Maintenance Operative

We have been caring for babies, children, and young people with life-limiting conditions from West, North and East Yorkshire for more than 30 years. Every year we care for more than 420 families at our hospice in Boston Spa, in hospitals and in their own homes. We also support more than 150 bereaved families each year.

We are seeking an experienced Maintenance Operative to join our Facilities team, to undertake the planned and reactive maintenance of all hospice buildings, and equipment, both internally and externally.

Our ideal candidate will

  • have painting and decorating skills
  • have experience of general labouring duties and working with other teams as from time to time this role will support the housekeeping and gardening teams
  • have experience of general maintenance work, including basic knowledge of plumbing, electrical and joinery skills
  • have experience of site maintenance, working with contractors, and grounds maintenance
  • be dedicated, compassionate, work in collaboration, be open, honest, flexible, caring and deliver high standards in everything you do
  • want to work in a well-established, award winning hospice, working as part of the multidisciplinary team to support the children, young people and their families from the time of their referral through to end of life care

Our benefits include

  • 32 days annual leave plus statutory holidays
  • recognition of NHS pension scheme for candidates who are currently in the scheme (alternative stakeholder pension also offered)
  • free parking
  • occupational sick pay, matching NHS terms and conditions
  • Employee Assistance Programme

If you want to be part of an exciting new journey within the charity and are seeking a new challenge we would love to hear from you.

Please complete an application form, referring to the job description and person specification or for further information contact Richard Sharp, Maintenance Manager, by email on or phone on 07827 488667.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 10 July 2022. Applications should be emailed to Interviews will take place on Tuesday 19 July 2022. If you have not heard from us by Friday 15 July 2022, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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Role details

37.5 hours per week with some flexibility to cover occasional events and sessions at weekends and in the evening
Permanent, Full-time
£23,914 - £28,579
End Date:

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