Facilities Assistant

  • Job Reference: 00034618-1
  • Date Posted: 14 May 2020
  • Employer: Pinnacle Group
  • Website: http://www.pinnaclegroup.co.uk
  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: £10,000 to £11,000
  • Sector: Real Estate & Property, Property & Construction
  • Job Type: Part Time

Job Description

Pinnacle are looking to recruit an experienced and keen Facilities Assistant to work at a primary school in Leeds. The successful candidate will be effectively coordinating an effective cleaning service.

This will be a part time position where you will be working around 22.5 hour per week, Monday to Friday. Please bare this in mind before applying.



  • Monitor, record and deliver service levels in accordance with contractual requirements, liaising with the client as necessary.

  • Provide support, guidance, training and full line management for all cleaning staff.

  • Direct all cleaning staff in their duties ensuring the cleaning schedule is adhered to and targets are achieved to meet contractual requirements.

  • Ensure that the cleaning function is appropriately resourced by managing the Rota effectively, including arranging suitable cover for sickness and holidays.

  • Monitor staff attendance and maintain records to effectively manage absence.

  • Report the necessary procurement of new equipment to the Superintendent.

  • Supervise the site and deal with all occurrences in accordance with embedded procedures.

  • Maintain the security of the school premises by securing entrances and exits as appropriate and reporting any security breaches.

  • Undertake emergency, reactive and daily cleaning duties as required.

  • Complete cleaning in allocated areas during the shift.

  • Report any faults in any equipment or building through the helpdesk or to your line manager, or repair as appropriate in line with personal skills.

  • Provide cover of the school during out of hours use as required including Parents Evenings, Governors Meetings and school discos.

  • Be prepared to cover the school during holidays if the Superintendent is on leave.

  • Comprehensive induction of all contractors and visitors to school including emergency procedures as required.

  • The post will involve elements of manual handling, and you may also be required to work with substances controlled under COSHH regulations.


    Skills Required


  • Experience/knowledge of cleaning equipment, products, techniques and the ability to train staff in this area

  • Basic knowledge of computer literacy

  • Obligation to adhere to safe working practices and ensure due consideration is given to the safety of colleagues, school children, other users of the school and the public

  • Planning & organisation skills

  • Good communication skills

  • Resilience under pressure 

  • Ability to work as part of a team and use own initiative


    Due to this position being based in a Primary School, an Enhanced DBS Check will need to be completed before starting.


    We are Armed Forces friendly. We welcome applications from ex-Armed Forces personnel, reservists, armed forces veterans, cadet instructors and military spouses/partners.