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Maintenence Assistant




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

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type



£9.97 p/h



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The Priory Hospital Southampton is part of the Priory group offering outpatient, day care and inpatient treatment for a wide range of mental health difficulties. The hospital is located in Marchwood on the outskirts of Southampton and comprises of 40 inpatient beds across three wards. 

Services provided at the hospital include a 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.
Sandpiper Ward - Adults: This is an acute admissions unit comprising 17 beds.  Skylark Ward -  Eating Disorders:  11 bedded specialist eating disorders unit 
Kingfisher Ward - CAMHs:  12 bedded CAMHS inpatient unit 
The hospital has a combination of employed and visiting consultants and well established multidisciplinary teams in all wards including nursing, therapy, occupational therapy and psychology input.  
The hospital has been rated as “Good” in recent CQC inspection with “outstanding” rating in the "caring" domain.

Reporting into the Maintenance Manager the role holder will be responsible for ensuring the Common Maintenance Standards are maintained, as defined in the General Property Maintenance Guide. To contribute to the delivery of effective, efficient and economical day-to-day maintenance, new and alteration works to ensure the safety of colleagues, service users and visitors and that they experience a pleasant and cared for environment. 

• Maintains a well-decorated, safe and comfortable environment throughout the site, in line with quality standards, and follows work processes which comply with statutory regulations.  • Ensures that Priory minimum standards are delivered in all site areas in a timely and efficient manner, as part of a team. 
• Identifies and reports damage, faults and other related issues to the Maintenance Manager (and then actions as agreed) to ensure that environmental conditions continue to meet quality standards and statutory regulations.  
• Carry out General Maintenance tasks as defined in the Appendix and in the General Property Maintenance Guide.  
• Carry out compliance testing (i.e. fire alarms, bed inspections, vehicle checks) as instructed by the Maintenance Manager.  
• Responsible for carrying out local maintenance checks set out in the Maintenance Guide & in Priory Group Policy & Procedures.  
• Provides a security service, maintaining the security and integrity of the building as well as the safety of its occupants.  
• Undertakes regular internal and external patrols of the unit and its grounds, ensuring that all the windows and doors are closed and locked as appropriate to the time of day.  
• Deals with any potential acts of disturbance, vandalism or theft within the grounds, reporting these and any other untoward or suspicious incidents to the manager in charge.  
• Maintains an accurate record of all incidents and suspicious activities within a log book.  
• To be aware of and comply with the requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act, (encompassing risk assessments, method statements and Permits to Work), associated acts and subordinate regulations to minimise risk.  
• Responsible for ensuring that any attempts at works or projects is within the individuals capabilities and should not expose themselves or others to risk.  
• Carry out such other duties relating to the work of the department as required by Management. 
• Individuals will not be required, nor should they, carry out any works that require a certification unless they are in possession of an in date and correct certificate
• Occasionally required to assist less experienced colleagues
• Shared responsibility for the confidentiality and identify of patients  

Experience and understanding in a building, plumbing, mechanical or electrical discipline desirable.

Knowledge and Skills

• Basic numeracy and literacy required  
• Detail oriented & ability to prioritise  
• Ability to work with minimum supervision  
• Strong customer focused attitude and team working ethic
• Role holder may respond to routine enquiries. More complex issues will be referred to the line manager.  

Special features
- The role holder will be required to have physical stamina, but will generally work in a pleasant and stable working environment. The problems faced by patients may present difficult and challenging situations, which may heighten the sensory and emotional demands of the job.
- There is a possibility of a 30hrs per week permanent contract post the COVID pandemic but until then there is about 12.5hrs available plus sickness and holiday cover 
- The role holder will be required to work within existing procedures and processes

Our benefits are flexible and tailored to each individual staff. Some of the benefits we offer you include;
• A competitive salary
• Up to 25 days annual leave plus Bank holidays
• Birthday Leave 
• Continuing Professional Development opportunities 
• Pension scheme with a Priory contribution
• Your Priory, Your Benefits + - Our shopping discount site where you’ll find great offers for online and in-store shopping, negotiated specially for everyone who works at the Priory Group.
• Enhanced Maternity pay in line with NHS

The successful candidate will be required to apply for a disclosure at the enhanced level from the Disclosure and Barring Services. Further information can be obtained from Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check for all successful applicants. We are an equal opportunities employer. For more information please e-mail Julie Diggens, HR Advisor on 

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.


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. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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