Maintenance Assistant

Location Surrey
Discipline: Education
Job type: Permanent
Contact email:
Job ref: J5661
Startdate: 12/06/2024

Blackstone Recruitment are working with a provider of education, care and support services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities who are recruiting for a Maintenance Assistant for their schools in Surrey.

Please see details below for the full job advert:

Location: Surrey

Hours: 40 hours per week – Monday to Friday - to include 3pm – 8pm – Additional 3 hours per day candidate choice

Salary: £25,604.80 - £28,704 (dependent on experience)

Contract: Full-time, Permanent

The role:

They’re currently looking to recruit a Maintenance Assistant to join their team across their sites in Surrey.

You will be responsible for ensuring that all matters relating to the continuous operation, grounds and equipment are maintained in such a way that ensures a high-quality site service is always provided thus ensuring the safeguarding, health, safety and general well-being of all those accessing the site. You will be working with the premises manager you will also contribute to the development of the services through site expansion projects and integrating new/developed buildings.

Their students range from 6 – 16 years old across the sites with difficulties with communication and social interaction, typically associated with Autism. The schools share the same Principal, but all other staff are separate, although the sites operate separately, students and staff do cross between sites.


Successful candidate is likely to demonstrate the following:

  • Deliver all activities with an energy efficient approach and ethos. Respond to and resolve Ad hoc maintenance requests via online ticketing software.
  • Organise and carry out the collection and movement of furniture and equipment as directed. Ensure all fire and safety equipment and systems are functional and that safety awareness is promoted.
  • Ensure all relevant procedures and checks are completed in accordance with policy. Support the Annual Fire Risk Assessment process.
  • Ensure all appropriate fire procedure communication for all visitors to site and ensure that all contractors are briefed in detail of requirements to avoid fire risks. Carry out monthly vehicle check audits and report any concerns.
  • Ensure the safe storage of tools and equipment and help to maintain the equipment register. Ensure the safe storage of materials, paints etc. in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions.
  • Attend your place of work reliably and punctually and maintain a good corporate image. Play a full part in building good relationships with other staff, students, and stakeholders. Carry out regular planned maintenance inspection on services, utilities, and the building fabric throughout the school. Report findings and take necessary actions. Carry out any additional tasks and responsibilities instructed by the Premises Manager as and when required.
  • Maintain the school grounds to an acceptable level. Ensure all school buildings are fit for purpose and maintained well to provide a suitable education environment for the pupils.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Flexibility and sensitivity to the needs of a wide range of users with complex needs is essential.
  • Understands and can apply Legislation and Regulations relating to all aspects of site management e.g. to fire, health and safety, Legionella, asbestos, security, COSHH and Safeguarding (within a college/ school environment preferred).
  • Competent at basic building repairs and maintenance and grounds maintenance and to effectively delegate and monitor work of others.
  • Computer literacy skills essential due to the utilisation of the internal CAFM system. Knowledge of current Health & Safety regulations. Health and Safety qualification desirable. Ability to liaise with staff at all levels of technical knowledge.
  • Enthusiastic and pro-active, keen to be involved. General maintenance knowledge preferably with a qualification in electrics / plumbing. Alternatively, a construction trade. Customer service and problem-solving approach.

 What’s in it for you? / Why Should You Apply? 

  • You want to make a difference in the lives of the students and their families. You want to work with an inspiring student population.
  • You enjoy working as part of a collaborative and committed multi-disciplinary team. You have a strong commitment to student and staff well-being and want to work in an organisation with the same strong values.
  • You want to work within an organisation that support, develops and invests in their staff.

Be part of their successful team and benefit from a generous package that includes:

  1. Life assurance
  2. Pension
  3. Perk box - offering high street discounts.
  4. Employee assistance programme
  5. Car lease scheme
  6. Fully funded training and qualifications
  7. Bike to work scheme.
  8. Free membership to our Health cash back plan - Claim back money on services such as dental, optical, physio and many more.

Blackstone Benefits:

Permanent jobs:

✅Assigned specialised recruitment consultant

✅Access to exclusive and flexible UK locum and permanent jobs

✅Complete onboarding support

✅Informed tailored career advice

✅Personalised job alerts

✅Unlimited referral bonus

For further information on this role, please contact Biren Daiya at Blackstone Recruitment on the details provided or APPLY now.