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Multi-skilled Handyperson

London (Greater) (GB)
£28,448 to £31,381 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.
Closing date
8 Oct 2023

Job Details

Job description

We are looking for a multi-skilled handyperson for our Strand Engineering Team. The role is responsible for completing planned and routine maintenance, undertaking maintenance and fabric repairs, completing visual checks of M&E assets and whilst managing their own workload and working alongside Technicians. The role is versatile, with multiple duties and responsibilities. 

Role to be carried out to the required standard, whilst remaining compliant and providing excellent customer service.  

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract.

This is a full-time post.

Key responsibilities

  • Carry out multi trade maintenance and planned maintenance to a high standard including M&E, fire bell testing, legionella management and emergency light testing
  • Complete minor fabric repairs including repairing doors, flooring and decorating
  • Meet requested completion dates on assigned works and planned works
  • Complete visual inspections of M&E assets
  • Raise any remedial work with the team
  • Complete paperwork associated with planned maintenance promptly and to a high standard
  • Work in collaboration with technicians to manage stock levels
  • Work with Maintenance Assistants and Technicians to complete larger works
  • Work with relevant contractors
  • Offer an excellent level of customer service and adhere to Residence procedures regarding room entry
  • Attend any training as required by King’s College
  • Ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with all relevant statutory regulations and approved codes of practice, the department’s policies and procedures
  • Assist the team in delivery of unplanned works
  • Carry out duties as may reasonably be required to allow the department to function flexibly in providing the best possible service to our clients
  • Comply with the College’s Environmental policy and promote sustainable management techniques

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

  1. Previous demonstrated maintenance/fabric experience and supporting qualifications
  2. Demonstrable mechanical, carpentry, and electrical knowledge
  3. IT literate particularly in Excel
  4. Flexible attitude
  5. Team player
  6. Good health and safety knowledge
  7. Willingness to learn and develop
  8. Legionella awareness
  9. Excellent customer service skills

Desirable criteria

  1. First Aid
  2. IOSH Working Safely
  3. Managing assigned work through a CAFM app/system


King's College London is one of the top 20 universities in the world and among the oldest in England. King's has more than 27,600 students (of whom nearly 10,500 are graduate students) from some 150 countries worldwide, and some 6,800 staff.

King's has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) King’s was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity, and 7th for quality according to Times Higher Education rankings. Eighty-four per cent of research at King’s was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (3* and 4*). The university is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of more than £684 million.

King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services. For more information, visit:

King’s £600 million campaign, World questions|KING’s answers, has delivered huge global impact in areas where King’s has particular expertise. Philanthropic support has funded new research to save young lives at Evelina London Children’s Hospital; established the King’s Dickson Poon School of Law as a worldwide leader in transnational law; built a new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital; allowed unique collaboration between leading neuroscientists to fast-track new treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, depression and schizophrenia at the new Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute; created the Cicely Saunders Institute: the first academic institution in the world dedicated to palliative care, and supported the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership in the Ebola crisis. Donations provide over 300 of the most promising students with scholarships and bursaries each year. More information about the campaign is available at

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