General Assistant (Building Maintenance)

Closing date for application: 19/08/2021 9:00am

Interview date: 26/08/2021

Vacancy Type: Full-Time


General Assistant (Buildings Maintenance)

Permanent Full Time 40 Hours per week

Salary £20,256 pa plus Fire Response Allowance £623 pa

Applications are invited to join our busy Buildings Maintenance team on a full time basis. This role reports to the Building Maintenance Manager. Some hands-on practical experience of general maintenance is essential and ideally applicants will have some maintenance experience gained in a school, university, FE College, NHS environment or similar. You will also be required to assist the team’s skilled maintenance personnel in their work.

Experience is more important than formal qualifications for this role but you must have good written and verbal communication skills; be confident using hand and small power tools and comfortable working at height. Due to the nature of the site and equipment used, driving is essential. A clean licence held for a minimum of two years is required. Our insurance only allows for drivers aged 21 and over.

In addition to being able to cope with the physical demands of this role applicants must be diligent in approach as other essential aspects of the role involve monitoring and recording information both for health and safety purposes and utility costs. This role will also form part of our fire response team.

Normal working hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 4:30pm although team members are required to work outside of these hours on occasion

Benefits include 6.2 weeks holiday (inc. Bank Holidays) per annum (some to be taken at Christmas closedown), a stakeholder pension scheme for eligible staff, free on-site parking, free lunch when pupils on site and uniform. Although there is a local train station own transport would be beneficial. All posts are subject to a probationary period of six months.

Please note among other pre-employment checks, successful candidates will require an enhanced DBS check. This is a check for cautions, warnings, reprimands and convictions (including spent convictions) and a search of the DBS Children’s Barred List which ensures that a candidate is not barred from working with vulnerable groups.

For further information, including the Job Description/ Person Specification, and to apply please download and complete an application form from our website: We are not able to accept CVs alone and may not respond to such applications. We prefer to receive applications by email to

Applications close at: 9am on 19th August 2021

Interviews will be held on: Thursday 26th August 2021

Christ’s Hospital is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful applicants are required to complete an enhanced disclosure application with the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service). More details on the disclosure process can be found on

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