Centrally located in the Thames Gateway, Gravesham Borough Council provides a range of services to over 106,000 people and 4,000 businesses.
The Borough of Gravesham, situated in the north west corner of Kent, covers 25,000 acres of the most varied countryside in south east England.
Bordered by the River Thames to the north, it is at the heart of Thames Gateway and has a significant role to play in the regeneration of a major government growth area.
Gravesham Borough Council is committed to delivering to the community and working with us means you are part of delivering the level of growth and improvement our community needs and deserves.
The post is within the Property Services Department providing an essential service to the authority and will based at the Civic Centre in Gravesend. The role is to provide general caretaking operations to support the effective functioning of the Civic Centre and Woodville Theatre site. Activities include but not limited to opening or closing premises each day depending upon the shift pattern, carry out minor repairs and basic maintenance of site infrastructure, assistance with compliance inspections, stocktaking and replenishment of various cleaning products and other consumables for the site, provision of waste management support, carry out specialised cleaning, painting and decorating as required, PAT Testing (training provided), react and address Health & Safety issues where required and competent and provide support for Council Business Meetings. You will also be part of the out of hours callout service for the Civic Centre which would be on a rota basis shared between up to 6 people.
The ideal candidate will be reliable, punctual, self-motivated and flexible with effective communication skills, ideally with previous experience in a similar role and with general handyperson or trade related skills. It is also essential to hold a full driving licence, as you may be required to work at other Council locations.
In return we offer you:
A generous holiday entitlement, plus paid bank holidays.
In-house and external training including non-qualification, Continued Personal Development (CPD), NVQ and other qualification training.
Employee Assistance Programme
The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a free and confidential support service, offering you unlimited access to advice and information as well as coaching and counselling where appropriate.
Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the service is there to help you manage all of life's events and support you through the challenges. Their expert advisers are there to help,
whenever you need them. Support on the telephone, online and face to face.
A very secure pension scheme which both you and we pay into. More information can be found on the Local Government Pension Scheme website.
An on-site Occupational Health Advisor. We have an occupational health service provided by East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust. The service is delivered by a team of health professionals who specialise in occupational medicine and deal with the relationship between your work and your health. Occupational Health also works with us to resolve any issues in the workplace and also to ensure that well-being at work is maintained.
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager call Mark Clack/Ria Chilton on 01474 337804.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile
Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement
Gravesham Borough Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age
Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.