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Life Works Community Ltd, The Grange, High Street, Old Woking, Surrey GU22 8LB

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time




37.5 per week

Job Advert - Division Information

Providing quality, inspiring innovation and  delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. Enabling our patients with mental health difficulties to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our multidisciplinary clinical teams.

Job Advert Location Description

Life Works is part of the Priory Group and is a private only 21 bedded non-acute short stay residential addiction, eating disorder and behavioural health hospital in Old Woking, Surrey.

Life Works is an adult only service and the CQC recently rated our service as overall "Good" and found our family programme to be "Outstanding"

All treatment is provided from a Grade II listed building and associated Cottage with a 2 acre walled garden.

Job Advert Role Description

We are looking for an experienced, reliable maintenance person.

The role is:

To oversee and deliver an efficient and effective maintenance service within Life Works and to assist in the well-being, comfort & safety of clients and staff.

To ensure the maintenance of a well decorated, safe and comfortable environment throughout Life Works, in line with quality standards and ensures that work processes comply with statutory regulations.

To assist in the good maintenance of all of the interior and exterior aspects of the facilities, normally including minor joinery and decorative repairs, lifting and carrying and assisting with the maintenance of the gardens, driveway and patios as required, and to help with general maintenance tasks as directed by the Assistant Manager or head maintenance man.


Person spec:


•           Demonstrable experience of 3 years or more in contract/commercial maintenance

•           Hard working, reliable and with an excellent attention to detail and high standards of presentation in their work.

•           Cheerful, enthusiastic and flexible team player. Kindness will be second nature to you.

•           You will behave in a transparent manner always showing respect to our residents, their families and your colleagues

•           Skilled in all basic handyman tasks

•           Willing to undertake any other general maintenance tasks as directed, relating to the interior or exterior of the building, to include gardening using the ride on mower (training to be given). 

•           Highly responsible, safety conscious and risk aware.

•           Practically minded and able to complete a wide range of repairs.

•           A relevant NVQ3 or equivalent qualification within one of the key electrical, mechanical or building trades.

•           Able to work at heights

•           Good hand-eye coordination

•           Normal colour vision

•           Good sense of balance

•           Able to work independently or as part of a team

•           Strong  Health and Safety understanding, including risk and COSHH assessments

•           Proven time management skills

•           Proven skill of stock control of materials and sundry items

•           Understanding of paint material and coverage

•           Presentable and reliable

•           Able to build good relationships at all levels, internally and externally

•           Strong planning and workload management skills with the ability to manage short term and long term activities to agreed deadline

•           Works without immediate supervision.

•           Good general knowledge of building and mechanical services.

•           Has access to car and current UK licence .

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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