Production Park

The Company

Production Park is the number one live events production destination in Europe, featuring two rehearsal studios, over 15 events businesses and the UK’s only Live Events Production University Centre, Backstage Academy.

The rehearsal studios on-site bring a variety of world class tours and productions to Production Park as well as providing space for test builds.

Production Park is also home to workshops, offices and machine shops belonging to a group of long established engineering, technology and creative specialist businesses.

The Role

We are looking for a Caretaker to join our busy Facilities team at Production Park. The successful candidate will ensure that the site and its building are operated on a day to day basis to the standards required by the Facilities Co-ordinator and in compliance with all Health and Safety Legislation.

You will be visible and responsive, ensuring all routine/planned maintenance tasks are scheduled for completion including repairs and improvements, and monitoring and operating engineering and security systems. The role will suit an individual who has a positive attitude, a flexible approach and is able to work under their own initiative. The successful candidate will ideally have experience in basic maintenance skills including carpentry, plumbing and general maintenance.

Flexibility for working hours will be required to operate and maintain appropriate site security systems, including opening and closing the building at the beginning and end of the company day.

Key Responsibilities:


1. To work effectively as part of the facilities team to carry out an allocation of jobs within a range of company buildings ensuring work is carried our efficiently and safely.
2. To be visible and responsive, undertaking assigned tasks and supporting team members, reporting/dealing with any issues that require attention.
3. Monitor and operate the engineering system (i.e. heating, water etc.) and advise management of any faults in order to ensure the most economical use of fuel and water.
4. Monitor, operate and maintain appropriate site security systems, including opening and closing the building at the beginning and end of the company day, use of studio outside of company hours and responding to call outs as necessary in order to provide satisfactory security arrangements (on a rota basis).
5. To ensure that all routine/planned maintenance and building related tasks are scheduled for completion, ensure issues are addressed, including effecting repairs and improvements in order to fulfil the company’s specific responsibilities.
6. Maintain Health and Safety standards, reporting any failures to comply with the company’s statutory obligations in this area and report any issues to the Facilities Co-ordinator.
7. Organise relocation/removal of office furniture and occasional cleaning duties (including the moving of furniture).
8. To support the Health and Safety induction of contractors to site and ensure proper procedures are carried out for Asbestos, Hot Works and Legionella.
9. Ensure staff and third party compliance with HASAW/COSHH regulations and support the testing of fire alarms in accordance with the fire policy.
10. To participate in emergency planning and training, to play an active part in any emergency procedures and support the team to support any such occurrences, for example snow procedures/extreme weather (flooding)
11. This role may require weekend and shift work to be undertaken on a rota basis.
12. Carry out your duties with due regard to current and future Company policies, procedures and relevant legislation. These will be drawn to your attention in your appointment letter, your statement of particulars, induction, and on-going performance development and through Company communications.

Skills Required:

  • Ability to work in an environment of constant change and pressure where an amount of personal decision-making and judgement is required.
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal communication skills in order to liaise with young people and other staff members.
  • Ability to work with a wide range of people/clients of all ages from different backgrounds with different needs and to respond accordingly to support those needs
  • Ability to keep problems in perspective and be patient.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and relevant COSHH regulations.
  • A willingness to undertake further development/training as appropriate.
  • Knowledge and experience of a trade e.g. carpentry, electrics, plumber.
  • Willing to work flexibly within scope of overall hours.

General Responsibilities:

  • Actively follow all company employment, fire & health and safety policies
  • Maintain sound housekeeping standards and always represent the company in a positive manner
  • Working knowledge or understanding of relevant policies and codes of practice.
  • Any other ad-hoc duties as may be required


  • 40 hours per week (split shift)
  • Salary – £8.40 per hour
  • Location – South Kirkby, Wakefield


  • 22 days’ holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Profit Share Scheme
  • Employee Lunches Provided
  • Regular Social Events
  • Monthly Employee Reward Scheme
  • Voluntary Health Cash Plan
  • Free Car Parking
  • Staff development and training opportunities

For further details or to apply please send your CV to by 17:00PM, 30th October 2019.