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Kemple View, Longsight Road, Langho, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB6 8AD

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





Job Advert Role Description

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.

as the UK leader in specialist psychiatric services, operate throughout the UK caring for people with mental illness, learning disabilities and acquired brain injuries. 

Responding to the needs of the services in respect of preventative maintenance, reactive maintenance and building projects and repairs in all facilities with due regard for the safety of patients, staff and public.

Kemple View is a hospital with 6 wards including Low Secure and Locked Rehab for male service users only.

Many of our patients have previously been in high, medium or low security. We aim to work collaboratively with our patients enabling them to take increasing responsibility for managing their own risks leading to a controlled and graded discharge. Where a patient requires greatest support we offer contextual risk management, enhancing compliance and aim to improve their quality of life. We serve the patient, carers and visitors.

Kemple View also has a dedicated and purpose-built ward offering Low Secure Forensic Specialist Older Age service for patients over the age of 50.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a dynamic maintenance team within a CQC rated OUTSTANDING hospital. 

This is a full-time position working 37.5 hours per week.  You will work as part of the maintenance team and work closely with all disciplines at Kemple View, patients and contractors. The main duties of the role are day-to-day general maintenance tasks including basic building, plumbing, joinery and electrical works to ensure we maintain a well-decorated, safe and comfortable environment.

Maintenance Assistants cover out of hours on-call on a weekly basis, currently 1 week in 3. 

If you have the following skills, this could be the role for you:

Be highly organised
Have excellent communication skills
Can plan and prioritise workload
Focused attitude and team working ethic
Attention to detail

Qualifications required are 4 GCSEs or equivalent (including English).

Experience of building, plumbing, electrical and joinery would be an advantage but not essential.

The successful candidate will be joining a multi-award winning team at Kemple View.

CQC visit 2019

In the recent CQC visit, Kemple View was rated ‘outstanding’ for the second time in a row. Kemple View received this rating in all the five assessments: “are we safe”, “effective”, “caring”, “responsive” and “well led”. This is an incredible achievement for Team KV and we are all extremely proud.

National Workforce Awards 2019

The hospital Director nominated the working well group for the “Best Well-being and Staff Engagement Initiative”. The team were short listed and 10 employees travelled to London for the Awards evening. The team didn't win but it was an amazing recognition.

Site of the Year 2019

After an exciting year Kemple View won the site of the year award at the recent Priory Group pride awards. Teams from all over the country and Middle East came together for prestigious award ceremony and we are happy to say we walked away with the trophy.

Wellbeing winners 2021—Priory Awards

Kemple View working well team won the wellbeing award at the 2021 Awards. There were 3 finalists and Kemple View won.

Your Wellbeing

At Kemple View we want to make sure that coming to work is enjoyable and we have a dedicated team that organise monthly and seasonal events.

Our working well team offer:

Complimentary Breakfasts—including valentines, Halloween, St. Georges and many more
Free raffles with many prizes including family days out, Vouchers, food hampers and many other luxury gifts
Themed lunches
Eid celebrations
Bake off competitions
Toiletry baskets—Free Toiletries while on shift
Yearly department days—including fun games and activities with a scrumptious themed lunch and plenty of prizes to be won
Relaxation days—complimentary holistic therapies while on shift
Reduced priced car valet
Baby Baskets for all new mummy's and daddy's
On site 3 course Christmas meal for all employees
Christmas/summer shopping days—local business attend for a fun day of spending and eating mince pies

For your hard work and dedication to Priory, we can offer a wide range of benefits:

A competitive salary
25 days annual leave (increasing to 27 days after 5 years of service and 30 days after 10 years’ service)
Birthday Leave
Enhanced maternity pay
Contributory pension scheme
Opportunities to develop and train in a wide variety of care settings
Support and training from the beginning of your career
Free car parking
Flexible working
Subsidised on site meals
Access to Employee Assistant programme and other wellness programmes
Employee benefits scheme (e.g. discounted shopping vouchers, interest free Apple Products loan scheme)

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role or you would like to know more please contact Gavin Taylor on 01254 243000 or    

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.

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