Facilities Maintenance Assistant

Contract type: Permanent
Working time: 9:30am – 6pm Mon – Fri
Starting date: Immediately.
We are looking for an experienced Facilities Maintenance Assistant to join the Studio Environments Team. This role will provide technical and practical support for the care and management of the studio”s buildings (5 different buildings across Kings Cross), spaces and objects through regular maintenance, repair tasks, building related problem solving and improvements.
Key Responsibilities and accountability:
Care for the facilities and building infrastructure through consistent repair and maintenance of the building fabric, fixtures and fittings.
Collaborate with the Studio Environments team to improve Studio spaces and facilities, through renovation and refurbishment.
Space organisation; moving furniture and objects as required.
Undertake regular inspections of all buildings to ensure detailed care of Studio environments and to report on any Health and Safety findings, and action where appropriate.
Fire Marshall.
Attributes and Experience:
At least 1 year hands on working experience as a facilities technician with a medium to large size organisation.
Qualifications and/or practical experience of carpentry or plumbing
Experience in painting, decorating to a high level would be advantageous.
Meticulous attention to detail, which results in high standards of practical work.
Ability to think quickly, with a practical and pragmatic approach to problem-solving.
A good understanding of safe working practices.
An understanding of Organisational H&S procedures.
Experience record keeping and documenting work practice.
Ability to use ladders and work at heights.
Ability to work flexibly on a range of tasks often to tight and challenging deadlines.
Good time management and organisational skills.
A fastidious approach to presentation, with a thorough eye for detail.
Commitment to flexible working when required e.g. there may be occasions when working outside of normal hours is required.
Ability to work in teams and independently
Excellent interpersonal, communication and diplomatic skills..
Previous experience in a design, gallery or museum environment.
An understanding of art handling and/or archiving processes.

Start Date: 14 Oct 2019