Property Maintenance Apprentice

Location: Mansfield Woodhouse
Employer: Cherubs Day Nursery
Weekly pay: £156
Closing date: 31 January 2020
Apply online

Short description

Be responsible for the effective and efficient day to day support of maintenance at Cherubs Nurseries. Work towards the successful completion of the Apprenticeship standard Property Maintenance Operative Level 1 including end point assessment qualification in conjunction with West Nottinghamshire collage.

Full description

Since opening our doors in January 1993 we've been a family-run business that really cares about what we do. We pride ourselves on being honest, imaginative and doing things properly. By being ourselves and staying true to our values we've established ourselves as the childcare provider of choice, within the East Midlands and have developed a reputation for delivering not just outstanding childcare but a totally unique service that you won't find anywhere else.

  • Work towards the successful completion of the Apprenticeship standard Property Maintenance Operative Level 1 including end point assessment
  • Support in liaising with security services and dealing with alarm systems as appropriate
  • Support the Maintenance of high levels of security across the academy premises
  • Key holding duties for locking and unlocking of premises as and when required
  • Support the checking of operation of fire alarms, emergency lights and fire-fighting equipment on regular basis
  • Support the completion statutory testing as and when required to manufacturer's standards ensuring record keeping is up to date and accurate including boilers, sprinklers, fire alarms etc.
  • Undertake emergency cleaning as and when required
  • Clean and tidy all outside spaces, paths, gullies and drains including litter picking and emptying of bins including snow clearance when required
  • Remove graffiti from internal and/or external spaces using appropriate equipment and materials
  • Basic maintenance of caretaking/cleaning equipment and ensure safe storage
  • Ensure Health and Safety compliance with regard to all regulations, policies and codes of practice
  • Collect or order purchasing of goods as required for completion of any caretaking or maintenance jobs
  • Ensure adequate stock management of material and equipment
  • Identify and report any repairs, maintenance or replacements that require action
  • Carry out basic maintenance work following appropriate training
  • To install, maintain or repair, jobs of a minor nature relative to the fabric, fixtures and fittings of the building equipment and furniture
  • General maintenance of building:- Plumbing i.e. leaking taps Joinery i.e. boarding up broken windows Painting/Decorating Plastering to small areas

  • Re-glazing to ground floor level
  • Electrical i.e. make safe broken light switch/sockets plugs
  • Tape over or isolate from further use
  • Report repair at earliest opportunity
  • Gas Leaks etc isolate, turn off gas supply
  • Report repair at earliest opportunity
  • Others as necessary within the capabilities of the post holder
  • Clean lights and light fittings
  • Check and replace faulty lights, tubes and starters on a regular basis
  • Fit or change electrical plug head if competent
  • Check fuses and replace with manufacturers recommended fuse
  • All types of painting and decorating
  • All types of carpentry / joinery works

Desired skills

  • Communication skills
  • Listening
  • Team building skills
  • Literacy skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Manual work skills

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work effectively and supportively as a member of the maintenance team
  • Ability to act on own initiative dealing with any unexpected problems that may arise
  • Ability to independently carry out minor repairs
  • Ability to identify work priorities effectively
  • Personal qualities
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic
  • High professional standards
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to maintain a professional relationship with both staff and students

Download job description

Apply online