Building & Grounds Support

Experience level: Entry Level
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Part-time
Department: Facilities
Location: Chesham

IBB offers all its staff exceptional opportunities in an exciting and supportive working environment. Our culture encourages our individuals to develop expertise and eminence in their own professional area. To do this requires the hard work and dedication of leading individuals throughout our Business Support teams.

IBB is Buckinghamshire’s largest law firm and a Thames Valley heavyweight. It is a full-service firm, working for clients all over the South East of England. IBB has three offices, one in Chesham in South Buckinghamshire serving private clients and the local business community as well as two others in each of Reading and Uxbridge for all aspects of private client, corporate, charity, employment, IT/IP, real estate and community legal services. IBB boasts one of the region’s largest real estate teams outside of London and a corporate team working with UK headquarters of multinationals and large SMEs based in the South East. IBB handles complex work with great attention to detail and high quality client service. The firm has a clear vision to understand what our clients want and to deliver the best service possible through our legal professionals, support staff and technology. IBB’s partners are recommended in the legal directories as leading individuals in their fields and there are six accredited commercial mediators and one accredited family mediator within the firm. IBB is also ISO 9001:2000 and Lexel-accredited.

We are looking for a reliable Building & Grounds Support Co-Ordinator to undertake upkeep and repair tasks of the interior and exterior of our premises.  The role includes general building DIY and maintenance including basic carpentry, plumbing, replacement of tiling and flooring and painting and decorating.  You will also be required to carry out work in the grounds of the building, conducting such tasks as basic grounds maintenance, weeding, pruning, sweeping, litter picking and window cleaning.

You will be predominantly based at the Chesham site, but will be required to attend the Uxbridge office on occasion. We will rely on you to keep our facilities in perfect condition by doing various odd jobs.

Deft hands and technical knowledge are important parts of a handyman’s arsenal. You must be well-organised with strong general repair skills. A keen eye for detail and physical stamina are valued greatly in this job.  The post holder will be expected to undertake bending, lifting and stretching in the course of their duties e.g. minor maintenance work, remedial painting and decorating, repairs to fixing, receiving deliveries of goods and equipment, setting out and putting away furniture.

Due to the nature of the post there will be an expectation that the post holder will be exposed to dirt and dust which on occasions, for example adverse weather conditions, may be higher than normal.

On odd occasions there may be the requirement to work outside of normal agreed hours, such as early or late starts or weekend work, so some flexibility is required.

Key Responsibilities
  • To undertake minor repair and maintenance to the fabric of both sites, including the minor repair of fixtures and fittings including furniture. 
  • To undertake minor plumbing including replacing washers, taps, unblocking sinks and drains etc. 
  • To undertake general carpentry such as hanging doors, new locks, boxing in, assembling furniture, replacing handles and similar hardware 
  • To undertake painting and decorating where necessary. 
  • To undertake tiling and floor work such as carpet tile fitting. 
  • To deal with minor electrical work such as changing light bulbs. 
  • Regular checks of internal and external areas for any potential danger to people on site. 
  • Daily litter picks, sweeping of hard surfaces, attending to planters, weeding, pruning, cleaning of window sills and any other grounds keeping required.
  • Assist with deliveries and general porterage duties.
  •  To assist the Facilities Manager with office moves.


You are responsible for the equipment provided to you for use in your job role. This means you must ensure that equipment is used in accordance with any training provided, the organisation’s policies and procedures and the law and using, where applicable, any safety equipment or Personal Protective Equipment provided. You are responsible for ensuring that the equipment you use is maintained and can be used/operated at all times.

Any personal equipment provided by yourself and used in the course of your work must also be suitably maintained and safe for use.  A uniform will be provided.



Person Specification


  • Any relevant trade qualifications (desirable)


  • Minimum 2 years relevant experience in a similar role.
  • Competent at basic building repairs and maintenance.
  • Use of small industrial/electrical/mechanical equipment.
  • Knowledge of health and safety procedures and precautions, including manual handling and working at heights. 
  • Literacy and Numeracy skills sufficient to check delivery notes, read electric meters and take measurements etc.
  • Able to regularly handle/carry items.
  • Hold a full driving licence and have use of own vehicle with the ability to travel between sites.
  • Competent at driving large vehicles including transit and Luton vans, if required.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and demonstrable time management skills.
  • Ability to complete tasks within set deadlines.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • To be friendly and approachable, understand and be able deliver good customer service.
  • Willingness to undertake any additional training as required.