Building Maintenance Officer

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Garden Court Chambers is a large and dynamic Barristers' Chambers with a team of staff who provide the clerking, financial, marketing and administrative support for over 200 barristers.

We are a diverse set, specialising in all aspects of human rights and social welfare law, including crime, family law, housing, immigration, and civil law. We are based in a Grade 1 listed building in Lincoln's Inn Fields, close to Holborn tube station and a range of shops, bars and restaurants.

We now have a vacancy within our Services Team for a Building Maintenance Officer. The duties include, but are not restricted to, day to day maintenance of electrical appliances (including boilers); basic plumbing tasks; basic carpentry tasks; undertaking Health and Safety checks and ensuring compliance with H&S legislation, providing support for internal and external events and ensuring regular PAT testing of small electrical appliances.

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Duties include: 

1.       All aspects of day to day maintenance of Chambers’ building including:

a)       Electrical work
b)      Plumbing
c)       Heating
d)      Lighting
e)      Kitchen equipment
f)        Carpentry
g)       Painting
h)      Signage
i)        Security
j)        Cleaning
k)       Fire equipment/Fire precautions

2.       Keeping a record of faults and snags and action taken to rectify them

3.       Engaging outside contractors where necessary and obtaining necessary approval for expenditure

4.       Maintaining a record of maintenance contracts with external contractors and ensuring that they are monitored and renewed as necessary

5.       Carrying out a programme of planned and cyclical maintenance and maintaining appropriate records to ensure this function is managed effectively

6.       Liaising with outside contractors when they are on premises

7.       Liaising with Camden Council/English Heritage on any issues concerning the listing of the buildings

8.       Undertaking an oversight on health and safety check and noting and reporting to the Operations Manager items requiring action

9.       Working with the Operations Manager to ensure that the building meets the requirements of Health and Safety legislation

10.   Ensuring that small electrical equipment is PAT tested as necessary

11.   Provide support for the setting up and security of internal and external events which may include some evening work from time to time

12.   Managing the day to day security of the building and keeping appropriate records, including operating Access Control System

13.   Supervising the daily cleaning of the building and liaison with contractors to maintain a clean and safe site at all times

14.   Such other duties as may be required from time to time as determined by the Operations Manager, including but not limited to:

a) Setting up rooms for meetings, internal/external events

b) Preparing papers for archiving in according to Chambers protocol on returning papers

You can download a copy of the job description here.


  • This position attracts a salary of up to £30,000 pa, plus a range of staff benefits.
  • Hours: 09:00 to 17:30 or 09:30 to 18:00 depending on a shift Monday to Friday, with one hour for lunch. 
  • Holidays: 25 days per annum (plus bank holidays) 
  • Interest-free season ticket loan
  • The successful applicant will be required to sign an undertaking of confidentiality.


To apply, please submit an up-to-date-CV and Covering Letter, and completed equality and diversity monitoring form to

Please note: any applications submitted without an equality and diversity monitoring form will not be considered. 

Garden Court is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination and to encouraging diversity. Applications from ethnic minority and women candidates are particularly welcome. We seek to operate a fair recruitment process.

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