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Accommodation and Conference Manager

  • Salary: band 5 (£21,500 to £25,000 depending on experience and qualifications)
  • 37.5 hours per week with regular weekend and evening work required
  • Holiday: 25 days + 8 bank holidays, other benefits include free lunches during term time

The Queen's Foundation is a theological college in Edgbaston, Birmingham providing theological education and training to a wide range of students.  The attractive campus on Somerset Road is very busy, with teaching taking place typically 7 days a week and several evenings, with a full academic year from September to July. The campus provides residential accommodation, teaching and dining facilities, and office accommodation for staff. 

From June 2017 a new house on Somerset Road provides additional student accommodation and offers potential for development of day conferences with its excellent teaching and catering facilities.  The facilities on the current site also offer potential for new business so the development of the campus for conference use is an essential part of the manager’s work.  Therefore, we are embarking on an exciting phase of improvement to the hospitality we offer and of development of the range of conferences and events we can host. 

We therefore seek a motivated and skilled person to manage all aspects of our accommodation and to develop our conference potential.   You will have a leading role in ensuring that the Foundation provides a welcoming, hospitable and safe environment for all its students, staff and visitors, offering the highest possible levels of service and care.  You will line manage and oversee the work of a Hospitality Officer and the catering team.  You will manage existing conference business and develop new business in line with the strategic aims and policies of the Foundation. You will take a lead responsibility for implementing the Accommodation UK code of practice and ensuring compliance with this or any other related statutory duties.

To be considered for this role you need to hold a relevant conference/event management, customer service or hospitality qualification or have relevant and significant experience from a similar role in the public sector, education, conference or 3rd sector.  You will have strategic and entrepreneurship skills to develop conference business.  You will have a good understanding of Health and Safety duties and food standards requirements.  You will have the knowledge and skills to lead teams to bring the best out of others

The right person will be a team player, who is adept at working in a busy environment where multi-tasking is the norm, and where flexibility, adaptability and creativity are required.  They need to be in sympathy with the Christian ethos of the Foundation and committed to working within a diverse ecumenical, multi-cultural and multi-national community of staff and students in relationships of respect and trust.

If you have any queries about the position or application process you can contact the Principal’s Executive Assistant, Anj Parmar (0121 452 2600). 

Closing date for this post is: 26th June 2017 Interviews to take place: 3rd July 2017.

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Campus Facilities Manager

  • Salary: band 5 (£21,500 to £25,000 depending on experience and qualifications)
  • 37.5 hours per week with regular weekend and evening work required
  • Holiday: 25 days + 8 bank holidays, other benefits include free lunches during term time

The Queen's Foundation is a theological college in Edgbaston, Birmingham providing theological education and training to a wide range of students.  The attractive campus on Somerset Road is very busy, with teaching taking place typically 7 days a week and several evenings, with a full academic year from September to July.  The campus provides residential accommodation, teaching and dining facilities, and office accommodation for staff.  The buildings date from the end of the 19th century to the end of the 20th century and present all the familiar challenges of older buildings for maintenance and improvement.  Over the last 10 years considerable progress has been made in upgrading the quality of the accommodation but much remains to be done, working within very limited budgets and resources.

From June 2017 a new house on Somerset Road provides additional student accommodation and offers potential for development of day conferences with its excellent teaching and catering facilities.  While this building will be handed to us ‘as new’ our responsibilities to maintain it are considerable.

We therefore seek a motivated and skilled person to manage all the ‘hard facilities’ of the campus, who will be pro-active in identifying and making good repairs and improvements on the campus, being ready and able to undertake this work personally as well as leading a small team of facilities officers to do this or contracting specialists and external contractors.  You will take a lead in developing the programme of works for the planned maintenance, repair and development programme.  You will manage the housekeeping team, supervising their work, ensuring that they carry out their duties in an effective and efficient way.  You will be the named Health and Safety Officer, delivering training to ensure compliance with statutory duties and the operation of the Queen’s Foundation policy.  You will be available to attend out of hours emergencies, which might necessitate a return to work at short notice. 

To be considered for this role you need to have extensive experience in facilities management or similar role and to have a NEBOSH Health and Safety Certificate or equivalent.  A recognised facilities or building qualification, for example a HNC or HND in General Building services, is desirable.  You will have the knowledge and skills to lead teams to bring the best out of others.

The right person will be a team player, who is adept at working in a busy environment where multi-tasking is the norm, and where flexibility, adaptability and creativity are required.  They need to be in sympathy with the Christian ethos of the Foundation and committed to working within a diverse ecumenical, multi-cultural and multi-national community of staff and students in relationships of respect and trust.

If you have any queries about the position or application process you can contact the Principal’s Executive Assistant, Anj Parmar (0121 452 2600).

Closing date for this post is: 26th June 2017. Interviews to take place: 7th July 2017.

Click here to download the job description.
Click here to apply.