Maintenance Operative

Job Description

Do you have experience building and grounds maintenance? Are you looking for something part time? If so, we would love to hear from you!

Building and Grounds Maintenance Operative

Who are we?

Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital Ltd (RWDMH Ltd), is a charity based on the Memorial Care Centre site in Rye. The Memorial site provides a range of community health services including a community hospital, a doctors’ surgery, and residential apartments for the over 60s. RWDMH Ltd completed the building and commissioning of a community wellbeing centre (The Hub on Rye Hill) in July 2020.

Who are we looking for?

We are currently looking to recruit a part time Building and Grounds Maintenance Operative.

Reporting to the Facilities and Maintenance Manager, the Building and Grounds Maintenance Operative will undertake a wide range of duties to support the upkeep and maintenance of the estate within the demise of RWDMH Ltd. This will include internal and external building fabric, maintenance of mechanical, electrical and water systems and equipment, and maintenance of the external grounds.

Under the direction of the Facilities and Maintenance Manager suitable training and development plans will be arranged to ensure the Operative has the necessary competencies to meet the requirements of the role. Fire Safety, COSHH and Water Safety are key areas of training that will be provided.

What will you be doing?

Building Maintenance - To undertake planned and reactive maintenance tasks in order to maintain the buildings and grounds within the demise of RWDMH Ltd (which includes the Hospital and The Hub on Rye Hill) in good, safe and substantial repair and ensure all statutory obligations are met. This will include:

  • Building fabric (internal and external) – this will involve some painting
  • Water systems including water hygiene (temperature monitoring, flushing, shower head cleaning, tank cleaning)
  • Drainage (sewerage and stormwater)
  • Electrical systems including power and lighting
  • Mechanical systems including heating
  • Security and fire systems and fire equipment
  • Lifts and all services to common areas

Grounds Maintenance - To ensure the grounds (within the demise of RWDMH Ltd) are well maintained, including paths, boundary hedges and fences. Duties will include:

  • Carrying out general hedge cutting, grass cutting, planting, and weeding, in accordance with seasonal needs
  • Keeping all external areas clean, tidy, and safe
  • Emptying waste bins twice weekly (within the demise of RWDMH Ltd)
  • Carrying out contracted gardening for Rye Medical Centre
  • Maintaining gardening machinery and equipment and report any repair or servicing requirements to the Facilities and Maintenance Manager
  • Autumn and Winter Maintenance – Ensuring paths and roads are maintained in a safe condition and are clear of ice, snow, leaves, and other debris, undertaking gritting as necessary

What do you need?

  • Experience of delivering of mechanical, electrical, building fabric and grounds maintenance tasks and services
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, proactive, and flexible
  • Willingness to undertake training to ensure necessary skills and knowledge to deliver statutory obligations.
  • Good customer service skills
  • Ability to work to a high standard against agreed timescales with limited supervision
  • Some technical knowledge in respect of building and grounds maintenance
  • An understanding of current Health and Safety at Work legislation
  • Desirable - experience of working in a hospital or similar medical environment
  • Desirable – some familiarity with Microsoft office 365, email, etc.

If this sounds like you, please hit apply now!

Please note, this post may close early if a suitable candidate is found.

Reference: MTC368

Vacancy: Building and Grounds Maintenance Operative

Location: Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7UD

Salary: £13,500

Hours: 21 hours over four days

(Saturday 3.5 hours, Sunday 3.5, hours and 7 hours on Monday and Friday)

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