Job title

Facilities Support & Estates Technician


An exciting opportunity has arising within the Estates team. 

We are looking for a Facilities Support and Estates Technician to come and work with us on an 18 month fixed term contract to support the upkeep of the Service Headquarters site and other premises within the Devon & Somerset Fire Authority's portfolio. This will include caretaking duties, minor building maintenance and all grounds maintenance. You will ensure sites are maintained to a high standard of tidiness, cleanliness and safety. 

Duties will include:

  • Minor repairs to furniture, fixtures and fittings including assembly of flat-pack equipment. 
  • Being a point of contact for third party building contractors and completion of associated documentation. 
  • General upkeep of the sites, maintaining tidiness and site security of all public/staff areas and ensuring walkways are clear from restrictions, and safe to use throughout the year. 
  • Building maintenance including unblocking drains, re-glazing doors, windows and panels, lock repairs, roof repairs, repointing works, kitchen refits, window fitting and general carpentry tasks. You will also work with colleagues to identify procurement requirements and costings. 
  • Assisting with site recycling, cleaning waste collections and pest control contracts. 
  • Maintain the Technicians store including good housekeeping and stock control of materials and keep records of work carried out on electric tools and equipment. 
  • Assist in rubbish segregation and skip monitoring to maintain a good waste recycling and removal programme.
  • Grounds maintenance including; trimming hedges, digging, weeding, planting and related tasks. 
  • Providing assistance to Corporate Support inc. setting up meeting rooms, providing transportation for visitors and an emergency courier service. 

Find out more and apply

Skills you must demonstrate:

  • Proven ability in general building work including repairs and maintenance
  • IT literacy inc. Microsoft Office
  • Comfortable performing manual tasks bother indoors and outdoors
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Strong attention to detail and pride in your work
  • Willingness to undertake further training
  • Flexibility and ability to work outside standard hours

Qualifications and Certifications: 

  • Good working knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and relevant construction legislation to include PUWER, Safe Systems of Work, Manual Handling, COSH, PPE and Risk Assessments
  • Relevant qualification in a construction related discipline e.g. building, plumbing, bricklaying, painting and decorating or at least 3 years' experience in a similar role. 
  • Clean driving licence with a willingness to travel throughout Devon & Somerset. 

There are many benefits available for employees of Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service - visit our Benefits section of the website to find out more. 

If you have the skills and experience required for this position click "apply" below to complete a short application form and submit your CV for consideration. 

Our values

As a Service and as individuals: 

  • We are proud to help
  • We are honest
  • We are respectful
  • We are working together

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service recognise the vast diversity of the local communities that we serve and aspire for this to be reflected in our workforce. We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds, experience and beliefs, who share our values, to consider working for us. 

Job number
Internal / external
Job type
Contract type
Temporary/Fixed term

£23484 - £25927

Hours of work

37 hours per week

Posting date
Closing date
Facilities Support and Estates Technician - Job Description and Person Specification.docx

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