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Property Maintenance Operative Apprentice Mount Pleasant Primary School

An exciting opportunity for a Property Maintenance Operative Apprentice to work in our school. You will be part of an established, experienced team and have the opportunity to develop skills as a Property Maintenance Operative working alongside our existing Caretaker.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £129.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 7am to 9:30am and 2:30pm to 6pm, less one day release at college

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    08 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    16 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001724979

  • Positions

    1 available

The primary role of the Property Maintenance operative is to assist in the provision of maintenance and security services on school premises ensuring a safe and working environment.

You will work alongside our existing Caretaker as your mentor and under the direction of the Headteacher, Caretaker and School Business Manager.

What will you be doing?

  • To actively participate in your own development plan working through the Apprenticeship Level 2 qualification with the qualification provider and within the school setting.
  • Assist in the undertaking of daily duties such as security checks, lock/unlocking school buildings, alarms and lettings.
  • Assist with minor/simple repairs, waste collection, emergency cleaning duties, replacement of consumables e.g. soap and towels.
  • Undertake routine ‘client’ tasks in connection with premises-related contractors, e.g. cleaning, grounds, and maintenance.
  • Undertake activities to maintain a safe and clean internal and external environment.
  • Record and report information accurately either internally or externally.
  • Assist with the receipt, distribution, collection and despatch of goods.
  • Assist with maintaining and arranging orderly and secure storage of supplies.
  • Assist and participate in the organisation and movement of furniture within the building.
  • Comply with the school's policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals.
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings and training and other learning activities and performance development as required.

1. Operational Tasks

Security;

  • Assist with lock / unlocking school buildings and areas.
  • Assist with regular security checks.
  • Operate alarm systems where appropriate.
  • Assist with cover lettings.

Cleaning and maintenance;

  • Assist with minor / simple repairs e.g. minor plumbing, changing light bulbs, unblocking drains, repairing door furniture.
  • Assistance with operation of heating plant, cooling and lighting systems.
  • Collect and assemble waste for collection.
  • Undertake cleaning duties including graffiti removal, litter-picking.
  • Undertake emergency cleaning duties
  • Undertake routine ‘client’ tasks in connection with premises-related contractors, e.g. cleaning, grounds, maintenance.
  • Provide emergency access to the school site.
  • Undertake activities to maintain safe and clean external environment e.g. gritting.
  • Assist with the maintenance of  specialist sports equipment following specialist training.

Resources Tasks

  • Ensure the maintenance of a clean and orderly working environment.
  • Timely & accurate preparation of routine equipment / resources / materials as set out in instructions.
  • Undertake basic record keeping as directed.
  • Refill and replace consumables e.g. soap & towels.
  • Report faulty equipment & other maintenance requirements to the appropriate person.
  • Assist with maintaining the security of school premises by securing entrances / exits as appropriate and reporting potential security breaches.
  • Ensure lights and other equipment are switched off as appropriate.

Organisational Tasks

  • Assist with the receipt, distribution, collection and despatch of goods.
  • Assist and participate in the organisation and movement of furniture within the building.
  • Assist with maintaining and arranging orderly and secure storage of supplies.
  • Operate everyday equipment in accordance with instructions.

4. Other Responsibilities

  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure equal opportunities for all.
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals.
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required.
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.

Safeguarding

  • Be aware of and comply with safeguarding responsibilities as outlined in the school’s Staff Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures. This may include reference to the Shropshire Career Pathway Safeguarding JD for school staff.    

Data Protection and other statutory responsibilities

  • Be aware of and comply with data protection responsibilities as outlined in the school’s Staff Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures. This may include reference to the Shropshire Career Pathway Data Protection JD for school staff.    

Other Duties

  • Any other duties that the Headteacher, EHT/ CEO/ Governing Body/ Trustees feel is commensurate with the post.  Whilst every effort is made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post each individual task undertaken may not be identified.

Review and Signatures

  • This job description is subject to review by the Headteacher/EHT/ CEO/ Governing Body/ Trustees in negotiation with the post holder at any time. However, an annual review of this job description and allocation of responsibilities will take place as part of agreed performance management arrangements.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • leaning and support services N/SVQ Level 1 OR equivalent experience or equivalent qualification, or willingness to train to achieve these.
  • Handyperson experience.

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to gain knowledge of basic plumbing, electrical and decorating repair procedures.
  • Willingness to gain knowledge of health and safety procedure and precautions.
  • Willingness to gain awareness of COSHH regulations.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Willingness to use relevant equipment.
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults.
  • Willingness to gain knowledge of cleaning procedures required to meet specified cleaning 

Desired qualifications

  • Level D/3 in both math and English or equivalent qualifications

Future prospects

Long Term Employment


About the employer

Mount Pleasant Primary School is a flourishing, popular primary school with a nursery based in Shrewsbury. It is a wonderful place to work and learn.  It’s a place where children thrive.

 

We have a fantastic team of staff who are dedicated to achieving the best outcomes for our pupils in all areas – not just in academic performance.  We strive to develop our pupils’ knowledge and skills across the curriculum and to support them to become resilient, thoughtful, creative and independent – preparing them for life.  We are constantly seeking to develop and improve, to ensure that we are delivering the best possible opportunities for our pupils. 

 

We are part of the Severn Bridges Multi-Academy Trust. The Trust’s aim is to ensure every child reaches the highest academic standards they are capable of alongside providing the opportunity to grow, develop and evolve into citizens of the future.

Employer

Mount Pleasant Primary School

Address

Whitemere Road

Shrewsbury

SY1 3BY

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Training

Training provider

TELFORD COLLEGE OF ARTS & TECHNOLOGY

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Telford College of Arts & Technology

Contact

Lora Rogers 01952642276 Lora.rogers@telfordcollege.ac.uk

  • Level 2 Property Maintenance Operative 

Apprenticeship standard

Property maintenance operative

Level 2 (GCSE)


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