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Date Added: Mon 16/01/2023

Maintenance And Facilities Operative

Nottingham, NG1, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £22000 - £26000/annum

The Maintenance and Facilities Operative will be responsible for property maintenance and general facilities cleaning. The ideal candidate is required to be a hard-working, honest, dependable, self-motivated person.

Skills People Group are a national provider of NVQ, Apprenticeships, Programmes for the unemployed and Compliance training. We specialise in both commercial and funded training and are proud to be nationally recognised as one of the UK's largest private training providers. We are currently recruiting for a highly organised, maintenance operative to join our existing team.

The successful candidate will undertake the following main Duties and Responsibilities:

Upkeep and general care of the Academies and business offices.

Carrying out minor repairs to property, fixtures, fittings, and equipment, which are not beyond the scope of a semi- skilled handyman.

Drawing the attention of the respective managers, any repairs or maintenance work, which is beyond the competence and responsibility of the post holder.

Directing workmen and contractors to the sites of repair and maintenance work and inspecting the work of contractors where there is a requirement to sign a satisfaction note.

General porterage duties and moving of furniture and equipment

Assisting Academy staff with simple tasks as requested and appropriate

Checking damage/security every morning on arrival

Receive and check goods and supplies and take them to the appropriate place for storage

Ensure that all refuse is disposed of promptly and stored away from the main buildings

Ensure that clear passage is maintained on fire escape routes

Test fire alarms weekly. Maintain test register

Test emergency lighting circuits and maintain a register

Check fire extinguishers and system periodically

Report any defects of building, furniture, fittings, and equipment to the respective Manager

General grounds maintenance

Regular check of roofs for debris, plant growth etc.

Regularly check and clean soffits, bargeboards, and external lights

Keep all hard surfaces free of moss and weeds

Disinfect drains and dustbins regularly

Make safe any hazards and ensure that the area is cordoned off

Keep paths, entrances free of ice and snow to ensure the safety of learners, staff, and visitors.

Meet regularly with the respective Manager re: Health and Safety issues and Building Maintenance

Check and maintain the Heating, Lighting and Water systems

The switching off all lights and appropriate electric plug sockets

Ensure that all lights and heating are working effectively

Read Gas, Electric and Water metres as required

Monitoring and setting of heating controls and water heaters.

Be aware of the location of all stopcocks, gas and electricity meters and read meters as required.

Using appropriate PPE at all times

Any other work requested by, and deemed appropriate by, the Academy Manager and by agreement with the post holder.

To empty internal communal rubbish bins daily and work with learners and staff on recycling initiatives.

Vacuuming carpeted areas when necessary

Wiping of designated areas

Cleaning of internal glass, internal and external door glass, and internal side of external windows

Monitoring and administering CCTV system

The ideal candidate must possess the following Skills, Experience and Qualities:

Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Experience of property maintenance or trade skills

Strong attention to detail

Able to follow processes

Enthusiasm in the workplace

The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications:

A level one Health and Safety within the construction industry

CSCS Green Card

In return, Skills People Group will give you:

A reflective salary

25 days holiday + Bank Holidays pro rata

A challenging and rewarding role in a successful and growing business

The opportunity to grow with a business

Other details:

You will report the Head of Academies

You will be based at Nottingham Skills Academy

Equality and Diversity

It is the responsibility of the post holder to promote equality and diversity throughout the Group.

The post holder will undertake their duties in full accordance with the Group's policies and procedures relating to equal opportunity and diversity.

Health and Safety

To promote health, safety, and welfare throughout the Group.

To undertake their duties and responsibilities in full accordance with the Group's Health and Safety Policy and Procedures.

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

It is the responsibility of the post holder to commit to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults within the organisation.

The post holder will undertake their duties in full accordance with the Group's policies and procedures relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, e.g., dealing with learner issues i.e., safeguarding and referring on to specialist staff.

This position is subject to an enhanced criminal records check from the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) and will be subject to satisfactory clearance of this check.

If this position is classed as Regulated Activity, it is subject to an Adult & Child barring check.


The details contained in this job description, particularly the principal accountabilities, reflect the content of the job at the date the job description was prepared. It should be remembered, however, that over time, the nature of individual jobs will inevitably change; existing duties may be lost, and other duties may be gained without changing the general character of the duties of the level of responsibility entailed. Consequently, the Group will expect to revise this job description from time to time and will consult with the post holder at the appropriate time
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