Facilities Operative

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We are seeking a Facilities Operative to be based at our Fort William campus.

About us: On the 1st August 2023, UHI West Highland, UHI North Highland, and UHI Outer Hebrides merged to create UHI North, West and Hebrides, a partner of the University of the Highlands and Islands.  With over 600 staff, 19 campuses, and circa 9000 students, we cover an area larger than Wales and encompass more than 40% of Scotland’s coastline. As Scotland’s newest college, we are at the forefront of pioneering distinctive and sustainable learning, research, and knowledge exchange for our country’s rural and island communities, with national and international reach.

Position: We are seeking a Facilities Operative to be based at our Fort William campus.

Responsibilities: The post holder will be responsible for providing efficient and effective facility maintenance support to the College, ensuring the security and general appearance of the buildings and surrounding areas are maintained in accordance with the required standards and that building systems operate at optimum efficiency.   

Qualifications, Experience and Skills: The successful candidate will hold a full driving licence (occasional travel to other centres will be required) and have experience of carrying out routine building maintenance activities and facilities services provision. 

Basic IT skills, the ability to communicate efficiently at all levels, and a friendly, customer focussed and flexible approach to work are all essential in this role.   

A level of Gaelic ability would be advantageous to your application.


Salary:                   £22,596 per annum, pro rata 

Location:               Fort William

Working Hours:     35 hours, Permanent

Closing Date:         11th April 2024, 12 noon

Post Ref:                NWH FO 01

To Apply: For a full job description and an application form, download the pack at: Staff - Vacancies (uhi.ac.uk) or email recruitment.nwh@uhi.ac.uk 


In line with our Equality and Diversity policy, UHI North, West and Hebrides is committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated on the basis of their merits and abilities, and that unfair and unlawful discrimination is eliminated. We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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