Maintenance Support Assistant

University of Oxford

The University of Oxford is a stimulating work environment, which enjoys an international reputation as a world-class centre of excellence. Our research plays a key role in tackling many global challenges, from reducing our carbon emissions to developing vaccines during a pandemic.

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Estate Services Department as a General Operative working for the Direct Labour Organisation

Estates Services is responsible for the management of Oxford’s 450 buildings, University Parks and Gardens, Wytham Woods and commercial, agriculture and residential land. Our values include being open, honest and fair, we listen, and to show courtesy and respect to our staff.

What We Offer

As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees’ wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

•         An excellent contributory pension scheme

•         38 days annual leave

•         A comprehensive range of childcare services

•         Family leave schemes

•         Cycle loan scheme

•         Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans

The University also runs an enormous amount of social groups and sports clubs for those looking for more than just a great place to work.

About the Role

We have an opportunity within the Direct Labour Organisation (DLO) to become a General Operative. You will be joining a multi-disciplined Repairs & Maintenance Team comprising of a large number of maintenance engineers, plumbers, plus property maintenance engineers, and electricians as well as a number of trade apprentices providing safe, efficient, effective and customer focussed repairs and maintenance. 

About You

You will have an ability to work unsupervised and interactively as part of a team.

Experience of construction, property maintenance or engineering related work.

A full clean, driving license and the ability to undertake physical work including regular  manual handling.

Application Process

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Tuesday 6 June.

Interviews will take place on Monday 19 June. 

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