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College Painter / Handyman




Arden Care & College, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 0TZ

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£18,200 per annum


37.5 hour per week (Monday to Friday - 8am - 4pm)

Job Advert Location Description



Job Advert Role Description

We are currently recruiting for a full time experienced Painter / Handyman to join their team at Arden Care & College, part of the Priory Education & Children’s Services.

Arden College is an independent college for young people with Autism and challenging behaviour, which is part of the Priory Group. The College campus is spread over several locations, within a 3 mile radius, of the main college campus.

The successful candidate will work across the college campus completing all aspects of painting/decorating and general handy man experience would be desirable. Working across the 9 sites within the Southport area you will be responsible for maintaining the appearance and decoration of the young people’s homes and learning sites. Must have a flexible approach and be able to respond quickly to requests for assistance from the surrounding homes and learning sites. You will have a good knowledge of health and safety legislation applicable to your role and will ensure it is adhered to.

We are looking for someone with empathy for daily challenges faced by our students as you will often be working around the young people and staff during your daily duties .The successful candidate will have a can do attitude, be able to manage their time effectively and an  understanding of the college ethos that the young people’s needs come first.

Owning your own vehicle is essential and you will ideally have clean driving licence. Any mileage incurred can be claimed back as part of expenses. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check which will be paid for by the Priory Group.

This role is full time working between the hours of 8am –4.00pm (37.5 hours/week). 

What we offer:

  • 25 days annual leave
  • On-going training and career progression
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • Online benefits and cash back rewards
  • Dental Insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • SMART Pension option
  • Healthcare Cash Plan

If you have been affected by coronavirus, or are tired of working from home we have care and education roles available across the country for temp, part-time and full time roles.

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Division DBS info


For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for roles within our schools.

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.


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. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.


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