Employer: Redhill Academy

Salary: £10,000 per annum

Hours: Full-Time

Closing Date: This position will remain open until the position has been filled.

Facilities Apprentice - 12 month contract - Possible start date 4th September

Job Description


  • Routine and non-routine opening and closing and security of premises and grounds (although closing & emergency reaction will be undertaken by an external contractor).
  • Assist in carrying out security procedures for the school buildings and grounds
  • Assisting in prevention of trespass on the premises
  • Assist to ensure unauthorised parking of vehicles does not occur.


  • Monitoring of work to cleaners
  • Checking work is of standard required
  • Carry out cleaning of own designated area to the required standard, where applicable
  • Stripping and retreating floors when necessary


  • Checking safety of site and ensuring the removal and safe disposal of hazards


  • Responsible for maintenance and repair of basic tools and equipment
  • Carry out minor or temporary maintenance and repairs of building
  • Report items, repairs, maintenance work that is required and is beyond the competence of the caretaking staff
  • Report damage as appropriate
  • Boiler room maintenance
  • Direct contractors to sites of repair and maintenance work
  • Inspect work of contractors where a satisfaction note required.
  • Operate heating plant to maintain certain temperatures and ensure adequate supply of hot water available
  • Carry out frost precaution procedures and procedures in event of fire, flood, breaking and entering, accident or major damage
  • Ensure drains and gullies are inspected to ensure they are free flowing and clean, dealing with blockages as necessary
  • Ensure that caretaking and cleaning equipment is in a safe and working condition


  • Receive delivery of stock, materials etc, ensuring appropriate storage and distribution.
  • Ensure adequate supply of fuel, light bulbs and janitorial materials are available and distribution.


  • Provide emergency access in the event of snow or minor flooding or similar emergency situations
  • Ensure playing areas and paths are free from litter


  • Move equipment, resources, furniture as required (e.g. for examinations)
  • Assist Site Supervisor in undertaking risk assessments and any other duties as directed.

Support for the school

  • Contribute to the School’s responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people
  • Contribute to the overall ethos, work and mission statement of the school
  • Undertake any other duties appropriate within the grading of the post, including wider support and cover as requested for other colleagues within the wider team.
  • Positively contribute to the objectives and aims of Community Academies Trust

Desired skills

  • Able to carry out routine tasks, under direction with limited supervision.
  • Able to carry out instructions from others.
  • Able to learn techniques relating to site matters and to use equipment after training.
  • Willing and able to work outdoors, in differing weather conditions and prolonged periods of standing/walking.
  • No previous experience required.

Personal qualities

  • Able to carry out procedures, routines and follow instructions.
  • Able to use a computer and use basic software packages;
  • Willing and able to complete all learning and assessment requirements of the relevant framework or standard;
  • Able to establish good working relationships with colleagues, pupils, parents and outside agencies;
  • Ability to travel to work location without assistance;
  • Good time-keeping and time management;
  • A commitment to the work ethic.

Qualifications required

  • A minimum of GCSE pass Grade C in English and Maths.
  • A candidate who does not meet these criteria may be provided with additional support in order to achieve this minimum standard.



E-mail CV to simon.litchfield@nottinghamcity.gov.uk to apply.

Location: Nottingham, NG5 8GX [get directions from google maps]

Contract Type: Fixed Term

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