Vacancy posted: Friday, 17 Aug 2012
When the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games launch on 23 July 2014, it will be the biggest event that the city has ever hosted. With over 6,500 athletes and officials expected, over one million ticket sales to organise, and a workforce of over 1,000 paid staff and 15,000 volunteers to be recruited, there`s a lot of work to be done. Everyone working in the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee is determined to deliver an athlete centred and sport focused event that will display the best that Glasgow has to offer.
The Organising Committee is currently looking for a Facilities Officer to be based in our headquarters in the Merchant City. By the launch of the Games, there will be over 1,000 staff working within Commonwealth House and the key purpose of this role is to assist the Office and Facilities Manager in providing an outstanding service to the organisation.
The Facilities Officer will have a variety of responsibilities, including records management, database and asset management, office policies and procedures and environmental management. Equally important is the resolution of day-to-day issues surrounding the repair, maintenance and supply of building essentials, thereby ensuring all office facilities are fit for use. Due to the nature of the role, there will regularly be requirements to work outside normal office hours.
An essential skill set required for this position is around office moves, experience in planning and implementing office moves, both large and small, whilst understanding and identifying all the logistical issues associated with moves is imperative.
Candidates should have a broad range of Facilities and/or Office Management experience and a thorough understanding of Health & Safety requirements. Commonwealth House is a dynamic and fast paced environment and the Facilities Officer should be able to prioritise their own workload and work on their own initiative.
Working towards an event like the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games is not an ordinary job. Each member of the team will find their role evolve and change over the course of the next two years and adaptability is a key requirement for every applicant. You will literally be part of a team that`s making history.
Eligibility to work in the UK:
Please note that Government legislation requires that all employees have the right to work in the UK. All non-EU nationals MUST have the appropriate UK immigration permission before they can take up employment. Under the terms of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, Glasgow 2014 is legally obliged to ask you to provide proof of eligibility such as your passport, visa, birth certificate or any other document (or combination of documents) indicated by the Act prior to taking up any position.
Job Reference: Glasgow2014_984
Closing Date: 24-Aug-2012