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Maintenance Assistant

University of Leeds - Facilities Directorate

Location: Leeds
Salary: £17,079 to £18,688 per annum (Grade 3)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd August 2019
Closes: 15th September 2019
Job Ref: FDEST1146

Do you have experience of working within a grounds or external maintenance environment? Are you able to build and maintain effective working relationships?

You will have  experience of working in a grounds or external maintenance environment.  You will possess good communication and interpersonal skills. Joining a busy and growing team you will be a key part of a team making sure that the external estate is attractive, well maintained and reflects well on the University. Your team contributes to the University by undertaking varied support activities including deliveries, office relocations, external maintenance activities and supporting the set up of events across the diverse University estate. 

You will be able to undertake significant levels of manual handling and be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions. An interest in horticulture would be an advantage however full training will be provided. 

Grounds and Gardens staff are required to provide a flexible service, working as necessary to meet the needs of the business, this would normally equate to a 35 hour working week, 5 days over 7. Your normal working times will be 8:00am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday; however flexibility is particularly required due to seasonal variations, customer requirements and University events e.g. open days, large conferences and degree ceremonies.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Paul Taras, Maintenance Coordinator

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 5981, email:

Location: Leeds - Main Campus

School/Institute: Estates

Section: Maintenance & Operations

Working Time: 35 hour working week, 5 days over 7

Contract Type: Ongoing

Interview Date: Friday 27 September 2019

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