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Assistant Maintenance Buyer (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Job title Assistant Maintenance Buyer (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Department Campus Infrastructure

Salary Starting from £21,630, rising to £23,144 Pro Rata Per Annum

Grade Grade 4

Placed on Monday 25 July 2022

Closing date Sunday 14 August 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CH9464R

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This is a new exciting role that will give you an opportunity to understand how procurement keeps a world class University operating effectively and efficiently. 

You will support the Maintenance Buyer by:

  • Sourcing the products that the University Estate 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

About you:

  • Proven experience of working in a purchasing environment, preferably in building maintenance/ home improvement
  • Evidence of effective working with suppliers
  • Competent using IT, particularly databases 
  • Eager to learn
  • Keen attention to detail

No special qualifications are required, however an NVQ level 2 or equivalent in an administrative, finance or engineering related discipline would be an advantage. 

This role is offered on a full time or part time, fixed term basis with an expected duration of 12 months. Hours to be agreed with successful applicant. Minimum required amount of hours per week is 17.5 hours. 

For any informal discussions please contact Tony Griffin, Operations Manager on  

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 and happy to discuss part-time 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.

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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Further details:

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 any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this the personal details of all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.