Building Services Custodian AFCO Aberdeen Job at UK Government – Ministry of Defence in Aberdeen

Job Description

The main purpose of this role is to provide a central point for any facilities management issues including security and Health & Safety. As the sole RAF representative in AFCO you are also empowered to maintain a ‘front-of-office’ interface with potential RAF candidates, both prior to and following formal application to the RAF. In addition, the individual in this role is to field any enquiries or communications from external organisations including Jobcentres and Educational Establishments.


Acting as co-ordination point for internal and external security matters, including supervision of CCTV, door codes and alarm systems, advising colleagues of any areas for concern, and acting as liaison point for civilian and military security organisations.

Coordinate building Health & Safety matters by carrying out Risk Assessments and ensuring Site safety briefs are delivered to all military and civilian AFCO visitors and staff.

Acting as site liaison for all Facilities Management issues, including raising Works requests, monitoring quality of works, cleaning contracts, furniture requests and office machinery on behalf of Facilities Manager.

Monitoring and implementing fire safety procedures and equipment in conjunction with military and civilian fire authorities.

Monitoring the maintenance of First Aid containers, in conjunction with the Parenting unit and ensuring all accident reporting procedures are followed as required by legislation and SROs.

Acting as site liaison for IT and communication systems, reporting any faults to C4i.

Maintain a ‘front-of-office’ interface with potential RAF candidates, both prior to and following formal application to the RAF.

Act as a Point of Initial Contact for external organisations including Jobcentres and Educational Establishments.

Maintain an accurate record of all Educational Establishments (EE) within the Area to information in the Area Outreach Plan.

Supporting candidate enquiries and where required updating DRS records in consultation with supporting AFCO.

Ensuring there is an up to date supply of RAF publications available within the AFCO.

Co-ordinate and monitor AFCO parking arrangements as applicable to premises.

Any other tasks commensurate with your grade as required on an ad-hoc basis.

Maintaining and complete all mandatory training undertaken, advising Officer Commanding of any training requirements.


We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:


Working Together

Communicating and Influencing

Making Effective Decisions

Changing and Improving

Managing a Quality Service


  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • A Civil Service pension
  • 25 days paid annual leave rising 1 day per year to 30 days plus 8 public holiday days.
  • Enhanced paternity and adoption leave
  • Highly competitive pension scheme

This post does not offer any assistance with relocation allowances.

Please be advised that the Department is conducting a review of all pay related allowances which could impact on those allowances that the post currently being advertised attracts.

Any move to MOD from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax-Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/.

Please note:
Interview travel expenses will not be reimbursed.

About Company

Company: UK Government – Ministry of Defence

Company Location:  Aberdeen

Job Category: Engineering Jobs, Mechnical Jobs, Electrical Jobs

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