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Maintenance Assistant

Job title Maintenance Assistant

Department Campus Infrastructure

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

Grade Grade 4

Placed on Friday 16 September 2022

Closing date Sunday 09 October 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CH9828

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The Department of Campus Infrastructure is seeking a Maintenance Assistant to join the team on a full time, permanent basis! 

About the role: 

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

This role is offered on a full time (36.5 hours per week) permanent basis. Hours of working will fall between 08:00 and 18:00, to be worked flexibly as required by operational needs, Monday to Friday.

We would like to hear from you if you:

  • Have practical hands-on DIY skills and the necessary vocational training and experience to undertake routine repairs
  • Are 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 but not a necessity.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Gordon Coltherd (Accommodation Property Manager) on gjc34@bath.ac.uk 

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:

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 may be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.