Facilities & Fleet Support Assistant

Department: Support Services
Salary details: Circa £22,800 + competitive benefits package
Published date: 31-Aug-2022

We are currently recruiting 2 proactive team players to join us as Facilities and Fleet Support Assistants on a full time, permanent basis. These roles will support colleagues and activities in both our Facilities and Fleet teams, making this a great opportunity for those who enjoy broad and varied work. 

The Facilities Department are an efficient and helpful team, who like to carry out general cleaning and building repairs themselves. As the Facilities and Support Assistant you’ll support these activities so, practical experience of general DIY tasks such as painting and decorating, would be highly beneficial, as would prior cleaning experience (building spaces or vehicles). 

The Fleet Department are an organised team who do a great job of supporting our research, training, and operational car fleet. You'll support the team by cleaning and moving vehicles and so a UK driving license, along with a good attention to detail will be a must. 

As the Facilities and Fleet Support Assistant your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Reviewing, responding and reacting appropriately to facilities support requests via the helpdesk system
  • Carrying out general repair/maintenance duties e.g. decoration, picture hanging, furniture moving
  • Collecting refuse from all sites to ensure a clean and pleasant working environment, including offices, recycling and workshop areas
  • Unlocking / locking buildings
  • Cleaning and maintenance of vehicles and sites, including workshops and offices to a high standard
  • Moving (driving) vehicles

Your skills and qualifications as the Facilities and Fleet Support Assistant will include:

  • Experience in facilities support / maintenance and cleaning
  • Experience in the safe use of power tools and equipment
  • Practical experience of painting and decorating
  • UK driving license – you will be required to move (drive) vehicles
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety regulations and procedures
  • Basic IT skills, previous experience using a helpdesk system would be highly advantageous but not essential

What we’re looking for in you:

You are a proactive, hardworking, team player who enjoys manual work. You work well to your own initiative and have excellent time management skills. You pride yourself on your reliability and enjoy communicating with people from all areas of the business.

As an organisation that believes a strong set of Values are key to our organisational success and a sense of belonging for all colleagues, we ask that you understand, represent and apply our Values of fearless, inquisitive, resourceful, supportive and trusted and demonstrate these Values throughout the recruitment and selection process.

Salary: Circa £22,800. In addition we offer a competitive benefits package which includes a 10% non-contributory pension, sick pay, competitive annual leave increasing with length of service, TechScheme Vouchers, Health Shield plus more!

Location: Thatcham, Berkshire

Working Hours: Will be on a shift basis. Week 1 working hours will be 07.00 -15.00 Monday – Friday and week 2 will be 09.30 – 17.30 Monday – Friday

About Thatcham Research

At the cutting edge of automotive research in the UK, Thatcham Research has a unique role in shaping the design of new vehicles and influencing ever higher standards of safety, security and repair.

With an on-site Crash Laboratory, Repair Technology Centre, Training Academy, Track Testing Facility and Crime Lab, our research expertise is driving some of the very latest automotive developments in technology, materials and standards in this fast moving and highly technical industry.

Thatcham Research is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments to be made at any point during your recruitment journey.

All applicants must have the Right to Work in the UK. We are unable to offer sponsorship.

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