Location: Colchester based

Salary:  £21,000 per annum

Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week

Job ref: HO40

We invite you to take the opportunity to work with a highly regarded regional autism charity.  

We are a friendly, supportive and professional team, who work hard to excel at Autism Anglia’s mission of “Working together to put the needs of autistic people at the centre of everything we do”.

 Based in our Central Business Service in Colchester with regular visits to all Autism Anglia projects you will fulfil a busy role supporting the effective delivery of FM and Fleet services. As an integral member of a diverse team you will spend time with our Facilities and Health & Safety Managers as well as maintenance operatives, school and Adult Services colleagues and external contractors. This is a great opportunity to expand your admin skills in a friendly team at the heart of delivering the best possible service and outcomes for the people we support.

 Your main duties will include:

  • Supporting the Facilities Manager with day-to-day administration and delivery of FM services across residential care, supported living, school and office sites across Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk.
  • Maintaining contractor records including insurance and compliance checks
  • First point of call for all fleet queries including booking servicing and repairs, vehicle moves and upgrades.

 Experience:

  • Previous experience in an administrative role with strong IT skills (essential).
  • Previous experience in Facilities Management support (desirable).
  • Knowledge of basic Health & Safety legislation (desirable)
  • Able to manage a varied role and take own initiative to prioritise (essential)
  • Team player with resilient outlook and ‘can-do’ attitude (essential)

 It is essential that the successful applicant holds a full driving license and has access to a vehicle for work purposes.

 Working for us gives you access to a range of perks and benefits:

  • Fully paid induction programme
  • Learning & Development programmes, with nationally recognised qualifications;
  • Job-related qualifications obtained during employment paid for by Autism Anglia (subject to conditions)
  • Support & encouragement to progress and reach full potential within your chosen career
  • Casual dress code
  • Free on-site parking at most sites
  • 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time)
  • Additional holiday based on length of service
  • Flexible working hours (where possible) for study and time off given for job-related exams
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Access to Spectrum Life Employee Assistance Programme, Wellbeing Tools, including counselling services & the Benefits Hub, which will give you access to lots of shopping and entertainment discounts, instant discounted gift cards and cashback
  • Occupational Sick Pay (after 12 mths)
  • Pension scheme

Autism Anglia is positive about inclusion and welcomes applications from individuals who are able to meet the requirements of the job position and may wish to request flexible working or reasonable adjustments to support them.

Autism Anglia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults or children and expect all staff to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. For all enhanced DBS roles, we are permitted to seek access to spent convictions under The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, Exceptions Order 1975 (as amended 2013).

When you receive your DBS certificate you are required to register it with the DBS Updating Service https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service which will ensure that the status of your certificate can be checked at any point, without the need for going through the application / disclosure of documentary evidence again.

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In the first instance please send your application form and CV to [email protected] 

 If no response is received within 3 weeks of submitting a full application, please assume your application has been unsuccessful. You are welcome to apply again for other positions.