Estates Maintenance Assistant

PurplePower Recruitment
Bedfordshire, UK
15 Aug 2019
03 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an enthusiastic, motivated maintenance professional with a positive 'can do' attitude and based in or near Bedford?

Our client, an Academy, is looking for an Estates Maintenance Assistant to support the Head of Estates & Facilities and the Estates Maintenance Supervisor with the general maintenance and security of premises to ensure safe, secure and clean environments.

Main duties;

* Undertake the opening and closing of premises and maintain site security procedures.

* Undertake maintenance repairs and decorating.

* Operate the heating, lighting etc.

* Complete various health & safety checks including fire, COSHH, water hygiene, fire etc.

* Be proactive and enthusiastic in undertaking training to improve and enhance skills.

* Act as a designated key holder for schools as directed.

* Prevent unauthorised/unsafe parking on school sites.

* Provide access to premises and arrange emergency repairs out of school hours.

* Undertake risk assessments before commencing any works.

* Undertake regular health and safety checks of buildings, grounds, fixtures and fittings (including compliance with fire safety regulations) and equipment, in line with schedules.

* Assist the Head Teacher and Estates Maintenance Supervisor with the operation of school alarm systems and fire evacuation procedures.

* Oversee onsite contractors, checking that work has been completed to required standards.

* Undertake cleaning and supervision of cleaners as required.

* Assist with the setup of equipment and furniture for school events, including examinations.

* Assist as required with the supervision of various school and community letting events which may also be held during the evening and weekends.

* Store allocated equipment and chemicals safely and securely.Assist with deep-cleaning and maintenance programmes during school closure periods.

* Assist with the operation of the minibus fleet including keeping them clean. As required act as a minibus driver as part of a weekly rota, including school trips.

* Comply with environmentally friendly practices and policies, including energy conservation and recycling.

Hours: 37 per week, 52 weeks per year

Salary: £18,771 to start ASAP

PurplePower Recruitment is acting as the recruitment agency on this permanent role.

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