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Multi skilled Operative

Estates & Facilities

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £20,675 to £24,461 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 09 August 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1442221TD

We have an exciting opportunity within our Repair Service Team for a Multi-Skilled operative to join our established team to carry out the delivery of planned, reactive maintenance and minor small works on our academic sites.

Main duties include:

  • Undertake emergency, planned and general maintenance works such as minor brickwork repairs, pointing, patch plastering, general decorations, roofing, fencing, glazing, ceramic tiling, surface water drainage, flooring and furnishing repairs, roads & street repairs, and carpentry
  • Undertake investigatory fault finding and use initiative to find solutions and make repairs on a range of internal and external building fabric
  • Complete works to a high standard to align to industry best practice and Health & Safety procedures including risk assessments and method statements
  • Accessing work via mobile hand held devices, updating status in a live environment to capture hours worked and materials used

What we are looking for:

The successful candidate will hold a City and Guilds qualification and/or minimum NVQ 2 qualification and served an apprenticeship in one primary core building trade with the confidence and ability to undertake a full range of duties in at least two other secondary building related trade disciplines. They will also have experience of maintenance and repairs in a live dynamic environment and have a customer focused ‘right first time’ attitude and flexible approach to working. Experience of using a CAFM system to access and complete work requests would be an advantage. They should be familiar with H&S legislation and understanding of risk assessments, method statements, COSHH assessments and how to apply these to planned and reactive maintenance. 

A full driving license to travel to other local sites is essential.  

What we can offer you:

Based at our lively Highfield campus, you will have access to our sports complex, Hartley Library and Staff Social Centre.  Having secured a £300m bond investment we are committed to investing in the University’s future and long-term stability.  

We offer some fantastic benefits including generous annual leave (plus University closure days and bank holidays), company pension scheme, discounted private healthcare and dental, company sick pay, cycle to work scheme, learning and development opportunities, options for flexible working, excellent family leave arrangements, employee wellbeing service,  a wide variety of on and off-campus arts and culture facilities and access to a range of staff discounts and offers at local shops, restaurants and service providers.  

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Nash (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5456 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk  Please quote reference 1442221TD on all correspondence. 

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


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