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Building Maintenance Operative

Job Details
  • 5559
  • Cheltenham Trust
  • Cheltenham
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • Salary in the region of £24,000 + great benefits

Facilities and Building Maintenance Operative

Do you have experience gained within either a property maintenance, facilities management or building service role? Perhaps as a Maintenance Operative or Handyperson or similar? Would you enjoy a varied role where you can put your practical skills to good use? Read on to find out more…

Our Organisation

The Cheltenham Trust is an independent charity that manages five iconic venues at the heart of Cheltenham including the Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham Town Hall, Wilson Art Gallery and Museum, Leisure at Cheltenham, and the Prince of Wales Stadium.

Following an exciting re-design, Cheltenham’s leading cultural hub The Wilson Museum and Art Gallery will reopen in late-July. The Gallery includes a vibrant new arts café, flexible ancillary spaces, the new Sir Charles Irving Community Art Gallery, and re-designed galleries and artists’ studios for the local community and visitors to Cheltenham.

The Role – Facilities and Building Maintenance Operative

As Facilities and Building Maintenance Operative, you will provide routine and reactive maintenance across all our venues. This will include installing and de-installing gallery exhibitions and assisting with the transportation and handling of exhibits. Your duties will include:

  • Undertaking general repairs and maintenance throughout the interior and exterior of the buildings
  • Overseeing the installation / dismantling of temporary exhibitions and museum displays
  • Building plinths, casing, and other forms of display for work within museum displays
  • Escalating and reporting maintenance issues if unable to resolve and organising maintenance contractor access
  • Maintaining plant and equipment checks to ensure appropriate servicing
  • Assisting with the building opening and closing procedures, as part of our operational rota
  • Undertaking job and risk assessments for work on site
  • Monitoring environmental conditions, art collections and building security arrangements, and maintaining maintenance records
  • Coordinating the packing and transportation of museum objects / materials
  • Setting up and operating audio-visual equipment for activities in venues
  • Supporting teams with setting up for activities and events in venues

Our Requirements – Facilities and Building Maintenance Operative

  • Experience gained within either a property maintenance, facilities management or building service role
  • Ability to complete light carpentry work and construct displays
  • Practical, hands-on, and proactive approach
  • Customer focus and excellent communication skills

The Package

  • Permanent contract, working 40 hours per week 5 days out of 7 on a rolling rota
  • Salary in the region of £24,000 with the level dependent on experience  
  • Career development opportunities, with full training and support
  • 22 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Fantastic employee leisure membership discounts
  • Employee assistance programme

More About Us

Although we have exciting plans, each team member means a lot to us. By joining us, you’ll have the opportunity to help grow the Trust, support early career local artists, and enrich the cultural offering for Cheltenham and Gloucestershire. 

All applications for this Facilities and Building Maintenance Operative vacancy are to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions.

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