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Property Maintenance Apprentice

@Cirrus Primary Academy Trust
  • SM6 9JN, Wallington, Greater London, England, United Kingdom View on Map
  • Post Date : November 18, 2021
  • Apply Before : December 20, 2021
  • Salary: £15,692.00 - £15,692.00 / Annually
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Job Detail

  • Number of Positions Available: 1
  • Working Hours 35
  • Working Week: Monday - Friday
  • Working Location SM6 9JN
  • Minimum Entry Requirements Must be 18 +
  • Personal Qualities: Willingness to Learn
  • Things to Consider:
    You will work across multiple school sites around Croydon.

Job Description

Post Title:  Academy Premises Apprentice

Employer : Cirrus Academy Trust

Location : Wallington Primary Academy, Mollison Drive, Wallington, Surrey, SM6 9JN

Apprenticeship Standard : Property Maintenance Apprentice

Core Purpose
The Premises Apprentice will support the delivery of the responsibilities of the Estates team
function across the Trust in complying with health and safety and other legislation and
organisational policies and procedures. You must be willing to commit to undertaking a two
year Level two IWFM Apprenticeship programme with the Trust.

Key Priorities
• Take part in appropriate site patrols and inspections to identify and report potential
health and safety issues responding timely, effectively and appropriately to any
safety/security concerns.
• In liaison with the Academy Premises Manager/Supervisor at each site help to
maintain all aspects of the academy building. Land and assets including upkeep,
care, maintenance, security, health and safety and facilities management in line with
statutory and regularity requirements.
• To participate in all aspects of the academy building, land and assets including
upkeep, care, maintenance, security, health and safety and facilities management in
line with statutory and regularity requirements.

Duties
The Academy Premises Apprentice will:
1. Identify child safeguarding concerns by being vigilant for signs of abuse or neglect.
2. Take appropriate action and report concerns to the Designated Person for
safeguarding and follow the Trust’s child protection and safeguarding policies.
3. Maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ when it comes to safeguarding.
4. Be a role model and take a lead in ensuring excellent professional practice across the
Cirrus Primary Academy Trust.
5. Ensure equal opportunities with regard to all aspects of practice and provision.
6. Undertake any other duties as may reasonably be directed by the Academy Premises
Manager/Supervisor.
7. Work outside the Trust as requested to support other schools.
8. Participate in any arrangements to appraise your performance as Academy Premises
Apprentice and commit to furthering your professional knowledge and skills by
identifying training needs and participating in further training.
9. Work with Trust staff and with nominated contacts in each of the Trust’s academies.
10. To provide first aid to staff or visitors when required and according to training received.
11. To maintain the building and grounds by participating in cleaning duties, ensuring that
the academy’s premises are cleaned in accordance with the academy’s standards and
methods including taking into consideration COSHH.
12. To participate in all aspects of the academy building, land and assets, including
upkeep, care, maintenance, security, health and safety and facilities management in
line with statutory and regularity requirements.
13. Assist the Academy Premises Manager/Supervisor in ensuring all areas, internal and
external, are clean and devoid of litter, vegetation, leaves etc. and that all entrances
and thoroughfares are clear of obstruction that could be hazardous.
14. Assist the Academy Premises Manager/Supervisor in ensuring that recycling/refuse
points are clear and accessible.
15. Taking delivery of stores, materials and other goods received by the academy and
storing them in line with health and safety procedures.
16. General porterage duties as required by members of the academy staff.
17. To draw attention to the Academy Premises Manager/Supervisor any repairs or
maintenance required at the academy.
18. Taking delivery of stores, materials and other goods received by the academy and
storing them in line with health and safety procedures.
19. To ensure during extreme weather under direction from the Academy Premises
Manager/Supervisor that the premises are accessible and safe (eg during periods of
snow or ice that grit is applied effectively).
20. Contribute to energy efficiency by making sure all unrequired lighting or equipment is
turned off and regularly monitored. Replacing lighting mechanisms when required.
21. Be able to lock and unlock academy premises enabling and disenabling relevant alarm
systems and securing the premises, making sure that the academy is empty upon
locking. Provide access to site in the event of emergency situations.
22. Prevent trespass and unauthorised vehicles entering academy site.
23. Carry out recognised procedures and designated tasks during emergency procedures
e.g. Fire Drills, etc.
24. To conduct all repairs to the assets of the Trust within his/her ability, training and Health
and Safety constraints.
25. Follow the procedures for the safe management of contractors including the adherence
to CDM regulations and the compilation of RAMS before any work is started.
26. Provide clear, consistent and quality health and safety advice and guidance as required
27. To set out furniture, equipment and other required materials for events, lettings and
mealtimes as instructed.
28. To supervise out of hours lettings when required.
29. To collect and dispose of waste, refuse and surplus materials as part of a regular
routine or when required.
30. To ensure that toilets and sink areas are ready to use and that soap, toilet rolls and
hand towels are replenished.
31. Assist the Academy Premises Manager/Supervisor health and safety records, updating
and responding to items identified by pupils, staff or visitors.
32. To take ownership of various projects to meet the needs if the Trust in order to achieve
project goals and assist the overall effectiveness of the department.

Essential Requirements
1. A good standard of general education.
2. Ability to understand basic Health and Safety regulations relating to estates function.
3. Ability to understand relevant legislation and guidance in relation to working with, and
the protection of, children.
4. Ability to operate basic machinery
5. High level personal organisation and time management skills.
6. Technical skills in using computerised systems (eg Microsoft Office, Centrastor.
EVERY etc.)
7. Accuracy and ability to follow instructions.
8. Ability to use problem solving skills.
9. Good communication skills.
10. A thorough understanding of data protection principles and integrity and confidentiality
regarding personal data.
11. An ability to establish positive working relationships with colleagues and pupils through
modelling very high levels of professionalism, commitment and integrity.
12. A firm commitment to Equal Opportunities.
13. Strong desire to learn and grow professionally.

Desirable Requirements
1. Relevant experience in an estates and facilities role.
2. Relevant and recognised technical qualification (or experience) in a trade (Carpentry,
electrician etc.)