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Facilities Coordinator, London (Contract)



London, UK
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

About Anthropic

Anthropic’s mission is to create reliable, interpretable, and steerable AI systems. We want AI to be safe and beneficial for our users and for society as a whole. Our team is a quickly growing group of committed researchers, engineers, policy experts, and business leaders working together to build beneficial AI systems.

About the role:

We are hiring a part-time Facilities Coordinator to join Anthropic to support our London office. In this role, you will be the face of Anthropic for our guests, employees, and vendors, creating an inviting and warm environment to enable employees to do their best work. If you love creating spaces where your colleagues can focus, collaborate, and do their best work, you might be a great fit for this role. We have a strong in-person presence, so we really care that our office is a place where staff feel welcome and supported!


    • Creating a warm, professional and welcoming first impression for our guests, clients and employees at one of our reception desks
    • Coordinating with and managing vendors who handle day-to-day operations and maintenance of our office building such as deliveries, office supplies and daily janitorial services
    • Familiarity with building systems, including HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems
    • Partnering with the extended Facilities team to ensure the London office operations are running smoothly and providing a safe, functional and comfortable environment for employees.
    • Addressing any facility or workplace issues (elevator down, restroom flood, refrigerator not cooling, etc) promptly to include engaging the right vendor to address the issue
    • Helping to support our office processes such as the mailing system, office supplies, employee and company priority mail, shipping requests, and tracking delivery requests and returns
    • Monitoring and responding to an internal ticketing system within Service Level Agreements, providing excellent customer service and experience to fellow employees
    • Helping to maintain our Standard Operating Procedures to ensure documentation is up to date
    • Developing and preserving office culture and norms, for example our COVID or guest policies
    • Partnering closely with People Operations, Security, and vendors to ensure that our office supports focused work and the fruitful exchange of ideas

You might be a good fit if you:

    • Have 3+ years of experience in facilities coordination and building operations
    • Working knowledge of facilities-related systems like HVAC, elevators, plumbing, various building equipment like lighting systems, and infrastructure with the ability to supervise maintenance, repairs, and services
    • Stay up-to-date with technological, regulatory, and facility trends related to building management
    • Have a service and solution-based mindset/internal customer orientation, and are excited to take on essential but behind-the-scenes tasks to help our teams do impactful work
    • Enjoy rolling up your sleeves and handling day-to-day tasks as they arise–no task is too big or too small
    • Have excellent organizational skills, strong communication abilities (both verbal and written) and ability to multitask

Strong candidates may also:

    • Have prior experience with vendor management, food and beverage service, and hospitality
    • Be interested in artificial intelligence and care that it is developed safely and beneficially
    • Have experience with managing permit, license, and inspection requirements, ensuring facilities meet all mandated regulations
    • Enjoy juggling multiple projects, especially in a fast-paced and dynamic startup environment

Compensation (GBP):

    • This role is a 3 month contract and part-time for approximately 20-25 hours per week, with the possibility of more hours depending on business needs. The expected base pay for this role is 55-65 GBP per hour and this role is not eligible for benefits.

Role Specific Location Policy:

    • This role is expected to be in our London office for all working hours.


Location-based hybrid policy: Currently, we expect all staff to be in one of our offices at least 25% of the time. However, some roles may require more time in our offices.

US visa sponsorship: We do sponsor visas! However, we aren't able to successfully sponsor visas for every role and every candidate; operations roles are especially difficult to support. But if we make you an offer, we will make every effort to get you into the United States, and we retain an immigration lawyer to help with this.

We encourage you to apply even if you do not believe you meet every single qualification. Not all strong candidates will meet every single qualification as listed. Research shows that people who identify as being from underrepresented groups are more prone to experiencing imposter syndrome and doubting the strength of their candidacy, so we urge you not to exclude yourself prematurely and to submit an application if you're interested in this work. We think AI systems like the ones we're building have enormous social and ethical implications. We think this makes representation even more important, and we strive to include a range of diverse perspectives on our team.

Compensation and Benefits*

Anthropic’s compensation package consists of three elements: salary, equity, and benefits. We are committed to pay fairness and aim for these three elements collectively to be highly competitive with market rates.

Equity - For eligible roles, equity will be a major component of the total compensation. We aim to offer higher-than-average equity compensation for a company of our size, and communicate equity amounts at the time of offer issuance.

US Benefits - The following benefits are for our US-based employees:

  • Optional equity donation matching.
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance for you and all your dependents.
  • 401(k) plan with 4% matching.
  • 22 weeks of paid parental leave.
  • Unlimited PTO – most staff take between 4-6 weeks each year, sometimes more!
  • Stipends for education, home office improvements, commuting, and wellness.
  • Fertility benefits via Carrot.
  • Daily lunches and snacks in our office.
  • Relocation support for those moving to the Bay Area.

UK Benefits - The following benefits are for our UK-based employees:

  • Optional equity donation matching.
  • Private health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your dependents.
  • Pension contribution (matching 4% of your salary).
  • 21 weeks of paid parental leave.
  • Unlimited PTO – most staff take between 4-6 weeks each year, sometimes more!
  • Health cash plan.
  • Life insurance and income protection.
  • Daily lunches and snacks in our office.

* This compensation and benefits information is based on Anthropic’s good faith estimate for this position as of the date of publication and may be modified in the future. Employees based outside of the UK or US will receive a different benefits package. The level of pay within the range will depend on a variety of job-related factors, including where you place on our internal performance ladders, which is based on factors including past work experience, relevant education, and performance on our interviews or in a work trial.

How we're different

We believe that the highest-impact AI research will be big science. At Anthropic we work as a single cohesive team on just a few large-scale research efforts. And we value impact — advancing our long-term goals of steerable, trustworthy AI — rather than work on smaller and more specific puzzles. We view AI research as an empirical science, which has as much in common with physics and biology as with traditional efforts in computer science. We're an extremely collaborative group, and we host frequent research discussions to ensure that we are pursuing the highest-impact work at any given time. As such, we greatly value communication skills.

The easiest way to understand our research directions is to read our recent research. This research continues many of the directions our team worked on prior to Anthropic, including: GPT-3, Circuit-Based Interpretability, Multimodal Neurons, Scaling Laws, AI & Compute, Concrete Problems in AI Safety, and Learning from Human Preferences.

Come work with us!

Anthropic is a public benefit corporation headquartered in San Francisco. We offer competitive compensation and benefits, optional equity donation matching, generous vacation and parental leave, flexible working hours, and a lovely office space in which to collaborate with colleagues.