Facilities Assistants (Central)

University of Exeter
March 18, 2024
Offerd Salary:£22,776 to £23,816
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Working Time:Full time
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The starting salary will be from £22,776 to £23,816 on Grade B, depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme.

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Admin, Professional, Managerial, Building and Maintenance, Cleaning and Portering, Retail, Catering, Foodservice, Bars


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Facilities Assistants (Central)

Job description

Finance, Infrastructure and Commercial Services

The Facilities Operations team currently have a permanent, full-time position (36.5 hrs per wk) immediately available, based on Streatham campus and supporting St Luke's campus. Applicants must possess a clean driving license.

The current vacancy is for the operational working hours 12:00-20:00

Summary of the role

You will be part of a team of operatives engaged to fulfil the operational needs of the University, delivering a robust and professional service to the Colleges, Professional Services and visitors. The central team operates between the hours of 7.00am and 8.00pm Monday to Friday and very occasional weekends as required operationally, with optional overtime available. This role will include cover and other operational support within Facilities Operations.

Flexibility and adaptability are key components of this role as operational requirements may change at short notice. These are physically demanding positions and the post holders will be covering a wide range of duties including facilitating room and event set-up requirements, lifting and carrying large pieces of equipment, as well as participating in waste and recycling duties between the Exeter campuses.

Main purpose of the job:

To undertake, daily, various Facilities Operations tasks to provide a safe and suitable environment for staff, students and visitors to the University. There will be elements of driving, equipment moves, setting and resetting teaching rooms, event support, some security and assisting with incident support when required.

You will hold a clean driving license and will be required to drive University registered vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes as part of their normal daily process.

You will be expected to carry out duties with minimal supervision and will liaise with a wide range of customers.

You will be expected to conduct yourself in a professional manner during all activities.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.

With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 39 days leave
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus' and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 2wks full pay), paternity leave (up to 6wks full pay) and a Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
  • Further information

    For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Anthony Partridge [email protected]

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