Part-time Facilities/Caretaker /

  • Part Time
  • Epsom
  • Salary: £18,000 TO £21,000 PER ANNUM (PRO-RATA) DEPENDING ON SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Website The Horton

This is a great opportunity to play an important role in maintaining a beautiful listed building and grounds for the benefit of the community.

The Horton is a brand new venue for creative arts, heritage and events, in a renovated former chapel. It was set up by people in Epsom determined to see the listed building saved from dereliction and brought back to life as a valuable social and cultural asset for the whole community.

The Facilities Coordinator will play an essential role in the smooth running of The Horton’s operations on a day-to day basis. The role has responsibility for the on-going maintenance of a listed heritage building, grounds and equipment to a high standard.

As a keyholder-responder, the person holding this role is required to live a maximum of 20 minutes’ journey away from The Horton.

The Facilities Coordinator communicates with a range of people including the public, contractors, artists, performers and other staff. They may sometimes supervise volunteers.

The role will require a flexible approach to ensure that tasks can be carried out when required. This will include some Saturdays and some evenings.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A PART-TIME ROLE AND THE SALARY PAID WILL BE A PERCENTAGE OF THE FULL-TIME 40 HOURS EQUIVALENT. (PRO-RATA).

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

INTERNAL MAINTENANCE

Create and maintain an up-to-date log of maintenance tasks.
Carry out simple maintenance tasks such as cleaning filters and replacing light bulbs.
Arrange timely visits from specialist maintenance contractors.
Conduct safety checks including fire alarm, water and emergency lighting.
Inspect and report all defects and damage.
Arrange PAT testing of equipment.
Undertake minor repairs to fixtures and fittings.
Ensure there is an adequate supply of hygiene consumables, e.g. toilet roll, paper towels, cleaning products.
Order and take delivery of materials and supplies.
Monitor performance of cleaning contractor and make sure all areas are kept clean at other times.
EXTERNAL MAINTENANCE

Maintain cleanliness and general tidiness of external areas.
Empty litter bins.
Manage recycling for The Horton.
Clean and clear all drains and gullies to ensure effective and healthy operation.
Inspect fences, gates, walls, steps, lights, etc. Report/repair defects as appropriate.
Keep entrance to The Horton clean and clear of obstructions.
Undertake simple gardening tasks – weeding, hedge trimming etc.
Arrange timely visits from grounds contractors.
SECURITY

Carry out security procedures.
Respond to intruder alarm call-out
Open and close the premises on a rota, as required.
Ensure hirers follow procedures and take action where there is a failure to do so.

MANUAL HANDLING

Setting up chairs, tables and equipment for activities.
Supporting the technician in setting up staging and equipment for performances, if required.
Having due regard to current Health & Safety and Lifting & Handling regulations.
OTHER

Making suggestions to improve the visitor experience where appropriate.
Upholding The Horton’s values of tolerance, including everyone, and welcoming diversity.
Work with The Horton team to ensure an excellent experience for all visitors.
Attend personal development and training, as required.
Undertake any other duties as reasonably required.
PERSON SPECIFICATION

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Basic maintenance of buildings and associated plants and systems.

General cleaning and security duties.

DIY and practical skills.

Experience of checking the work of others.
Good organisational, planning and scheduling skills.

Problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently on tasks.

Experience working cooperatively with internal teams and external partners.

Ability to meet deadlines and effectively manage time to work on multiple tasks.

A positive, ‘can do’ personality.

DESIRABLE

Qualification in a trade – electrical, plumbing etc.,
Experience in a similar role managing a building.

Enthusiasm for arts, music and heritage.

First aider

Experience of volunteering or working with volunteers

To apply

Please send your full CV and cover letter/email explaining why you have applied for this job and how you meet the requirements of the role.

Please email it to admin@thehortonepsom.org or drop it off at The Horton,

You will be required to have a DBS (Criminal Record) check for this role.

To apply for this job email your details to admin@thehortonepsom.org.