Facilities Operative

Anglia Ruskin University
December 06, 2022
Offerd Salary:£21,197
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
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Vacancy Type


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Full time

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Faculty/Prof Service

Estates & Facilities Services

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  • Job Description and Person Specification (PDF, 640.59kb)
  • About ARU:

    ARU is a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. We are ranked in the world's top 350 HEIs in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and in the top ten mainstream universities in the country for the proportion of UK undergraduates in employment 15 months after graduating. We have campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford, London and Peterborough with around 2,500 staff and 35,000 students from 180 countries. With a focussed civic mission, we are committed to working with others through education, research and knowledge exchange to enhance the economic, cultural and social wellbeing of the communities in which we work and live.

    About the Role:

    Our Estates & Facilities are responsible for all the services required to make our campuses pleasant and positive places to work and study. Our services include estate development, cleaning and maintenance, environmental management and travel services, timetabling, space management, catering, conference services and residential services.

    Our Facilities Management team are seeking two new Facilities Operatives on a shift rota basis to join our friendly, professional and customer focused colleagues based at our Cambridge Campus. In this varied role, you will be responsible for the provision of a range of day-to-day services including porterage, room layouts and collection/deliveries across campuses for which a vehicle will be provided.

    You will also undertake general maintenance and cleaning such as changing lightbulbs/batteries, gully clearing, jet washing and assisting with our waste removal and recycling programme. You will carry out building inspections in line with written procedures, report defects and monitor resolutions with our Help Desk.

    This role involves a substantial amount of manual handling and working on your own initiative requiring an open and flexible approach. You will be an effective team player and have the ability to evaluate priorities. You will be educated to GCSE level A-C or hold a vocational qualification at NVQ level 2 or equivalent. You will also have some previous relevant experience in a service-related field, ideally working within a large multi-site organisation, and have a basic understanding of Health and Safety issues.

    Participation in the shift rota is essential for this role, the rota will cover shifts between 7am to 9pm to ensure adequate cover during each working day. Some weekend working may be required for large events - advance notice will normally be given. Shifts are usually earlies 7am – 3.30pm and latest 12.30 am – 9.00pm, Monday – Friday (finishing 30 mins earlier on a Friday) with an hour break to ensure adequate cover during each working day.

    Informal enquiries can be made to Head of Facilities Management, Mark Brett at mark.brett@aru.ac.uk

    Interviews will take place in Cambridge on Thursday 10 November 2022

    Find out more about working with us.

    We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff to share this commitment.

    We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

    Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.

    We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    In accordance with the UK Government's immigration points-based system, this post does not meet the characteristics of a skilled job including salary criteria to be eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route.

    Guidance Notes:

    For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.

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