Maintenance Worker

Recruiter
Confidential
Location
Westbury
Salary
10.21 - 11.05 GBP Hourly + GBP1500 Regional Allowance
Posted
12 Feb 2021
Closes
12 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
If you're a handyman or women - bit of DIY here; repairing there; know how to keep a vehicle safe, legal and roadworthy; that sort of thing - and all the while contributing to a positive impact on the lives of young people, then you'll feel right at home in this job.

You'll do all the general, day-to-day repairs needed to keep our specialist school up and running, drive the school vehicles and keep them in good working order, as well as making sure the school grounds and garden are kept looking spick and span. Our children and young people have special education needs and your role will be key in creating a safe environment for them. You'll be a familiar, friendly face and the youngsters will sometimes stop to chat to you. This is something you'll be comfortable with, but we'll also give you some training on child safeguarding to give you that extra confidence.

About you

The kind of person we're looking for will:

• Definitely have some maintenance skills, either professionally or as a DIY enthusiast

• Perhaps skills in joinery, plumbing, electrical, mechanical or building

• Have a calm, happy, helpful way that gets things done without fuss or fanfare

• Be confident taking responsibility for buying smaller pieces of maintenance equipment

• Willingly undertake Health & Safety and other relevant training

• Be happy to undergo a DBS check

About us

We're a leading specialist provider of education and care for children and young people with behavioural, emotional, communication and complex learning needs.

Reward

We know you're going to do great things. We offer a salary and benefits package that's among the best in our sector:

• 35 days' holiday (including bank holidays)

• Up to 5% contributory pension scheme

• Private Health Care for you and your family

• Comprehensive induction programme and exceptional ongoing training

• 24/7 counselling service

• Cycle to Work scheme

The Eaves Learning Centre is our brand new, recently refurbished learning centre near Westbury. It is part of an Integrated Therapeutic Provision that will provide sector leading education, care and therapeutic support for small groups of young people, all on one site. The learning centre will cater for up to 15 young people between the ages of 9 and 18 years, with complex educational needs, communication difficulties and challenging behaviours. It will offer a highly personalised, structured curriculum for pupils to ensure positive learning and social outcomes for all.

To support our schools we have an extensive Clinical Services Team, who are able to offer all of our children and young people a truly personalised and comprehensive package of therapeutic support. Every young person will have the support of our Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Mental Health Practitioners, Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists, should they need them.

The Witherslack Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community