Res Life Operations Caretaker (Full-Time) (KW11423)

University of Bath
February 15, 2024
Offerd Salary:£21,828
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Job title Res Life Operations Caretaker (Full-Time)

Department Residential Services (Accommodation)

Salary Starting from £21,828, rising to £22,681

Grade Grade 3

Contract Type Full Time

Placed on Thursday 01 February 2024

Closing date Thursday 15 February 2024

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference KW11423

Special Conditions A variable shift pattern, working 5 days out of 7


This role is eligible for the Campus Services New Starter bonus (£1,000) and Campus Services refer a friend bonus.

The University of Bath Residence Life department houses over 5,000 students throughout the academic year and during the summer month's external companies use our accommodation services for conferences, summer camps and away days.

We have a vacancy for the role of Operations Caretaker in our student accommodation. As an Operations Caretaker you will ensure that the properties and grounds are inviting, well maintained and safe. You will spend a lot of your day out and about around the accommodation taking a proactive approach to ensure the accommodation is maintained to a high standard, either by carrying out reactive and planned maintenance tasks in occupied bedrooms and communal areas, or liaising with the Operations Team Leader to instruct the Maintenance Teams to attend. You will act as the eyes and ears for the Operations Team Leader for issues throughout the property and ensure they are reported promptly and professionally. You will also be responsible for ensuring the accommodation is ready for use by arriving students or commercial guests, and that cleaning and waste removal SLAs are achieved.

Experience in a maintenance role is desirable, but not essential as full training will be provided. You must be personable, self-motivated and able to demonstrate a flexible and positive ‘can do' attitude.

Full details of this role are included in the job description.

The role requires you to work 5 days out of 7, therefore weekend working is expected.

The Campus Services department was created in August 2022 by combining all the facilities teams across the University into one department to support our University strategy, where strong campus services are essential to underpin excellence in education, research and experience for students, staff, visitors and commercial customers alike. With over 400 staff Campus Services consists of a diverse range of teams including student living, hospitality, retail, cleaning and portering, security, postal services and landscaping.Since last August we have continued to develop the services we provide in response to the changing needs of the University.

What we can offer you:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan.
  • Campus Services New Starter bonus. In addition to the great benefits Campus Services' offers, we can offer you a £1,000 bonus. This is payable the month after successfully passing your six month probation. Please note this bonus is pro rata for part time roles.

    This role is also eligible for the Campus Services Refer a Friend bonus. If a University staff member has ‘referred' you to apply for this vacancy they may be eligible for a bonus. Please ensure when applying you select ‘Campus Services Employee Referral' when answering the question ‘Where did you learn of this job?' and email [email protected] the name of the person who referred you.

    Both bonuses are subject to terms and conditions, please [email protected] if you have any questions regarding them.

    We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

    We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

    Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

    Further details:
  • Job Description & Person Specification

  • Terms of Employment

  • We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

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