• Facilities Assistant

    Job Locations UK-London
    Posted Date 2 months ago(27/11/2018 12:01 PM)
    Wilmington Shared Services
    # of Openings
    Wilmington plc
  • Company Outline




    Job Role: Facilities Assistant

    Location: London, E1

    This role is available for local candidates already authorised to work in the role’s country only. 


    Wilmington plc is a dynamic and expanding company with a common aim – turning knowledge into advantage. We provide information and training to professional business markets within the Risk & Compliance, Professional and Healthcare sectors. We enable professionals and their organisations to enhance performance by providing high quality, relevant and reliable information, education and knowledge. Our services are underpinned by our core values of enhancing, enabling, collaborating and innovating.


    Why do we want you?

    This job role is the perfect level for you if you are looking to get yourself on the road to Facilities Management.


    If you can answer at least one of the following roles, this could well be the start you are looking for;

    • Do you know the rules for fire systems testing?
    • Have you performed DSE assessments?
    • Have you been responsible for daily checks?

    Main Purpose of Role

    You’ll be working in a modern and agile workspace based at our head office close to Aldgate and will be given plenty of room to grow and develop whilst taking responsibility for around 12 sites in the UK and others overseas.


    On a day to day basis you will be supporting and learning from the Assistant Facilities Manager making sure that our sites run effectively.  You'll need to have exceptional communication skills as you'll be keeping people up to date with how issues are being resolved and you'll need to be able to manage your time well because prioritisation of tasks is really important in this role. 


    As you can see from the questions above, you'll need some experience but it doesn't need to be too much.  You just need to be someone who is keen to learn, have a basic knowledge of facilities and corresponding areas such as Health and Safety, monitoring of office environment, any maintenance tasks or organising contractors as required.


    There will also be some financial tasks such as coding of invoices but nothing too taxing.


    We're big on recycling and waste management within the office so thats something you'll need to take responsibility for and make sure we're doing it right.

    Skills and Experience Required

    We always support colleagues to develop their skills but to be successful in this job you really do need to already be able to tick most of these boxes...


    We know it’s not a skill, but the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment 


    You will also need;


    • Some facilities experience
    • A confident, competent communicator

    • Confident with IT, call logging, Audio Visual

    • Strong problem solver who is motivated, proactive and a self starter

    • Contractor management & supervision experience

    • Comfortable to perform walk arounds and daily checks

    • Financially literate enough to manage invoicing

    • Happy working at height & manual handling

    • Excellent prioritisation of daily tasks and duties with an understanding of time management
    • an understanding of Facilities Management and the importance of daily checks and tasks
    • The ability to work under your own initiative with a flexible and proactive approach to work (but also as part of a larger team)
    • Competent with multiple forms of technology and IT


    You need to be the kind of person who…


    • Is passionate about
    • Loves to learn – both knowledge and skills
    • Is a creative question-asker and a solution-finder
    • Is able to work in a fast paced, fun and progressive environment
    • Enjoys a challenge – we work hard, and it can be a steep learning curve  


    Before you go...
    Thanks for reading our job advert. We’ve tried to bring to life what it’s like working as part of Wilmington Plc but we do so much that it’s tough to distil into a single page. We also recognise that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job unless they think they match every requirement. Don’t let that hold you back. If you are excited about the role and think you can do much of what we have described but aren’t sure if you are quite who we’re looking for… give it a try. Nothing ventured nothing gained!


    Come join us!

    At Wilmington Plc, we know how hard our employees work and the contributions they make to our business. As such we offer attractive salary packages that include some fantastic benefits such as performance related bonus, contributory pension scheme with life assurance, 23 days' annual holiday but also flexible benefits that allows you to tailor your choices i.e. purchase additional holiday days, discount vouchers, heavily subsidised gym membership, cycle to work schemes and dining cards.


    We offer variety, development and an opportunity to be part of a committed group of colleagues. We operate an open environment where you’ll be encouraged to make an impact. At Wilmington, our collaborative approach means your great ideas will be welcomed and your great work recognised. 



    We are focused on ensuring that Wilmington remains a great place to work. We value our people and we continue to invest in their career development. We encourage learning, and career opportunities are possible across all Wilmington companies

    “We are committed to equality, equality of opportunity and valuing diversity”





    The legal bit!

    The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this role. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.


    *Please note that this role may remain advertised until an offer of employment has been made.


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