Maintenance Assistant - Hunslet

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Full Time/Permanent
Facilities Management (main)
Engineering, Maintenance
£20,000 to £29,999
£22k - 23k per year
03-12-2021 11:42 AM
31/12/2021 10:53

  • Maintenance Assistant
  • £22,000 - £23,000
  • Hunslet, Leeds

We are currently looking for a Maintenance Assistant to be based at school in Hunslet.

The role is 7am -3pm and involves opening the school and managing all the maintenance across the site, both PPM and reactive. The role is hard services biased so would suit someone from a handyperson background. The main aim of this role is to manage all facilities and safety aspects of the school to provide a positive working environment for the students and staff.

Duties of the role include:

  • Ensuring security integrity of the school buildings and grounds through locking and unlocking, patrols, monitoring third party contractors.
  • Conduct initial investigations for reactive requests, carrying out the repairs or reporting the damage to the helpdesk
  • Carry out either physical or visual checks of water systems, Fire Alarms, Fire Doors, Fire Extinguishers, Plant Rooms.
  • Respond to emergency situations such as floods, bodily fluids and effecting temporary or permanent rectification in accordance with prescribed procedures and timescales
  • Respond to request for collection of parcels, movement of furniture rearrangement of rooms etc in accordance with prescribed procedures and timescales
  • Be observant for H&S issues and ensure that they are rectified or made safe and reported to management
  • Being proactive by noticing deficiencies in the facilities and either rectifying if within capabilities or bringing the defect to the attention of management
  • Responsible for the grounds of the building too so the role will involve some gardening/grass cutting and litter picking as needed.

As this schools is part of a wider portfolio, this is a great stepping stone role with career opportunities if desired. As the role develops the estates manager will be looking for maintenance engineers so this is a great foot into the growing portfolio.

There's also a fantastic pension and other good benefits with this role.

The ideal candidate:

The ideal candidate will have experience within the maintenance sector and ideally be qualified in a technical discipline or have a good command of hands-on technical experience.

You must be able to pass an Enhanced DBS check in an education environment. Good customer service skills

  • Strong handyperson skills - plumbing, electrical and joinery (qualifications desirable but not essential)
  • Amenable and approachable personality
  • Willingness to learn new skills and undertake training to develop role
  • Flexible and adaptable in approach
  • Able to work the shift pattern and out of hours calls as needed
  • Enhanced DBS check

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