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Assistant Locksmith

Job title Assistant Locksmith

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 CH9829

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Train to be a Locksmith at the University of Bath!

About the role 

The Building Services section provides an in-house service to the University community covering reactive maintenance and repairs in respect of the building fabric, doors, windows along with the creation of simple, good quality bespoke furniture and equipment as may be required. 

Within this team the Locksmith has responsibility for the installation, maintenance and repair of all types of locks and their components for both academic and residential buildings across campus. 

Your role will be to train in order to be able to support the Locksmith to undertake their role.

This role is offered on a full time, permanent basis. 

You will:

  • Repair and installation of lock cases, cylinders and mechanical digital locks, including repining of cylinders.
  • Re-suite buildings after completion or refurbishment.
  • Design lock configuration of buildings, order, fit, map and record.
  • Be able to gain entry to locked or faulty doors.

About you 

Are you interested in building maintenance? 

Can you demonstrate that you have some hands on experience of day to day maintenance or DIY? 

For informal discussions about the role please contact. Tony Griffin (Estates Operations Manager) on or 07771 728512.

Usual hours of work are Monday to Thursday 08.15am to 4.45pm, Friday 08.15am to 3.45pm. Though you may be requested to work flexibly at any time between 7am and 7pm.

About the Department 

Working in the Campus Infrastructure department who are responsible for the strategic planning, development and management of the University’s land and buildings, you will join the Building Services team. Your new role will include but not be limited to planned and unplanned maintenance activities in academic buildings, residences and sports facilities.

The University of Bath is ranked as a top ten university in The Guardian 2019 with a great variety of buildings for use in teaching, research, recreation and accommodation. The ongoing maintenance of the buildings is a crucial for the 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 all applicants may be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.