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Priory Hospital Cardiff, Dyfrig Road, Cardiff, CF5 5AD

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





Job Advert Role Description


Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without the combined effort and expertise of all disciplines. 

Priory Hospital Cardiff are currently looking for a Maintenance Assistant to join our team.

Priory Hospital Cardiff is a modern mental health treatment unit. The unit includes accommodation for 45 patients and a variety of facilities, such as three secure gardens, a gym, a hydrotherapy pool, patient practice kitchens, patient social area, art rooms and dedicated support service areas. 

The service is currently being developed to provide bespoke treatment packages for a variety of patients with complex mental health needs. The unit will provide a modern, homely environment promoting independence, whilst employing an experienced mutli-disciplinary team to oversee and support patient progress. 

As a Maintenance Assistant, your primary duty will be to ensure that the hospital is maintained in a safe, optimal condition to support patient care.

You will need to work closely with the estates department and Unit Manager to ensure that all fixtures and fittings are in excellent condition and equipment is regularly serviced.

Duties will include:

  • Ensuring the hospital is maintained as a safe and secure place for patients and service users to be within
  • Work on the environmental plan to carry out local painting within the site
  • Log and record environmental faults
  • Maintain the hospital grounds to ensure they are in excellent condition
  • Carry out routine health and safety checks and tests
  • Work closely with the Unit Manager on long term maintenance plans
  • Check and repair fixtures and fittings that may include lighting and heating


  • To have a proactive approach in the identification/resolution of defects.
  • Experience of general painting/redecoration works
  • Awareness of general plumbing including carrying out water temperature checks and plant room checks
  • Electrical awareness so that you can become familiar with the hospital's electrical safe isolation points
  • Experience of carrying out fire safety checks ensuring all paperwork is completed,
  • Have a basic understanding of what contractors are doing when carrying out planned maintenance tasks.
  • The ability to become familiar with the building layout and access to services
  • Experience of dealing with COSHH substances and the Health & Safety rules around these substances
  • Be competent in Manual Handling techniques
  • Have good IT skills and be able to resolve any local IT issues (connecting PC's/networks & Printers)
  • Good time keeper and good customer service skills.
  • May be required to work alone and follow lone working procedures.
  • Experience in managing contractors whilst on site, ensuring they are inducted and comply to the sites Health & Safety Arrangements.
  • Work as part of the on-call rota within the Maintenance Team


  • Hold a full clean driving licence
  • Drive hospital vehicle
  • Arranging Servicing and MoT of Pool Car

In return for your hard work and expertise we would like to offer you;

  • Free on-site parking
  • Supplemented meals on duty
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Birthday Holiday  - Your Birthday as an extra days annual leave
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Flexible benefits including reduced rates and access to new schemes including gym membership, IT technology (laptops / tablets / smartphones) and private healthcare
  • Access to development opportunities
  • Leadership & management development
  • Long service award
  • Refer a friend bonuses
  • Fully funded DBS


Due to limits on sponsorship allocations, we are not currently in a position to offer sponsorship to new candidates for these roles, this remains under review.

If you wish to discuss the above please contact a member of our recruitment team on

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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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