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Maintenance Assistant




Eastwood Grange School, Milken Lane, Ashover, Derbyshire, S45 0BA

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£8.91 - £9.64 per hour


37.5 hours per week over 52 weeks (start and finish times to be decided)

Job Advert Role Description

Aspris Children’s Services (an independent company which was formally Priory Education and Children’s Services) is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of specialist care and education for a reason. We recruit some of the most committed staff in the sector.

Our school is seeking a Maintenance Assistant to join our friendly maintenance team.

Eastwood Grange School is a specialist day school located in the village of Ashover, near Chesterfield, for boys and girls aged 5-18 years. The pupils exhibit a variety of severe and complex educational, social, emotional and mental health difficulties, which have impeded personal developmental and educational success. Many of the pupils have a number of diagnoses. Our pupils have failed in, or have been failed by, a variety of settings before coming to Eastwood Grange School. 

Your duties as a Maintenance Assistant will include:

  • Maintaining a well decorated, safe and comfortable environment throughout the unit, in line with quality standards and following work processes which comply with statutory regulations
  • Ensuring that Priory minimum standards are delivered in all unit areas in a timely and efficient manner, as part of a team
  • Identifying and reporting damage, faults and other related issues to line manager (and then action as agreed) to ensure that environmental conditions continue to meet quality standards and statutory regulations
  • Ensure that as part of a team the fabric of the building is continually updated to reflect the needs of the learners. This may include small maintenance jobs as well as more substantial projects
  • You would also be expected to complete some gardening duties 
  • Undertaking any other additional duties as required.

The successful candidate would also be expected to complete some gardening duties as follows:

  • Maintaining a safe and habitable environment throughout the school's gardens and grounds, in line with quality standards and ensuring that work processes comply with statutory regulations. Jobs will include: mowing the extensive lawns, pruning of shrubs & trees, weeding of beds & borders and maintaining the appropriate equipment etc
  • Undertaking a variety of general maintenance jobs as required, with particular focus on the exterior of the building and the gardens/grounds
  • Identifying and suggesting improvements to the gardens and grounds - thereafter, actions as agreed
  • Liaising with local contractors on site, as required, providing local knowledge and guidance, in order that planned and preventative maintenance schedules can be completed in a timely fashion
  • Other duties appropriate to the role, as assigned by the Site Manager.

Please note that you will be expected to work at Eastwood Grange and across other Priory sites as required there for a driving licence is essential for this role.   

Your Benefits

  • A generous salary
  • Being part of a company that invests in you and your team for personal and professional development
  • Reward and discount schemes
  • Pension
  • Enhanced DBS fee paid
  • Access to a holiday package
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Well being support
  • Build your career with Aspris; rewards and recognition schemes in place for ongoing service.

Aspris 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 the Disclosure & Barring Service.

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

Our UK specialist schools, colleges, children’s homes and fostering agency provide the highest standards of support to children with a range of needs. This includes autism, learning difficulties, social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties and supporting some of society’s most vulnerable children. With a large national footprint, as well as education services in the Middle East, this also offers significant and exciting development and progression opportunities for our staff.


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


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