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Part Time Buildings & Grounds Maintenance Operative - job post

Rye Winchelsea & District Memorial Hospital Ltd
£18,000 a year - Part-time

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  • £18,000 a year

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  • Part-time



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  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking

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Job Overview:
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.

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

Other duties and role requirements -

  • Ensure clinical waste is managed effectively with particular regard to hygiene and storage
  • Give full support to the NHS staff in the hospital when required and in the event of an emergency.
  • Work co-operatively with and assist all Charity and Hub staff (reporting any significant issues to the Facilities and Maintenance Manager).
  • Maintain contact with the other occupants of the estate (Rye Medical Centre and Sanctuary Housing – the retirement apartments) on all issues of joint services, observing and reporting any potential issues in the use and maintenance of their premises

Experience -

  • 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

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: £18,000.00 per year

Expected hours: 28 per week


  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Sussex, TN31 7UD: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)


  • Driving Licence (preferred)

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 05/07/2024
Reference ID: P/T Maintenance Operative
Expected start date: 15/07/2024

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