The National Institute of Economic and Social Research at any one time is working on a wide array of projects and we may have vacancies on a part-time temporary basis for advanced postgraduate students with good quantitative and/or qualitative skills. We are happy to receive speculative applications CVs from appropriately qualified students who are based at UK universities and live within easy commuting distance of our Westminster offices, to consider for current vacancies or to keep on file should an appropriate job emerge. In the first instance a covering letter outlining your research interests and your CV with the names of at least two referees should be sent to HR [at] niesr.ac.uk
Facilities and IT Officer
35 hours per week, Monday - Friday 09:30 – 17:30
£28,000 - £30,000
The National Institute of Economic and Social Research is Britain’s oldest, and one of its most prestigious independent research institutes. We specialise in applied social and economic research, combining high academic standards with relevance to policy making. Our reputation for quality and independence, outstanding networks and unrivalled location at the heart of Westminster makes us the ideal base to build a national profile for academic or policy research that makes real impact.
We are seeking a Facilities and IT Officer to join the Administration team. The purpose of the role is to ensure the smooth running of the office and building, with first line responsibility for facilities and health and safety. NIESR’s IT services are provided by an external organisation, and the Facilities Officer will be responsible for managing this relationship and providing basic support to colleagues.
The experience, skills and abilities that we are looking for in the successful candidate are:
- Previous experience of facilities or property management, including:
- Managing contractor/supplier relationships;
- Coordinating a building maintenance and upkeep;
- A working knowledge of facilities management practices and procedures;
- Experience of providing a high level of customer service and successfully managing multiple conflicting priorities in front of house environment;
- Experience of implementing health and safety policies and procedures;
- A good understanding of IT (including VPN, sharepoint, cloud-based systems) with the ability to quickly pick up new systems;
- An understanding and appreciation of health and safety regulations, and the ability to apply these practically and effectively;
- The ability to build strong relationships based on mutual respect, appreciating the needs of others and the challenges they face;
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate policies and procedures so that others understand the importance and benefits of these;
- The ability to adapt approach and communication style to suit different situations and needs;
- Highly organised, with excellent attention to detail.
Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of the role.
Please download the application pack HERE, which contains the application form, application guidance and the job description/person specification. Your application must address the essential requirements outlined in the person specification to ensure that we are able to fully consider how your experience, skills and abilities meet the needs of the post. CVs and covering letters will not be accepted.
Applications should be sent to Fran Leadbeater via email: hr [at] niesr.ac.uk.
The closing date for applications is Sunday 23rd August.
Interviews will be held week commencing 31st August.
The National Institute of Economic Research is Britain’s longest established independent economic and social research institute. It specialises in high quality academic research, relevant to the economic and social forces affecting people’s lives.