Building Services Assistant

Building Services Assistant

  • Location

    South Kensington

  • Sector:

    Facilities & Property Management

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  • Salary:

    £30k - 31k per year

  • Contact:

    Ruby Skinner

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:


Our client who is based in Kensington are looking for a full-time maintenance assistant to work in their stunning, sleek, Grade II Heritage Listed Art Deco building. This is an exciting role working for a skilled maintenance assistant to join a very interesting, successful company. This role will mean you will be working four days a week on a shift basis, hours being 09:00 - 18:00 OR 12:00 - 21:00 Sunday to Saturday. 


Duties as Building maintenance assistant- 

  • Carry out and support contractors in carrying out the planned preventative maintenance programme and housekeeping programme in line with indicative frequencies set out by the installers and suppliers to maintain the building to the highest possible standard.
  • Maintain and upkeep facilities and the building management system (BMS) to a high standard.
  • Respond to employee repair and maintenance tickets in a timely manner in line with the set KPI’s.
  • Ensure that any repairs, maintenance, and other minor works are delivered to the agreed drawings, specification, and schedule.
  • Be responsible for and liaise, appropriately, with contractors on the premises.
  • Also, liaise with the landlord's building manager/loading bay manager and forge positive working relationships with other building tenants and occupants.
  • Liaise and coordinate works with the landlord’s subcontracted Facilities Management contractors.
  • Ensure compliance with the landlord’s requirements for maintenance and access.
  • Assist with unloading of deliveries and act as a porter to move deliveries around the building to their designated areas.


  •  Experience in one of the following trades is essential: Electrician, Plumbing, Painting & Decorating, Mechanical Plant maintenance, Carpenter etc.
  • Other relevant training, licences and certification are advantageous, such as trade based or Site Inspection NVQ, IOSH, NEBOSH, COSHH, CITB or DBS
  • First Aid & Fire Marshal training beneficial.


  • Public-facing buildings operation and maintenance
  • Health & Safety legislation and security procedures
  • The ability to read technical drawings and plans
  • Good knowledge of fire safety legislation
  • High level of proficiency in full MS Office suite
  • Familiarity with other software programs, such as AutoCAD, systems would be beneficial

Experience - 

  • Proven experience working as Maintenance Support, Caretaker or Handyman at a comparable high-profile, public-facing organisation.
  • Experience in a trade such as painting, carpentry, plumbing, electrics, etc.
  • Exposure to a relevant sector would be preferred (Museum, Gallery, Arts, NFP, Visitor Attraction, Heritage Destination or Tourism Development).

Please get in touch with Ruby Skinner if you have any questions.

("handyman" or "handy man" or "building services engineer" or "building services assistant" or "fabric engineer")

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