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The Ayr Clinic, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, KA6 6PT

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





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Job Role

  • 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 tasks. 
  • Responsible for ensuring that all local maintenance checks are carried out at the intervals as prescribed in the General Property Maintenance Guide and reporting any issues to the Support Services Manager and the Hospital Director. 
  • Responsible for establishing local relationships with contracts, ensuring appropriate checks are completed and are the first point of contact. 
  • Liaises with local contractors on site, as required, providing local knowledge and guidance, in order that planned and preventative maintenance schedules can be completed in a timely fashion. 
  • Prior to gaining approval to go to 3rd party contractors the Maintenance Manager is responsible for completing an appropriate risk assessment to demonstrate that failure to bring in resource could put service users, colleagues or others at risk. 
  • 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. 
  • Responsible for maintaining the site Planned Preventative Maintenance Planner (PPM) and working with external contractors to ensure the technical inspections are carried out appropriately. 
  • 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

Skills and Experience 

  • A relevant NVQ level 3 or equivalent qualification within one of the key electrical, mechanical or building trades with Joint Industries Board (JIB) approved status. 
  • 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) 
  • Flexibility and adaptability.

Experience gained within a facilities, operational, trade or maintenance role.

  • Needs experience of H&S requirement including risk assessments and method statement •
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety, particularly moving and handing techniques , and cosh assessments 
  • Management Experience and/or demonstrated ability to manage a team.

Role holder will be required to regularly use judgement, which will necessitate the gathering of information from a variety of sources, both internally and externally. More complex issues, faults or damage will be referred to the Support Services Manager.

Leadership Day to day supervisory responsibility for a small maintenance team. Budgets & Equipment Delegated authority to certify invoices within an agreed budget. Responsible for the proper use and upkeep of various pieces of maintenance equipment. Information Responsible for ensuring the confidentiality and identify of patients.


The role holder will be required to have physical stamina, but will generally work in a pleasant and stable working environment.

  • Responsible for managing and form part of the Maintenance out of hours on call rota
  • Requires to undertake site fire drills and document accordingly


About The Ayr Clinic

The Ayr Clinic is made up of a well-established 36 bedded low secure hospital, and an 8 bedded specialised step-down facility for men and women with mental illness and/or personality disorder. The Ayr Clinic is situated in the coastal town of Ayr in West Central Scotland.    

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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.

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