Maintenance Technician

Location: Winkleigh, Mid Devon

Pay: £18,720 – £19,760 per annum dependant on experience

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours a week

Contract: Permanent, Full time

We are seeking Maintenance Technician to provide efficient and effective Proactive/Reactive property and grounds maintenance and refurbishment support for our new education facility.

The position will also entail health and safety checks which will require recording and reporting of results.

This post will be primarily for our New School based at Winkleigh but will also entail working on other Phoenix locations when requested by the Maintenance Manager or Senior Maintenance Technician.

About us and our homes:

The Phoenix Learning & Care Group was established in 2006 and is a provider of specialist children’s homes across the South West. Our homes cater for Young people with specific and individual needs who may have a range of social and emotional difficulties, behaviour, trauma and attachment issues, learning difficulties and other associated needs.

Acorn school provides a safe, caring learning environment for eleven to sixteen year olds who have social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Each individual is treated with inclusion, compassion and understanding. The school is in the process of moving to new premises in Winkleigh. The new site is about to embark on a refurbishment project in preparation for the school relaunch in the new academic year.

Through honesty, empathy, aspiration, respect and teamwork, we strive to promote a culture where ideas can blossom, every individual can flourish and outcomes for all can be met and exceeded.

The Role:

The post holder will be expected to observe safe working practices at all times in carrying out their required duties and ensure that instructions specified by the Maintenance Manager, Senior Maintenance Technician, external technical consultants, contractors and manufacturers are adhered to.

The role will involve working closely with the existing maintenance team in the largescale refurbishment and development of this new property transforming it from its previous use into a high standard education provider.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To assist, as directed by the Maintenance Manager and Senior Maintenance Technician, in the upkeep and refurbishment of buildings, sites and grounds of the Residential Homes, Schools, Offices and other company premises.
  • To provide Maintenance and Refurbishment to our buildings and grounds in accordance with business requirements, alongside operational colleagues working in these locations.
  • To keep any tools or equipment, used in the course of carrying out duties, maintained and report faults promptly to the Maintenance Manager.
  • To consider the environmental circumstances in regard to the tasks set and to go about these tasks in a safe manner so that our Young People will not be exposed or have access to such tools/ materials/equipment or debris.
  • To insure all tools, materials, equipment and debris are safely and securely stored away at the end of each working day.
  • To make safe an environment and then rectify attrition caused within the premises.
  • To ensure that all foot traffic areas inside and outside are free from trip hazards and have sufficient grip for safe use
  • To remove all Maintenance and household waste materials/debris generated in a safe manner to a recycling station or waste disposal site.
  • To undertake porterage tasks as required including making/moving items such as flat packed furniture and other items when requested.
  • To undertake core maintenance duties as directed by the Maintenance Manager as outlined below;

Qualifications and Skills

Candidates need to demonstrate a broad range of experience in the field of maintenance/property renovation skills.

  • Carpentry skills would be especially desirable.
  • Candidates must hold a full Driving Licence in order to drive company vans.

The Benefits:

Not only will you have the privilege of working with wonderful children and fantastic colleagues, as part of Phoenix Learning and Care Group you will be entitled to the following benefits:

  • Employee Pension Scheme
  • Retail/High-street Shopping Vouchers including childcare vouchers
  • Fully Paid Holiday allowance
  • 24 hour help and support for you and your family through our Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Fully paid classroom based induction with extensive ongoing  face to face training programs
  • Aid in obtaining extra qualifications and upskilling
  • Internal progression
  • Professional and ongoing personal supervision process to provide you and your line manager with opportunities to reflect.

How to Apply:

Please click on ‘Apply Now’ and you will be directed to our simple online application form which is mobile and tablet friendly. For more information please call on 01271 379006 or email recruitment@plcl.org.uk

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

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