Facilities Assistant Rugby, Warwickshire £24,440.00

Facilities Assistant

Location: Rugby, Warwickshire |
Salary: £24,440.00 |
Posted: 20 May 2024 |
Closes: 3 Jun 2024 |
Job Type: Full Time and Permanent |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 15718

Role Responsibility:


G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services

HMP Rye Hill, Rugby, CV23 8SZ

Salary £24,440 per annum

Permanent, Full Time,  40 per week

Benefits:  Company Pension, free on-site parking, on-site canteen, ongoing training and development and access to High Street Shop discounts.


Within Care and Rehabilitation Services, the philosophy of our prisons is to rehabilitate offenders and equip them to re-integrate into mainstream society on release. We seek to normalise prison conditions as far as possible to reflect life in the outside community. Our aim is to create an environment in which staff and prisoners feel safe and causes of prison stress are minimised. Central to our philosophy is the relationship between staff and prisoners. Our training and operational practices emphasise the need to treat prisoners with dignity and respect and G4S staff build positive and supportive relationships with the prisoners in their care. 


HMP Rye Hill is a category 'B' training prison situated in the village of Willoughby, near Rugby in Warwickshire, holding approximately 664 sentenced male adults.


We now have an opportunity for a Facilities Assistant to join our team at HMP Rye Hill.


The role of the Facilities Assistant is to support all functions within the facilities team across the estate. The individual is responsible for completing planned preventative maintenance, administration and direct support to all engineers, office staff and stores. Deliver both planned and reactive maintenance to assets, building fabric, services and utilities in order to maintain a safe and operational environment across the prison estate.


Key Responsibilities

  • Operate within planned maintenance procedures for assets etc. effectively and safely within their range of qualifications, levels of competence, training and experience.
  • Deal effectively and safely with breakdowns and damage to assets etc. within their range of qualifications, levels of competence, training and experience as required.
  • Carry out maintenance inspection and repairs to various types of heating, water, ventilation, electrical, mechanical, carpentry and security etc. equipment and services on site, where necessary and within their range of qualifications, levels of competence, training and experience.
  • Assist on diagnosing faults on all Mechanical & Electrical support systems and rectifying where necessary and within their range of qualifications, levels of competence, training and experience.
  • Carry out maintenance inspection and repairs to various assets, building fabric throughout the prison estate, e.g. furniture, internal /external fixtures and fittings, grounds, access and car parking, etc.
  • Assisting in the development of maintenance routines, procedures, risk assessments, preparing and maintaining relevant technical records, provide administrative support and storage of stores.
  • Working with other craft qualified, semi-skilled and non-skilled maintenance staff to develop cross-skilling and cover all levels and aspects of maintenance activities on a team work basis.
  • Participate in emergency call out arrangements and provide cover where necessary during sickness absence periods. Conduct engineer out of hours and weekend call out duties.
  • Conduct all activities within legal parameters, training and competencies.
  • Security awareness within a prison environment in respect to key locking and escorting maintenance contractors within the prison estate.
  • Assist in the promotion of creating a positive Health & Safety culture across the site leading by example, this includes the reporting of accidents and near misses in a timely manner and the application of safe systems of work for the role.
  • G4S is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children and adults at risk and the post holder must support these goals
  • The duties and responsibilities listed within this job description are not exhaustive and the job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary from time to time.


The Ideal Candidate:


Essential Skills

  •   A qualification that supports the maintenance of building fabric and associated ancillaries.
  •   The ability to complete paperwork and report issues.
  •   Computer literate.
  •   Flexible independent approach.
  •   Effective administration skills.


Desirable Skills

  • A Health & Safety qualification – IOSH/NEBOSH.
  • Fully qualified and experienced within a mechanical engineer discipline. (City  & Guilds / Level 2 NVQ in mechanical craft studies or equivalent).
  • Full, clean driving license.


If you join us, you can be sure that you’ll find a secure, friendly and professional working environment and be given all the support, training and encouragement you need to build and develop a successful career with us.

For more information about HMP Rye Hill please visit https://hmpryehill.co.uk/

Equality and Diversity is an important part of G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds and are a fully inclusive employer who aims to support all employees to be their true selves. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments for either the role or during the recruitment process

G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children and adults at risk and each employee is expected to support these goals.

Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 10 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S and the Secretary of State for the Home Office and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. 

You must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum period of 3 years. You will also need to provide full details of your employment and education history for the last 10 years as part of the security screening process for this role.



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