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Maintenance Assistant




Hurworth House School, Westfield Drive, Hurworth, Darlington, DL2 2AD

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time


£8.30 per hour


20 hours a week. Term Time Only - 39 weeks a year

Job Advert - Division Information

Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK.

Job Advert Location Description

With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

Job Advert Role Description

Hurworth House School is seeking a Maintenance Assistant on a part time basis working 20 hours a week. This role will be term time only and we are flexible with working days. We are looking for committed and enthusiastic people to join our friendly team, a keen interest in gardening, painting and decorating would be advantageous

As a Maintenance Assistant you will undertake regular inspections and audit of buildings, equipment, machinery, fixtures and fittings in accordance with planned maintenance schedules. You will undertake and/or supervise the completion of routine maintenance operations and remedial repairs in accordance with planned maintenance schedules ensuring work complies with operational standards and statutory regulations.

You will respond to unplanned events undertake emergency inspections, and routine repairs for which you are approved to undertake ensuring any remedial action complies with operational standards and statutory regulations.

You will also monitor and inspect work completed by maintenance assistants and contractors ensuring repairs, installations, refurbishments and other maintenance complies with operational standards and statutory regulations.

You will also ensure inspection certificates and maintenance records are accurate, up-to-date and comply with operational standards and statutory regulations.

Hurworth House School is a SEMH specialist provision working with up to 57 children and young people from the age of 5 – 19 years.  It is an expanding school which has just opened a bespoke primary provision and is continuing to develop.  This is an exciting opportunity within a school which provides a blended academic and therapeutic approach for children with complex and multiple needs.  The school employs a professional and experienced therapy team and are developing practice and expertise in a range of areas, leading to innovative and successful approaches for the most marginalised children in our society.


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For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 5 years.

Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.

If you are applying to work within our Children’s Homes we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults.

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.


Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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