Facilities Management Apprentice- Level 2 (Ref: VAC001536195)

Salary: £3.90Closing Date: 31 May 2019Hours: 37

Employer Description: NCEA is an exciting, innovative and rapidly-improving academy which seeks to ensure that all the children and young people we serve are given the very best opportunities in life to secure a future that is successful and happy. Excellence is our watchword; to inspire achievement and encourage compassion, our mission.


NCEA is an Anglican school and promotes education within its Christian framework. We want all who learn and work within the Academy to let their LIGHTs shine! We do this through our core values of Love, Inclusivity, Goodness, Hope and Truth.

Every child has the potential to excel and it is our responsibility to unlock that potential through outstanding teaching; caring pastoral support; opportunities for enrichment; leadership development; all within a safe and secure learning environment that nurtures the individual.

No excuses are made for background. We believe all children can be successful and it is our duty to enable that success as governors, teachers, parents, carers and communities.

Vacancy Title: Facilities Management Apprentice- Level 2

Vacancy short description: The main purpose of the job is to support and assist the Facilities and Site Management Team to ensure all premises are safe, serviced and maintained to the required level as a necessity and priority for our staff, students and visitors.

Vacancy full description: You will be employed by Northumberland Church of England Academy Trust to complete an Apprenticeship in Caretaking which includes a NVQ in Facilities and Site Management.

Sorting and distributing internal mail.

Oversee contractors working on site.

Assist with the booking in of visitors and contractors.

General porterage duties as required, including movement of furniture and equipment and delivering of internal post.

Maintain the security of the premises to ensure a safe environment.         

Under the supervision of the caretakers you will:

Support the caretakers in the setting up for school functions including assemblies, performances and exams.

Attend training events as and when required.

Ensure that all janitorial equipment is fit for purpose and properly maintained.

Maintain adequate supplies of materials (light bulbs, batteries etc.) and assist with the receipt and safe storage of goods.

Ensure that all ventilation, access and exit points operate effectively and that firefighting appliances are readily accessible and properly maintained.

Monitor and report the general condition of the property, undertake minor repairs and ensure daily and seasonal routine maintenance /DIY tasks are carried out in a timely manner, including but not limited to changing light bulbs, taps, paint touch-ups etc.

Ensure that external areas of the property are kept free from litter and debris, bins are emptied regularly and main access routes and agreed areas are kept clear of leaves, snow and ice.

Under the guidance of a caretaker - operation and maintenance of heating systems and associated tasks.

Ensure cleaning standards are maintained and undertake cleaning related tasks as required such as dusting, hoovering, cleaning toilets, emptying bins etc.

To undertake any other work requested by, and deemed appropriate by, the Chief Executive Officer in agreement with the apprentice.


General responsibilities:

Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection and the safety, security and confidentiality of data, 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 school.

Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.

To undertake other duties and responsibilities as required commensurate with the grade of the post.


Skills required:

Good basic IT skills

To be able to respond quickly and effectively to emergencies or disruptions.

A Flexible approach being able to manage conflicting workloads and achieve deadlines and a willingness to work outside office hours if required.

Ability to work well independently and as part of a larger team and to work carefully, methodically and safely.

Good practical skills.

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Proactive and responsive.


Personal qualities:

Smart and presentable appearance

Polite and professional when public facing

Well-mannered and courteous at all times

Calm, patient and level-headed

Able to prioritise

Physically fit to carry out practical tasks






Qualifications required: GCSE Grade A-C in Maths and English (or equivalent) preferred however, functional skills will be undertaken at College by applicants without this qualification.

Future prospects: Full time employment.

Reality check: You will be in a working in a school environment with other members of staff on a daily basis. You must understand the principles of safeguarding and you must have a general awareness of the importance of data protection.

Important Information:

The Northumberland Church of England Academy has five sites, all of which you will be required to attend and/or travel to throughout your working days. Own transport would be an advantage or an excellent knowledge of public transport routes if necessary.

An Enhanced DBS Check is required for this position

This opportunity is open to all ages 16+ years. You may be entitled to additional support benefits if aged 25+ and dependent on your own personal circumstances.




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