Estates Assistant

Prospects College of Advanced Technology

We are looking to recruit an experienced Estates Assistant to join our existing team. The post will be responsible for providing a high level of customer service by: general caretaking, reactive and preventative maintenance duties relating to the care, safety and protection of buildings, staff and the environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Key holder duties for college sites
  • Planned and reactive visits to sites with no permanent caretaker, providing service support during key times of need.
  • Basic operator skills for the control of CCTV system
  • Full understanding of security and fire alarm system
  • Reaction to out of hours alarm callout
  • Assist with any site security issues throughout the estate
  • Liaison with staff, students, contractors, emergency services and visitors to the college in order to provide and promote a high level of customer service
  • To establish and maintain routine maintenance schedules
  • Maintenance and general upkeep of the college building and associated grounds
  • To carry out PAT testing and inspection of the equipment across the college buildings
  • Liaison with contractors in order to allow out of hours access
  • Ensuring that controlled waste is stored in appropriate areas
  • To be responsible for scheduled and reactive cleaning throughout the day
  • Monitor and reporting of contractors work – issuing ‘Permit to Work’ where required
  • To work with staff and students on recycling initiatives
  • Monitor and cleaning of toilets and the replenishment of any associated items
  • To act as first point of call for reported faults, carrying out any first line repairs where possible
  • General portering duties including moving of furniture
  • To control weekly test of fire alarms and maintenance of the Fire Diary
  • To supervise and assist with periodic cleaning
  • Report major defects of building, furniture, fittings and equipment to the Estates and Facilities Manager
  • Be willing to hold a current First Aid at Work Certificate
  • To provide appropriate access to the building in the event of adverse weather conditions or similar emergency situations
  • Be expected to attend department meetings when required
  • To cover keyholder and daily duties (including those at other sites) in times of absence
  • Any other work requested and deemed appropriate by the college

Safeguarding responsibilities (all staff)

  • To take responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people
  • To be familiar and act in accordance with PROCAT’s safeguarding policies and procedures
  • Ensure that PROCAT provides a safe, fair and respectful work and learning environment

Health and Safety responsibilities (all staff)

  • Responsible for your own health and safety in the workplace and that of other staff, students and visitors to our sites
  • Ensure you are familiar and compliant  with Risk Assessments relevant to your department
  • Challenge and report any dangerous behaviour to the Health and Safety Team
  • Report any accidents or near misses ensuring relevant paperwork is completed in timely fashion and submitted to the Health and Safety Team
  • Maintenance of your Personal Protection Equipment
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