Semi-Skilled Building Maintenance Operative

University of Exeter
February 26, 2023
Offerd Salary:£22,715
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The starting salary will be from £22,715.00 up to £24,587.00 on Grade C depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme.

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Building and Maintenance


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Semi-Skilled Building Maintenance Operative

Job description

Finance, Infrastructure and Commercial Services

Estate Services – Engineering and Direct Works

This full-time position is available immediately, on a permanent basis.

Summary of the role

An opportunity has arisen for a Semi-Skilled Building Maintenance Operative based on the Streatham Campus. This position offers the successful candidate the opportunity to join a small team of operatives supplying a high level of service. This new full-time post is available immediately on a permanent basis.

Reporting to the Handy Person Team Leader, you will be a member of the operational team working alongside other maintenance operatives in the Electrical & Mechanical/Building & Structural Services. Estate Services is responsible for the planning, safety, provision, adaptation and maintenance of buildings, grounds and associated services and for the development and maintenance of the University's estate.

The main responsibilities of the role are with the Mandatory, Statutory and Customer based Planned Maintenance Works across the estate. These works cover areas such as Gutter and Gully Maintenance, Footpath Maintenance, Scaffolding Tower supply and installation and when required carry out other tasks such as weekly Fire Alarm testing, Emergency Light testing, Fire Equipment inspection and when require, in house and task based training. The operative will be working within our Grounds, Academic, Research and Residential properties ensuring our compliance and safety.

About you

We are looking for a customer focused team player who can work alone or in a team and be able to use initiative to prioritise work demands and meet deadlines. Having prior experience or qualifications in Structural Works would be advantageous, you will have a starter/finisher mentality and methodical approach to work, as well as an understanding of all relevant health and safety legislation that accompanies these tasks.

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

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we're the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world's most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 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), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 39 days leave per year
  • 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 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
  • For further information, please contact Elliott Maltby, email [email protected], or telephone (01392) 725388.

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