Harris C of E Academy is looking to appoint an inspirational Multi Skills Apprentice who is committed to further developing the distinctive Christian character of the educational provision and the school community. A fantastic opportunity to support with the maintenance of the school and grounds gaining experience and skills along the way.

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Closing date: 07 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 - 8.30am to 4.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The role will include:
 Assisting with operating heating plant and equipment efficiently and effectively, adjusting the control systems as necessary, reporting issues to the Site Manager/ Business Manager or appropriate contractors as required and within the post holders ability and training
 Reporting emergencies in the case of faults to relevant contractors and keep the Site Manager/Business Manager informed
 Assisting with the security of the premises including checks on the security lighting and fire and burglar alarm systems
 Assisting with regular basic inspections of the site and buildings and report any maintenance or improvement requirements to the Site Manager/Business Manager
 Liaising with all appropriate staff in relation to all site matters as necessary
 Assisting with preventative maintenance by checking buildings and equipment and report problems to Site Manager/Business Manager or undertake minor repairs as necessary
 Assisting with minor improvements including painting and the erecting of shelves/notice boards, including repairs to locks hinges and sinks, as directed by the Site Manager
 Assisting in maintenance of the grounds of the school and ensure the tidiness and upkeep of paths, drives and other hard surfaces, for example, removing leaves and litter, emptying of field bins, keeping the orderly appearance of the grounds
 Assisting with stock control of consumable items, monitor stock levels and arranging for orders to be placed in accordance with current procedures and to make sure soap, towels, and toilet tissue is replenished in all toilets on the site as necessary
 Assisting with basic IT set up of projectors and laptops
 Undertaking portering tasks as required, including setting up and clearing away furniture, receiving and distributing deliveries of goods and equipment, making sure classrooms are ready for the start of school, including setting up of halls for exams or assemblies as required
 Assisting with disposal of waste materials in a safe and hygienic manner and ensure they are available for collection as required by the Local Authority’s waste management policies
 Assisting with cleaning internal high level windows, light fixtures etc. within the limits of safe working practices and Working at Height Regulations
 Supporting departments (eg PE) in setting up for daily lessons as and when called upon
 Helping the sports hall in setting up for after school lettings as and when called upon
 Complying with the requirements of health and safety , other relevant legislation and school documentation, to participate in
staff training programs as required and to understand and comply with the Equal Opportunities Policy and other Academy policies especially the Safe-Guarding and Staff code of Conduct policies
 Engaging in professional development opportunities in agreement with the Head Teacher/ Business Manager
 Undertaking specific duties to supervise pupils at times indicated by a rota or SLT.

In return we can offer:
 A support network of professional colleagues
 A strong culture of professional development
 The opportunity to be part of an aspirational organisation and contribute to its development and growth plan

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Property Maintenance Operative Level 2

Training Provider:
 Ixion Holdings will provide the Apprenticeship Standard.
 Ixion Holdings will complete functional skills where necessary.
 Ixion Holdings will ensure Health & Safety, British Values and Equality & Diversity is embedded throughout the course.

This will be a blended delivery a mixture of Microsoft Teams and face to face. All training will take place on site and within your working hours.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential progresion into a Site Maintenance Operative full-time role within the Trust if there is a vacancy.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Desired

Things to consider

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS. In return, we offer excellent working conditions, first class professional development for ambitious people, genuine career development and opportunities for growth. All of our teachers are offered membership of the Teachers Pensions Scheme and all support staff are offered membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme. In addition, there is a superb package of employment benefits, including access to the Cycle to Work Scheme, membership offers and retail discounts.

About the employer

Harris Church of England Academy is more than just a place where students come to learn. It is also a place where a community develops and thrives. It is a place where we come together to support each other to achieve, whether it is in the classroom learning, on the sports field competing or on the stage performing, we know that success comes from us all working together. Student progress will always remain a key priority because outcomes so often dictate future pathways and opportunities for young people. Our educational vision is to create a community of lifelong learners who are anchored by a clear set of Christian values, passionate about realising their potential and have the capacity to contribute to their community, as well balanced and confident citizens. I have an absolute belief in the ability of all to achieve within a Christian ethos and to provide opportunities for young people to develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally. The ethos of the school is at the heart of everything we do, as education is not just about the academic results but about looking at the whole person. It is about teaching life skills to enable young people to succeed in whatever they choose to do. All that we do is underpinned by Christian values and mutual respect. For our students, the vision will enable them to not only achieve their true academic potential, but also increase self-esteem, build resilience and self-belief in their God given talents.




Harris Church of England Academy

Harris Drive


CV22 6EA

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Training provider



Manpreet Varraich

Apprenticeship standard

Property maintenance operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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