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Rapid Response Assistants (Facilities)

Directorate of Technology, Estates and Facilities
Based at
University of York
Hours of work
Contract status
19,623 - 21,135 per year
Interview Date
To be confirmed
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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. 

The team also provide a reactive cleaning service to all areas of the University and outlying premises and 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.

Regular working hours are assigned, however, in order to maintain flexibility, the team 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 evenings, weekends and public holidays.  Hours of work are confirmed in advance via a rota.

We currently have 6 full time positions available immediately. Shortlisting for these roles takes place on an ongoing basis and you may be asked to attend an interview prior to the closing date stated. 

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

  • Full driving licence
  • Ability to carry out significant manual handling duties
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with a range of colleagues and customers
  • Evidence of behaviours that uphold Our Values

For informal enquiries: please contact our Deputy Head of Facilities Services

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