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General Duties Assistant (Handyman)

Requisition ID: 53319

Domain: Domestic Services/Caretaking

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

Equans is looking for a General Duties Assistant (Handyman) to join our team in St Davids Hospital Cardiff CF11 9XB on a permanent basis. This is a full time role working 40 hours per week. On offer is a competitive salary, and benefits package.

8am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday

What will you deliver?

To undertake Planned and Reactive Maintenance across multiple sites on two contracts within South Wales. To undertake reactive and planned maintenance when requested, in line with general building services within skillset.

Duties & Responsibilities
• To undertake General Maintenance
• To undertake Planned and Reactive Maintenance within your skillset
• Manage sub –contractors in line with our policies
• Raise any H&S issues on AIMS
• Raise issues on Maximo
• Assist other skilled trades in carrying out maintenance, repairs, testing, inspection and installation work.
• Where instructed, carry out minor repairs to the building fabric to ensure the safety and security of the client’s premises, staff and visitors.
• Liaise and undertake duties at other locations at request.
• Keep all servicing records up to date and within statutory guidelines
• Any other duties as required comparable to this role

This role includes a DBS check therefore ability to pass is essential.

What can we offer you?

  • 24 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
  • Life Cover equivalent to X1 times annual salary
  • Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers
  • Gym membership discounts 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • 2 corporate social responsibility days per year
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalized support programmes
  • Attractive Employee Referral Rewards Scheme
  • Access to our growing employee networks including AccessAbility (representing those with physical and mental disabilities), Encompass (representing the LGBTQ+ community), RISE (representing people from ethnic backgrounds), WOMEN TOGETHER (representing women in Equans), Working Parents, and Young Professionals.
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app

Who are we looking for?

• Multi-skilled work experience within a maintenance environment
• Have an understanding of the operational procedures and safe working practices of building services and systems within a healthcare environment
• Possess a current valid driving licence
• Work on your own initiative and follow schedule of planned works
• Computer literate and able to produce reports and record keeping
• Good communication and customer care skills
• Work as a team player and pass on knowledge to others
• Prepared to work out of hours as necessary
• Prepared to travel to other sites within the Company
• The individual will be required to undertake enhanced DBS screening.
• Inoculations will be provided by the company.

Who are we?

Equans is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.  

In the UK & Ireland, Equans is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables.

Equans’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live.

Equans is a Bouygues group company.

What’s next?

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch.

As part our commitment to better reflect the markets within which we operate, we encourage applications from women, ethnically diverse individuals and people with disabilities, along with all candidates who identify with protected characteristic groups under the Equality Act 2010. 

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. 

You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including AccessAbility (representing those with physical and mental disabilities), Encompass (representing the LGBTQ+ community), RISE (representing people from ethnic backgrounds), WOMEN TOGETHER (representing women in Equans), Working Parents, and Young Professionals.


For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role.  Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements.

The Equans Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to Equans Managers.

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EQUANS is a multi-technical expert that offers a comprehensive range of services across facilities management, energy management and construction.

As an international market leader, we help our customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.