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Senior Building Services Technician

As part of the University of Cambridge, the Fitzwilliam Museum houses over half a million works of art and antiquities spanning centuries and civilisations and displays them in 23 galleries. There are also stores, offices, education rooms, studios and conservation laboratories across six buildings in Cambridge, all of which require constant inspection and regular maintenance. All parts of the main museum building are Grade 1 listed, and must meet stringent government indemnity and insurance standards for the security, care and display of works of art, particularly in relation to security, building maintenance and environmental conditions.

We are now recruiting a Senior Building Services Technician who will be responsible for the maintenance of the mechanical services and to maintain the fabric, fixtures and fittings of the building to support the effective operation and objectives of the museum. Delivering a high quality service across the Museum, the role holder will: Carry out breakdown and planned preventive maintenance; Establish systems to plan routine inspections; Liaise with external contractors to repair or undertake routine servicing of plant and complete any remedial work required; Determine and authorise the purchase of all materials required and ensure that they are procured in time and within an agreed budget; Carry out major and minor works and installations either by self or contractors; and be responsible for breakdown and preventative programmes of complex plant and equipment.

They will possess good customer service skills, have attention to detail, be able to use their own initiative and have good oral and written communication skills. They will have a broad range of experience in a maintenance environment and experience of working in building/ maintenance services including practical experience of plumbing, heating and HVAC equipment and other services. They will have knowledge and understanding of preventive and breakdown maintenance techniques in mechanical, electrical and civil trades and environments. Experience within a museum environment would be desirable.

Willingness to respond to out-of-hours call outs in the event of emergencies is a requirement of the role, so a flexible approach to working hours is essential. Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a health assessment and a security check.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for applications is Thursday, 22nd March 2018 and interviews will be held on Wednesday, 28th March 2018.

Please quote reference DA14970 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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