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Building Custodian - Maintenance Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH1 2HS

As Mobile Building Custodian you will be part of the Maintenance structure, where you will be responsible for carrying out operational, administrative and maintenance duties necessary to maintain the Hotels to an exeptional standard. 

You will show initiative, be able to prioritise your work load and have an organised and methodical approach to your work. You will have excellent understanding of Health and Safety in the Work Place plus a good understanding of legal compliance and record keeping. 


  • Experience of working as a Maintenance Manager
  • Solid understanding of all Statutory certification for commercial properties
  • Demonstrates a solid understanding of regulations associated with Fire Life safety and the service regimes associated
  • Has a qualification in a relevant engineering field or experience within engineering or construction industries
  • Able to produce full UK DVLA Driver’s Licence on application with no more than 3 points and with no DD (reckless/dangerous driving), DR (drink or drugs), or CD (careless driving) endorsements.


This role requires travelling between Hotel sites within Scotland, supporting resident Building Custodians as and when required. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Maintaining and developing the maintenance reporting procedure to ensure that defects are reported, repaired and recorded as quickly as possible
  • Responsible for all on-site contractor activity ensuring they all comply with Health & Safety
  • Develop, implement and manage all health and safety initiatives, including raising awareness within the property
  • Ensure statutory checks are carried out in accordance with current legislation and company policy, in a timely manner and that findings are recorded in the appropriate place and any necessary action taken
  • Ensure that any changes to equipment or other installation is communicated to the necessary people and training provided to avoid injury or breakage
  • Use daily plantroom checks to ensure all critical plant is operating correctly
  • Document daily utility readings
  • Attend regular meetings relating to the maintenance operation, creating priority lists and demonstrating progress and improvement where necessary
  • Carry out training as necessary to ensure all staff work safely, and to the required company standard
  • Ensure the on-site teams and contractors always operate within the Apex Hotels Maintenance SOP and HSE guidance without exception
  • To identify and report hazards and maintenance requirements


Apex Hotels is a family owned Scottish company based in Edinburgh, London, Glasgow, Dundee and Bath, operating with Customer service as the primary focus for all members of the Apex Hotel team. The company has a reputation for providing a 'friendly face' to all guests and aims to provide positive opportunities for interaction with staff at every property.


  • Use of gym & pool facilities
  • Free meals when on duty
  • 50% discount in our restaurants
  • Discounted room rates for staff and friends and family
  • Employee of the month/year reward scheme
  • Guest experience overnight stay
  • Annual anniversary dinner for two
  • Contributions to a Pension scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Critical illness cover
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Spa discount

If you wish to be considered for this superb opportunity click ‘apply’. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apex Grassmarket Hotel
31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH1 2HS

  • Job Ref 5273
  • Branch Apex Grassmarket Hotel
  • Location Apex Grassmarket Hotel , Edinburgh
  • Salary/Benefits £27,500 per annum
  • Contract type Permanent
  • Hours Full Time
  • Shift pattern 5 from 7 days including weekends, typically 08.00 - 16.30.
  • Hours per week 40
  • Posted date 29/04/2019
  • Closing date 23/05/2019

About Apex Grassmarket Hotel

Located in the heart of Old Town Edinburgh, this contemporary hotel is surrounded by culture. With Fantastic views of Edinburgh Castle views from the hotel, it is a few minutes walk from the Royal Mile and the National Museum of Scotland.

The Apex Grassmarket Hotel has 169 bedrooms and has Deluxe Rooms which feature castle views and outdoor balconies. With seasonally rotating menus, the restaurant attracts locals and guests alike. Open for lunch and dinner in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, the restaurant's menu riffs on Scottish classics with creative twists.