Maintenance Assistant (Multi Skilled Operative)

Coventry, West Midlands
£19,226 - £28,571 per annum
22 Dec 2021
19 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Maintenance Assistant (Multi Skilled Operative)

CUE Band: Band 5

Job Family: Associate

Salary: £19,226 - £28,571 per annum

Mode: Full Time, Permanent

Ref: CUEL000119

Coventry University was the Midland’s highest ranking University in the Guardian University Guide 2021 and was also named University of the Year for student experience in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Maintenance Assistant to join our established Estates team, to carry out the delivery of planned and reactive maintenance across the University campus.

The post holder will be responsible for undertaking routine and emergency maintenance tasks such as testing fire alarms, office maintenance such as changing lamps, moving furniture and checking room temperatures and general painting and decorating.

This role will also provide support to the trade team to carry out simple repairs where a qualified professional is not require. Task will include replacing taps, cistern washers and toilet seats, along with servicing door locks and similar duties.

Personal Specification:


  • Good standard of education to GCSE level or equivalent work experience
  • Competent in building service and maintenance in a similar environment
  • Experience in working in either plumbing, painting, carpentry, electrics, bricklaying
  • Experience of general caretaking
  • Understanding of tasks which need to be carried out by a qualified professional
  • Full Clean Driving Licence


  • Knowledge of H&S documents including RAMS, SSOWs, COSHH
  • IPAF


Coventry University will provide support to you in your career and working environment.  As well as a competitive salary we have a range of impressive benefits some of which are; pension schemes, generous holiday allowances, flexible working, a childcare vouchers scheme, personal and professional development, employee networks and discounted membership to the University's bespoke £4m sport and recreation centre where the University offers a physiotherapy service for all staff.

Closing date: 23/01/22