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Interview Date: Friday 11 August 2023

University of East London

We’re the University of East London (UEL), founded in 1898 and proud to change lives through education. Our goal is to advance industry 5.0 careers-first education and provide a clear path to the jobs and opportunities of the future. We’re committed to driving diversity in the 5.0 talent pipeline, working in partnership to promote talent wherever it is found and crafting a balanced, inclusive, and green future.

About Us

Estates and Facilities Services is a major support service within UEL whose key role is to provide effective and secure management of our campuses.

About the Job

We are seeking an enthusiastic colleague to join our team of General Assistants to assist in the day-to-day operations of UEL’s buildings and grounds, including letter & parcel distribution & collection, manual handling tasks such as, furniture removal, classroom set-ups, operating compacting equipment (full training will be provided) and providing cover for the Post Room when needed.

About You

You will be educated to GCSE standard or equivalent vocational qualifications, with good written English skills. You will be customer-focused with excellent communication skills & able to undertake the manual duties required. A proven ability to use your initiative while carrying out independent tasks is essential. Previous relevant experience is desirable.

Benefits Package

Here at UEL we understand it’s about more than just a salary. It’s about the entire package on offer along with our outstanding work environment and inclusive culture. We know the market rates for this vacancy and will offer a genuinely competitive salary DOE.

We care deeply about your wellbeing and our benefits includes: 20% pension (4% from you, 16% from us), 25 days holiday (plus 3 days closure over Christmas) plus bank holidays, hybrid working for most positions, and we’re always open to consider flexible working arrangements. We have a shared success bonus of £4,250 pa, subsidised gym membership, 3 times base salary life assurance, a cashback healthcare scheme & wide variety of other generous benefits including discounts on; Apple and Samsung products, holidays, clothing, fitness, lifestyle, dining out and weekly shopping.

Equal Opportunities

UEL is an inclusive equal opportunities employer and are proud of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity achievements, including: zero gender pay gap, members of Stonewall and have won Athena Swan awards. We expect all employees of UEL to accept our EDI policy and will not tolerate discrimination in any form.

We’re a disability confident employer and value all applications. Please let us know if you require any reasonable accommodations throughout the recruitment process.

So, if you’d like to take your career to the next level with us here at and are passionate about our environment and commit to success, we want you to apply today!

As this role is not on the government’s eligible occupations list, we are unable to offer a certificate of sponsorship. Therefore, any offer provided to the successful candidate will be on the condition that you either have or are able to independently obtain the right to work in the UK.

Further details:   Job Description & Person Specification    

To contact the recruitment team please phone +44 20 8223 3000 x 4600 or e-mail [email protected]

CVs without a completed application form will not be accepted.

At UEL we are committed to working together to build a community which values diversity in both our staff & student populations, is representative & inclusive, enabling all to progress and thrive.

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