Maintenance Assistant - Wakefield ,Sheffield, Liverpool Area

Maintenance Assistant - Wakefield ,Sheffield, Liverpool Area

Position Duration
Role Type
Lifeways Group
Salary / rate of pay
22k to 24k - dependant on skills and experience
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Job Description

Role : Maintenance Assistant

Salary : £22k - £24k (depending on proven experience in similar role)

Location : Please note this role is a field role and will require regular travel within you’re the area you are allocated to. Areas include : Wakefield ,Sheffield, Liverpool Area

Working as part of the Lifeways Property Team, The Property Maintenance Operative will work across an assigned geographical area supporting occasional work in other geographical areas to help drive efficiency and support the needs of the business.

Purpose of the Role

Maintenance Operatives are responsible for contributing towards the achievement of Lifeway’s purpose by ensuring that all property related maintenance activity is delivered in accordance with our policies and procedures - on time, within budget and maximising value for money.

They are responsible for the general repair and maintenance of the services in their area and providing a first class, customer focused service.

Key Responsibilities:       

  • Have practical knowledge and experience across a range of trades/disciplines.
  • To assist contractors and other trades as and when required and as directed by line manager.
  • Carry out agreed planned preventative maintenance (PPM) and reactive maintenance tasks with due regard to Health & Safety and all relevant Health and Safety legislation.
  • Understand the bespoke services Lifeways provide at each allocated property and the people we support in order to provide them with the best possible solutions.
  • Prioritise tasks to meet deadlines
  • Undertake general facilities support tasks, including furniture removals, grounds, and site clearance, and keeping areas clean and tidy generally as allocated by your Line Manager
  • Maintain appropriate van stock and keep vehicles in a clean and tidy order.
  • Undertake regular travel to within the specified region or other regions as and when required – occasional overnight stays may be required to facilitate the business needs.

Experience, Knowledge & Expertise – Essential       

  • Experience of general building work and maintenance tasks e.g., general building, 
  • Full UK Driving Licence - must have maximum  6 or less , 0 preferably) 
  • Strong understanding of compliance with statutory regulations and any other regulatory and legal requirements that impact the role.
  • Strong communication skills (in person, by telephone and email)
  • Exceptional time management and organisational skills
  • Build and sustain excellent customer relationship with the relevant internal Operational teams including colleagues, visitors, and contractors and the People We Support by being considerate, courteous, professional, and presenting a clean and tidy appearance at all times.


  • 3 years' experience in a building trade role or basic property maintenance role   
  • BASIC experience in  joinery, paving / external works, plaster and tiling repairs, patch painting, flooring repairs and basic drainage and plumbing repairs