Who we are;

CareTech supports children and young people with complex needs and, offering carefully designed programmes in specialist services, many of which have schools and residential services attached.

Our services include modern outward looking residential care for children, young people and adults and we operate a significant range of supported living schemes that include individual flats, houses and grouped accommodation arrangements.

Hidelow Grange School is an independent school providing specialist education to boys aged 11 to 18 years with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs, and who are Children in Care. The school specifically caters for boys who present a range of complex interpersonal, emotional and behavioural issues.

What will you benefit from

As a Maintenance Operative you will of course achieve greatness and for your hard work and commitment we will reward you!

•            Salary: Base salary of £24,650

•            Monday to Friday- Flexible working

•            Holiday: 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays

•            Progression: If career development is your thing, most of our managers have been promoted from within our group through our leadership programme

•            Wellbeing: a host of wellbeing tools and advice including employee assistance

•            Stunning working environments in beautiful houses and locations, with the very best facilities for our teams

•            Refer a friend scheme that offers a bonus every time you refer a friend or family that joins us

The Role of a Maintenance Operative

A maintenance operative carries the responsibility for the domestic repairs & maintenance upkeep of the premises, minor projects within the site complex and all compliancy needed for the running of the site. 

– The Maintenance Operative to ensure that all parts of the environment are safe, welcoming, clean, hygienic, in good repair and sensitive to the needs of the students being looked after

– To provide high professional standards of record keeping, and reports related to the site.

– To participate in and undertake regular audits of the quality systems as necessary.

– To undertake regular inspections and address works from contractors which fall below required standard.

– To ensure compliance with all current and prevailing national regulations and inspection standards, relevant to core functions, for this type of establishment.

– To ensure compliance with all current and prevailing national regulations for Environmental Health and the standards of the regulatory body for inspections

– To take responsibility, and manage Maintenance of your work load, to provide effective and pro-active works

– To liaise closely with the Regional Facilities Manager on larger projects and seek the Facilities Manager’s regular assistance with technical matters on repair, maintenance or improvement projects.

– To identify projects around the facility that will improve the image, functionality, operational or educational efficiency use of the facility for staff, students or visitors.

– To ensure that projects are completed within programme, and that areas occupied by contractors / suppliers are left in good condition.

– To manage the up keep of the grounds

What you will bring

–             The Maintenance Operative will have Building and Maintenance knowledge

–             Experience with compliance and record keeping

–             A trade background preferred but not essential


Requirements for an Enhanced DBS and reference checking will be undertaken in line with government regulations and safer recruitment best practice. Whilst we endeavour to keep the recruitment process as short as possible due to the nature of these important checks it may extend the processing time. All young people are equally entitled to have their needs met in a fair and balanced way.

We will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. This check will be part of a safeguarding check, and the search will pu


Location: Worcester, WR3 7RR

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