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Job details
Employer The High Arcal School
Location Dudley
Salary £125.80 per week
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Fixed Term
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts 3 January 2017

Through our programme, you will work as a Facilities Support Assistant as part of the school support workforce. Facilities Support make sure that the school facilities and their services meet the needs of pupils, staff and the general public.

The National School Apprenticeship programme presents a unique opportunity to start a career working in a school. You will receive comprehensive training throughout the apprenticeship and ongoing support from the school.

Working as a Facilities Support Assistant you will work alongside the Faculties Manager or Caretaker to ensure that the school buildings meet the needs of pupils, staff and the general public. You will support the management of services, such as security, parking and maintenance. If you can develop good working relationships with a wide range of people and enjoy organising, this could be the profession for you. At the end of your apprenticeship you will of achieve the nationally recognised Faculties Services qualification, as well as valuable work experience, that will provide you with the best chance possible of being offered a full-time role within a school or business. A newly qualified Facilities Assistant can earn between £14,000 and £20,000 per annum and a Facilities Manager can earn up to £45,000 per annum.

Below is a summary of your key roles and responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the facilities, such as catering, security, maintenance and reception, run smoothly so schools can run effectively.
  • Secure the site and assist in site emergency and evacuation procedures.
  • Set up rooms for events and support the coordination of the event e.g. Open Evenings, Fun Days.
  • Assist with the maintenance of external areas
  • Carry out minor repairs and maintenance around the workplace.
  • Deal with enquiries from members of staff, contractors and members of the public.
  • Direct and communicate with outside contractors and customers.
  • Organise and take delivery of stock.
  • Read energy meters and monitor heating and ventilation systems such as solar panels or reusable energy systems.
  • Be aware of and comply with the policies and procedures relating to child protection, equality and diversity, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.

Desired skills

  • Willing and able to complete all learning and assessment requirements of the relevant framework
  • Able to establish good working relationships with staff, pupil’s parents and outside agencies

Personal qualities

  • Confident
  • Team player
  • Responsible
  • Enthusiastic
  • Good time management

Qualifications required

  • Hold GCSE Grade C or above in English and Maths or equivalent


Mission Statement To unlock potential and develop confident individuals, independent learners and good citizens through a rich curriculum which expands students’ intellectual and cultural horizons. At The High Arcal School We LISTEN to each other We RESPECT each other We LEARN together


  • Level 2 Diploma in Facilities Management
  • Employee rights and responsibilities
  • Functional Skills (if required)

Contract Term 60 weeks
Contract Type Intermediate level apprenticeship

Application Contact

Stacey Pavitt Email

Closing Date 30.11.2016

High Arcal School
High Arcal Drive
West Midlands