Facilities Assistant

Facilities Assistant

  • Posted Date:28th July 2022
  • Apply Before: 26th August 2022
  • Job Type:Full Time
Job Description

Department: Facilities
Reporting to: Facilities Hard Services Coordinator
Grade: 9
Salary: Starting at £29,349 per annum
Base: Gravesend and travelling to other sites and locations regularly required
Closing date: 26 August 2022
Interview date: 9 and 12 September 2022

The Port of London Authority is the statutory harbour authority for the tidal Thames. We are looking for a Facilities Management professional looking to develop their career in the facilities management department in the UK’s largest Trust Port.

The Facilities Management team are located at Gravesend and currently consist of the Facilities Manager and two co-ordinators managing soft and hard services accordingly, across multiple sites within the south east. Working within the Port of London’s Facilities Department based primarily at the Gravesend with some travel required, you will be assisting the team to manage Facilities Services across but not limited to the company’s remote sites. The sites vary in size and complexity, presenting many challenges in relation to ensuring that Facilities Services are monitored and delivered to comply with relevant approved guidance and regulation.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to multitask, with good written and verbal communication skills. The person will need to be able to work as part of a dynamic team with the ability to be flexible in their approach, including liaison with internal and external stakeholders, the person will also be a proactive self-starter able to take ownership of duties and tasks.

A little bit about us

The Port of London Authority is the statutory harbour authority for the tidal Thames, home to the UK’s biggest port and busiest inland waterway.

The river is set to play a key role in the UK’s move towards a Net Zero economy and in transforming urban logistics too.

The opportunities for the future are captured in the updated Thames Vision 2050, which has themes of Trading Thames, Destination Thames and Natural Thames. The priorities for action are safety, Net Zero transition, resilience, technological changes, access and inclusion.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the PLA at a time of growth and transformation, with the Vision setting a clear path for future development.

Benefits package:

  • 28 days annual leave
  • Private medical provision – Westfield Health
  • Generous pension
  • Onsite parking with electric charging
  • Discounted membership with MyGymDiscounts
  • Access to Occupational Health, Mindfulness, Counselling and Physiotherapy
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme

Additional information

For further information or an informal discussion contact; Paul Shrimpton, Facilities (Hard Services) Co-ordinator, 07714 126621

Full job description

To apply, please complete an application form (Word, PDF) and send it to recruitment@pla.co.uk before the closing date of 26 August 2022.

You are required to have a Right to Work in UK, as currently the PLA is not a sponsor employer, therefore an offer of employment cannot be made unless you currently hold the rights to live and work in the UK.