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

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


Up to £26,000



Job Advert Role Description

Job Purpose

Oversees and delivers an efficient and effective maintenance service within a Priory site to assist in the wellbeing, comfort and safety of patients, colleagues and visitors. Ensures adherence to the General Property Maintenance Guide



  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Certifies purchase orders and invoices ensuring that any spends are appropriately preauthorised and within budget.
  • Responsible for maintaining the site Planned Preventative Maintenance Planner (PPM) and working with external contractors to ensure the technical inspections are carried out appropriately.
  • 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.


Knowledge / Education / Skills

  • 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)
  • 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.


About Priory Kneesworth

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.


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.

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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