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Date Added: Wed 03/08/2022

Maintenance Assistant

London, E6 6ZB, UK
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Job Type: Full Time


Cygnet Hospital Beckton is a service for women with complex mental health needs. Situated in the East End of London, the hospital has four different specialist wards including mental health with learning disability, personality disorder and PICU.

We are currently recruiting for a Maintenance Assistant to carry out the day-to-day maintenance on the fabric of the building, its services and grounds in order to ensure that the hospital is maintained in a safe and efficient functional order.

No specific qualifications needed however applicants will need to have a general background of maintenance work i.e. carpentry, plumbing, painting and decorating and must be a car driver.

You will work 40 hours per week and will be required to provide out of hours on call cover at least 1 week in 4 for which you will receive an ‘On Call flat rate of £125 per month which includes any hours called out.

Your Day-to-Day...

  • Undertake day-to-day maintenance and planned remedial works to keep plant, services and vehicles in working order, keeping records of call-outs and routine checks as directed.
  • Carry out a range of tasks including basic joinery, plumbing, painting & general building work
  • Maintain equipment, services & vehicles
  • Comply with safe working practices & report faulty equipment and potential hazards
  • Travel to other sites & on occasions be on call to carry out emergency repairs outside of normal working hours
  • Check the fire alarm points weekly, including fire exits, door retaining devices & fire emergency lights

We are looking for people who have...

  • 2 years’ experience working within a team and on your own in a maintenance / building contractors role.
  • Hold a full valid UK driving licence with less than 6points.
  • Previous experience of repairing of various equipment and materials, painting, decorating, plumbing, carpentry and basic wiring work.
  • Preferably hold a City & Guilds qualification or equivalent in Carpentry or plumbing.
  • A working knowledge of health and safety requirements and safe working practices.
  • A good practical knowledge in basic plumbing would be an advantage.
  • Fluent in the English Language both verbal and written

Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

  • Strong career progression opportunities
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • Company pension scheme
  • Company paid Life Assurance scheme
  • Smart Health Toolkit- Providing you with Fitness Programmes, Nutrition consultation and Health checks
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Subsidised meals on duty
  • “Cycle to work” scheme & employee discount saving
  • For further details on all our benefits, please visit

Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

To apply, please email your CV to #removed# or Apply below

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