Role Purpose and Context
We are looking for a team member who will manage the maintenance, rentals, and associated administration of our two church buildings, and other church properties. Our other properties include residential assets, church grounds, and multi-use spaces available for commercial and community letting. Currently, our spaces are let for a variety of uses; from music production to education, to charity use, and anything in between.
Managing tenants, rentals, and bookings
- Being the first point of contact for our tenants, investigating and resolving any complaints
- Drawing up of tenancy agreements, and ensuring adherence to occupancy policies and procedures
- Arranging the advertising and rental of vacant spaces
- Coordinating one-off bookings with church-life events in shared use spaces
- Providing access control to church buildings (handling keys and fobs to authorised users)
- Liaising with Islington Council, especially in regard to the Church Gardens.
- Stewarding our properties in line with CofE Quinquennial and other inspections
- Preserving building fabric by arranging and supervising repairs, renovations, periodic intervention, and cleaning e.g. lighting replacement, window washing, carpet cleaning, painting, waste management, gutter maintenance, snow removal and pest control.
- Preserving building fabric by contracting the maintenance of systems e.g. AV, security, electrical, mechanical
- Overseeing the security of our buildings: establishing and implementing precautionary policies and systems; maintaining security devices; and responding to emergencies
- Arranging building insurance and dealing with claims and related repairs
- Liaising and negotiating with utility providers
- Tracking and procuring consumables e.g. hand soap, cleaning products etc.
- Overseeing compliance with Health and Safety requirements with regards to properties, providing appropriate guidelines for their use
- Supervising the vergers and other contractors, including cleaners on both locations
Administrating property related finance
- Accomplishing financial objectives by collecting rents and other fees; overseeing paying bills; forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective action
- Preparing reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends
- Co-leading funding applications, maintaining a reconciled record of grant expenditure and drawdowns and reporting to grantmakers
Taking initiative in self-development and goal setting
- Pursuing training opportunities so as to maintain an up-to-date skill base;
- Helping the church and its staff team achieve their overall goals by demonstrating flexibility and collegiality in the pursuit of organisational aims, proactive in exploring ways to add further value to the job
This job is currently contracted at 24 hours per week, however, this figure is under review and it is our hope to extend these hours in discussion with the right candidate. Though we do not believe that there is a genuine occupational requirement for the applicant to be Christian, applicants must be amenable to and respectful of the Christian practices that form part of our common working life.
The closing date for applications is 25th April 2021.
Our expected interview date is within the week commencing 3rd May 2021.
The salary range above is for full time and will be worked out pro-rata for these hours.
For the full job description please visit https://www.hopechurchislington.org/current-vacancies