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Maintenance Assistant


About this vacancy

We believe that the University of Plymouth Students’ Union should be a social, inclusive organisation. We are committed to doing an amazing job and work hard to facilitate opportunities and experiences for students. If you see yourself working as part of our friendly, passionate team, we’d love to hear from you. As our Maintenance Assistant, you will work closely with the Buildings Manager to repair and maintain the Students’ Union Buildings. While the University is responsible for large-scale maintenance of the building, we perform a lot of day-to-day maintenance ourselves. We are looking for someone who has practical building maintenance experience and is used to working within good H&S practices and using tools. This will be a busy role, and you will also need to get involved in supporting the organisation with different duties from time to time.


Post Details

  • Grade 2
  • Salary £17,856 pro-rated to £8,043
  • 750 hours per year (approx.16.5 hours per week)
  • Permanent position
  • Most of the work will be undertaken during weekday mornings, but there may be work required at different times



UPSU employs 70 dedicated and passionate salaried staff, as well as over 200 casual student staff. We are an Investors in People Gold employer and offer:

  • 25 days paid annual leave, plus 8 paid Bank Holidays, plus 3 paid Christmas days
  • A popular annualised hours system that works in a very similar way to a flexi-time system
  • Paid lunch breaks
  • Annual increments
  • Access to a great workplace pension scheme
  • One paid day off per year to undertake voluntary work
  • Annual chill-out days and Christmas parties
  • Occupational sick pay, maternity and paternity pay schemes
  • Subsidised membership of our on-campus Sports Centre
  • And many other benefits



Please send us your CV and a covering letter telling us why you are suitable for this role to


Recruitment Timeline

  • Closing date: Monday 29 July 2019 (9am)
  • Interviews: Friday 2 August 2019 (please be prepared to be available on this day)
  • Start date: 1 September 2019  


Equality of Opportunity

UPSU is proudly an accredited Investor in People and is committed to Equality and Diversity. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of any characteristic.