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Facilities Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

  • Are you looking for an opportunity to work in a facilities and maintenance role?
  • Do you excel at building maintenance and like a challenge?
  • Are you an experienced driver?

If you answered yes, we want to hear from you!

Who we are:
Richmond upon Thames Library Services operating a high performing public library service which is well liked within the community. There are 12 public libraries in the borough, all of them providing a wide range of services for our customers.

About the opportunity:
We are looking for a Facilities Assistant who will assist our Library Facilities Manager to maintain our network of twelve library buildings and their facilities, together with a range of practical and administrative duties.

Your duties will include carrying out minor repairs and improvements, setting-up of equipment and furniture for room hire, liaising with staff in library buildings and to undertake the duties of the Library Courier Driver when required.

About you:
As our Facilities Assistant, you will need to have experience of undertaking basic repairs and cleaning, be able to undertake the physical movement of equipment or resources and have experience of driving a long wheel based van.

You will also need to be confident using IT software, including email and inputting into spreadsheets. A basic knowledge of health, safety and fire safety in the workplace is desirable, but not essential as relevant training will be provided if required.

This is a full-time post (36 hours per week). Your working week will be Monday to Friday, with some occasional early mornings and evenings. Some weekend working may be required for which overtime will be paid.

How to apply?
Please register and submit your CV. If you are having difficulty in applying online, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0208 871 8825 or recruitment@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk to see if we can offer alternative arrangements for you to apply.

Why choose us?
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance, including a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date: Sunday 2nd February 2020
Shortlisting Date: Tuesday 4th February 2020
Interview Date: Tuesday 11th February 2020

Useful Information:
Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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