Apprentice Caretaker Assistant

@Wimbledon College
  • Edge Hill, Merton, London, SW19 4LR, United Kingdom View on Map
  • Post Date : June 4, 2024
  • Apply Before : June 29, 2024
  • Salary: £9.50 - £9.50 / Hourly
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Job Detail

  • Number of Positions Available: 1
  • Working Hours 30 hours per week
  • Working Week: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, 6 hours per day with a one-hour unpaid break
  • Working Location Edge Hill, London SW19 4NS
  • Minimum Entry Requirements A good level of education with oral and written skills, which ensure clear and accurate communication
  • Personal Qualities: Able to deliver services and systems applicable for effective school management • To be familiar with basic Health and Safety and Fire Awareness. (Training will be given)

Job Description

Job Title: Apprentice Caretaker Assistant

Employer: Wimbledon College

Apprenticeship Standard: Property Maintenance Operative Level 2

About the employer:

The school is accommodated in striking Grade II listed buildings on Edge Hill, on a spacious green site in a conservation area. The College currently has close to 1300 boys aged 11-18. At the heart of our mission as a Jesuit School is ‘Cura Personalis’ which means educating the whole person. It is a great place to work with a supportive, committed staff who share the school’s high expectations. Our aim is to empower staff to ascertain their own professional needs, both within and around their role, and to provide whatever support they require to flourish.

Vacancy Short description:

Excellent opportunity to start your career in facilities. The postholder is required to carry out the duties of an Apprentice Caretaker Assistant, including those particular duties which the Headteacher may reasonably assign from time to time as the needs of the school dictate. You will be working within a team responsible for the execution and performance of duties undertaken in caretaking, health and safety, maintenance work, security, cleansing housekeeping and general day to day running of the school to a high standard.

Vacancy Full Description:

The postholder works under the direction of the Facilities Manager and will carry out the following:

  1. To ensure the Health and Safety of the staff and the students at all times and be conversant with the school’s Health and Safety policy.
  2. To report all defects or hazards to building fabrics, furniture, equipment and grounds to the Facilities Manager/Site Supervisor or the Headmaster if the Facilities Manager /Site Supervisor is absent.
  3. To carry out necessary minor repairs, fixing where possible or making safe until qualified personnel can be called in through the direction of the Facilities Manager. This work will include adjustments to doors, windows, locking systems, general carpentry, light fitting tubes and diffuser replacement etc.
  4. To carry out all necessary cleaning to the fabric of the building during the school day including toilet areas, outside areas and litter removal. This includes making safe an area that has been contaminated by a pupil who has been unwell and disposing of any contaminated materials using relevant safety gear.
  5. To learn and understand all heating and hot water controls including boiler time clocks and associated services when required. In parallel you will be expected to familiarise yourself with the location of gas rooms, service runs and other hazardous services runs or supplies kept on the school site.
  6. To respond promptly to urgent operational requirements.
  7. To assist the Site supervisor on an ‘as required’ basis.
  8. Inspect pupil lavatories daily and at regular intervals during term time and see that appropriate cleaning is performed throughout the day. Re stocking of toilet rolls and hand towels
  9. Maintain the grounds, cutting grass and pruning bushes where necessary.
  10. Ensure that the school buildings and playgrounds are kept free of litter and that the bins are emptied regularly.
  11. In bad weather, clearing playgrounds, pathways, car parks and internal roads using rock salt and whatever methods necessary. Maintain safe routes inside the building and out during the school day.
  12. After any drill, reset the fire alarm system, if activated.
  13. To remain aware and observant, ensuring that all fire exits and escape routes remain free from obstruction both internally and externally at all times.
  14. To be familiar with the use of fire fighting equipment and procedures.
  15. To act as a Fire Marshall in emergency situations for which training will be given.
  16. Monitor deliveries and consumable stock items and ensure they are securely, and correctly stored until delivery to the relevant department and the paperwork is signed and handed to the Finance Officer.
  17. Portering of equipment, materials and furniture throughout the premises.
  18. Maintaining the minibuses to a certain standard, including checking petrol, oil and water, making sure they are kept clean and tidy.
  19. Transporting monies to and from the bank and post to the post office as required.
  20. Ensuring all cleaning cupboards, storage areas and voids are kept clean and tidy at all times and do not pose a fire risk.
  21. As directed by the Facilities Manager, you are to assist at Parents Evenings and at other times when the school is open to visitors; such duties may include car parking and/or supervising car parking.
  22. Ensure that, prior to lettings, the premises and grounds are in a satisfactory state and that furniture and equipment required are in place.
  23. Conduct security patrols during the period of the letting; ensure the premises are secure upon vacation by the user.

Skills Required:

  • To be flexible, proactive, organised and approachable.
  • The ability to use initiative in order to solve problems
  • The ability to work within a team.
  • The ability to react calmly when under pressure.
  • To be friendly and courteous to fellow staff, pupils and the wider community.
  • A commitment to and understanding of the Governors’ Equal Opportunity Policy.
  • An unflappable attitude and a good sense of humour.
  • To be willing to train as a First Aider if required.
  • Punctuality is essential