Maintenance Technician (Plumbing Bias)

Soas University
Bloomsbury, London, WC1H 0XG
Grade 5 - £26,722 to £30,216 pa inclusive
Closing date
12 Dec 2021

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SOAS University of London is the leading Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.  In response to the changing world around us, it is essential SOAS continues to adapt how it responds to and operates in order to be leaders in delivering exceptional education to our students and to support and attract the best academic talent globally.

SOAS has reset its strategic plans through ‘Reimagining SOAS or the 21st Century’ to ensure priorities for the university are clearly focussed on providing the best educational services and facilities for our students and staff, and maximising opportunities internationally.

About the department

The Estates and Facilities Directorate is responsible for the delivery of the Estates and Infrastructure Strategy which covers the areas of major construction and refurbishment projects; facilities operation and space management, including timetabling and energy management. The Directorate aims to ensure that the quality, functionality and operation of the estate and its associated infrastructure meets the needs of its users and supports the activities of SOAS.

About the role

The Maintenance Technicians role is to support the Maintenance and Compliance Manager and Senior Engineer in delivering maintenance, reactive repair and minor works whilst ensuring the Health and Safety of the SOAS environment for the students, staff and visitors. The Maintenance Technician will work as part of a wider team and will report to the Maintenance and Compliance Manager.

The post holder needs to be aware of the nature of the spaces and to be able to work with a diligent and professional attitude. A key purpose of the role is to carry out duties to ensure service level agreements and statutory agreements are met. The role holder will have a commitment to providing excellent customer service to enhance the Estate and the student experience alongside working with internal and external stakeholders and tenants on a regular basis.

About you

You will need to demonstrate:

  • Able to work well under pressure, maintaining an efficient and professional manner
  • Able to follow instruction and work flexibly and positively within a team
  • The ability to work to a routine with minimum supervision
  • Use of own initiative
  • Ability to communicate with a wide range of staff
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to work as part of a team

You can find further information on the key criteria for the role in the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties and responsibilities, which can be found on the SOAS website.

Please complete the Unbiased application form, please note you will not be able to upload a CV.

Closing date:  Sunday 12th December 2021.            

Interviews to be held: to be confirmed.

Further information

If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please contact

'Successful candidates will need to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with SOAS, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006'.

For information on how and why SOAS processes personal data about its job applicants, please read our Job Applicant Notice.

We would particularly welcome applications from candidates from working class, first generation Higher Education, the Global South, Black, Asian or other minority ethnic and underrepresented groups. All appointment decisions will be made on merit, following a fair and competitive process.


SOAS University of London is the leading Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.

SOAS is a remarkable institution. With our vast repository of knowledge and expertise on our specialist regions, we are uniquely placed to inform and shape current thinking about the economic, political, cultural, security and religious challenges of our world. Our programmes are taught by respected academics engaged in fieldwork and research which influences government policy and the lives of individuals across the globe. SOAS scholars grapple with the pressing issues confronting two-thirds of humankind today: democracy, development, economy, finance, public and corporate policy, human rights, migration, identity, legal systems, poverty, religion, and social change.

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