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Kneesworth House, Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5JP

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


Up to £30k DOE



Job Advert - Division Information

Kneesworth House is a 155 bed mental health hospital situated in Cambridgeshire (on the borders of Hertfordshire) with good commuting access to / from London. The hospital has a full pathway of care including medium, low secure, locked rehabilitation and open recovery wards situated across the site.

Job Advert Location Description


Manages, oversees and undertakes a variety of general maintenance jobs as required (and defined in the Appendix), with particular focus on ensuring that patient related jobs are completed as a priority.

 · Prioritises the work of the Maintenance team and maintains the Work Request Log.

 · Ensures the maintenance of a well decorated, safe and comfortable environment throughout the unit, in line with quality standards, and follows work processes which comply with statutory regulations.

 · Identifies damage, faults and other related issues and prioritises their repair or replacement whilst ensuring that environmental conditions continue to meet quality standards and statutory regulations.

 · Receives and acts upon information concerning faults or damage.

 · Ensuring the team is working efficiently, planning workloads, ensuring materials available to complete the task.

Responsible for establishing local relationships with contracts, ensuring appropriate checks are completed and are the first point of contact

Ensuring that use of the helpdesk is as a backup or emergency service and not a core maintenance resource.

Certifies purchase orders and invoices ensuring that any spends are appropriately preauthorised and within budget.

Under direction, sources and collates capital expenditure project costings and then locally project manages as agreed with the Support Services Manager.

Provide coaching and guidance to the maintenance team

Individuals will not be required, nor should they, carry out any works that require a certification unless they are in possession of an in date and correct certificate.


Job Advert Role Description


A relevant NVQ level 3 or equivalent qualification or experience within the building/Plumbing trades

· Effective communication skills and proven ability to work effectively in a team environment and independently as required

· Sound written and verbal communication skills

· Planning and organisational skills

· Demonstrate commercial and financial awareness

· Good computer skills (MS Office package)

Division DBS info

About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services, Priory promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application. Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory will cover the cost of a DBS check.