University of Northampton

University of Northampton

Facilities Services Operative

Facilities Services Operative

Job Type

Full Time Permanent


£23,144 per annum


Waterside Campus

Closing Date


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  • About the job

    Interview Date: 13 December 2023

    Working hours - Monday – Friday 6am – 2pm (Full Time)

    The successful applicant will be working to support the estates and campus services. You will;

  • Provide day to day support with the preparation of buildings/facilities in line with staff and student requirements to meet the Service Level Agreement.
  • Liaise with specialist teaching areas and technicians to support all room resets/layout changes.
  • Report to the Helpdesk, any observed defects or maintenance items.
  • Support all office moves including the movement of furniture and equipment.
  • Set out classrooms as required by timetables and layout specifications.
  • Undertake daily vehicle checks, promptly reporting any vehicle defects to ensure its legality.
  • Support stakeholders with collections/delivery and removals of university property including office equipment and furniture.
  • We are an accredited Living Wage Foundation Employer and currently pay the real living wage. In recognition of this the salary for this post has been increased to pay the higher amount which currently supersedes the actual Grade 2 salary before living wage which is £20,619 per annum.

    About you

    You will;

  • Be able to demonstrate literacy and numeracy skills to a standard appropriate to post
  • Have a full UK driving licence.
  • Be able to work accurately and safely.
  • Have experience in completion of work in accordance with approved codes of practice and legislative compliance.
  • Have experience of working in occupied buildings understanding not to cause disruption.
  • Have experience in meeting deadlines.
  • It would be good if you;

  • Have experience in housekeeping tasks.
  • Are smart phone/tablet literate.
  • About us

    1st Degree Facilities is a trading name of UNEL which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of Northampton and this vacancy is covered by UNEL Terms and Conditions of employment.

    This is an exciting time to join our Company as the University relocated in September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-centre campus.

    Right to work

    All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Please note that the University of Northampton Enterprises Limited are unable to offer sponsorship to work in the UK. We can therefore only accept applications from individuals who are currently eligible to work in the UK.


    We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

    The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

    This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

    Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

    Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change.

    To find out more, please visit: https: // www. us/governance-and-management/management/equality-and-diversity/

    Job details


    Facilities Services Operative


    University of Northampton


    United Kingdom


    November 11, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 03, 2023

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Education

    About the employer

    Based in Northampton, U.K., the University of Northampton is one of the leading public universities. In 1924, Northampton Technical College was established and with constant evolution, the University of Northampton was founded in 2005 after the amalgamation of a host of training colleges. In the same year, it gained research degree awarding powers as well as full university status. It is also amongst those few universities, which have been awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), apart from being the foremost university in the country to be awarded the title of 'Changemaker Campus' in the year 2012. Equipped with contemporary facilities, the university opened a new £330 million campus in 2018, named Waterside.

    The University of Northampton also offers conferencing and business facilities through different centers, namely The University of Northampton Innovation Centre, iCon Environmental Innovation Centre, Sunley Hotel, and Portfolio Innovation Centre. In addition, the university also offers accommodation facilities to the students. The university also takes pride in its Schools Engagement Team and Schools and Colleges Liaison Team, which regularly organize different activities to inspire and motivate youngsters. In April 2016, the university also joined hands with Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation and Northamptonshire County Council in order to launch a new venture namely 'First for Wellbeing'.

    Located in the beautiful town of Northampton, which is well-known for historic sites and museums, teaching at the University of Northampton is taken care of by four faculties in total, namely Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology, Faculty of Health and Society, Faculty of Business and Law and Faculty of Education and Humanities. presently, the university has around 14,000 students. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in diverse streams, apart from organizing different tutorials and seminars for the comprehensive development of the students. In addition, on an annual basis, over 1000 international students from more than 100 different countries enroll themselves with the University of Northampton for pursuing diverse courses.

    The undergraduate Joint Honours programs, as well as all undergraduate Business, Computing, and Engineering courses offer the possibility of a full year in a work placement. Many courses include volunteering opportunities, study trips, placements, internships, and exchanges as far afield as the USA, Sri Lanka, India, Italy, the Netherlands, Malawi, Nepal, Spain, France, Scandinavia, China, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Japan.

    The university has a notable list of alumni, some of which are Andrew Collins (broadcaster and writer), Dallas Campbell (stage actor and television presenter), Jane Garvey (radio presenters), Daniel Middleton (writer and YouTuber), Felippe Moraes (independent curator, visual artist, and art researcher), James D. Boys (academic and media consultant) and Will Alsop ( modernist architect).

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