UWC Facilities Assistant

closing date: 09 April 2024
posted date: Tue , 02 Apr 2024
location: Various

The Division for Student Development and Support (SDS) plays a leading role in creating a holistically focused, enabling environment and provides excellent opportunities for students to develop to their full potential as active scholars and responsive citizens in South Africa.

Applications for the post of Facilities Assistant are invited from dynamic, vibrant individuals with experience in student housing facilities management at an operational level.  Experience at a tertiary educational institution or similar size organisation is preferable.  The individual must be interested in constant self-improvement and development.  Applicants must be client service orientated and understand students’ needs, be passionate in providing and maintaining an environment which is supportive to students’ academic and co-curriculum development and wellbeing.                                                

Responsibilities will include:

  • Effectively, co-ordinate and monitor all refurbishing and maintenance done in the residence.
  • Ensure that jobs are completed by contractors prior to sign off by the supervisor.
  • Monitoring of residences service contracts with regards to maintenance of furnisher, replacement of assets and equipment at a residence level.
  • Effectively maintain accurate residence records w.r.t inventory, assets, plant, equipment and maintenance.
  • Regular reporting to relevant supervisor
  • Ensure compliance and adherence to Safety and Health legislation at Residence Level
  • Act as a Health &Safety Representative and fulfill related duties and responsibilities
  • Support and provide checks on service iro Vacation accommodation
  • Support of Res Life strategies & initiatives, which may include meetings, training, workshops and events, etc.
Minimum Requirements

  • Senior Certificate or NQF equivalent at NQF level 4
  • At least 2 years’ relevant working experience
  • Facilities and/or maintenance experience 

Required competencies

  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Communication skills
  • Must be willing to learn
  • Must be able to work in a team
  • Must be honest and have a sound work ethic
In your application, you are encouraged to highlight your strengths and include anything else you deem exceptional and outstanding to be considered by the selection panel. In addition, please attach a cover letter motivating your suitability, a detailed curriculum vitae and the highest qualification to your online profile. To be considered for this vacancy, you must click on the Apply for this Job link below or apply directly via UWC Careers at https://uwc.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/JobSearch/viewAll. For any queries, please contact the Human Resources Department at +27 21 959 4063/9763/9708/3551/3756 or email: e-recruitment@uwc.ac.za DISCLAIMER: By applying for the position, you consent to the University sharing your application, including curriculum vitae, with University stakeholders to process the application. In line with the University’s commitment to diversifying its workforce, preference will be given to suitably qualified applicants in line with our Employment Equity Targets. The University reserves the right to not make an appointment, make an appointment at a different level, seek additional candidates and may conduct competency assessments.


closing date: 09 April 2024


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