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

Priory Group Division






Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Location Description

Kneesworth House is a 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 Role Description


Manages, oversees and undertakes a variety of general maintenance jobs as required, 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.

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 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.

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.

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