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Maintenance Assistant




Priory Hospital Southampton, Marchwood Park, Marchwood, Southampton, SO40 4DA

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time




Part Time 30 hours per week

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

Set back within 1.5 acres of landscaped gardens, the tranquil environment of the Priory Hospital Southampton offers therapeutic and recovery focused residential treatment as well as day care and outpatient services. The hospital also provides a specialist inpatient service for children and adolescents.

Priory Hospital Southampton provides 40 beds across 3 wards.  The  services provided at the hospital include Addictions Treatment, young peoples ward (CAMHs) and treatment of most psychiatric conditions and Eating Disorders.

We have a highly experienced team of mental health professionals and support staff, which include consultant psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and therapists.

Job Advert Role Description

We are looking for a reliable building maintenance person who is also competent to carry out driving tasks and be willing to drive and work at other local sites around Southampton.  This is an excellent opportunity to join the Priory Hospital Service Team in Marchwood, Southampton.  You'd be working with us on a permanent, part time basis - 4 day week > Mon and Tues – Thurs and Fri (Wed off).  


This role requires good skills and knowledge in the following:


•           Painting and decorating, filling and minor plastering

•           Plumbing including carrying out water temperature and plant room checks

•           Electrical awareness so that you can become familiar with building electrical safe isolation points and have basic understanding of what contractors are doing when carrying out planned maintenance tasks.  These include the maintenance of access control systems, our CCTV and IT Network – you are not required to do diagnosis and maintenance yourself on these systems.

•           You will have the ability to quickly become familiar with the layout of the building, its utility voids and access to services.

•           You will be experienced in dealing with COSHH substances, H&S rules especially around manual handling and working at heights and have the ability to assess basic tasks and evaluate risk completing risk assesments

•           You will have the ability to carry out a portage roll involving some heavy lifting and desk moves and be competent in manual handling techniques.

•           You will have a good foundation in IT including the use of MS Office and you will also be able to resolve onsite networking (connection of PCs to the network and printers) and PC issues in conjunction with the Priory IT Helpdesk – these will be limited to simple tasks.

•           You should have a clean full driving licence and be competent in vehicle maintenance checks.

•           You will be a good time keeper and polite with good customer facing experience.

Useful skills but not essential:

•           You will have experienced carrying out water and fire checks, being very diligent in that role.

•           Ideally you will used to managing contractors and would have provided site inductions to contractors in the past to ensure that they comply with our safety arrangements on site.

•           Previous grounds maintenance experience, gardening and awareness of various plant and tree habitats – you will be expected to perform gardening and ground maintenance work as part of the role.


For an informal discussion or for an application form, please contact Laura Fehilly in Human Resources on: 02380840044 or email

The successful candidate will be required to apply for a disclosure at the standard/enhanced level from the Disclosure and Barring Service.  Further information can be obtained from   We are an equal opportunities

Division DBS info

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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