Current Vacancies


Please see below for the full list of current vacancies and job descriptions.

There are currently two vacancies.

Facilities Manager

Location – Future Business Centre, Cambridge

Hours – Full Time, 35 hours over 5 days a week

Salary – up to £45,000 depending on experience

Reports to – Head of Operations

Main Purpose

  • To ensure the effective operational functioning and smooth running of Allia’s Future Business Centres to create workplace environments that meet the needs of tenants, users and Allia employees. To be involved in both strategic planning and day-to-day operations, particularly in relation to the buildings and premises.
  • To focus on using best business practice to improve efficiency, by reducing operating costs while increasing productivity. Whilst ensuring a safe working environment for all users.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Overall management and delivery of all facility and other related support services across the sites including but not limited to;
    – building maintenance, including mechanical & electrical;
    – grounds maintenance, including car parking;
    – cleaning
    – catering and vending
    – health and safety
    – procurement and contract management;
    – security
    – utilities and communications infrastructure
  • Develop and implement a facility management program including preventative and reactive maintenance including conducting and documenting regular facilities inspections
  • Regularly review and update Allia’s Health & Safety policies making recommendations to management and fully advising staff and all Future Business Centre occupiers of any updates or changes
  • Ensuring the building meets health and safety requirements and that facilities comply with legislation
  • Oversee facility refurbishment and renovations ensuring supervision of maintenance and repair of buildings and equipment and liaison with contractors/suppliers. Checking that agreed work by staff or contractors has been completed satisfactorily and following up on any deficiencies;
  • Directing, coordinating and planning essential central services such as reception, security, maintenance, mail, archiving, cleaning, catering, waste disposal and recycling
  • Responding appropriately to challenging situations, emergencies or tenant issues as they arise, identifying solutions and dealing with the consequences, or working with Maintenance Contractors to provide speedy resolutions, and maintaining trust and confidence
  • Preparing documents to put out for tenders for contractors and managing the tender process through to execution
  • Obtaining quotes and negotiating of contracts to optimise delivery and cost saving with a variety of suppliers to ensure maximum value for money
  • Project management as well as supervision and co-ordinating the work of all contractors, maintaining positive contractor/supplier relationship and undertaking regular contract reviews to ensure facility management needs are being met effectively and efficiently
  • Planning best allocation and utilisation of space and resources for new buildings, or re-organising current premises
  • Monitor and advise on all resource usage e.g. energy, paper, wastage etc to ensure efficiency and compliance with statutory regulations where required
  • Respond to facility and equipment alarms and system failures to include Out of Hours cover
  • Advising on lease terms, rental levels and assisting collating and setting annual service charges
  • Assist in the development of and compliance with the site’s emergency planning and business continuity plan
  • To support the Society in future development planning through investigating availability and suitability of options for new premises, including assessing potential yields and occupancy models
  • Managing and leading change to ensure minimum disruption to core activities
  • Any other task as deemed appropriate and within individuals scope of competence

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To apply, please send your CV along with a covering letter with details of two referees to

Closing date for applications: Friday 16th December 2016

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Catering Apprentice

Location – Future Business Centre, Peterborough

Hours – Full Time (35 hours – 08:00 to 16:00 Monday to Friday with 1 hour for lunch each day). Although it is recognised that additional hours may be required during the week and occasional evening/weekend work may be necessary.

Salary – £125 per week / £6,500.00 per annum.

Reports to – Catering Manager

We have a new and exciting opportunity at Allia for a Catering Apprentice to work alongside the Catering Manager and Catering Assistant in our brand new Bistro within the Future Business Centre. The Bistro aims to deliver a high quality catering experience for tenants whilst playing an integral role in establishing the facility as one of Peterborough’s premier venues for business meetings and events.

You will be able to bring a strong desire for a career in a kitchen environment and be passionate about learning new skills and gaining experience in a workplace. We are looking for a self-motivated, individual with a positive attitude ready to embrace a new challenge working in a dedicated team.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • You will work with the Catering Manager and Catering Assistant to ensure the strategy and vision for The Bistro and its activities are achieved.
  • You will assist to ensure that the Bistro meets all legal, health and safety and food hygiene requirements.
  • You will assist in the preparation, cooking, presentation, organisation and serving of all meals, buffets, other food and beverages.
  • You shall interact with customers and the Allia team, helping to deliver their requirements using both verbal and written communication.
  • You will ensure that the kitchen, servery and Bistro areas are kept clean and tidy to include sweeping, mopping and washing up.
  • You will assist Allia by undertaking any such activities as may be reasonably required.

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Catering Assistant FBCP – October 2016

To apply, please send your CV along with a covering letter with details of two referees to