Property Maintenance Operative Apprentice BRITISH HOME AND HOSPITAL FOR INCURABLES

Be responsible for the general maintenance and upkeep of the Home, the mechanical and electrical equipment, vehicles the grounds and offices as required to ensure to ensure a safe and attractive environment for residents, staff and other service users.

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Closing date: 17 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    23 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • In conjunction with the maintenance supervisor, draw up a planned preventative maintenance schedule and assist in the appointment and supervision of appropriate contractors to carry out routine servicing and maintenance.
  • Be aware of maintenance manuals of electrical and mechanical equipment used in the scheme and Health and Safety File.
  • Be aware of Manual Handling hazards and comply with the requirements of the Manual Handling assessments.
  • Liaise with the maintenance supervisor regarding maintenance, budget planning and control.
  • Be responsible for minor repairs and general maintenance work and decorating when required.
  • Assist in the implementation of risk assessments and, where appropriate, produce risk assessments.
  • Arrange for the moving of furniture, taking down and refitting of curtains and cleaning of windows within the communal areas that are out of normal reach and kitchen surfaces/tiles out of normal reach.
  • Be responsible for cleaning all vents and air filters regularly in the scheme for example the filters in the washing machine/s and tumble drier/s.
  • Maintain and monitor heating systems as necessary and recharge any water softening equipment.
  • Maintain the lawns, gardens and other areas such as drives and paths and ensure all garden equipment is maintained.
  • Carry out tests and inspections of all portable electrical appliances within the scheme that have been purchased for the scheme use in the communal areas, and retest annually.
  • Clean lights, diffusers and shades regularly and replace any lamps, tubes and starters.
  • Ensure water temperatures at storage, transfer and outlet points within the scheme are checked in accordance with the Health & Safety Policy and carry out routine maintenance of water systems, maintaining records of same.
  • Test Fire Alarms weekly and carry out regular fire precaution checks and maintain records.
  • Assist the maintenance supervisor to maintain an approved list of maintenance contractors.
  • Attend and participate in regular 1 to 1’s and appraisal meetings.
  • Respect resident’s rights to privacy, dignity and choice.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings.
  • Assist in the induction of new staff, in accordance with the induction policy.
  • Liaise with relatives, advocates, friends, volunteers and other professional agencies and other visitors to the scheme in relation to matters relevant to the post.
  • Maintain the maintenance of the Mini bus where applicable and ensure that it is maintained and fit for use.
  • Be aware of and adhere to the organisation’s Health and Safety Policy Manual, and Food Safety Manual and carry out maintenance as described in the policies and maintain appropriate records.
  • Be aware of and adhere to the policies as contained in the Employment Policies and Procedures Manual.
  • Here may be a requirement to travel to other locations for the purpose of meetings or training relevant to this post.
  • In the event that the post holder is asked to attend the scheme out of hours for any reason, and is available, then they will receive appropriate compensation for hours worked.
  • Work to a rolling 7 day rota as required which may include weekends.
  • It is a condition of employment that this post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Criminal Records Disclosure.       
  • This is not a complete description of the duties and responsibilities of the post of Maintenance Worker, and the post holder is expected to carry out other reasonable duties as required by the Line Manager.

The training you will be getting


On programme Training:

  • Level 2 Property Maintenance Apprenticeship Standard.
  • Level 1 and/or 2  Functional Skills in Maths and English.
  • Institute of Apprenticeship Certificate.

End-Point Assessment

  • Synoptic practical assessment.
  • Synoptic knowledge assessment.
  • Interview.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Further progression may well be available in other areas within our sector, upon successful completion of your apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade A*-C / 9-4) Desired

About the employer

British Home is a charity offering services that improve the lives of people living with neuro-disability: rehabilitation; residential care; respite support; and palliative care. Every resident at British Home has been affected by neuro-disability whether that is as result of accident or trauma, stroke, or a consequence of a degenerative condition or illness. There is capacity for 80 people on site, with each resident having their own, private accommodation. Services are delivered through a multi-disciplinary team under the leadership of the Director of Care. As the nature of neuro-disability is unique to each individual, so the range and frequency of facilities and services people use will be tailored to their own needs and aspirations. Some of our residents stay with us only a short time until they move onto different accommodation, for example in an adapted home in the community, whereas for others British Home is a long-term home. For all of our residents, British Home provides a safe, comfortable and suitable therapeutic environment.







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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Property maintenance operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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