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Maintenance Person (Facilities Officer)

Reporting to the Facilities Management Operations Team, the Facilities Officer will work across a number of schools in the York area in blocked phases, and will have overall responsibility for maintenance, porterage and cleaning services, along with links and coordination of work of the part-time, term-time only site Caretaker.

Full time
£10.09 per hour, plus bonus opportunity

Role Profile – Facilities Officer

Hours: Full Time, 40 hours per week, 7.00am – 3.30pm (1/2 hour lunch)
Pay: £9.70 per hour, plus bonus opportunity
Site: Various schools in the York area (blocked phases)

About our Company
Sewell Group has a long and illustrious history dating back to 1876, leading the way in core businesses areas; Investments, Projects, Construction, Safety, Health & Environment, Facilities and Fuel & Convenience Retailing. Sewell is recognised as a ‘Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For’, living the core philosophy of ‘a great place to work and a great company to deal with’, with customers and communities at its heart.

Sewell Facilities Management (Sewell FM) provide a full range of tailored, cost effective packages, for all purposes across a variety of industry sectors. This includes planned and reactive buildings maintenance services and life cycle planning, together with the provision of soft services such as front of house, catering, cleaning, grounds maintenance and site supervision.
The multi-disciplined, multi-skilled FM team is supported by a strong supply chain and specialist service partners. Sewell FM are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year via a Helpdesk which is part of our Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) system.

Role Overview
Reporting to the Facilities Management Operations Team, the Facilities Officer will work across a number of schools in the York area in blocked phases, and will have overall responsibility for maintenance, porterage and cleaning services.

The Facilities Manager will also ensure that all services are provided to a consistently high standard and assist the Facilities Management team in all areas required to meet the needs of both the business and the client. The Facilities Officer will need to work flexibly to meet the needs of the team and may be required to take part in the out of hour’s on-call rota system.

Key responsibilities
• Planned and reactive maintenance as required including utility monitoring and assisting the cleaning team where required
• General maintenance and repairs to building fabric and associated equipment as necessary
• Identification and reporting/repairing of defects and maintenance requirements
• Porterage and caretaking tasks; including accepting deliveries, litter picking, weeding, removal of rubbish and the setting out of furniture to agreed timescales and standards
• Supervision and induction of Subcontractors; including checking risk assessments & method statements prior to work commencement
• Health & Safety duties; ensuring that the building is operated in a safe and legally compliant manner at all times
• Client liaison; including communication with the Head Teacher / nominated deputy
• Health, Safety and Environmental watchdog
• Building Fire Officer
• Be a main key holder to the School, including responding to emergency call outs as part of the on-call rota system
• Carry out emergency cleaning as and when required
• Ensure safe pedestrian access especially during adverse weather conditions
• Carry out the normal operating and testing procedures for the hydrotherapy pool (Hob Moor only)

Skills & Attributes
As well as exhibiting the Sewell Behaviours of being Positive, Professional, Team and Customer Focused, with a mentality of Doing the Right Thing, the successful person will have the following:

• A satisfactory Enhanced DBS (criminal background) check
• Have a positive and professional attitude
• Be computer literate (Microsoft Office)
• Have a proactive attitude towards maintaining the facility at a world class quality level
• Hold excellent communications skills and the ability to liaise with Tenant Groups & subcontractors
• Possess good organisational skills with the ability to prioritise a variety of tasks
• Possess a positive approach to learning, development and progression
• Have a trade background or good practical core skills together with previous maintenance experience
• Have a flexible outlook towards hours worked (some out of hours working may be required)
• Have working knowledge of current Health and Safety practice

• Previous working experience within a school environment
• Be First Aid at Work trained
• Full Driving Licence, valid in the UK and own transport

Sewell is an equal opportunities employer, recruiting within the guidelines of the Equality Act 2010. We are committed to the promotion of diversity and equal opportunity, as an employer and in the delivery of our products and services.

Your application will be treated with absolute confidentiality.
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