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Maintenance Assistant

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Priory Cloisters, Monks Lane, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 7RN

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£19,000 per annum


37.5 hrs p/wk

Job Advert - Division Information

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.


Job Advert Location Description

The Cloisters is a 25 bedded hospital set within a peaceful environment on the edge of Newbury. Working in partnership with Berkshire NHS Trust, the unit offers inpatient individualised treatment and rehabilitation to patients who have mental health problems and require support to increase their recovery and independence with a view to enabling them to leave the hospital and live in varying levels of supported living accommodation.


Job Advert Role Description

We are looking to recruit a trustworthy, dynamic, reliable, and motivated individual to be our Maintenance Assistant.

Reporting to the Support Services Manager, the post holder will be responsible for ensuring the Hospital Maintenance Standards are maintained; and contribute to the delivery of effective, efficient and economical day to day maintenance, new and alteration works to ensure the safety of colleague, patients and visitors.

Your main duties will include:

  • To maintain a well decorated, safe and comfortable environment throughout the site, in line with quality standards, and follow work processes which comply with statutory regulations.
  • To ensure that Priory minimum standards are delivered in all site areas in a timely and efficient manner, as part of a team.   
  • To identify and report damage, faults and other related issues to the Support Services Manager( and then actions as agreed) to ensure that environmental conditions continue to meet quality standards and statutory regulations.
  • To carry out General Maintenance tasks.
  • To carry out compliance testing (e.g fire alarms, bed inspections, vehicle checks) as instructed by the Maintenance Manager.
  • Responsible for carrying out local maintenance checks set out in the Maintenance Guide & in Priory Group Policy & Procedure.
  • To provide a security service, maintaining the security and integrity of the building as well as the safety of its occupants.  
  • To undertake regular internal and external patrols of the unit and its grounds, ensuring that all the windows and doors are closed and locked as appropriate to the time of day.
  • To deal with any potential acts of disturbance, vandalism, or theft within the grounds, reporting these and any other untoward or suspicious incidents to the manager in charge.
  • To maintain an accurate record of all incidents and suspicious activities within a log book.
  • To be aware of and comply with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work act, (encompassing risk assessments, method statements and Permits to Work), associated acts and subordinate regulations to minimise risk.
  • To be responsible for ensuring that any attempts at works or projects is within your capabilities and should not expose yourself or others to risk.
  • To carry out such other duties relating to the work of the department as required by Management.


The post holder requires basic numeracy and literacy skills and customer focus attitude with team working ethic. You will have an ability to put attention to detail, prioritise and work with minimum supervision. It is necessary that the post holder has good communication skills as you will at times be required to respond to routine enquiries.

You will not be required, nor should you, carry out any works that require a certification unless you are in possession of an in date and correct certificate.

Previous experience and understand of building, plumbing, mechanical and/or electrical disciplines with be an advantage.

Benefits of working for us include the equivalent of 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and birthday leave, contributory pension scheme, comprehensive induction programme and computerised training programme, childcare vouchers, on going access to supervision and access to occupational health services. We have an excellent team and offer a very good working environment with an ever evolving service where ideas and innovation are welcome and are integral to the development of the service.

For an informal discussion please contact Trudi Pheasant, Hospital Director on 01635 277230 or trudipheasant@priorygroup,com

Closing date is Sunday 15th July 2018.

Interviews will be held Wednesday 25th July 2018.

Please note we reserve the right to close the advert earlier if a good number of suitable applications are received before closing date.

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About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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