Maintenance Technician

Contract type: Permanent 

Hours of work: 37.5 Hours per Week

Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum dependent on experience 

Anticipated start date: ASAP

Closing date: 5th December 2023

Location: Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

Purpose of the Job

We are looking for a friendly, professional Maintenance Technician to join our busy team of maintenance staff at Stowe School. The role will be to assist the Head of Estates and the Building Management team with undertaking general building maintenance tasks in and around the school and any other properties that the school may have at their disposal, to ensure that upkeep and statutory compliance are maintained.

You will enjoy working in a busy and varied role, delivering a first class and responsive service to the school wherever possible. The role will include carpentry and general building works, as well as support to the General Foreman and Buildings Maintenance Supervision. You will be interacting with the wider school community so a good personal approach and proactive nature are important. You will have previous experience in the maintenance/estates industry or relevant trade skills.

Stowe School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The Role

  • To assist the Head of Estates and the Building Management team with undertaking general building maintenance tasks in and around the school and any other properties that the school may have at their disposal, to ensure that upkeep and statutory compliance are maintained.
  • To deliver a first class and responsive service to the school wherever possible.
  • The needs of the school will require a flexible approach to work delivery, and a positive response to needs as they arise.
  • The role will include carpentry and general building works, as well as support to the General Foreman and Buildings Maintenance Supervisor
  • The role may also include driving the school maintenance vans as and when required.
  • Indirect and direct interaction with the school community is likely and thus a good personal approach and proactive nature are important.
  • The role requires a good team player, and a willingness to support other team members if requested.

Key Tasks:

  • To be capable of carrying out repairs and maintenance to a variety of buildings, their facilities and infrastructure including – basic plumbing, joinery, touch up painting, patch plastering, and general repairs.
  • To note the repairs identified on the works portal daily, and in conjunction with the General Foreman prioritise workload and action.
  • To undertake risk assessments and assess the asbestos management plans prior to commencing any works.
  • To carry out all work in a professional manner, and fully in accordance with the appropriate standards and legislation.
  • To carry out all work in a safe manner and to always maintain a clean and tidy working environment.
  • To follow all health and safety instructions for work activities and for using plant and equipment, report any health and safety concerns or faulty plant or equipment immediately to the Buildings Maintenance Supervisor / General Foreman.
  • To undertake fire door assessments (for which additional training can be provided) and carry out remedial and replacement works as required.
  • Keep to the fire door audit programme and update records.
  • Monitoring the standards of the premises and furnishings and report any problems or faults to the Buildings Maintenance Supervisor / General Foreman.
  • Assist in carrying out building compliance throughout the premises.
  • Oversee the operation of equipment used in performing maintenance work.
  • Assisting the Buildings Maintenance Supervisor and General Foreman in ensuring that the legal provisions relating to Health and Safety at work are properly adhered to, including the safe storage of any flammable/toxic substances on site (excluding workshops/laboratories)
  • Carry out school based procedures in the event of fire, flood, breaking and entering, accident or major damage
  • Liaise with maintenance and product suppliers as requested.
  • To be aware of, and comply with, the policies and procedures relating to safeguarding, health and safety and security.
  • Participate in the appraisal process and undertake all identified training.
  • Undertake any other work as reasonably requested by the Head, Head of Estates, Buildings Maintenance Supervisor or General Foreman.
  • Stowe Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom he/she comes into contact will be to adhere to and always ensure compliance with the Stowe Group’s Child Protection Policy Statement.
  • If while carrying out the duties of the post, the post-holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the school, he/she must report any concerns to the Head or the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

This job description reflects the present requirements of the post and as duties and responsibilities change/develop, the job description will be reviewed and be subject to amendment in consultation with the post holder.

Date agreed: November 2023

Person Specification

The selection of candidates for short-listing will be based on this specification and candidates should bear this in mind when preparing their application and completing the application form:

Attributes

Essential

Desirable

Qualifications

  • Previous experience in the maintenance/estates industry or relevant trade skills
  • Qualified to work in the UK.
  • Good basic education
  • A full, clean driving licence
  • NVQ / BTEC / City & Guilds in relevant trade
  • Fire door inspections
  • Fire Safety
  • Manual Handling
  • Working at Height
  • Asbestos awareness
  • Legionella awareness
  • Specialist Skills & Experience
  • ‚ÄčExperience in relevant areas including but not limited to the below:-
  • A relevant trade – (e.g., Joinery, painting, plumbing)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to multi-task. 
  • Experience of working in a maintenance team
  • Managing workload and prioritising jobs.
  •  Ability to communicate effectively with customers. 
  • Knowledgeable of Health and Safety regulations pertinent to the areas of responsibility 
  • Proven ability to work to high standards.
  • Previous experience working in a similar position in a school or similar.
  • An understanding of General Maintenance
  • Fire door repairs / replacement.
  • Must also be able to work without supervision and prioritise workload according to fixture lists and weather conditions

Personal Qualities

  • Good organisational skills with the ability to prioritise, plan, and organise your own workloads effectively to achieve objectives.
  • Hard working, punctual and reliable
  • Diplomatic and tactful
  • Physically fit in order to carry out lifting and handling duties.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

 

To apply now , please download the application form for this job here. We look forward to receiving your application.