Parkwood Academy

Property Maintenance Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)

Parkwood Academy (Employer)

Sheffield College, the (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £153.55
37.0 hours per week Shifts to be confirmed.
15 months (duration)
4 January 2021(start date)
Property maintenance operative (apprenticeship standard)
11 December 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Providing high levels of customer service, dealing with scheduled property maintenance within two school sites to include plumbing and electrical issues plus other maintenance and repair tasks across a wide variety of skills.


Key responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for the effective and efficient day to day support of regional academy facilities
  • Work towards the successful completion of the Apprenticeship standard Property Maintenance Operative Level 2 including end point assessment qualification in conjunction with Sheffield College City Campus

Main activities:

  • Work towards the successful completion of the Apprenticeship standard Property Maintenance Operative Level 2 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 general housekeeping and liaison with cleaning staff to ensure premises remain in suitable and safe condition
  • Support the completion statutory testing as and when required to manufacturers 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.
  • Report faults to Regional Facilities Manager Transport refuse to bins in agreed collection points for agreed collection times
  • Carry out porter duties as required including receipt of goods and supplies
  • Set out/put away furniture and equipment for functions, meetings and exams
  • Arrange temporary car parking arrangements and signage as and when required
  • 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 including paper towels, toilet rolls, soap etc.
  • Monitor usage for energy and water services on monthly basis Supporting the monitoring of all contractors on site and ensure work is completed to required standard
  • 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

Additional duties:

  • Comply with and assist with the development of policies and procedures relating to child protection, Health & Safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure equal opportunities for all
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the Academy Develop constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies/professionals
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
  • Recognise own strengths and areas of expertise and use these to advise and support others
  • To undertake any other duties appropriate to the grade of the post as requested by the Regional Operations Director

Special Conditions:

  • Possibility of some evening/Bank Holiday work across regional locations

Equal opportunities:

  • To be sensitive to any matters relating to discrimination and take positive steps to ensure that equality of opportunity is provided to all

Future Prospects

Work based experience throughout with review towards sustainable employment within the duration of the apprenticeship.

Reality Check

Candidates will ensure they have sustainable transport to reach our location of: Longley Avenue West, Sheffield, S5 8UL

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

Skills Required

  • Communication Skills
  • Team Building Skills
  • Literacy Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Organisational Skills
  • Manual Work Skills

Qualities Required

  • Ability to work effectively and supportively as a member of the regional and Academy teams
  • 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
  • Desirable experience not essential: Experience of undertaking a range of caretaking and cleaning duties

Qualifications Required

  • 5 GCSEs including English Language and maths at grade 5 and above (or equivalent)
  • Relevant maintenance/trade qualification or willingness to work towards Commitment to professional development

Training Provided

  • Property Maintenance Apprentice Standard Level 2
  • Functional Skills if required 


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