, impact and reach so more people can live a happy, connected and purposeful later life.  

The Operations Manager is a pivotal role within the charity. Working closely with the Corporate Services Director the postholder will collaborate across the organisation to embed outstanding practice in the key disciplines of Property & Facilities Management, Procurement and Central Administration. The ethos of the Corporate Services directorate is very much to establish the best ways of working that enable other colleagues to achieve their objectives.

With demonstrable Facilities and Office management experience, you will have an awareness of health and safety requirements for workspaces, and the ability to oversee and co-ordinate our business continuity plans.  You must have experience of building, developing and managing supplier relationships (including managing outsourced services), ensuring development of clear briefs, value-for-money, achievement of results, compliance, and commitment to our values and goals.

You should also have experience of leading, developing and managing a high-quality administrative support function with competing priorities, and of managing complex programmes of work and projects using structured project management techniques.

Independent Age is committed to safeguarding and follow Safer Recruitment practices to ensure we are safeguarding those we work with. We therefore ask that you supply your full work history with explanations for any gaps in the application documents you submit and if offered the post, we will require two employment references including your current or most recent employer.

We are passionate about equity, diversity and inclusion.  We celebrate diversity and champion the differences and nuances which make each and every one of us unique, creating an inclusive environment where we can all be ourselves.

As well as a competitive salary we offer 28 days annual leave plus public holidays, a generous pension scheme with life assurance, learning and development opportunities, season ticket loans, a cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme. Colleagues based at our London Office are offered blended working so colleagues have the opportunity to work from home on days when they are not required to be in the office.

To apply, please submit a cover letter detailing how your skills and experience meet the criteria within the Job Description and Person Specification, along with your CV, by clicking the Apply Online button below.

Interviews will be held on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 October.

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