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Rapid Response Assistant

Directorate of Estates & Campus Services
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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17,40819,202 per year
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Role Description

The Rapid Response Team primarily undertakes driving duties of lightweight University vehicles and commercial vans around the estate as required and are responsible for furniture moves and room set-ups around campus.  It is therefore essential that members of this team hold a full UK driving licence and have the ability to drive a high sided LWB transit type van.

Working within Facilities Services the RRT also provides a Rapid Response cleaning service to all areas of the University and outlying premises.  Team members carry out planned deep cleaning project work across the University campus.  Their work includes the use of specialised industrial cleaning equipment and at times they are required to work at heights.

In addition to all our RRT duties there will be a requirement for experience and aptitude in minor maintenance work.

The RRT are in daily contact with students, staff, contractors and guests.

Regular working hours are assigned however, in order to maintain flexibility within the team Rapid Response Assistants are at times and when operationally necessary, required to work flexibly between the hours of 07:00 and 20:00 on any 5 days out of 7 including weekends.

Two posts are currently available for which the regular hours of work are as follows:

Full time at 37 hours per week: Sunday –Thursday

Sunday 07:00-15.00
Monday – Wednesday 12.00 – 20.00
Thursday 12.00 – 19.30


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