Maintenance Technician

  • Full-time

Company Description

Prior's Court was set up by Founding Patron Dame Stephanie Shirley, whose vision of a centre of excellence for children with autism became reality with the opening of Prior's Court School in 1999. We have since grown to support around 90 young people with autism aged between 5-25 years with the opening of Prior's Court Young Adult Provision in 2011.

Since opening, our support team has grown from around 20 to 500 and we have built a reputation as a leading edge educational, vocational, and residential facility for young people with autism. We are situated on 50 acres of parkland with various facilities including accommodation for our young people, a school with a wide range of facilities and offices.

Job Description

  • No qualifications required
  • Must have driving license and own car due to location and will be required to drive Prior’s Court vehicles on and off site.
  • Based at one Location Thatcham RG18 9NU
  • Salary up to £30,000
  • MUST be available to work weekends and evenings as per the team rota. 38 hour week, Early and Late shifts (6am-4pm) or (11am-9pm) and alternate weekends

A Fantastic opportunity has arisen to join the Priors Court Estates team providing day to day maintenance in our residential homes onsite. If you have some experience of operating a power drill, then you could be the ideal candidate for us!

Job Description

We are looking for a Maintenance Technician to join us as part of a small team, providing skilled support in all matters relating to the maintenance and repair of premises for Prior’s Court.

About the job

The Maintenance Technician will carry out general maintenance and repairs within all areas of Prior's Court to ensure that the facilities, equipment and buildings are maintained to a high standard minimising disruption to Prior’s Court users.

  • To carry out general maintenance and repairs within all areas of Priors Court. Typical work incudes basic carpentry work, painting and decorating, ‘making good’ & ‘making safe’ repairs to the building fabric, fixtures and fittings and basic construction tasks.
  • To conduct basic regulatory testing and inspection of equipment, plant and infrastructure as directed by line management, such as weekly/monthly fire alarm testing and recording, legionella hot water testing and swimming pool water quality.
  • To carry out room and furniture moves between residential houses and other facilities.
  • To be available for ‘on call’ rota and emergencies.
  • To drive Prior’s Court vehicles on and off site.
  • To use initiative to respond to tasks with the best possible outcome/repair and think outside of the box for innovative solutions to the bespoke requirements of the site and needs to the young people.
  • Assist other members of the Estates team.
  • Working collaboratively with sub-contractors
  • To be available to work weekends and evenings as per the team rota. 38 hour week, Early and Late shifts (6am-4pm) or (11am-9pm) and alternate weekends


Experience within a maintenance role is required but Qualifications are not essential, a recognised mechanical & electrical (M&E) qualification, such Electrics, Plumbing or Heating Engineer. Or • A recognised qualification in a construction trade, such as Carpentry, Trowel Occupations, Painting & Decorating. • Proven M&E or Construction skills • Registered Competent Person • IPAF/PASMA certificated • Portable Electrical Appliance Testing qualification would be desirable. 

Additional Information

All positions at the school are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, references and receipt of the appropriate Right to Work documents. Prior’s Court Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Prior’s Court is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we actively seek and embrace differences in thinking, experience, ethnicity, age, gender, faith, personalities and styles.

The different skills, experiences and backgrounds our employees bring to their roles create a workforce as diverse and individual as the young people we support and makes Prior’s Court a special place to work.

We strive for an inclusive environment where employees feel safe, engaged and supported to make a difference.

Privacy Policy