Facilities Service Assistant

The Role

You will provide daily support within the facilities team with primary responsibility to maintain all areas of the buildings to a high standard of cleanliness, as well as Facilities & Maintenance tasks. There may be a requirement for this position to work weekends, evenings and bank holidays as needed. In addition, there could be times when working at different sites within Reaction Engines may be required.


Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Provide a high level of customer service at all times including handling ad hoc enquiries from building users and other customers in a professional and courteous manner, referring on to others as appropriate
  • Maintain a high level of cleanliness throughout the building
  • Provide general cleaning resource as required in all areas onsite at Culham, including both Office, Kitchen &  Toilets as well as High Bay/Production Areas
  • Work with the Cleaning Coordinator and adhere to the Daily/Weekly/Monthly cleaning schedule
  • Set up meeting rooms and other events, moving furniture, clearing and cleaning rooms as required
  • If appropriate, carry out basic (non-technical) repairs and maintenance or ensure that appropriate action is taken to call in any additional support required
  • Provide a rapid response to cleaning needs and requests throughout the day, and assist the Cleaning Coordinator with additional cleaning tasks as required
  • Working with the Cleaning Coordinator to ensure waste management responsibilities are adhered to
  • Identify building maintenance issues and report potential new tasks to the Facilities Team Leader
  • Support activities such as office moves, confidential waste disposal collections and supplies to departments, removal of large items, minor repair work, and other maintenance to be carried out as required
  • Monitor and maintain a high standard of health and safety by undertaking regular Health & Safety building checks and resolving or reporting any issues that arise
  • Act as escort for external contractors when required
  • Any other duties commensurate with this post as requested by the facilities team




  • Previous cleaning or facilities experience
  • Use of Microsoft Word/Excel


Skills and Behaviours


  • Ability to work well equally well unsupervised or as a part of a team
  • Strong organising and prioritisation of tasks
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • To be aware of PPE and Health and Safety in all areas
  • To wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) that the company provide, and to be neat and presentable (no shorts, no open toed shoes, high heels and minimal jewellery)
  • Positive and flexible attitude to get the job done


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with Reaction Engines’ core values:

  • Commitment
  • Innovation
  • Trust
  • Quality
  • Teamwork


This role attracts a competitive salary and excellent company benefits including 28 days annual leave (increasing to 30 days after 2 years’ service) plus public holidays, employee share scheme, employer matching company pension scheme, life assurance and a contribution towards onsite nursery childcare for children under 3 years of age.


Salary: £17,290

Contract: Permanent

Working Hours: Full time, Monday to Friday, 0700hrs to 1500hrs

Location: Culham Site


Please send your Curriculum Vitae and covering letter to careers@reactionengines.co.uk quoting reference 2022-007 – Facilities Service Assistant