Senior Maintenance Assistant

Hours: 9am-6pm (40 hours/week)
Salary: Up to £31,500 depending on experience
Start Date: May 2024
Line Manager: Technical Facilities Manager

Role Overview

As part of the Facilities Team, you will help to manage health and safety measures across the campus, ensuring all site activities are compliant with health and safety legislation. Flexible working (within reason) is required for some production schedules, so the post may involve some “out of hours” working. This job is a full-time on-site position.

This role is client-facing and you’ll be playing a critical role in ensuring clients have the best possible experience at Garden Studios. There will be opportunities to learn and develop additional trade skills and you are able and willing to learn about the core business of the film studio.

As part of our team, you will be able to demonstrate a hard-working attitude and are motivated to do the best job possible. Honesty and the ability to admit and take ownership of your mistakes and know when to ask for help is important. You are an individual that can contribute to a diverse team and show respect in all working relationship sand can use your initiative and can prioritise in a complex, fast-paced environment.

A clean UK driver’s license would be advantageous.

Company Benefits

As the successful candidate you will immediately have access to the following benefits:

Up to 25 days of holiday entitlement plus England public bank holidays.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) giving you access to 24 hour GP services, Legal and Financial advice, mental and emotional well being support through Counselling Services.

Cash plan package to claim back the cost of dental and optical care, holistic treatments, prescriptions and more. Access discounts to gym memberships, other leisure activities and retail outlets.

Enrolment into our Group Life and Income Protection scheme.

Two paid days annually to volunteer with an organisation of your choice.

After 3 months as part of the team, you will be enrolled into our salary exchange pension scheme.

Building Maintenance Experienced Required:

·    You have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working in construction, housing/commercial maintenance, film, tv, hospitality, or event management.

·    General building works. Minor repairs to windows, radiators, lights, taps, walls, floors as directed.

·   Maintain gutters, downpipes and drains.

·   Minor roof repairs.

    ·   Monitor and adjust heating installations.

    ·  Joinery- first line maintenance of fixtures and fittings, examples: tightening screws    on window hinges, maintenance on door handles, minor repairs as a temporary measure after break-ins, vandalism etc.

·    Basic plumbing tasks to include un-blocking sinks, traps and waste pipes. Adjustment to washers and taps.

·    Internal glazing – remedial action after break-ins, for example boarding up of broken windows.

·    You have experience working on projects that have a sustainable element and can demonstrate knowledge of reusing/repurposing materials.

Your Responsibilities

··      You will ensure the studio premises and surrounding areas are always well functioning, safe, tidy and welcoming.

·      You will conduct general maintenance tasks such as changing light bulbs, replacing plugs, sockets and light switches.  

·      You will conduct plumbing repairs, painting, routine health and safety checks to ensure that fire alarms, fire extinguishers and other safety equipment works.

·      You will prepare and support studio spaces on the complex for clients and productions fixing/organising/moving furniture, equipment and waste as necessary.

·      You will work as an individual and as part of the team to help solve problems for clients which can be wide ranging and at times immediate.

·      You will be helpful and thoughtful, assisting clients and colleagues when you can see they may need help. This includes you being able to recognise how you can help with something without being asked.

·      You will report any defects to the Maintenance Supervisor and log on helpdesk.

·      You will keep others informed of information that contributes to the performance of the team, department, or company.

·      You will contribute to the general running and maintenance of the studio complex as needed.

·      You will support contractors when on site completing work.

Essential Skills

·    You can demonstrate the ability to learn use of and safely operate critical equipment within the complex.

·    You are qualified/experienced in specialist skills such as carpentry, plumbing or electrics.

·    You can show an ability to work things out independently and have good problem-solving skills.

·    You can communicate clearly and effectively.

·    You can show willingness to attend on and off-site mandatory training as required.

About Garden Studios

Founded in early 2021, Garden Studios is now central London’s largest film and television production studio complex. We have grown rapidly to meet the demands of film and TV production in the UK and have welcomed a number of blue chip productions, streamers, brand agencies as well as independent creators across advertising, music, and live events.

We have a key focus on education, technology and industry, with the ambition to become London’s primary home for creative talent in film. As a forward-thinking, technology enabled production facility. We opened the UK’s first permanent virtual production LED volume stage and have supported almost 100 productions to date. We continue to lead the industry in embracing AI tools that will improve efficiency and performance for our clients.

Garden operates across300,000 sq ft of property which includes traditional sound stages, a virtual production stage, warehouse space, offices, workshops, and more.

We are a B Corp and Albert certified sustainable business with core values that focus on community, inclusivity, education, technology and innovation. As our footprint in Park Royal expands, we aim to be a major creative and media hub for greater London, welcoming service businesses, new technology solutions, and production vendors to our campus.

Work can be fast paced and exciting whilst being educational. If you are looking for somewhere to challenge you and to learn some new skills and have an interest in the creative industries, this is an incredible opportunity that you do not want to miss.

GardenStudios is a diverse, inclusive and welcoming business. We actively recruit newGardeners to the team in ways that are accessible to individuals frommarginalised communities. We recognise the need for more inclusion within ourindustry so if you feel you have the skills and experience above, we’d love tomeet you. We are also a London Living Wage business.

Garden Studios is backedby Arts Alliance, an investor with a strong track-record of building successfulcompanies in the film industry (LoveFilm, Picturehouse Cinemas, MetFilm School,Park Circus).


The above is a guideline to the role and is not intended to be fully inclusive or exclusive of the duties required. Any of the above duties may be required to be changed/altered to suit the needs of the Studio and its Clients. It does not form part of your contract of employment.

Please complete the online application form below by 12th April 2024.