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Facilities Officer (Ref: 22-045 SPH)

Are you looking to be involved with a fantastic charity and support our front-line colleagues so they can concentrate on helping our residents and service users?

Are you looking for a role that gives you more than just a wage and is instead a stepping stone into an organisation that is passionate about improving the lives of disabled people?

Do you have a positive outlook, a warm and cheerful demeanour, and the ability to relate to people at all levels? If the answer to all of these questions is a ‘yes’, we are looking for 2 personable and hands-on Facilities Officers to join our team, based at Strode Park House in Herne Bay.

We’re looking for someone who is able to multi-task with ease, is customer focused, resilient, proactive and has attention to detail. You’ll need to be flexible, able to work on your own initiative, and have great communication skills to succeed in this role.

Our ideal candidate has a range of skills, including great attention to detail and the ability to communicate effectively with different levels of staff within the organisation. A Facilities Officer should be able to manage the company’s services within budget constraints and according to the level of expectation set by the company/organisation. We are looking for skills such as:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Sound knowledge of health and safety legislation
  • Time management skills for managing projects
  • Understanding of facilities maintenance
  • Qualifications in health and safety or facilities management
  • Sound problem-solving skills and a willingness to be available after-hours when required

Working for our charity 

Strode Park Foundation provides vital care for children, adults and young people with a range of disabilities in Kent. Our values of Care, Inspire and Together underpin everything we do, and we are so proud to employ truly inspirational people who make our care setting a remarkable place to work.

Working here is rewarding on so many levels and we offer our valued staff members the following benefits:

  • Excellent free training and development opportunities
  • Paid Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS)
  • Free parking at all sites
  • Meals provided (subject to availability)
  • Unlimited entries for our Refer A Friend scheme (conditions apply)

We are required to carry out a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check for this post. Strode Park complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. We will not discriminate unfairly against any subject of a DBS check on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed.

We will consider all requests for flexible working and are proud to be a ‘Flex from First’ employer. Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need.

Strode Park is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to ensuring all applicants with disabilities that meet the minimum criteria for the role are guaranteed an interview and will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.

Should you require application forms to be supplied in a different format due to a disability, please do not hesitate to contact the HR team on 01227 373292 or who will gladly assist you with this.