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Maintenance Assistant

  • Full time
  • £21,964 – £23,561
  • Rachel House, Kinross
  • Closing 4th June 2023

  • Advertised from 24th May 2023
  • 35 hours per week.


Would you like to become one of our people focussed colleagues by joining a team who make a huge difference to the children & families within our care?

We a seeking a people focussed all-trades maintenance assistant to support our Lead Maintenance Engineer in maintaining our building and outdoor spaces at our Rachel House Hospice set in beautiful grounds in Kinross, Perthshire & Kinross.

We have purpose designed health care buildings, play areas, areas for peaceful reflection, woodland trails and interactive spaces for children and families to enjoy the therapeutic nature of the outdoor spaces that we have to offer.

Key Responsibilities

Whilst maintaining the indoor environments in perfect order i.e. sensory rooms, therapy pools, bedrooms and kitchens, our maintenance assistant will enjoy working alongside and supporting colleagues such as gardeners and volunteers who tend to our outdoor spaces.

Given the nature of our healthcare environment the work will be varied and interesting with no two days the same however, duties will mostly consist of:

• All trades maintenance and contractor escorting duties

• Equipment/machinery maintenance

• Statutory maintenance checks e.g. therapy pool sampling and testing

• Outdoor space maintenance

About You

The successful candidate will have:

• Experience in supporting a variety of work repairs and tasks within a buildings operations/maintenance and outdoors spaces environment.

• The ability to work on your own initiative and have good communication skills.

• A flexible approach to working including occasional out of hours working and participation in out of hours emergency stand-by service

• Demonstrate experience and a genuine willingness to work alongside/supervise colleagues and volunteers to deliver great Estates & Facilities services for children and families.

• Knowledge of working within a healthcare environment is desirable. You may also undertake associated works across in other trade skills by multi skilling.

• Modern Apprenticeship qualification, in a relevant discipline, at SVQ Level 3 or above, or equivalent experience

• IOSH Working Safely in the Workplace

About CHAS

At CHAS, staff and volunteers work together as one team, focused on the common goal of reaching every family in Scotland who needs our support. We have a 3:1 ratio of volunteers to staff members in CHAS. All CHAS staff will at some point work with or alongside volunteers and will be expected to support volunteers.

Our ambition is to reach every family in Scotland who is living with the heart-breaking prognosis that their child is dying, and offer them our care and support to empower them to make the most of the short time they have together. As a Maintenance Assistant, you will be instrumental in achieving this vision.

Application notes

Further Information and How to Apply

Further information about the role and benefits of working for CHAS can be found in the attached documents.

For an informal chat about the position, please contact Bert Wilson, Maintenance Team Lead on

For any queries regarding the recruitment process, please contact our HR Team on 0131 444 3293 or by emailing

To apply please visit our website and complete our online application form.

Please note that we are unable to accept CV’s.

This post is subject to a Disclosure Scotland Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check.