Maintenance Assistant 


Reference number: JR231439

Location: Kaplan Living Nottingham

Working pattern: Part Time

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract

Salary: £21,255 Per annum pro rata




We are looking for a Maintenance Assistant to join our team. 


As Maintenance Assistant, you will have responsibility for the following areas Building management, Health and Safety, Financial, Marketing & promotion, Compliance and any other duties as required by the General Manager and/ or Deputy Manager.


A detailed job description can be viewed here.  


What you’ll bring to the role 

The successful applicant will:  

  • Have a passion for customer care and a sensitivity to students needs 

  • Have experience in a customer facing environment 

  • Have recent experience of working in a maintenance / caretaking role 

  • Have experience of working in an effective Health & Safety culture in line with legislation. 

  • Ability to offer flexibility in working hours including provision of out of hours support in an emergency if required 

  • Some experience in plumbing and electrics is preferable. 

Essential skills/ experience 

  • Have experience in customer service, hospitality or student service provision, ideally accommodation 

  • Be able to work as part of a team, and work on own initiative  

  • Some experience in plumbing and/or electric is preferable 

  • Budget management. 

  • Ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines  

This is a hands-on role. Our Kaplan Living team lead from the front and by example.



What we do 

Part of Kaplan Inc., one of the world’s most diversified education businesses, Kaplan Living is a leading provider of Purpose-built Student Accommodation in the UK. We provide accommodation primarily for Kaplan International Pathways Colleges and Kaplan International English Schools along with a provision for University and Direct Let accommodation.   



What we offer 


As well as a competitive salary, hybrid/home working where possible, and paths for career progression, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes: 


  • 28 days annual leave* 

  • Big discounts on Kaplan courses for you and your family 

  • 24/7 confidential helpline providing counselling and other support services 

  • Company pension contributions 

  • Maternity, Adoption, Shared Parental and Paternity/Partner pay which is well above statutory levels 

  • Medicash Health Cash Plan 


*Please note that the annual leave entitlement will be calculated on a pro rata basis if the role is part time. 



How to apply 

Please apply with CV and cover letter. Please note, we recommend that you apply at the earliest as this vacancy will be closed once, we have gathered a suitable shortlist.   


Additional Application Information 


As part of our commitment to safeguarding, depending on the nature of the role, successful candidates may be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.  

Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK. Applicants working outside the UK may be required to produce a police check from the relevant country. 


Application Support 

If you require support completing your application or wish to talk to someone about the role before applying, please complete the following form. 

Disability Confident Scheme and Reasonable Adjustments 

At Kaplan International, we are committed to working in a diverse organisation and strive to provide equality of opportunity for all. We encourage and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or identity, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership.  

Following the submission of an application, applicants will receive details of how to request their application be considered under our Disability Confident Scheme. Applicants will also be given information on how to request reasonable adjustments if selected for interview. 


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