College Maintenance Officer

Job Description

Job role:

We are looking for a Property & Environment Officer to join our Estates team at Guildford College.

In this role, you will ensure that the College buildings, facilities and grounds provide a suitable, safe, clean and secure environment. No two days are the same, from unlocking the site, to conducting office moves, to repair jobs and painting and decorating.

You will also provide a customer focused, responsive service to college students, staff and visitors, ensuring the college campus provides the best environment to support learning.

This role requires the postholder to be on call every fourth week, which involves holding the on-duty phone, and attending to any out of hours emergencies whilst you are on call. Travel between our Surrey campuses may also be required at times.

What do you need to be successful in this role?

You will bring a positive, solution focussed attitude and work well in a team. With previous experience in a property and estates role, you will have the ability to carry out maintenance tasks and have an understanding of Health and Safety and Safeguarding procedures.

What are the benefits of this role?

You will be joining a hardworking, enthusiastic team, who's passion is to maintain a high standard for all students, staff and visitors. As Guildford College is now part of the Activate Learning Group, you will work in collaboration with our wider Estates team across the group and benefit from a close-knit community of experts and leaders to support the sharing of best practice and encourage individual growth. This is full time, permanent contract. 

What are the benefits of working for Activate Learning Group?

At Activate Learning we are pioneering education with an unwavering focus on providing talent for business and transforming lives through our award-winning Learning Philosophy. Our student experience is the result of our attention to detail in recruiting, developing and retaining the right staff who match and promote the values and behaviours of our brand.

We reward our employees with generous annual leave entitlements, access to training and development, travel subsidies - bus and train, cycle scheme, onsite parking (first come first served), plenty of public transport options for all sites, discounted membership to the Lifestyle Centre (on some campuses) and Employee Assistance Programme.


Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive.

We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as once we have closed a vacancy you will be unable to submit your application form.


Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits and work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK.

Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.

Activate Learning are committed to employing people with disabilities and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. If you require any reasonable adjustments either at application or interview stage please contact the talent team directly.

If an agency submits an unsolicited CV to any partner or employee of our company, you should be aware that they have no authority to enter into an arrangement with you. Should we require recruitment agency involvement, we will contact the agencies on our preferred suppliers list, and we would ask that you respect the relationships we have already built with these suppliers.