Mayfield School

Facilities Services Operative Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)

Mayfield School (Employer)

Hit Training Ltd (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £194.25
37.0 hours per week Shifts TBC.
12 months (duration)
22 December 2021(start date)
Facilities services operative (apprenticeship standard)
20 December 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

In your role as a Facilities Services Operative, you will be working alongside our Facilities Team to support the move into our new school buildings in August 2021. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate.


In your role as a Facilities Services Operative, you will be working alongside our Facilities Team to support the move into our new school buildings in August 2021.

Duties could include:

  • Supporting the decant of the current site and the move into the new buildings
  • Learning how the new school Facilities Management programmes and systems operate
  • Supporting the maintenance of a first-class learning environment for our school community
  • Liaising with pupils, staff, visitors, contractors and hirers over their facilities requirements while on-site
  • Carrying out regular health and safety and security checks
  • Undertaking day-to-day maintenance and decorating duties, reporting to Facilities Manager any faults requiring specialist attention
  • Carrying out checks on fire alarms, extinguishers, burglar alarms, residual current devices and visual checks of electrical fittings
  • Ensuring that access to fire exits and equipment are free from obstruction
  • Taking delivery of store, stationery, materials and other goods
  • Carry out porterage duties within the School
  • Operating and monitoring the heating plant and temporary heating equipment to, whenever possible, maintain appropriate temperatures
  • Carry out security procedures for grounds, premises and their contents
  • The routine and non-routine opening and closing of premises
  • Carry out required duties in connection with approved lettings of premises and after school activities
  • Report in accordance with agreed procedures any trespass on the premises, damage from intruders and unauthorised parking of vehicles
  • Monitor building cleaning standards and/or frequencies to ensure that work is carried out in accordance with the School’s Specification and report findings
  • Check building for routine maintenance matters and vandalism, reporting and taking appropriate action when necessary

Future Prospects

This Level 2 Apprenticeship will give you a strong grounding in Facilities Services. You will understand how a brand-new building operates and will gain a wide-ranging experience of all aspects of the work our Facilities Team. Future progression could be into a trade, a caretaking role or Facilities Management.

Skills Required

  • Good organisational skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Ability to work off of own initiative and also as part of a team
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills

Qualities Required

  • A level of maturity commensurate with working in a school environment will be required.
  • Willing to learn and professionally develop
  • Committed to self-development
  • Does what they say they will do when they make a commitment – i.e. show up on time and not let people down
  • Values others
  • Confident to take the lead when appropriate
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Committed to collective success
  • Socially adept
  • Creative and innovative
  • Able to commit to the programme for 12 months

Qualifications Required

The preferred candidate will have finished their GCSE or other skills qualifications in English and maths, though consideration will be given to highly motivated young people willing to achieve a qualification in Functional Skills (English, maths & ICT) at Levels 1 & 2.

Training Provided

  • Facilities Service Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills English Level 1
  • Functional Skills maths Level 1
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