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Maintenance Assistant

Job title Maintenance Assistant

Department Estates

Salary Starting from £20,092, rising to £22,254

Grade Grade 4

Placed on Tuesday 11 January 2022

Closing date Sunday 06 February 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CH9033

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We are seeking a Maintenance Assistant to: 

  • Support the mechanical maintenance team in their work
  • Undertake planned and unplanned maintenance such as general repairs and minor plumbing 
  • Safety testing

About you:

  • Have practical hands on DIY skills and the necessary vocational training and experience to undertake routine repairs
  • Familiar with and happy to work in the built environment, able to identify and remedy a variety of maintenance tasks and keep all affected informed of the situation
  • Have flexible approach to work and a willingness to undertake training to improve knowledge 
  • Are committed to the role and able to work individually and as part of a team
  • Have good problem solving, customer service and communication skills 

A recognised City & Guilds or NVQ 2 qualification in an engineering/ building discipline, or a related subject would be an advantage, however is not essential. 

You will join the Workshop Team at one of the UK's top university's with a fantastic reputation for student experience. The Workshop Team are a part of the Department of Estates, which 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.

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

What we can offer you:

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. We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package
  • able to offer you a very generous employer contributory pension
  • an employer who wants you to enjoy a work life balance and we offer a generous annual leave allowance to recognise that. 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

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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Living Wage

We are an accredited Living Wage employer. Appointments at Grade 2, Spine Point 3, 4 and 5 will receive an additional supplement to ensure a minimum hourly pay equivalent to the Living Wage as confirmed on our Bath pay and grading structure page.

Visa information:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

Update to our application process:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters into any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. as part of this, where possible, we’d like you to remove all personal details from your CV e.g. your name, date of birth, location details, email address, photograph