Maintenance Technician

£25,941 - £30,942 - University Grade 5 Salary Scale
Length of contract: 
Hours of work: 
Monday to Friday, 08:00-17:00 (40 hours per week) with occasional weekend and evening work as required.
Full time / part time: 
Full time

St Hilda's College is seeking a Maintenance Technician, specialising in either electrical or plumbing maintenance services to provide essential support within our small, friendly and dedicated Maintenance Team.

The ideal candidate will be a proactive, competent and committed individual who is willing to become involved in the vibrant and unique life of the College.

This is a varied role and candidates will be expected to display a high level of teamwork and adaptability. Duties of the role will include, but not be restricted to:

- Completion of routine and reactive maintenance tasks as directed by the College Surveyor/Lead Maintenance Technician

- Undertaking or assisting with planned maintenance checks to buildings, (mechanical or electrical services)

- Working closely with other members of the Maintenance Teams, College Surveyor and Head of Buildings.

Given that occasional weekend work will be required, a flexible approach to work is desirable.

Role Summary:

  • You will assist with or undertake daily reactive and preventative maintenance requirements of the College across all sites.
  • This includes liaising with contractors, and where appropriate, identifying faults on electrical equipment and carrying out frequent testing routines on various types of site equipment. This may include testing emergency lighting, systematically surveying and testing lights and light sensors for functionality and replacing them as necessary, along with a wide variety of other testing and repairs, lamp replacement and upgrades, ensuring the safe use of equipment, PAT testing, reporting faults, routine general maintenance tasks and being part of a priority response team.
  • Or, if possessing a different skill set, identifying faults on mechanical service systems, including domestic hot & cold water, heating, gas, mechanical plant, plumbing and sanitary systems, clearing drains, attending to repairs, replacement or alterations to the same.
  • With experience of practical maintenance, you will also have the ability to develop good working relationships with members of College staff and be prepared to work flexibly as part of a team including providing cover and assistance to other posts during periods of pressure or staff absence.
  • This role involves carrying tools, materials and equipment, working at height and in confined spaces and may also involve working with potentially hazardous substances.

Essential Skills, Qualifications and Experience Summary: 

  • A good working knowledge of Health & Safety is essential as is compliance with health and safety regulations – including the Health & Safety at Work Act, supporting College policies and procedures including undertaking risk assessments and adhering to safe working practices.
  • Demonstrable training or experience, skill and competency in electrical maintenance to include appropriate current or previous registration with an industry registration body e.g. NICEIC. OR Demonstrable training or experience, skill and competency in plumbing to include appropriate current or previous registration with an industry registration body e.g. Gas Safe.
  • Proven ability to organise and motivate themselves.
  • Experience in a similar role.

Please see the Job Description for full details of the role and person specification.

College Benefits

  • Generous Annual leave entitlement of 38 days including Public Holidays. Please note that some Bank Holidays are routine working days for College, especially during term time.
  • Optional enrolment in the Oxford Staff Pension Scheme (OSPS).
  • Lunch is provided free of charge when on duty, when the College kitchen is open
  • The College provides access to private health and dental cover at preferential rates.

To apply for this post please complete an application form and return it to

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 1 September 2021, 5pm.