Are you a competent and multiskilled Maintenance professional looking for a new challenge?
We are looking for an experienced Maintenance Operative to be part of a multi-skilled team, providing property maintenance and repair to our care homes plus other areas of the business. You will work as a part of an integral team, carrying out both planned and reactive maintenance and repair procedures such as plumbing, plastering, painting, basic electrics and gardening skills.

We are looking for someone who is happy and confident to carry out a range of works, maintenance and property upkeep across Thames Valley, Bedfordshire, Kent, Hertfordshire areas. 

Who we are?
At Esland, we have a clear mission of providing high quality residential care, education and other wrap around services which offers a bespoke specialist service to Local Authorities ensuring that they get the best outcomes for their young people.

We are proud of the quality services that we offer both Local Authorities, children and our staff. We are a provider of choice, offering long term placement stability and through our Road to Resilience. 

About our schools:

  • Coordination and completion of all aspects of general maintenance and repair in our homes.
  • Completion of any other maintenance tasks as and when required, working with the wider maintenance team across our homes.
  • Adhering to all health and safety regulations and reporting any issues to management.
  • The successful candidate must be willing to work one Saturday every 6 weeks.

What we are looking for:

You will have experience in all aspects of general maintenance and the ability to carry out this work to a high standard.
  • You will have experience in all aspects of plastering, building and decorating, in order to provide an efficient and comprehensive maintenance service to our homes.
  • Working knowledge of basic plumbing.
  • Excellent communication skills, to liaise effectively with all levels of the organisation.
  • You will be experienced in the safe use of powered hand and bench tools.
  • You can work both independently and as part of the wider team.
  • Confident in using IT systems – Currently we use Jira to manage and update jobs.
  • A full driving license is essential, along with flexibility to travel across our homes.

We can offer:

  • Company Van & Fuel Card
  • Overtime rate
  • Tools Supplied
  • Earn £500 via our Refer-a-Friend scheme 
  • Monthly recognition awards
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme. 
  • Access to big-brand deals and discounts via our employee benefits scheme via E-together. 
  • Free parking
  • Food available whilst on shift
  • A day off for your birthday (in addition to your holiday entitlement) 
  • Access to a holiday home based in the Peak District where you can stay for free, on the company!
  • The opportunity to make a real difference to a child’s life!

About Esland

With over 35 years of residential childcare experience, the Esland group now has more than 60 residential children’s and assessment homes, and three schools, that are spread across the Kent, Hertfordshire, Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Staffordshire, Wiltshire, Bedfordshire, Nottinghamshire, West Midlands and Northamptonshire regions of England. We strive to support our children to achieve their very best outcomes, through our bespoke residential care, education, therapeutic and activity-led wraparound services.

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