A fantastic opportunity to join our Estates team to provide day-to-day maintenance in our on-site residential homes for autsitic young people with complex needs. If you have experience with a power drill, then you could be the ideal candidate for us!

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Key information:
Salary: £24,000 to £30,000 depending on qualifications and experience
Hours: 38 hours per week, Early and Late shifts (6am-4pm) or (11am-9pm) and alternate weekends.
MUST be available to work weekends and evenings as per the team rota. 
Contract type: Permanent - full-time
Location: Based at one location: Thatcham, RG18 9NU
Extras: Must have driving license and own a car due to the location of the role

Job role and background information, including rota pattern

Job description

The role of Maintenance Technician

The Maintenance Technician will carry out general maintenance and repairs in all areas of our 50-acre site. This is to ensure our facilities, equipment and buildings are maintained to a high standard, so minimising disruption to the young people we support, who have autistic and have complex needs.

Tasks include:

  • To carry out general maintenance and repairs. Typical work includes basic carpentry, painting and decorating, ‘making good’ & ‘making safe’ repairs to the building fabric, fixtures and fittings and basic construction tasks.
  • To conduct basic regulatory testing and inspection of equipment, plant and infrastructure. This includes weekly/monthly fire alarm testing and recording, legionella hot water testing and swimming pool water quality testing.
  • To carry out room and furniture moves between residential houses and other facilities.
  • To be available for ‘on call’ rota and emergencies.
  • To drive Prior’s Court vehicles on and off-site.
  • To use initiative to respond to tasks with the best possible outcome/repair and think outside of the box for innovative solutions to the bespoke requirements of the site and needs to the young people.
  • Assisting other members of the Estates team.
  • Working collaboratively with sub-contractors
  • To be available to work weekends and evenings as per the team rota. 38 hour week, Early and Late shifts (6am-4pm) or (11am-9pm) and alternate weekends

Please read the full job description for further information.

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  • Educated to GCSE or NVQ Level 2 or equivalent.
  • You MUST be a driver/car owner due to location.

Job description


We aim to make all staff feel valued and supported with training and a competitive salary along with providing the knowledge and skills needed to do a great job. Find out more about the benefits we offer.

How to apply

Read through the application documents below, then complete an application form. The recruitment team will be in touch within three working days.  You can read about our application process in detail here.

Application links: 
Job description Application form  Role support pack

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Contact us about this role

t: 01635 247202

e: [email protected]  

All positions at Prior's Court are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, references and receipt of the appropriate Right to Work documents. Prior’s Court Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Prior’s Court is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we actively seek and embrace differences in thinking, experience, ethnicity, age, gender, faith, personalities and styles.

The different skills, experiences and backgrounds our employees bring to their roles create a workforce as diverse and individual as the young people we support and makes Prior’s Court a special place to work.

We strive for an inclusive environment where employees feel safe, engaged and supported to make a difference.

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