Civic Building Attendant

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to £11.50 per hour
Published about 1 month ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Gemma Lillington
Job ref CVBA_1652861734

Job description

Civic Buildings Attendant

Rate of Pay: £11.50

Location: City Hall

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Duration: Temporary ongoing


To be responsible to the Civic Services Officer for:

The provision of a non-specialist repairs and maintenance service for Belfast City Council city centre properties (owned or leased) as directed, and working as directed within the Civic HQ Unit in all its areas of responsibility, including assisting where required in all other aspects of the unit's work including general portering, cleaning and labouring duties.


  • To undertake a range of non-specialist maintenance and repair tasks to buildings, sites, fixtures and fittings, which specifically includes (but is not limited to) the following:
  • minor carpentry work and replacing and repairing door furniture;
  • painting and varnishing touch-ins, repairing minor cracks and holes;
  • keeping roof areas and gullies clear of debris;
  • repairing tables, chairs and other items of furniture;
  • erecting and dismantling office furniture including the Lord Mayor's table;
  • erecting flag poles and the raising and lowering of flags;
  • erecting and using scaffolding and similar equipment;
  • replacing, repairing and fitting curtains, blinds and rails;
  • replacing or repairing small areas of vinyl or carpet tiles;
  • minor oiling and greasing of door and gate hinges;
  • replacing and fitting new plugs and fuses to various electrical equipment; and
  • spreading of grit in winter conditions.

General Responsibilities

  • To use, set, adjust and monitor all relevant systems and services (including lighting, heating, air-conditioning, energy management, PA etc) as required, and to undertake such training as may be specified by unit management in order to do so safely and effectively.
  • To carry out physical inspections, to evaluate and escalate appropriately any defects found, to complete and maintain a repair diary and to report any or all significant electrical, mechanical or building fabric defects to the unit's management team immediately.
  • To be responsible for ensuring that all BCC-supplied audio, visual and other necessary equipment is provided in a timely manner and is operational and correctly configured, and to ensure that any equipment supplied by others is safely and correctly connected to or interfaced with existing equipment.
  • To replace as directed, interior and exterior electric bulbs, tubes, starters and diffusers and maintain them in a clean condition.
  • To replace batteries in clocks and change times as directed.
  • To ensure all plant rooms, work areas and rubbish disposal areas are kept in a clean and safe condition.
  • To assist where required with on-the-job coaching and training (for example, new employees, staff from other units, contractors, agency staff, etc).
  • To be responsible for the day-to-day operation and general upkeep of the City Hall water feature and any associated systems and services.
  • To liaise with and assist as directed by the Property Maintenance Unit and, or external contractors in order to carry out the duties set out herein.
  • To drive a BCC vehicle if required to do so, and to observe all BCC procedures and drivers' checks in this regard.
  • To assist as required with all other aspects of work of the Civic HQ Unit including (but not limited to) the provision of general portering, cleaning and labouring services.
  • To undertake all training deemed necessary by unit management in order to carry out the above duties safely and effectively.
  • To carry out any other relevant duties as directed by the Civic Services Officer.
  • To carry out all specified work in accordance with applicable health and safety legislation, guidelines and best practice, and to ensure that any actual or potential health and safety hazards are reported to unit management immediately.
  • To undertake these duties in such a way as to protect and enhance the reputation and public profile of Belfast City Council.

Essential criteria

Driving licence and experience

Applicants must, as at the closing date for receipt of application forms:

  • have a full current driving licence which enables the holder to driving in Northern Ireland or access to a form of transport which enables you to meet the requirements of the post in full.
  • be able to demonstrate on the application form, by providing personal and specific examples, at least one year's experience in providing minor repairs and upkeep work, preferably obtained in a large public building.


If you are interested and available for this position please upload your CV to the link or contact Gemma Lillington.

To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. Please note that these roles may be filled quickly but your CV will be kept on file for future similar roles. As there are so many applications, unsuccessful candidates may not be contacted.

Successful candidates may need to apply for an Access NI Certificate with Staffline regardless if you already have a valid certificate. It will be a cost of between £18 - £33 depending on clearance level.

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