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Painter and Decorator




Oliver House School, Hallgate, Astley Village, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 1XA

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time


£18,000 per annum


Weekdays - 8am until 4pm

Job Advert Role Description

We require a part time experienced painter/handyman to work at our schools, Oliver House and Progress, as well the surrounding children’s homes.

The successful candidate will work across the cluster completing all aspects of painting/decorating and general handy man experience would be desirable.  Working across the 8 sites within the Chorley, Leyland and Preston area, you will be responsible for maintaining the appearance and decoration of the young people’s homes and learning sites. 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.

The successful individual will 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 understanding of the college ethos that the young people’s needs come first. 

What's in it for you?

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  • £1,000 monthly lotto
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  • Priory Group pension.

Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

Oliver House School is an independent specialist day and residential school for boys and girls aged 6 to 19 who have mild, moderate and severe autistic spectrum conditions and associated complex learning needs and challenging behaviour.

Our residential children's home supports boys and girls aged 6 - 19 who have mild, moderate and severe autistic spectrum conditions and associated complex learning needs and challenging behaviour.

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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