Caretaker Site Support/Estates Maintenance Assistant Apprentice (L2)

Employer: King Charles School

Apprenticeship level: Intermediate

Apprenticeship duration: 12 months

Possible start date: 1st September 2018

Working week: Monday to Friday, three shifts operating between 5.30am - 6.00pm, 37 hours per week (not term time only)

Working as part of the existing Site Maintenance team, this is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking develop a career in maintenance and estates to gain experience in a school caretaker role. Working across the school site, through completion of the on-site Facilities Services apprenticeship and through in company mentoring you will gain the skills and knowledge needed to ensure that a high level of security is maintained in school in order to protect its buildings and resources and maintain a clean, attractive, secure and welcoming site through a process of regular cleaning and routine and scheduled maintenance of buildings, grounds, fixtures and fittings.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to develop a career in estates maintenance to join the existing site team at King Charles I. Working across both sites, the role is a varied one.


  • Undertake routine maintenance including decorating, plumbing, carpentry, electrical work, painting and general building work in accordance with instructions and current safety legislation Checking stock and restocking domestics/hygiene supplies and dealing with routine and non-routine waste.
  • Porterage of resources (furniture, computers etc) across school sites
  • Operate and monitor heating, plumbing and electrical systems in accordance with instructions and current safety legislation and ensure that the most cost effective use is made of such systems.
  • Ensure that the premises are opened prior to the start of the school day and secured at the end of it.
  • Ensuring the security of the site (admitting and accompanying contractors, locking buildings and gates, end of day security checks etc)
  • Setting up rooms for events such as exams, shows and open events
  • Oversee schedules and routine maintenance liaising with contractors and suppliers as necessary.
  • Taking deliveries and distributing to relevant areas
  • Undertake regular health and safety checks of buildings, grounds, fixtures and fittings including firefighting apparatus and other safety equipment in accordance with schedules and make recommendations to the site manager.
  • Assisting the site manager with management and maintenance of the swimming pool, up keep of plant and buildings, maintaining stock levels of chemicals and ensuring safe storage of chemicals.

Desired skills:

  • Good ICT skills are key.
  • Clear communication skills are essential to ensure works are carried out correctly and in a timely manner.

Personal qualities:

  • The ability to work as part of a team is essential.
  • A mature outlook but also a good sense of humour is important.
  • Strong communication skills with staff, contractors and pupils alike.
  • This is a varied job including time working inside and outside so adaptability and a willingness to learn is essential.

Qualifications required:

  • General standard of Maths and English (GCSE Grade D or above, or equivalent at Functional Skills).
  • Good ICT skills.

Training provider:

Facilities Services apprenticeship framework  

Full training will be provided on an ongoing daily basis and when required. You will be working towards a NVQ qualification. An assessor will be allocated to you to progress/help you through you course. Continual assessment for NVQ’s coupled with assignments/or exams depending on course of study. Time spent training will be part of the agreed contracted hours of the working week.

Apprenticeship framework: Cleaning and Environmental Support Services