Premises Maintenance Assistant - Billericay, Essex

JDS Recruitment are currently working with a forward thinking and innovative primary, special and alternative provision provider, based in Billericay, Essex.

The school are looking to recruit for a full time Premises Maintenance Assistant.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, reliable, multi-skilled, proactive and organised Premises Maintenance Assistant to join the schools Premises team.

To contribute to the smooth running of the Academy by carrying out a range of duties as directed by the Premises Manager including security and supervision of the site and related equipment, there will be an emphasis on building and DIY maintenance tasks, porterage and other manual duties will be involved.

The hours of employment are Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 3.30pm and Friday 7.30am to 3pm, working hours are to meet operational needs.

This post is on a 52 week per year contract, 24 days paid leave plus bank holiday. The duties of the post as outlined will be subject to the appropriate risk assessment, safe systems of work and appropriate equipment being available and the relevant competencies of the post holder.

Main Responsibilities:

· Security and supervision

· Cleaning

· Grounds maintenance

· Electrical works

· Maintenance of outdoor swimming pool

· Minor repairs to Staff Houses

· Regular maintenance checks to waste pumps

· Regular checks of danger signs to moat

· Working at heights

· Maintenance and Health & Safety

· Plumbing, plaster repairs, glazing and painting work.

Previous similar experience in the building trade is desirable but not essential as training will be given. You should be able to demonstrate good literacy and numeracy skills and be able to relate well to pupils and interact with them in a friendly and positive manner. A cheerful, flexible approach, the ability to prioritise, with a can-do attitude and good DIY skills are essential.

If you are interested and hold an up to date DBS please apply now with a copy of your CV.

Previous experience of working as a Caretaker or in a Premises position in a school is highly advantageous

JDS Recruitment is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS Our objective is to be an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from everyone with suitable skills and ability regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief. All applications will be accepted and reviewed solely on merit.