Facilities Officer

Contract Type: 
Part time
Application deadline: 
Wednesday, 12 May, 2021 - 17:00
Salary Scale
Pro Rata
Children North East

Children North East exists because growing up can be hard. We work with babies, children and young people through the rollercoaster of growing up in their families, schools and communities.

We are looking to recruit a Facilities Officer to provide general maintenance and repair of Children North East’s premises in order to ensure that the provision and services it provides;

Meet the needs of beneficiaries, staff and other stakeholders.

Are of the highest possible quality.

Are effective, efficient and provide excellent value for money.

Reflect the vision, mission, aims and values of Children North East.

Are innovate, developmental and sector leading.

Promote a culture of excellence and equality.

The Facilities Officer will be a member of the Head Office team, but will carry out their role across our facilities of Cowgate and Young People's Services.

Main Responsibilities;

Support fully at all times Children North Easts Vision and Objectives.

Be responsible for the general care of Children North East premises and grounds.

Identify and report minor defects to be resolved in accordance with our facilities maintenance and repair programme.

Undertake general repairs and maintenance of the premises and grounds in accordance with day to day operations and the scheduling of work as directed by the Head of HR and Service Managers.

To proactively source professionals such as electricians and plumbers when work falls outside of general repair ensuring that contractor health and safety management procedures are followed.

Prepare rooms at our facilities in preparation for group work, meetings, training etc.

Carry out regular inspections, including start-up and shut down procedures of heating systems and control units (including hot and cold-water systems).

Carry out Health and Safety procedures and inspections in line with Children North East procedures.

Select and use safely, appropriate hand and powered tools, to carry out repairs to buildings, equipment, furniture and fittings.

Take an active part in general energy saving and management and make appropriate recommendations.

Receive and porter light goods and materials including the relocation of furniture and equipment, subject to safe practices of materials handling and lifting

Wear appropriate protective clothing and use specialist equipment as provided (e.g. overalls, gloves, safety glasses radios etc.)

Respond to contact in a prompt and responsive manner.

Undertake specified and relevant training and development in accordance with the needs of Children North East.

Support Children North East fire evacuation procedures as determined by the Head of HR, in the event of a fire evacuation, by the Service Manager, as required.

Respond to call outs by the Police and Alarm Company Control during periods when our facilities are closed (including nights and weekends).

Act as a First Aider.

Organise PAT testing (on an annual basis) for all of our electrical equipment, as required and as appropriate.

Follow Children North East guidelines when procuring third parties to conduct maintenance work.

Promote a culture of innovation, excellence and equality.

Reflect the vision, mission, aims and values of the Children North East.

Contribute to the development of and ensure compliance with Children North East’s policies, procedures and agreements.

Contribute actively to the risk management of the Children North East.

Promote and implement Children North East’s strategies on equality, diversity and safeguarding.

Undertake appropriate staff development activities that support personal development and the changing needs of Children North East and its environment.

Be aware of, and responsive to, the changing nature of our facilities and adopt a flexible and proactive approach to work.

Undertake such other duties as may reasonably be required commensurate with this grade, at the initial agreed place of work or at other locations.

Experience, Knowledge and Skills Essential:

GCSE Grade C (4/5) or above in English and Maths or another equivalent qualification.

First Aid at Work Certificate (or be willing to undertake training).

Full driving licence and access to a car.

Work experience in a maintenance role or within the construction trade.

Excellent working knowledge of BMS systems.

Ability and experience of using hand and power tools appropriate to maintenance needs.

Excellent practical knowledge of Health and Safety legislation including CDM and contractor management.

Experience of carrying out risk assessments including dynamic risk assessment.

Excellent working knowledge of security requirements and alarm systems.

Excellent customer service approach.

Excellent inter-personal skills with ability to develop positive working relationships at all levels (internally and externally).

Excellent team worker.

Accuracy and attention to detail.

Excellent organisational skills, ability to prioritise and work effectively under pressure.

Flexible and responsive approach to working.

Demonstrate knowledge of and commitment to quality of opportunity and treatment for all of our beneficiaries.

Commitment to on-going professional development for self and others.


NVQ Level 2 Maintenance Operations or equivalent (or be willing to undertake)

Level 2 Trade Qualification (e.g. painting and decorating, plumbing, joinery etc.)

Health and Safety Qualification e.g. IOSH, NEBOSH or other relevant training.


Salary: £20,708 to £22,583 per annum pro rata (point 21-24). Please note that appointments are usually made with a salary offer starting at the lower end of the scale.

Hours: A normal working week is 22.5 hours.

Application Process;

For a full application pack and application form please visit our website, www.children-ne.org.uk/work-with-us/vacancies.

Please note CVs will not be accepted.

We welcome a diverse range of applications and are passionate about promoting equality, and valuing diversity. We welcome applications from all suitable qualified persons particularly black, Asian and minority ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under represented in our workforce.

Closing date 5pm Wednesday 12th May 2021