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Estates & Maintenance Operative


Hereford Campus

£22,340 plus call-out allowance £1,668

37 hours per week

Are you a hands-on individual with a knack for maintaining buildings and grounds?  We’re seeking a proactive individual to join our existing team of facilities and grounds staff at our Hereford Campus on Folly Lane.

About the role:

You’ll play a crucial role in maintaining the safety, cleanliness and functionality of our college facilities.  From locking/unlocking buildings to minor repairs and groundskeeping, you’ll ensure our campus runs smoothly.  This role offers variety, with tasks ranging from decorating to fire alarm testing and emergency reponse.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Securing buildings and operating alarm systems
  • Conducting general maintenance and repairs
  • Monitoring site cleanliness and supplies
  • Assisting with porterage and deliveries
  • Carrying out Estates health and safety checks

Skills and experience:

  • Practical skills in identifying and carrying out minor repairs
  • An understanding of basic health and safety
  • Self-motivated and organised.  Able to work on own initiative or as part of a team
  • Good communication skills, friendly and approachable
  • Able to take pride in the appearance and condition of the site, both internally and externally, paying particular attention to the buildings and surrounding environment
  • Full UK, manual driving licence

Working hours:

This is a full-time, permanent role, comprising 37 hours per week.  The post operates on a rotational basis alongside other estates staff.  During term time, the schedule typically includes two weeks of daytime shifts (either 7 am – 3 pm or 8 am – 4 pm), followed by one week of evening shifts  (three days from 11 am –  7 pm and two days 2 pm – 10 pm).


A comprehensive package of employee benefits is in place including holiday entitlement of 25 days (increasing to 30 days) plus 5 college closure days and 8 bank holidays, eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme with excellent financial contributions of 20% by the College and pension death in service grant of 3 x salary, generous occupational sickness, maternity, paternity and shared parental leave pay schemes.

The College also provides a high number of free on-site parking spaces, access to a range of free CPD events, professional qualifications and recreational courses, eye care voucher scheme, cycle-to-work scheme, volunteering scheme, wellbeing support and access to competitively priced food outlets.


Additional Information:

We welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.  If you possess solid handy person/DIY skills and a proficiency in carrying out general repairs and tasks, we especially encourage you to apply.  A comprehensive job description can be found on the vacancies page of the college website.

Please note that all applications must be submitted using the College’s application form.  We strongly recommend that applicants fully utilise the ‘Supporting Statement’ section to highlight any relevant skills or outline how they could meet the requirements of the role.  CVs can be included as supplementary information only.

Application forms can be found at our website or by contacting the college’s Personnel team.  Please visit telephone (01432 365373) or email


HLNSC is committed to safeguarding and promotes the welfare of all learners and expects HLNSC staff to share this commitment.  This position is subject to Safer Recruitment procedues which include criminal convictions checks, barred from working with children checks and any necssary overseas checks.

Closing date:   Monday 17th June 2024




Vacancy Details

Job Location: Hereford Campus
Salary: £22,340 plus call-out allowance £1,668
Contract: Full-Time, permanent
Working Hours: 37
Possible Start Date: ASAP
Positions Available: 1
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Listing Expires: Monday 17th June 2024