Job Summary: The Brick is a charity with big aspirations and its local community at the heart of everything it does. As a result, The Brick follows a strategy and approach focusing on personal development by following The 3 R’s. The 3 R’s are: Relief, meeting felt needs, Restoration, equipping people for self- sustaining, independent living, and Reformation, speaking out and acting against social injustice.
The purpose of this role is to provide preventative (planned), responsive and emergency maintenance to support upkeep of The Brick properties, charity shops, bike workshop, offices, equipment, furniture and fittings.
Job Purpose: Inspection, maintenance and repair of premises, fixtures, fittings and furniture to ensure correct working conditions. To include the repairing or renovating of plumbing and electrical fittings, painting and decorating and undertaking minor DIY projects, where necessary, and maintaining records of all works carried out:
– Liaise with any contractors on site.
– Advise the Line Manager of any maintenance problems which might affect the efficient running of any property.
– Specify and order materials and equipment through the Line Manager when required.
– Emergency Maintenance
– The successful completion of maintenance request tasks, necessary updates and the closure of completed requests.
– Fixing faults on site or arranging for replacement equipment to be installed through the Line Manager.
– To undertake any other duties that may reasonably be requested by the Line Manager, appropriate to the grade, including but not limited to: Unblocking drains, Mastic Seal Replacement, Decorations, Washer Replacement, Cleaning Ventilation Fans
– Ensuring the H&S practices are compliant is wearing the appropriate protective clothing against chemicals, noise, etc and that the post holder and other staff are carrying out operations in accordance with The Brick’s policy and safe working practices.
– To notify the Line Manager of accidents, hazards or any other concerns relating to Health & Safety and safe working practices.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
Suitable candidate should have:
Technical Skills / Professional Qualifications
· Wide knowledge of all aspects of building maintenance including carpentry, painting and decorating, plumbing and electrical works.
· Clean driving licence.
· City and Guilds craft certificate in a construction trade, or a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in a relevant trade or in multi-trade building maintenance operations City & Guilds advanced craft certificate in a construction trade, or a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in a relevant trade or in multi-trade building maintenance operations
· IT literate.
· Proven experience in a similar role
· Working at heights and in confined spaces.
· Basic record keeping, manual and electronic.
· Ability to follow planned maintenance schedules and instructions.
· Experience of working with vulnerable adults an advantage
The Brick is committed to delivering Wigan Council’s Deal approach and as such we are asking for applicants who adopt the 3 core behaviours being; positive, accountable and courageous. We are looking for innovation and creativity, The Brick is not afraid to do things differently and pilot new initiatives to trial and test new ideas.
Health and Safety
In line with Health and Safety and Lone Working Policies, take reasonable care of personal health and safety and the health and safety of colleagues, mentors and service users and other persons who may be affected by acts and omissions.
Reporting any incidents and Safeguarding concerns in a timely and effective manner following the Wigan tier report system.
Understand and implement The Brick’s Equality and Diversity Policy
Out of Hours
You may on occasions be expected to undertake work in the early mornings, evenings and weekends to ensure full delivery.
Be willing to undertake and assist in fundraising activities which may occur out of hours. Promoting fundraising for the Charity
To be responsible to the Charity’s Management team
The post holder will be expected to:
Perform any other duties consistent with the broad objectives of the post.
Participate in individual performance review and respond to agreed objectives.
Attend and be an active participant in team meetings, team training and other internal meetings etc.
Attend external meetings, forums, conferences, training etc. as required by Queen’s Hall Action on Poverty.
Being aware of professional standards expected in the service, in terms of holistic person-centred delivery, required ongoing personal and professional development.
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of legislation, national and local policies, procedures, recommendations and guidelines
Take responsibility for ensuring that legal obligations regarding information which is processed for both mentors and staff is kept accurate, confidential, secure and in line with the Data Protection Act (1998) and Confidentiality Policies.
Not abuse their official position for personal gain, to seek advantage of further private business or other interests in the course of their official duties.
To undertake other such duties consistent with the post, as jointly agreed between the post holder and Queen’s Hall Action on Poverty
To at all times deliver the service in line with and adhere to the Policies and Procedures
To undertake other duties when required in order to aid in the smooth running of the Project. To promote good communication within The Brick and the Charity as a whole.
To ensure good time management
Queen’s Hall Action on Poverty are committed to the safeguarding and protection of all young people and adults, In line with our Safeguarding policies. We will carefully select, train and support all those with any responsibility within the Charity, in accordance with our rigorous recruitment and selection policies.