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Host at The Old Church School

We’re on the prowl…

Forward Space is on the lookout for a new individual to come and join our Frome team. Located at The Old Church School, Frome we are looking for a building Host to run our head office site. Our Hosts are our dedicated front of house and are responsible for the day to day running of the workspace. They are our core people and represent our company values, mission and vision. As part of our team you’ll look to continually build a strong company culture by supporting our members in the building.You’ll meet and greet everyone who comes through our doors with a positive approach and help anyone interested in becoming a member.

The Host role is no easy task, it requires huge attention to detail with the ability to do focused work while prioritising the multiple demands that running the building requires.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal host will:

  • Have strong office administration experience/abilities
  • Ideally have previously worked in a busy office environment
  • Possess business acumen and be able to think commercially as required
  • Be an excellent communicator
  • Be extremely organised and able to manage and plan their weekly/monthly schedules, prioritise and be able to juggle a number of tasks at a time
  • Be a lateral thinker and creative in their work to bring new and fresh ideas to the space
  • Feel confident in meeting and working with our members, the public, local business owners and community members to help build and support our partnership network
  • Be able to work with contractors and have a planned approach with regards to managing maintenance works
  • Be a strong team player
  • Be a professional and approachable representative for the building and company
  • Be trustworthy and responsible
  • Be willing to take on new responsibilities and challenges as they arise

Host roles and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Our front of house and main point of contact for the building (main key holder and responsible for the building’s security
  • Continue to build a strong company culture in the building
  • Support new and existing members
  • Generate leads and interest in the space via our website, with social media and through promotional events and offers
  • Manage and maintain the building website to ensure it is always up to date
  • Manage our Coherent software system for bookings, resources, tariffs, leads and invoicing
  • Organise and run an internal events calendar for our members
  • Organise and run professional and networking events for members and the wider community
  • Attend and participate in the Forward Space team meetings
  • Utilising IT support systems to solve any technology issues
  • Liaise with our customers, contractors and suppliers
  • Monitor and manage site infrastructure and utilities
  • Keep the building presentable and proactively keeping it at a high standard
  • Uphold company policies and generate new guidelines as the building requires

Key Info:

Working hours are Monday to Friday 08:30-17:30pm. Hours maybe required outside of this to accommodate any events and we operate Time Off in Lieu for these hours.

Our Hosts work very hard and because of this we have a generous holiday allowance and access to company benefits following successful probation and first year with us.

Salary band: Between £15,000 – £20,000 depending on the candidate’s experience.

As you can see the role is very varied. We are looking to someone to come in and hit the ground running and be able work autonomously and independently. You must be on your game, be ready to adapt to the day’s events and always use your initiative and common sense.

To apply please email our Operations Manager Lucy on lucy@forwardspace.co.uk with your CV and covering letter detailing why you feel this role is for you.

Closing date: Friday 25th September 2020
Potential Start Date: Early – Mid October 2020