Facilities Assistants

England, Essex, Colchester
Up to £9.50 per hour + PAYE
27 Apr 2021
25 May 2021
Contract Type

Facilities Assistants

Temporary, Full Time

£9.50 per hour PAYE

Location: Mersea

Essex Outdoors are recruiting for facility support staff to join their team for 2021. Positions will be starting mid-May, up until late July, with potential to continue through to August, paying £9.50 per hour.

Please note that these positions are being offered on a temporary basis and are based at Rewsalls Lane, Mersea Island, CO5 8SX.

About Us

Essex Outdoors provides high quality outdoor learning opportunities, from activity days and Forest Schools through to residential experiences and adventurous expeditions. From archery and climbing through to power boating and sailing. Essex Outdoors delivers a full range of activities to excite and inspire.

Essex Outdoors are committed to delivering high-quality, high-value learning opportunities to the young people of Essex and the wider community.

The Role

Responsible for cleaning and preparation of residential and toilet facilities and setting out equipment for use in the centre by staff and clients.

To support basic maintenance work, and other duties concerned with the operation of Essex Outdoors establishments.

You will be working with a friendly team of people, in an environment that's fast paced and full of energy.


Responsible for cleaning and sanitising of site, accommodation and facilities to a high standard, in preparation for the Service's many residential and day visitors.

Ensure that facilities are as clean as reasonably practicable.

Assist the Facilities Co-ordinator or Centre Manager with the basic maintenance of the facilities.

Notify the Facilities Co-ordinator or Centre Manager of any damage to buildings or other facilities of anything that may be of danger to clients or staff.

To consider the comfort and well-being of clients at all times.

To participate in the performance and development review process, to take personal responsibility for the identification of learning and development opportunities and reflect on training needs for discussion with the Line Manager.

To attend training activities and/or meetings as required.

Occasionally, to assist with special functions at the centre which may be outside of normal working hours.

To report any customer comments or complaints and take necessary remedial action if appropriate.

To report immediately any accidents, fire, theft, loss, damage, unfit food or other irregularities and take such action as may be appropriate.

Carrying out any other duties as may be required by the Centre Manager, from time to time, commensurate with grade and responsibilities.

To ensure that all duties and service provided are in accordance with the county Council Equal Opportunities Policy and Practice and Health and Safety Regulations.

The duties of the post may be varied to meet changing circumstances at the discretion of the Service Manager.

To follow the S.E.T. Child Protection Procedures.

There may be circumstances where you will be required to be mobile throughout Essex and therefore a valid driving licence and use of car may be required, unless the role can be undertaken effectively by alternative transport arrangements.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Previous cleaning experience essential and basic maintenance desirable.
  • Basic knowledge of first aid is desirable
  • Basic reading and writing skills.
  • The ability to count and undertake basic calculations.
  • Ability to complete basic forms.
  • Ability to use cleaning equipment.
  • Good interpersonal skills with an ability to relate to a wide range of people.
  • Understand and support the differences between young people and adults and respond appropriately.
  • Understand the role of others working in and with the centre.

Please note that Essex County Council has determined that the off-payroll working rules will apply to this assignment and where a worker elects to provide their services through an intermediary (such as a personal services company) then income tax and primary national insurance contributions will be deducted at source from any payments made to the intermediary.

As part of employment with Essex County Council should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please visit: https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please email or call us on 0333 013 5888. Lines are open Monday to Friday 08:30 - 16.30.