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Premises Assistant Apprentice Park Campus

This is an excellent opportunity to start a career in Premises Management. The post holder is required to carry out the duties of a Premises Assistant under the direction of the Health and Safety Officer. To follow all academy policies and procedures.

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Closing date: 08 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,580.00 - £11,700.00

  • Working week

    The hours of employment are 35 hours per week, working hours are to meet operational needs. Weeks per year are TTO (39 weeks) + 2 weeks

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    21 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001768199

  • Positions

    1 available


This is an excellent opportunity to start a career in Premises Management. The post holder is required to carry out the duties of a Premises Assistant under the direction of the Health and Safety Officer. To follow all academy policies and procedures.

Purpose

The post holder will work under the supervision of the Health and Safety Officer to contribute to the smooth running of the academy by carrying out a range of caretaking duties as directed by the Health and Safety Officer including security and supervision of the site and related equipment and other caretaking duties including porterage cleaning and maintenance.

The duties of the post as outlined will be subject to the appropriate risk assessment, safe systems of work and appropriate equipment being available and the relevant competencies of the post holder.

The hours of employment are 35 hours per week, working hours are to meet operational needs.  This post is on a fixed term basis, dependent on how long the apprenticeship lasts. The duties of the post as outlined will be subject to the appropriate risk assessment, safe systems of work and appropriate equipment being available and the relevant competencies of the post holder.

Main Responsibilities

Security & Supervision

The routine and non-routine opening of premises and grounds. Providing access where possible to the premises and classrooms in the event of snow. Dealing with enquires from officers and employees of the Trust.  Attempting to prevent unauthorised access onto the academy grounds. Dealing with Trespassers as being a large site sometimes attracts pedestrian traffic. (Note: in fulfilling this responsibility all employees are expected to work within established academy procedures and the Code of Practice No. 32(S) Managing Violence in Schools).

Cleaning

Undertaking of cleaning of allocated areas, and secondary cleaning. Inspect the toilets twice daily, flushing and cleaning any soiled seats/areas as necessary. Replace toilet rolls and towels where necessary. Emergency cleaning, removing graffiti, unblocking drains. To carry out regular checks of the fat trap. Check the waste pumps are running and not blocked. Clean road signs which are on entrance and exit.

Grounds Maintenance

The following applies to general carer maintenance of the academy grounds as well as the immediate space surrounding all entrances and exits to facilitate safe entry and exit for all site users. Cut grass to various area as directed by Health and Safety Officer. Small tree works caused by wind damage. Hedge cutting, the use of brush cutter and the use of various garden machinery and chainsaw (City and Guilds level 2). Repairs to fencing.

Electrical Works

Small electrical work, dealing with damaged sockets and switches, making safe any damage to sites electrical system until electrical contractor can repair.

Regular checks of danger signs to make sure they are present and in the correct place.

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Working at height with the use of mobile elevated work platforms, cherry pickers and scissor lifts.

Maintenance and Health & Safety

  • To carry out regular checks as directed by the Health and Safety Officer. Drawing the attention of the Health and Safety Officer to any repairs or maintenance work required at the premises which is beyond the competence of the site staff. Carrying out first line of repairs and maintenance which are not beyond the scope of the post holder including under the direction of the Health and Safety Officer.
  • Carrying out routine checks on fire alarm and emergency lighting.
  • Carrying out sprinkler system check weekly.
  • Preparing the academy premises and site for out of academy activities.
  • Weekly checks of minibuses including fuel, oil and damage.
  • Carry out routine checks to automatic pumps and areas subject to flooding.
  • Check and change roller towels.
  • Set out and put away chairs for assemblies and meetings as required.
  • Deal with any matter associated with meter readings.
  • Supervise contractors as directed by the Health and Safety Officer.
  • Carrying out routine checks to outside play equipment/gym equipment.

The following are examples but not an exhaustive list of typical tasks that the Premises Assistant Apprentice may be required to carry out dependant on circumstances. These could be under/with the instruction or support from additional staff/line manager.

Plumbing Work

Repair leaking pipes, simple installation work, such as plumbing in a new tap, or replacing a washer. Regular checks to booster pumps and boiler rooms. Basic checks and repairs to laundry equipment and machines.

Plastering Work

Such as repairing cracked or broken plaster. Making good damaged door frames, walls, putting up shelving or similar fittings.

Glazing Work

Repairing damaged windows, re-sealing or re- puttying glass panes. Specialist contractors should be used for repairs to large window panes or double-glazed units or windows at high level.

General

  • Ensuring that all areas of the site are free from litter and animal faeces. All drains are clear and are free flowing and clean.
  • Taking delivery of stores, materials and other goods and conveying them to their points of distribution. Dispatching laundry goods, materials and cleaning chemicals.
  • Ensuring that adequate supplies of cleaning materials and other supplies are available.
  • Such other duties relating to the use of the premises as may be necessary from time to time in accordance with established local practice or within the reasonable requirements of the Headteacher and Academy Council.
  • To comply with individual responsibilities in accordance with the role, for health and safety in the workplace.
  • The post holder will be expected to undertake any appropriate training provided by the Academy to assist them in carrying out any of the above duties.
  • Protective clothing, provided by the Academy, must be worn at all times when working.
  • The post holder will be required to maintain high standards of confidentiality at all times.
  • To work within Academy policies and procedures.
  • To contribute to the provision of an effective environment for learning.
  • To support the promotion of positive relationships.
  • To participate in the performance and development review process, taking personal responsibility for identification of learning, development and training opportunities in discussion with line manager.
  • To demonstrate in all aspects of the work, commitment to quality and customer service.

Health and Safety

To carry out all duties with full regard to the employee’s legal obligations (under Health and Safety legislation) to maintain their own health and safety at work, to be aware of the impact of activities on the health and safety of others and to comply with any Department or local health and safety procedures or instructions.

Data Protection

To be aware and comply with the academy’s responsibilities under the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for the security, accuracy and relevance of personal data held on such systems and ensure that all administrative and financial processes comply with this.

 

To maintain client records and archive systems, in accordance with the academy’s procedures, policy and statutory requirements.

Safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. Further information about the disclosure can be found at www.disclosure.gov.uk

This job description only contains the main accountabilities relating to the post and does not describe in detail all of the duties required to carry them out and may be altered in response to the needs of the Academy business.
 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Team worker
  • Punctual

Personal qualities

  • Attention to detail

Desired qualifications

To have both maths and english at GCSE C grade or above (or equivilent)

Future prospects

Possible employment on successful completion of apprenticeship.


About the employer

Park Campus Academy is an 11-16 alternative provision (AP) in West Norwood, Lambeth, and part of the Parallel Learning Trust. Park Campus students are usually students that have been permanently excluded or are at risk of permanent exclusion. This means that many of our learners have had an interrupted education on arrival, due to regular fixed term exclusions and disruptive behaviour. We are keen to encourage our students to develop their consequential thinking, and to take responsibility for their behaviour and its consequences. We set clear rules, boundaries and expectations and they all have a consequence. At Park Campus, we believe that every child deserves a second chance, and we hope that through personalised support, all of our students will realise their potential. Academic achievement is an important currency for our learners, and we strive to find a qualification that engages everyone. We hope that this approach will encourage them to become lifelong learners, and allow them to access mainstream education post 16. Pathways, our SEMH school is on the same site, and our Hospital School is based at King’s College.

 

Employer

Park Campus

Address

Gipsy Road

London

SE27 9NP

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Training

Training provider

Lambeth College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lambeth College

Contact

Casey asiedu 02075015144 CAsiedu@lambethcollege.ac.uk

Training towards the successful completion of the Property Maintenance apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship standard

Property maintenance operative

Level 2 (GCSE)


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