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Title:  Lift Technician


Chester, North West, GB, CH1 2HQ

Department:  Assets
Operation:  Sanctuary Group
Requisition Number:  49988

Sanctuary Group is one of the UK’s leading providers of housing, care and community services. With around 13,000 employees, we maintain a culture where diversity is valued and talent is nurtured and rewarded.


Lift Technician


Chester – covering North England


£38,127 per annum (rising to £40,134 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance) plus Company car or car allowance


35 hours per week



Why work for us?

One of the UK’s leading providers of housing, care and commercial services, Sanctuary Group employs more than 13,000 people and manages over 100,000 units of accommodation throughout England and Scotland, including general rented, retirement living, supported housing, student and key worker accommodation and care homes. Sanctuary also provides a range of other services including maintenance, care and telecare, all of which are delivered by our dedicated employees who are completely committed to customer service. 


We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Lift Technician to join our Reinvestment Team based in Chester. The team delivers reinvestment works across the group’s housing portfolio, you will be required to work remotely and travel across the country. You’ll assist with delivery of the lift replacement programme and inspect works on site from start to completion, including reviewing and advising on technical queries to ensure compliance. This is a varied and challenging role which will suit an organized and proactive individual.


The role of Lift Technician will include:

  • Monitoring the development and implementation of the lifts installation and modernisation specifications
  • Undertaking audits, identifying areas for improvement and implementing the required changes
  • Developing and maintaining sufficient knowledge of current and new lift standards in line with health and safety regulations
  • Supporting the Asset Teams in delivering high quality and cost effective installations, modernisations, maintenance and servicing of lifts
  • Developing effective relationships with internal customers and support groups
  • Contributing as appropriate to special programmes and projects


Skills and experiences:

  • Demonstrable experience in a similar Lift Engineer/Technician role
  • Hold a Level 4 Certificate in Performing Testing Operations in the Lift and Escalator Industry (QCF) or equivalent
  • Ability to identify training needs and support staff development in fire safety
  • Proven experience of working to deadlines and prioritising work loads
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel (or similar)
  • This role will involve driving on company business. In order to drive a company vehicle, drivers must hold a full valid UK driving licence.


Ready to join us?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary 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 matching employer contributions from Sanctuary up to set limits
  • 25 days leave (rising to a maximum of 30 days) plus public holidays
  • Life assurance
  • Health & well-being plans
  • Discounted products & services
  • Personal advice and counselling
  • Family-friendly arrangements
  • Tax efficient savings through our Cycle to Work scheme
  • Learning and development opportunities


To apply please email your CV and covering letter in support of your application to


To view the job profile please click here


Closing Date: 17 October 2019


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


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Sanctuary Group is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.