Work for Ecology
The Ecology team is ambitious, dynamic and driven by our vision to build a greener future. If you share our values and want to make a contribution to our work, then a career with us might be the right choice for you.
Our current vacancies are displayed below. If you wish to submit your CV to us, for consideration for future vacancies, please email your CV and a covering letter indicating what type of role you are looking for, to [email protected]. With your consent, we will hold your CV on our database for a period of up to 12 months.
If you have a passion for the environment and an interest in sustainable living and working practices and have a people-oriented approach, then this is a superb opportunity for you to support our ethical vision.
Part-time role: Monday to Friday, up to 21hrs hours per week, Salary up to £15K (FTE £25K Pro Rota for 21 Hrs)
Ecology Building Society is a successful member-owned financial institution with a clear environmental focus and a mission to promote sustainable development. We are committed to building a greener society through the provision of a range of simple, ethical savings products to support mortgages for properties and projects which respect the environment. With more than 35 years' experience, around £200m in savings balances and over 11,000 members, we’ve got ambitious plans for our future.
We don't just support others to try to live and work more sustainability: we do it ourselves. We put our ethical principles into practice throughout our operations, including managing the environmental impact of our offices and working spaces.
The successful candidate's main responsibilities will be to maintain the upkeep and support the evolving development of the Society's eco-build head office premises: managing and coordinating all repairs, improvements and ongoing maintenance of the building and grounds, ensuring the health and safety of colleagues, and aligned with the mission of the Society.
Main areas of responsibility
- To keep colleagues safe by ensuring the building meets all health & safety regulations and that effective procedures and training are in place for all colleagues and visitors.
- To oversee the day-to-day operation of the facilities and to check that standards are being maintained.
- To monitor and record energy consumption, generation and other sustainability metrics for reporting and measurement purposes.
- To manage the operation of the security systems and services - including access control, CCTV, systems, fire control systems and the intruder alarm.
- To manage other services and contracts used to operate the premises from cleaning through to the maintenance of the lift and plant room equipment.
- To prepare and implement long-term plans for the facilities, including strategies for the procurement of contracted services.
- To prepare the annual budget for the operation and maintenance of the facilities.
- To ensure best practices are followed for maximising the building sustainability, efficiency and the reduction of the carbon footprint.
- To manage the development of tenders issued to external contractors and to thereafter supervise the successful delivery of the work.
- To respond to incidents (such as failures in the supply of power, water etc) and to coordinate with the Business Continuity Incident Management Lead to maintain essential services and communication.
- To ensure all Society Policies relating to the Health & Safety of the building, and colleagues are maintained, and adequate controls are in place to monitor ongoing safety compliance.
- To ensure an equipment database is kept up to date.
- To support the Society in the arranging of special events - such as onsite member functions.
- To if necessary, carry out minor repairs and fixes within the bounds of the regulations and own skills and qualifications.
Knowledge, skills and experience
- Experience, knowledge and a keen interest in sustainable, energy efficient buildings and building systems.
- Promotes the sustainability agenda in the maintenance of the buildings and in the procurement of services and materials.
- A recognised qualification in Health & Safety.
- A proven understanding of building maintenance requirements and the ability to undertake minor repairs.
- Ability to prioritise and manage workloads.
- Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
- Work effectively as part of a team and has the ability to work productively and efficiently without supervision.
The ideal candidate must have experience working within a facilities/ maintenance environment, or similar. We are looking for an organised, flexible and motivated individual, who is a team player with drive to deliver our office reconfiguration and its upkeep, with pride and passion. If this sounds like you, then we look forward to hearing from you.
Deadline: 25 April 2021
Part-time hours: 21 per week
Salary: Up to £15k
Ecology is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age.
The Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives individuals certain rights and defines the rules for processing personal information. It also states that those who record and process personal information, such as the Society, must be open and honest in how the information is used.
The principal purpose of collecting personal data from you is to enable you to apply for employment with the Society. When you submit your application, we ask for your contact details, CV and other selected information so that we can deal with your application.
If your application is not successful, we will keep your personal data for a maximum of 1 year from the date of application, after then it will be deleted/destroyed.
If you believe the Society has not complied with your data protection rights, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office which enforces data protection laws. Their website is www.ico.org.uk.
As an equal opportunities employer, we’re committed to creating an environment where there is mutual respect and equality of opportunity for all colleagues.
If you are interested in applying you will be asked to submit your CV to let us know about your previous experience. We’ll send you an acknowledgement to let you know that we’ve received your application.
We’ll review your application against the skills and experience we are looking for in our successful candidate and let you know if your application is going to be progressed. If successful, we’ll be in touch to arrange the next stage.
For most vacancies, you’ll be invited to an initial interview which may be held over the telephone. During this interview you will be able to learn more about the role for which you have applied as well as giving the interviewer a chance to get to know more about you, your experience and what you are looking for in your next role.
If successful at this stage, you’ll be invited to attend a face to face interview with the recruiting manager, which will normally be held at our eco-build offices in Silsden, West Yorkshire. You’ll be asked to complete an application form and return it to us before your interview. There may also be some aptitude tests to complete relevant to the role you have applied for.
We’ll usually let you know the outcome of your interview within a week of the last interview taking place. Your interviewer will give you an indication of when this will be. If you are successful, we will discuss the next steps with you and start preparing for you to join us. If you aren’t successful, we’ll let you know and we’ll provide feedback so you’ll know why.