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Maintenance Assistant




Priory Hospital Middleton St George, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 1TS

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£8.83 per hour



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Job Advert Role Description

The Priory Hospital Middleton St George is located close to Darlington, County Durham and provides individualised treatment and care for people with mental health needs of adult working age and who present with complex and challenging behaviours, in a safe and supportive environment. Our comprehensive integrated services offer complete care pathways allowing service users to transfer effortlessly between the most appropriate care, meeting individual needs enabling recovery and re-engagement within the community and maximising life opportunities.


Our multi-disciplinary teams provide care for up to 103 male and female service users, working collaboratively with their commissioners, across our 7 wards and our nearby community house.  We deliver acute and detoxification services, and a recovery and rehabilitation environment which includes a specialist female Personality Disorder service.  Our focus is on the delivery of excellent care, empowering service users to progress towards the least restrictive setting and towards a less restrictive environment and to independent living. Our service users can be amongst the most vulnerable members of society and require sensitive therapeutic interventions that encourage self-awareness, knowledge and empowerment. We offer services for those with a wide range of mental health issues which may include:

•           Personality disorder with complex treatment and risk  management needs, including factors such as co-morbid mental illness, self-harm or substance misuse

•           Mental illness and complex needs

•           Primary diagnosis of schizophrenia

•           Forensic history, including violence or abuse

•           Substance abuse history which requires an inpatient stay .


s a Maintenance Assistant you will deliver an efficient and effective maintenance service to assist in the well-being, safety and comfort of patients. You will maintain a well decorated, safe and comfortable environment throughout the site, in line with quality standards, and will follow work processes which comply with statutory regulations.


The successful applicant must have a full driving licence and will have experience working in a similar maintenance role and painting and decoration skills would be advantageous.



Working hours will normally be Monday-Friday but the role holder may be required to work occasional weekends. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the following skill set:


-           Decision making and organisational skills

-           Creativity and able to use own initiative

-           Confident and be able to work as part of a team

-           Effective communication skills

-           Flexibility and strong “can do” attitude

-           Quality orientation

-           Full driving licence


What we’d like to give you:


•  A competitive salary

•  Disclosure check cost coverage

•  Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training

•  25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time)

Birthday Holiday  - Your Birthday as an extra day’s annual leave

•  Free on-site parking

•  Access to our on-site gymnasium

•  Online benefits and cashback rewards

•  Cycle to work scheme

•  SMART Pension option

•  Local rewards and recognition programme open to all colleagues

•  Excellent staff break facilities in our bespoke new staff lounge


The successful candidate will be required to apply for a disclosure at the required level from the Disclosure & Barring Service. 


Visit our website to apply or call Adam Findlay, Support Services Manager, on 01325 333192 to discuss this opportunity further.

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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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