Estates & Facilities Services
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About the Role:
You will be joining our Asset Management team, a key part of our Estates and Facilities Services. As a member of this small team, you will be strengthening our responsibility for the planned, preventative, and reactive maintenance of the University Estate, including commercial, residential, and domestic buildings, the ideal candidate will have a high level of attention to detail and understand the importance of providing a high-quality service to the universities students and staff.
As a Maintenance Operative, reporting to the Maintenance services team leader at our Cambridge campus, you will use a range of tools and equipment to undertake a variety of tasks such as Carpentry, building maintenance, minor plumbing repairs, decorating, floor laying, compliance tasks (P.A.T. testing, Legionella control, fire alarm testing, following full training), updating maintenance service records, maintenance schedules and helpdesk PPMs. You will also prepare cost estimates and documentation for works undertaken and have an understanding of health and safety requirements.
You will have a trade qualification in joinery or similar discipline, equivalent to level 3 City & Guilds or NVQ and have previous hands-on, field experience, ideally gained in a multi-site environment, alongside basic IT and numeracy skills. You will be a self-motivated, effective team player with a positive “can-do” approach and will use your initiative to effectively evaluate priorities. You will adopt a methodical approach to your work, ensuring that you maintain effective communication with your team members, client users, our wider staff and management.
Informal enquiries can be directed to Ian Brown, Asset Manager, at [email protected].
Find out more about working with us.
We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including 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.
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.
Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working .
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.