Facilities Assistant – Porter

  • Date Posted:February 20th 2024
  • Job Reference:PORTER
  • TypeTemporary
  • LocationBirmingham (B37), Birmingham
  • Salary & Package£12.18 per hour

Facilities Assistant – Porter

Our local authority are looking for a Facilities Assistant to join them on a temporary basis.

Location – B37 5TN

Pay Rate – £12.18ph

We require a Facilities Assistant (Porter) to work between the Council House, Moat Lane and Bluebell in order to support all three sites as required.

Must have a driving licence and access to transport

Job role details:

To undertake general facilities and security duties. This will include ensuring that various corporate buildings are open/closed at designated times in line with business needs, occupants comply with Health & Safety legislation, participate in out-of-hours emergency call-out procedures etc., receive and disseminate goods received, arrange, and oversee maintenance repairs, cleaning operations, waste removal, overseeing Contractors etc.

Undertake general DIY maintenance and repairs e.g., changing light bulbs, minor repairs, etc.

  • To open & close various corporate buildings at designated times in line with the business needs of the Council and to be available for occasional access to buildings out of hours.
  • To carry out routine Health & Safety inspections, ensuring all security systems and procedures are adhered to.
  • Collection, verification and delivery of parcels and packages etc. throughout the buildings
  • Arrange for the delivery and distribution of supplies/products and the collection/removal of waste or unwanted items (e.g., paper, furniture, etc.)
  • To participate in staff relocations involving the transfer of furniture/ equipment and other ancillary tasks
  • Monitoring of contractors whilst on site, their entry/exit and work undertaken whilst in the building to ensure that they comply with SMBC rules and procedures e.g., external cleaning staff, etc.
  • Litter pick, sweep and generally keep clear immediate access areas within the site boundary.
  • To participate in work rotas to ensure that the buildings are operated in accordance with business service needs.
  • To be contactable out-of-hours in case of emergency. (To carry a duty phone, if required).
  • The post holder will be required to wear a uniform and safety footwear that will be provided.
  • Computer literate e.g., Use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.
  • To respond and answer to emails via the porters’ generic email address.
  • Such other duties that from time to time may be required which is commensurate with the grade of the post.
  • To assist and participate in any safety evacuation or other emergency in line with business continuity.
  • Assist in the routine maintenance of the buildings e.g., changing light bulbs, cleaningshades and diffusers, undertaking minor repairs, emergency cleaning operations, etc.
  • Ensure that all toilets, kitchen areas, etc. are appropriately stocked
  • Undertake security patrols of the building (including out-of-hours, if required) to ensure that the buildings are always secure and to assist with emergency procedures e.g., fire activations and lift breakdowns.
  • Monitor and report accordingly car parking arrangements relating to the site.
  • To undertake the movement of furniture and equipment (e.g., staff office moves) as directed by managers/supervisors.


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