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Human Resources
Canford Group
Crowther Road
NE38 0BW




Canford Group is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of sex, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, marital status or disability.


Due to business expansion we are looking to recruit for the following position.

Site Services Coordinator (Apprentice)



Site Services and Health & Safety   37.5 hpw

Position Summary:

Main job functions (Note: In addition to these functions employees are required to carry out such other duties as may reasonably be required).

Job Location: 

Washington, Tyne & Wear and various locations to visit customers and attend trade exhibitions when required.


Main Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Reporting of problems accurately, proactively and in a timely and professional manner, making recommendations as necessary
  • Assisting with the coordinating and planning of essential central services such as security, maintenance and cleaning
  • Assist with projects as defined by the Site Services Manager by meeting agreed deadlines and achieving specific objectives
  • Planning for future development in line with strategic business objectives to ensure minimum disruption to core activities
  • Calculating and comparing costs for required goods or services to achieve maximum value for money
  • Ensuring the building and grounds meet Health and Safety requirements and that facilities comply with legislation
  • Developing and monitoring documentation and systems in relation to facilities management.
  • Responding appropriately to emergencies or urgent issues as they arise and dealing with any subsequent actions
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders
  • Liaising with emergency services

Additional Support Role with progression:

  • Provide support and assistance to the H&S Manager with all aspects of H&S

The above list is provided as a guide, and is not comprehensive. Successful applicants will be expected to work within their own level of competence and training (additional skills training will be provided)


Skills / Competencies:

  • Computer literate and Microsoft Office experience
  • Ability to work quickly whilst maintaining high levels of accuracy
  • Confidentiality regarding personal records
  • Organises own work and prioritises own tasks
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Enthusiastic and a good team player
  • Self-motivated and proactive

Qualifications / Experience:

  • Working in a factory and office environment
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety, practices and systems
  • Working towards Level 3 Business Administrator (Standard)

Additional Training Qualification with Progression:

  • IOSH & NEBOSH Certificates)

Meets Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage

Hours per week 37 ½

Monday to Friday, 09:00 – 17:30

Please send, with your CV, a covering letter stating why you would be interested in this opportunity.

The apprenticeship will be provided by our local training provider.