Multi Skilled Maintenance Apprentice
Employment Type:
£3.50 per hour
Closing Date:
28th February, 2018

Job Role

To carry out high quality maintenance work to the Middleport Pottery and other UKHBPT properties as appropriate.

Physical Considerations
This post requires the post-holder to carry out duties of a physical nature, within defined manual handling restriction. These could include one or more of the following:
Manual work i.e, Plastering, Painting, Brick-laying, Working at heights, Working in tenants’ domain (within Middleport Pottery)

Key Tasks

Repairs Work
– To carry out all the traditional duties of a multi-skilled tradesman, including plumbing, carpentry, wet trades and building plus related finishes, patching and making good tasks, as requested by the Maintenance Manager.
– To report to the Maintenance Manager any additional items or defects encountered during the course of day-to-day work.
– To ensure that work is carried out in accordance with all Health and Safety at Work regulations and codes of practice, including wearing protective clothing as supplied, and to attend training as requested.
– To maintain up-to-date knowledge, with training where appropriate, of standards applicable to individual trade, and working in an historic building.
– To collect job orders and arrange visits to keep pre-arranged appointments, as appropriate.
– To carry out jobs according to instructions and to keep materials usage to a minimum consistent with required quality standards, obtaining approval whenever any substantial variation from orders is required.

– To collect necessary goods from stock or from suppliers.
– To ensure that all tools, vehicles, equipment and plant used are kept in good, clean working order and serviced regularly.
– To keep accurate daily and weekly records of work carried out on job tickets and timesheets or portable computer, in accordance with procedures.
– Good knowledge of all aspects of construction
– To maintain a professional and cordial relationship with UKHBPT, Burleigh, and tenants at Middleport Pottery.
– To carry out other duties appropriate to this post, as necessary.

Examples of work currently undertaken
Repairs to floors, doors and windows
Keeping gutters clean
Fire and intruder alarm testing
Legionella testing
Electrical repairs
Car park maintenance
Checking on historic steam engine/bath house
Maintaining all boilers, pressures etc
Repairs to signs
Touch up or repaint where required
Cut lawns in summer months
Looking after contractors
Remedial works where/when required
Setting up for events
Changing bulbs
Managing waste collections etc
Attend to slipped or broken roof tiles

Skills Required

  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to understand and carry out instructions
  • Understand how to deliver excellent customer service
  • Middleport Pottery is a working pottery in an historic Victorian building. Interest in working in a heritage environment is essential, as is appreciation for the particular care required when undertaking work within in.
  • Passionate about preserving historic buildings.

Personal Qualities

  • Good Work Ethic and a committed attitude to working to the best of your ability
  • Proactive approach to seeking knowledge
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team, driven by own initiative
  • Flexible, enthusiastic, ‘can-do’ approach to everyday work, open to change and new ideas
  • Willingness and desire to take responsibility and use own initiative
  • Commitment to own personal professional development 
  • The site is open as a visitor attraction, and so a friendly, approachable manner is essential as there will inevitably be some contact with the general public on leisure visits
  • A good work ethic is key as the current Maintenance Manager is a highly skilled joiner with over 40 years experience. UKHBPT is a fairly new charity seeking to grow its reputation, and the image of Middleport Pottery as the flagship site is one of the key factors in this. The candidate needs to be aware of this.


– GCSE Maths and English A*- C or Functional Skills or equivalent;Preferred


Level 2 Diploma in Performing Manufacturing Operations

*Please note that all applicants will need to successfully complete a work trial before being signed up on to the apprenticeship programme

How To Apply

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For the past ten years UKHBPT has been a subsidiary of The Prince’s Regeneration Trust. We own and maintain three significant heritage sites. We are also in the process of conserving the Wedgwood Institute in Stoke-on-Trent. We work in conjunction with The Prince’s Regeneration Trust’s heritage experts. HRH The Prince of Wales is the Founder and Patron of UKHBPT. He takes a keen interest in our projects and over the years has been very supportive of our work.