Facilities Assistant

University of Plymouth
May 22, 2024
Offerd Salary:£26,037 - £27,599
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£26,037 - £27,599 per annum based on 37 hour week and including 12.5% shift allowance

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Permanent, Full-Time

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Professional/Support Services
Facilities Assistant


Would you like to work in one of two newly refurbished University buildings? Do you have experience in and enjoy helping others, in particular young people? Our Facilities Assistants are vital in keeping students, staff, visitors and our buildings safe, sanitary and operational. They are friendly and diligent and work hard to contribute to the success of the University, no matter what the day brings. As part of a close knit and loyal team, you will be involved in all aspects of managing building facilities including patrolling, engaging one-to-one with students and visitors, responding to alarms and incidents, waste and recycling, cleaning response and a whole lot more.

You will work alternating weeks of early shift (06:45 – 13:15) and late shift (12:15 – 18:45) Monday to Friday on a permanent basis. The remainder of your hours will be banked and then utilised to cover absence of colleagues in your team.

There are a great many benefits of working at the University including a defined contribution pension scheme, onsite Nursery, cafes, sports facilities, cycle to work and shopping discounts.

We understand that no candidate will meet every single desired criteria we are looking for, so if your experience looks a little different from what we have identified in the job description, but you think you can bring value to the role, we would love to hear from you.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role, please email the Security Co-ordinator [email protected]

If you already know the job is for you, do not hesitate and apply today.

A current full driving licence (manual transmission) is essential as you will be driving University of Plymouth vehicles.This role is also subject to health surveillance with our Occupational Health team.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

This role will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check plus a Adult's Barred List check.

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing Monday 3 June 2024 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

A summary of our comprehensive benefits can be viewed here.

A successful external candidate for this position would be employed by the University of Plymouth Services Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Plymouth. Employees of the University of Plymouth Services Limited work alongside the University of Plymouth colleagues in delivery of Plymouth's strategic vision, and will adopt the University of Plymouth's HR policies and procedures in full unless otherwise stated.

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+

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