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Job Title : Premises Assistant Apprentice
Employer : St. Nicholas School
Location : Croydon, London, CR8 4DS
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship : Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Maintenance
Vacancy Reference : VAC-00654
Brief Description : We are a Special Primary School for pupils with moderate learning difficulties and/or autism. We are rated as a Good school by Ofsted (2017).


Qualifications Required : GCSE Grade C or above in Maths and English (or equivalent qualification)
Vacancy Detail : This is an excellent opportunity to start a career in facilities management. The post holder is required to carry out the duties of a Premises Assistant under the direction of the Site Manager / Senior Leadership Team (SLT). To follow all school policies and procedures. These duties include but are not limited to:

Provision of maintenance
 Aiding the safe running of the school
 Security services on the school premises
 Ensuring a safe working environment
 Contribute to the overall ethos, work and values of the school.

Key roles and responsibilities
 To ensure the Health and Safety of the staff and pupils at all times and be conversant with the school’s Health and Safety policy.
 To complete COSHH training.  Ensure that the facilities, such as security and maintenance run smoothly so the school can operate effectively.  Supporting and overseeing electrical, mechanical, heating and grounds works.  Managing the security systems, fire systems. Opening and closing of buildings.  Secure the site and assist in site emergency and evacuation procedures.  Set up rooms and support the coordination of events e.g. open evenings.  Deal with enquiries from members of staff, contractors and members of the public.  To carry out cleaning of the school including toilet areas, outside litter removal, clearing.

To carry out necessary minor repairs, fixing where possible or making safe until qualified personnel can be called in.  Communicating with contractors and dealing with building maintenance contracts for work carried out in school.  Oversee work being carried out on-site taking into account safety, work specifications etc. Organise and take delivery of stock.  Be aware of, and making any necessary arrangements to for the utility systems including reading energy meters and monitoring heating systems.  Identify defects, collate and analyze information and prepare verbal and written reports. Comply with the policies and procedures relating to child protection, equality and diversity, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.  To carry out other duties as directed by Site Manager / SLT.
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 36 hours
Application Deadline Date : 18/05/2020
Possible Start Date : 08/06/2020
Personal Qualities : Highly motivated
Skills Required : Able to establish good working relationships with staff, pupils’ parents and outside agencies
Ability to use ICT (i.e. email, Excel, Word etc.)  Strong communication skills (verbally, face to face, on the phone and in writing)  Good listening skills, ability to understand and use initiative to solve problems but knowing when to stop and ask.  Good awareness of safeguarding. Able to respond appropriately to children with lea
Future Prospects : possible long term employment with this company after the completion of your apprenticeship.
Training to be Provided : Apprenticeship Standard including End point assessment and Functional Skills in Maths and English
Things to consider : Enthusiasm and drive for working in a school.

Please also attach a short cover letter explaining why you are interested in this apprenticeship role.

Pay rate could rise to £6 per hour after 6 months satisfactory service

Due to current circumstances , the processing of your apprenticeship application may be delayed , as we will not be able to conduct any initial assessments at this time until further notice.
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