Maintenance Assistant - Derby

Location: Leylands Estate, Derby
Contract type: Part-time/ Permanent
Hours: 25 hours per week
Salary: £13,000 per year

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About us

At retailTRUST the welfare of everyone involved in retail and the associated industries is our key focus. We offer support through emotional, physical, vocational and financial wellbeing and in particular, for the over 55s in supported living services. 

About the role

We are looking for a committed individual to join our extra care housing team at our Salford estate. You will support the Senior Maintenance and Compliance manager ensuring that standards of maintenance and health and safety are maintained, making it a safe environment for our residents and staff.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Undertaking maintenance tasks, utilising your trade skills when required.
  • Being aware of and reporting any matters relating to the condition of the estate property that may require attention.
  • Painting, decorating where required.
  • Undertaking minor repairs when required.
  • Assisting in the inventory of equipment, ensuring stock is replenish in a timely manner.
  • Assisting in the cleaning of walls, ceilings, extractor hoods as well as the movement of furniture and equipment.
  • Completing weekly tests and checks of the fire alarm systems and equipment.

Skills and experience

  • Experience of working in a maintenance role, or similar.
  • A trade qualification would be desired, but it is not essential.
  • Sensitive to the needs and concerns of elderly people living on the estate.
  • Ability to be aware of health and safety and fire precaution procedures.
  • Enthusiasm to undertake training where required, such as moving and handling, fire safety and first aid.
  • Flexibility and willingness to be included in the on-call rota.
  • Proficient in oral and written communication, building effective relationships with residents, colleagues and external organisations.
  • Ability to be aware of and use safe working practices.

You will require a calm personality, working accurately and neatly to solve daily maintenance issues in a timely manner.


At retailTRUST we provide flexible working options for all employees and benefits include:

  • A pension scheme of up to 9% employer contributions
  • Life assurance of four times your salary
  • A health cash plan, allowing you to claim back on the cost of a number of services such as optical, dental, medical.
  • The day off to celebrate your birthday.

COVID-19 considerations:
We are utilising full PPE and following social distance rules where possible. Full risk assessments have recently done on all building to ensure the safety of our residents and colleagues.

If you are interested in this role and would like to apply, please submit your CV.

No recruitment agencies please.

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