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Date Added: Wed 14/07/2021

Technical Facilities Assistant

West Yorkshire, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £21700/annum pension, training, holidays

Technical Facilities Assistant
£21,700
Leeds based
2 month temp contract 
We are currently recruiting for a Technical Facilities Assistant to work for a socially conscious business who manage a wide property portfolio across Yorkshire. Based out of the Leeds head office (and working from home), you will work as part of the facilities team and provide technical support to the property site managers ensuring they have the skills and knowledge to efficiently run the building and its assets. The role is for 2 months initially however could extend and go on longer, this is a good opportunity to get your foot in the door with a supportive and ethical local business. 

Working alongside the Estates Manager and another TFA, you will be the technical assistance for 60 sites - covering from Darlington to Sheffield but with most of the sites in the Leeds area. There will be some travel with the role so you'll need to have access to a vehcicle and be able to drive.

In terms of assistance, you will help the sites with their building and asset compliance checks, provide guidance on building issues and efficiencies across the estate - this could range from helping fix something on site to PPM audits, H+S guidance, negotiating contracts for energy, helping to manage subcontractors of managing on site project s. There will be a lot of learning on the job and you will expand you knowledge about the property management side of the role, however must already have a sound understanding of health and safety and the technical hard services side of buildings. This is a really interesting and varied role with good chance for career advancement and training. This role would suit someone with strong administration skills.

Duties of the role include:

Assist in the setting up new premises, including office moves, refurbishments and alterations to offices and residential hostels.
Monitor and update office leases and licence agreements for rent reviews, renewals and break clauses.
Support with, and respond to general queries on repairs, maintenance and replacements of office equipment and fixtures and fittings.
Collate and monitor Service & Maintenance information and compliance
Coordinate and monitor the procurement of service and maintenance contracts.
Coordinate and monitor the procurement of utility services and providers.
Carry out and monitor Health & Safety and Facilities audits.
Support and respond to general queries on Health & Safety.
Collate and monitor Health & Safety information and compliance from offices and residential
The role is working 9am - 5pm, 37.5 hours a week.

The benefits package for the role is generous including 33 days holidays (including bank hols) rising to 38 days after 2 years.

The Candidate:

The ideal candidate will have the following skills:

Good working knowledge of technical building services
Good technical literacy of Microsoft Applications e.g. Word, Excel, Power point, Outlook
Ability to undertake regular physical moving and handling, lifting, carrying and bending (subject to DDA modification where necessary)
Ability to prioritise and manage time to meet building user requirements
Have access to a car for work purposes and hold a full current UK driving licence
Basic knowledge of Environmental principles
Good with admin and paperwork
Experience of DIY and straightforward repair (not qualifications required)
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