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Assistant Maintenance Buyer

Job title Assistant Maintenance Buyer

Department Campus Infrastructure

Salary Starting from £21,630, rising to £23,144

Grade Grade 4

Placed on Monday 21 November 2022

Closing date Monday 05 December 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CH10055

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This is a new role that gives the opportunity to understand how smart procurement keeps a world class university operating effectively and efficiently. 

You will support the Maintenance Buyer by:

Sourcing the products that the University’s Campus Infrastructure team requires to function at its best

  • Maintaining appropriate volume and cost of carefully selected products
  • Ensuring that critical spares and bespoke items are acquired
  • Working closely with Finance & Procurement colleagues to manage risk and provide best value
  • Providing support to the Stores team

This role is offered on a full time (36.5 hours per week) permanent basis. 

About you:

  • Relevant experience of working in a purchasing environment, preferably in Building Maintenance/ Home Improvement
  • Evidence of effective working with suppliers
  • Competent using IT, particularly databases 
  • Keen attention to detail

No special qualifications are required, but an NVQ level 3 or equivalent in an administrative, finance or engineering related discipline would be an advantage.

For informal discussions about the role please contact Tony Griffin (Operations Manager) on 

About the Department 

The Department of Campus Infrastructure is responsible for the development, upkeep and management of all the University's land and buildings. Their upkeep is a vital part of the University of Bath’s reputation for exceptional student experience.

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • 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;
  • 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. Please visit the following webpages for more information:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 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.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Visa information:

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Update to our application process:

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 the personal details of applicants may be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.