Facilities Maintenance Technician

Full time, permanent position

Salary range - £25,000 to £34,500 depending on experience

About us

CRUK Scotland Institute in Glasgow is one of Europe's leading cancer research centres and supports cutting edge research into the molecular mechanisms of cancer development. The Institute provides an outstanding research environment, underpinned by state-of-the-art core services and advanced technologies.  The Scotland Institute occupies three highly serviced buildings on the University of Glasgow’s Garscube Estate.  The three buildings are supported by a mix of in-house resources and third-party service providers.

We are seeking a Facilities Maintenance Technician to work as part of a small Facilities team delivering a range of maintenance activities in support of our scientific research.  The team is underpinned by four key values, Safety, Respect, Reliability and Teamwork which we would expect the appointed individual to adhere to whilst carrying out their duties.

Essential Experience/Qualities

  • Experience of building services maintenance (mechanical/electrical bias)
  • Experience of working with/controlling sub-contractors
  • Working as part of a small maintenance team
  • A good knowledge of safe working practices appropriate to the role.
  • IT Literate
  • Flexible and proactive attitude
  • General trade experience who can deal with a wide range of building services issues.
  • Works well as part of a team or as an individual


  • Experienced with Trend Building Management Systems
  • Experience of plumbing and/or steam plant operation and maintenance


  • To carry out planned and reactive maintenance as part of a small team within the Scotland Institute and associated buildings.
  • To supervise and control a range of specialist contractors
  • To carry out a range of hands-on maintenance tasks including plumbing, minor electrical and building fabric repairs.
  • To participate in out of hours support for the institute as required, overtime allowance will be paid
  • Working with help desk tickets from Building Management System

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Our overarching research ethos at the Institute is about excellence, honesty, openness, accountability and integrity. The diversity of our staff and students is also what makes the Institute such a vibrant place to work and advance discoveries in cancer research. Family friendly policies, our collaborative ethos, a focus on good mental health and well-being and opportunities for all help to create an enjoyable and inclusive workplace where your voice matters.

The Institute is also committed to increasing the number of female scientists at the postdoc level and beyond and encourages female applicants to apply. We have recently introduced a highly attractive maternity policy which provides 12-18 months support and funding for postdocs wishing to take time off to spend with their children amongst other family friendly policies

 Employee Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 40.5 days annual leave including bank holidays (pro-rata)
  • Defined Contribution pension scheme
  • Life Insurance scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Additional maternity pay at 6 month’s full pay (subject to service)
  • Shared parental leave
  • Cycle to work scheme that could save you 26-40% on a bike and accessories.
  • Access to Employee benefit schemes with discounts on supermarkets, cinema, travel and much more.
  • On-site secure parking

For informal enquiries please email a.hosie@beatson.gla.ac.uk

Closing Date: 10 November 2023