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Title:  Maintenance Assistant - Part Time


Burwell, East Anglia, GB, CB25 0AD

Department:  Care (Maintenance, Driving and Site Service Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Retirement Living
Requisition Number:  91822


Maintenance Assistant – Part Time


Ness Court, Burwell


£9.67 per hour (rising to £9.97 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)


20 hours per week - 4 days per week at 5 hours per day



We are looking for an experienced Maintenance Assistant who will ensure that our high standard of company legislative procedures are met throughout Ness Court. Situated in the leafy residential village of Burwell, Ness Court offers a selection of private apartments with a range of on-site services and facilities. Strong interpersonal skills and a friendly, open manner are essential for success in this role.


Read more about Ness Court here


 The role of Maintenance Assistant will include:

  • Undertaking site repairs and maintenance duties
  • Identifying potential maintenance issues and liaising with any necessary specialists or contractors
  • Carrying out planned routine works such as decorating
  • Assisting in scheduled building checks and audits, ensuring safe and secure environments
  • Occasional gardening duties
  • Serving as point of contact for contractors who are on site


Skills and experiences:

  • Previous experience in a maintenance position is essential
  • Prior experience identifying and carrying out repairs
  • Experience operating hand tools and light machinery
  • Good customer service and communication skills
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • Working knowledge of UK Health and Safety legislation
  • Occasional travel may be a requirement of the role, therefore a full valid driving licence is desirable        


Why work for Sanctuary Retirement Living?

Sanctuary Retirement Living services provide comfort, independence and peace of mind. Residents live independently, safe in the knowledge that support is available in their home should they need it. Spacious apartments with on-site communal facilities create an environment where residents can enjoy healthy, active and independent lifestyles in their later years.


Ready to join Sanctuary Retirement Living?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary Retirement Living a great place to work, we offer you access to a range of great employee benefits and the opportunity to develop and progress within your career. Benefits include:

  • A pension scheme with employer contributions from Sanctuary
  • 28 days annual leave (including public holidays) pro rata
  • Life assurance
  • Family friendly arrangements, including opportunities for flexible working
  • Health and well-being plans
  • A variety of online discounts and rewards from major retailers
  • Tax efficient savings through our Cycle to Work Scheme
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities
  • The full time equivalent for this role is 37.5 hours


We are proud to support the Department of Health and Social Care’s #everydayisdifferent campaign to encourage more people to apply to work in adult social care. If you’re considering a caring career, we have many rewarding roles at Sanctuary Retirement Living. For more information on the campaign click  here


Read the full job profile here


Closing Date: 3 December 2020


We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.


For an insight into what it’s like to work for Sanctuary Retirement Living, visit our website, take a look at our Facebook page or search #LifeatSanctuary


Building Equality and Diversity

Sanctuary Group encourages and welcomes applications from people from diverse backgrounds to support our commitment to offering an inclusive environment for our employees and customers.
We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent unlawful working.
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be necessary in the event of a successful application which we will pay for.
Sanctuary Retirement Living is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.


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