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Facilities Assistant

Physiology Anatomy And Genetics

University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


  • Posted on: 24th Jan 2022
  • Salary: Grade 4: £22,847 - £26,341 per annum
  • REF: 154960
  • Closes: 21st February 2022
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job Details

Facilities Assistant

Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Sherrington Building, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PT

Grade 4: £22,847 – £26,341 per annum

We are recruiting for an experienced Facilities Assistant, to form part of the Facilities Teamwith responsibility for carrying out a range of maintenance tasks.

Responsibilities and duties include:

Provide a first line response in the event of a building services/equipment breakdown or emergency. Assist with the departmental goods-in and stores service, monitoring stock levels of consumable goods. Occasional ordering via the University R12 ordering system (training will be given). Provide occasional cover for the reception desk. Liaison with the Estates Services and building contractors, where necessary and in the absence of the Facilities Manager to pass on information and ensure service standards are maintained. Participate in a rota to provide out-of-hours call-out in the event of a building services emergency. Operate security and fire alarm systems and equipment. Fire Warden duties.

General maintenance of buildings, laboratory and other equipment. Repairing and redecoration of the building and laboratories, with occasional basic electrical and mechanical repairs required. Assisting with building alterations, refurbishments, laboratory and bench alterations. Arranging recycling and/or disposal of furniture and equipment.

Portable Appliance Testing (training will be given). Maintenance and inspection of in-house de-ionised water systems. Autoclaving duties. Assist with the day to day requirements of the Liquid Nitrogen storage facilities (training will also be given).

The ideal candidate will hold a recognised qualification, NVQ or equivalent, in building services. They will also have an awareness of health and safety requirements relating to an engineering/mechanical workshop, or building maintenance environment, and ensure the safety of members of staff and the public. The post holder will be able to demonstrate expertise in general maintenance, including DIY activities, decorating, carpentry and plumbing. They will have experience in basic repairs/maintenance of laboratory and other equipment, including some electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering repairs. It is a key requirement that the candidate can demonstrate initiative and has the ability to respond flexibly to the needs of the Department.

Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and email is required and it is desirable that the candidate has experience of working in a role in which customer service is of key importance.

The post is available immediately, and will initially be based in Le Gros Clark (LGC) and Sherrington buildings, both on Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PT. The post will then permanently be based in the Sherrington building from June 2022 when LGC closes.

This post is offered on a permanent basis.

Informal enquiries may be directed to David Greenwood, Facilities and Stores Manager:david.greenwood@dpag.ox.ac.uk

The closing date for applications ismidday on 21st February 2022.

Interviews are likely to be held onw/c 7th March 2022.

Applications are particularly welcome from women, black and minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in Higher Education posts in Oxford.

We, as a Department and Community, will be considerate and welcoming of all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. We acknowledge societal inequalities and how these impact us, and those around us, personally and professionally.

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Storm Fletcher

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21-Feb-2022 12:00

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