Apprentice Site Manager Pear Tree Mead Primary & Nursery School

This is a key role for the school. The site manager oversees the site of the school, meets contractors and is responsible for the well being of the children in regards to the health and safety when using the school buildings and grounds.

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Closing date: 24 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    4 days a week within Monday to Friday 6.45am to 9.30 am and then 2.45pm till 6.00pm. 1 day at college. Term time only.

    Total hours per week: 32.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    01 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This is a key role for the school.  The site manager oversees the site of the school, meets contractors and is responsible for the wellbeing of the children in regards to the health and safety when using the school buildings and grounds.

Working under the guidance of the site manager at Pear Tree Mead Academy your duties involve;

  • General maintenance of the school buildings and grounds, including Security and Cleaning.
  • DIY tasks  / Day to day site maintenance.
  • Low level plumbing, electrics.
  • Holiday painting and decorating.
  • Overseeing contractors with the site manager.
  • Gathering quotes and fulfilling the premises development plan.
  • Grounds maintenance. 
  • School opening and closing.
  • Ensuring all health & safety regulations are adhered to.
  • Health and safety.
  • Outdoor site maintenance – gardening.
  • Furniture building and moving.
  • Other jobs directed by the site manager or Headteacher.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The role will require manual ground work, maintenance and cleaning within the school, including decorating. 
  • Specialist skills will be learnt at college. 
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential as applicants will be dealing with teaching professionals, general public and work contractors.

Personal qualities

  • The applicant must be a punctual and reliable person who will not let us down at the last minute. 
  • Must have a responsible attitude, a willingness to learn and adapt to different work situations.
  • Must understand that the safety of children is paramount.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE grade D/3 in English and mathematics or equivalent.

Future prospects

Opportunity to become Site Manager in the future. This position is for someone to progress into.

Things to consider

Applicants will have an enhanced DBS check, medical checks and need to supply 2 references. The work may be outside/inside/manual and there will be paperwork/phone calls when liaising with contractors. The job changes on a day to day basis and so being flexible and adaptable is essential. You will have to work around staff and children and be aware of them at all times. The job is spilt times throughout the day and so you will need to be available for both times every day. The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About the employer

Pear Tree Mead is a community school, taking children from 2 - 11 years. Some children begin pre-school from the age of 2 part time, whilst most children begin the nursery class throughout the year, part time from when they turn 3 years old. The school has positive links with the local community, business links, an informed governing body who play a positive role in the management of the school and supportive parents. In return the school works closely with parents, providing them with quality information about their children's progress and how they can help. Although an established primary school, we are currently in the process of expanding with the two main buildings colliding together. Originally two schools - separate infant and junior. Consequently the school is in two buildings close together and has plenty of additional office, amenity and teaching spaces. The school is well resourced with a bank of laptop computers, tablets, Interactive White Boards in all classrooms.


Pear Tree Mead Primary & Nursery School


Pear Tree Mead


CM18 7BY

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Training provider

Property Maintenance Operative apprenticeship standard 

  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Building Maintenance Multi-trade Repair and Refurbishment Operations (6562-22).
  • Functional skills level 1 in English and maths.
  • Employee rights and responsibilities.
  • Personal learning and thinking skills.

Apprenticeship standard

Property services > Property Maintenance Operative

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Harlow College


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Closing date: 24 Sep 2017