Dockyard Caretaker

  • £18,852 to £20,092 per annum
  • Chatham, Kent
  • University Of Kent

Location: Chatham

Salary: £18,852 to £20,092 per annum

Grade: Grade 3

Post Type: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Release Date: Tuesday 07 June 2022

Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Tuesday 21 June 2022 (unless otherwise stated)

Reference: EST-076-22-R

We are seeking a Caretaker to provide a full and varied caretaking service mainly based at the University’s Dockyard site, although you may also be required to work at the Pembroke Site of the Medway Campus.

This post will act as a daily link between the Schools/Departments located in the buildings at the Dockyard. There is an additional focus on maintenance repair jobs, statutory compliance checks and logistical works within this post due to the location and requirements of the allocated buildings.

You will be a public figure within the buildings, providing day to day assistance for the smooth running of the areas, communicating daily with all levels of staff, students and visitors, promoting the professional image of both the Commercial Services and Estates department but also representing the Schools/Departments based on site.

In this role you will:

Be responsible for the general site security, in liaison with the FM Supervisor and/or Facilities Operations Manager.

Unlock specific buildings individual rooms as required, activate/ deactivate zoned alarms as required and issue keys to appropriate persons in line with policy.

Undertake regular statutory maintenance inspections as instructed by the FM Supervisory team e.g. plant room inspections, filter changes for air handling systems, water hygiene testing, emergency light testing and re-lamping.

Carry out maintenance tasks around the buildings including basic engineering, drain clearance and building planned maintenance as instructed.

To be successful in this role you will have/be:

Educated to GCSE level or equivalent

A full UK Driving Licence

Previous experience of working as a team member

Proven experience of undertaking general maintenance and cleaning duties

Excellent oral and written communication skills

We can offer you a friendly, open and collaborative working environment and support in your development and wellbeing, as well as a range of great staff benefits. This post is based at our close-knit Medway campus at Chatham Maritime, a vibrant mix of modern and historic buildings offering outstanding state of the art facilities and a unique learning environment.

Please see the links below to view the job description and to apply for this post. For questions about the application process, please contact [email protected] quoting ref EST-076-22.

Applications must be made via the University’s online application system; CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

  • Advertiser: Direct Employer
  • Reference: EST-076-22-R