Site Facilities Officer

Reference HQ00021083
Service Cambridgeshire County Council
Contract Type Temporary
Duration Initially 13 weeks
Location Cambridgeshire
Job Type Full-time
Hours per week 37
Rate £10.41 per hour

About the job:

As a Site Facilities Officer for Cambridgeshire County Council through Opus Cambridgeshire, your key priority is to ensure that all our accommodation facilities at non-school operational properties are fit for purpose by ensuring the productivity and capacity of the Service and positively contributing to the image of the entire organisation.

Another priority is also to oversee and carry out small building repairs and servicing, cleaning, waste management, security and grounds maintenance at non-school properties throughout the county (In line with Health and Safety Legislation).


Shire Hall, Cambridge / Travelling throughout the County is required

  • Work closely with the Property Services and Facilities Management (PS&FM) helpdesk and external Service Providers to ensure timely and appropriate reporting and completion of all scheduled works and remedial repairs in accordance with Service Level Agreement, contractual requirements, specifications and the Council’s Health and Safety and Quality Controls Procedures.
  • To inspect, report and ensure the service level agreement (SLA) targets, contracts, Health and Safety standards and other relevant Council policies and standards are adhered to by external contractors. Reporting by way of the PS&FM Help Desk.
  • Maintain the site buildings records including Health and Safety, maintenance manuals, drawings, logbooks, service reports and worksheets. Use the PS&FM Helpdesk to create new job requests, monitor progress and update the jobs as and when necessary.
  • Deal with facilities requests raised by CCC customers in an appropriate manner and according to service level agreements (SLAs), taking action as appropriate by agreed procedures.
  • Maintain a secure key handling service, ensuring keys are signed out to and recalled from contractors efficiently and expediently.  A highly security conscious individual is required for this role.
  • Civic duties and a Corporate Image are a highly important part of this role. A smartly dressed, polite, helpful and well-mannered individual with excellent communication skills is required to complement the existing team.

The successful candidate will ideally have experience of Building and Facilities Maintenance in an office environment, together with practical experience of customer service.


Knowledge of Health and Safely Legislation is desired.


Candidates must be flexible as the role requires a considerable amount of travelling between sites in Cambridgeshire. Candidates must have a full UK driving licence.

  •  Holiday entitlement of up to 31 days per annum, pro-rata (including bank holidays) where applicable
  • Permanent equivalent council pay rates offered from commencement
  • Pension contribution from employer
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opus candidates hear about jobs first
  • Opportunity to apply for permanent positions as an ‘internal candidate’
  •  Gain experience to support permanent applications

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We get sight of all temporary and interim vacancies for Suffolk County Council and Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils first. By working through Opus, you will be notified of the job opportunities before any other recruitment agencies are even aware.


We have a wealth of knowledge and experience within the public sector, with many of our employees having previously worked for and with both Suffolk County Council and Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils for several years.


In the last month alone, we filled 95% of jobs using our own pool of registered candidates. The remainder went out to our trusted supply chain.


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