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General Assistant/Handyman

The IIE is at the forefront of private higher education in South Africa and is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training. The IIE’s Vega School, Cape Town Campus, has a vacancy for a General Assistant/Handyman (Facilities).

Permanent Position
Posted: 03 June 2024
Closing Date: 09 June 2024

Duties and Responsibilities:

Pause and Rest Areas:

  • Set up/return umbrellas.
  • Ensure courtyard and podium areas are neat and tidy.
  • Ensure all hedges are neatly trimmed.
  • Report any faulty/broken equipment to the Facilities Coordinator.

Setting up of Venues:

  • Set up venues for special meetings and return them to their original setup afterward.
  • Ensure all classrooms are ready for lectures.
  • Check desks and chairs are correctly positioned.
  • Ensure whiteboards are clean and have duster pads.
  • Report any faulty/broken equipment to the Facilities Coordinator.

Recycling/Waste Management:

  • Empty all wastepaper holders daily.
  • Separate waste for recycling.
  • Ensure departments have sufficient printing paper.
  • Keep all waste/recycling areas clean and tidy.

Campus Security:

  • Liaise with security personnel for any security issues.
  • Assist with campus opening and lock-up requirements when needed.

General Campus Facilities:

  • Daily check and report faulty lights.
  • Organize work sequences and on-site operations.
  • Execute repairs and renovations to interior/exterior surfaces, fixtures, and fittings.
  • Perform basic plumbing, carpentry, and electrical repairs.
  • Carry out painting and tiling repairs, including door locks and door repairs.
  • Perform routine and scheduled maintenance of property.
  • Liaise with cleaners to ensure all toilets are clean and tidy.
  • Keep all corridors, fire escapes, and basement areas free of obstructions.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Student Experience department as needed.
  • Assist with deliveries, moving stock, and preparing boxes for couriering.
  • Assist the Marketing department with control and movement of marketing materials.
  • Assist all staff with ad-hoc tasks.

Competencies Required:

  • Superior communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage work and self proactively.
  • Proven track record of effective teaching in the subject area based on reflective practice.
  • Ability to manage relationships with managers and staff effectively.
  • Passion for customer service.
  • Experience in the use of technology to enhance learning is an added advantage.
  • Hardworking, honest, reliable, and good time management.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  • Matric

Minimum Work Experience Requirements:

  • General Assistant/Handyman experience.
  • 5 years’ experience in a 5-star maintenance environment would be an advantage.

The IIE’s Vega is an Equal Opportunity Employer. However, preference will be given to previously underrepresented groups in accordance with the South African Employment Equity Act.


General Assistant/Handyman

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