Apprentice Estate Services Operative - Knowsley Housing Trust - part of the First Ark group - REF: K042

Key responsibilities for the role:

  • Must be willing to complete an apprenticeship framework in facilities management
  • Support the Facilities Team Leader in delivering an effective support service
  • Assist the team to answer emails and telephone queries
  • Provide general administration support to the team
  • To deliver environmental neighbourhood cleaning and removal services to agreed standards, timeframes and quality
  • Foster good relationships between the services and tenants
  •  Ensure the safety, security, cleanliness, maintenance and repair of the properties
  • Assist with minor repairs within the building
  • Legionella and emergency lighting testing once fully trained
  • Follow Health and Safety policy and procedures, including the wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary

Key skills to be successful in your application:

  • Good communication skills
  • Good organisation skills
  • Ability to work using own initiative
  • Good team player
  • Enthusiastic individual

Contracted hours: 35
Hourly rate of pay: National Minimum Wage

How to apply: 
1. Download and complete the application form 

2. Return it via email to theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk

Closing date for applications: Thursday 11 July 2019

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If you would like support completing your application form, please email theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk with the subject heading 'Application Support’