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Maintenance Technician

Posted 7 March by Kaplan International Easy Apply Featured Ended


Bournemouth University International College (BUINTCOL) is a flagship development - a new ultramodern College with a Student Residence offering fully inclusive catered packages in a state of the art Restaurant. Opening in September 2015 the College will attract international students from all over the globe to study on a Pathways course which will ultimately lead them on to Bournemouth University (BU). The Residence, Lansdowne Point, will be home to students who are either studying on a pathways programme, are BUINTCOL alumni who have progressed on to Bournemouth University (BU), or are new or existing students at BU.

Your responsibilities will include:

Building management

  • provide a front line response in both planned and reactive maintenance service in accordance with the Service Level Agreement with our stakeholders
  • issue and regulate stores and cleaning supplies and assist in maintaining correct stock level
  • ensure that the working environment is maintained in accordance with the Service Level Agreement, including keeping the site clean by litter picking on a daily basis, supporting the cleaning staff with rubbish removal and clearing snow and ice from pathways and putting down grit
  • undertake duties involving movement of loads (e.g. bins/ white goods etc.)
  • identify and resolve maintenance issues ensuring these are reported using the correct process
  • be prepared to work as part of a rolling roster including weekends including student arrival weekends
  • deal with any complaints that are received
  • assist with statutory testing including fire alarm testing, fire extinguisher, fire blanket and fire detector checks, water temperature monitoring, shower head cleaning and emergency lighting checks
  • other duties as commensurate with the post

Health and Safety

  • ensure all equipment is kept clean, well maintained and in safe working order
  • report any Health and Safety issues relating to the site ensuring all information is passed to the relevant manager
  • comply with the requirements of Kaplan residence’s and stakeholders operational procedures and policies including those relating to health and safety
  • wear and maintain personal protective equipment (PPE) in accordance with company policy, COSHH and Risk Assessments
  • comply with Kaplan Residence’s statutory fire and safety regulations and to promote good safety habits and methods of work among the workforce


  • be aware of material expenditure and avoid unnecessary waste or loss
  • be able to work within a set budget

Marketing & promotion

  • contribute to, when necessary inward visits from agents/ partners/ parents as appropriate

About you:

To be successful in the role, you’ll have the following:

  • a passion for customer care and a sensitivity to our students’ needs
  • experience in a customer facing environment
  • recent experience of working in a maintenance / caretaking role
  • experience of working in an effective Health & Safety culture in line with legislation
  • ability to offer flexibility in working hours including provision of out of hours support in an emergency if required
  • experience in customer service, hospitality or student service provision, ideally accommodation
  • budget management experience

Application method: Apply with your CV and covering letter via our online application form.

Closing date: 12th March, 2018

Required skills

  • International Students
  • Safety Culture
  • Student Welfare
  • Student Accommodation

Reference: 34625011

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