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Facilities Assistant

University of Buckingham - Estates

Location: Buckingham
Salary: £23,290
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th November 2023
Closes: 7th January 2024
 

SALARY & HOURS: £23,290, Full time (40 hours per week) 

The University of Buckingham has a unique atmosphere, unlike that of any other higher educational institution. Despite being the UK’s smallest university and the only independent university to hold a Royal Charter, Buckingham has staff from over 60 countries, making it a truly distinctive work environment.  Whichever of our locations you find yourself working in, you will be sure to feel a part of our friendly community.  Our size enables us to foster a very personalised, supportive, inclusive and collaborative environment, with lots of opportunity for development, something which we are very proud of.

The Corporate and Professional Services departments are the cornerstone of the University.  They each provide essential and valuable support to both each other and the Academic departments, helping the University to function in the most efficient and productive way, ensuring that the students’ experience is second to none.

The role of the Facilities Assistant is to provide a high level of hospitality and service to all staff, students and visitors to the University.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • General delivery, collection and porter service, including post / parcels and estates departments stores
  • Daily room preparation and monitoring to ensure all spaces are ready for university teaching and meeting schedules
  • Drive the University mini-bus when required to transport staff and students around the university grounds and local area
  • Provide basic first aid to all staff, students and visitors on completion of training
  • Meet and greet visitors when required during university events and open days
  • Provide advice and assistance to staff, students and visitors
  • Undertake staff room moves / set ups including moving furniture and services
  • Replace room door locks where directed
  • Ensure all facility requirements are met for functions and conferences and events
  • Assist with any day-to-day Estates operational running under direction from the Estates Services Manager 

This role may be required to work at weekends in support of key University events 

We know that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job if they think they can’t tick every box, but we are invested in our people and their development, so we encourage you to apply if you believe you have the majority of the skills and experience required and are keen to develop further!

What can we offer you?

We might be small, but we can still offer plenty of perks!  In addition to an Aviva Pension scheme, we offer: 

  • Beautiful working environment with plenty of space
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Christmas closure
  • On-site gym and exercise classes
  • On-site catering facilities
  • University bookshop with staff discount (Buckingham)
  • Free access to LinkedIn Learning courses
  • Free on-site parking
  • Excellent opportunities to network and continue learning across a variety of departments.
  • Discount of courses for staff and their families

Informal enquiries may be made to Matthew Cross at matthew.cross@buckingham.ac.uk.

To apply for this role, please click on the 'Apply' button above.

Please note: if successful, any offer is subject to standard checks, including qualifications, eligibility to work in the UK on a permanent basis and DBS (if applicable)

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