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Facilities Assistant - Housing & Homelessness

About the team we are recruiting to

The Facilities Management & Site Services Team are Responsible for ensuring the smooth day to day operation of the portfolios by space planning, service charge preparation and management, contractor management, meeting room setup, porterage and health and safety management. Part of this service area is our newly created Housing & Homelessness portfolio.

What is the job role?

We are looking for Facilities Assistants to support our newly acquired Housing and Homelessness estate. The successful candidates will be joining at an exciting time as the council purchases property to use as temporary accommodation for individuals and families. The Facilities Assistants will be responsible to the Facilities Manager – Housing & Homelessness and will work closely with the Housing and Homelessness team. You will be responsible for ensuring our properties are supported and maintained ensuring safe and secure accommodation for tenants. Your responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Carrying out repairs and maintenance
  • Void turnarounds and inspections
  • Health and safety inspections and testing
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Cleaning & portering

We have 1 full time 37 hour position available and 2 part time 18.5 hour positions. When applying for this role please indicate which contract you are applying for. 

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who has experience of working in a facilities/ building environment. You will need the skills and ability to communicate clearly, verbally and written. You may also be asked to work out of normal working hours.

For the role you’ll need: 

  • Experience in a Facilities /Building role
  • Good level and application of general maintenance
  • H&S knowledge
  • The ability to travel around the City to our various properties
  • Willingness to undertake training in relation to the role including first aid

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

Interview date: 03/02/2021

Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!
There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.
We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.
As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 

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