Maintenance Operative

Keele, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Operational Grade 2, Salary: £17,377 pa
26 Oct 2018
15 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Keele University

Directorate of Estates & Development

Maintenance Operative - External Environment (two posts)

Operational Grade 2, Salary: £17,377 pa

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience. With a turnover in excess of £150 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research. Further information can be found at

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two Maintenance Operatives (External Environment) to work within the Estates and Development Directorate. You will assist with improving the external environment of the university with basic repairs/maintenance of campus buildings. This will include painting, cleaning and minor repairs. Due to the nature of the work, it will involve working at height and the regular use of a powered platform.

You will have experience in a construction, building/ facilities management or maintenance environment along with excellent organisation, planning, communication, customer service and interpersonal skills and the ability to work well within a team.  

You will have access to a range of facilities on campus including shops, food and drink outlets and sports centre with staff discount available in some areas. As well as an excellent benefits package (including pension scheme and 21 days annual leave plus discretionary days and public holidays), and will also receive a full induction and support to enhance skills within the role.

This is a full time position and the average hours of work are 38.5 per week Monday to Friday. However due to the nature of the role the working pattern will change between the Summer and Winter months.

Keele University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN charter, and values equality and diversity across our workforce.  We strive to ensure that our workforce is representative of broader society, and therefore, we would actively welcome applications from women for this role.  

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

Please note this appointment is subject to medical clearance by the University’s Occupational Health provider.

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Closing date for applications: 15 November 2018.

Post Ref: KU00000962

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