Salary: Trinity Band D £26,842 - £28,142 pa

Hours: 37.5 per week

Contract: Permanent

Royal Trinity Hospice is the oldest hospice in the UK and we are committed to providing high quality, evidence- based palliative and end of life care for those who need us. We are looking for a handy/ maintenance person to assist the facilities department in all aspects of maintenance work, as directed by the Head of Facilities, to include reactive local repairs to plant & machinery and the fabric of the Royal Trinity Hospice Estate (30-32 Clapham Common Northside). 

If you have an interest in using your skills in maintenance works to promote a quality service that meets the needs of all patients, visitors, staff & the estate of Royal Trinity Hospice (RTH), this could be the perfect position for you.

Key Responsibilities

  • To show professionalism in all aspects of the day-to-day running of the service.
  • In the absence of the Head of Facilities to provide a supervisory/watching brief on the day to day maintenance operation of the hospice and to provide feedback on all works carried out.
  • To be able to cover on call rota.
  • To carry routine maintenance checks of premises and equipment informing the Head of Facilities of any faults found. 
  • When required to work with external & internal contractors as directed by the Head of Facilities.
  • Have good familiarisation of the RTH estate.
  • To be able to work using own initiative undertaking basic repairs and maintenance, ensuring Head of Facilities is made aware of any problems & outcomes.
  • To carry out general tasks as per worksheets or verbal instructions
  • Ability to install small installations, repairs, maintenance works and attend reactive calls such as:
    Blocked toilets, leaking sinks, taps, and broken locks.
  • The post holder will also be required to take on a shared On Call responsibility (an enhanced weekly payment is made)

Skills and experience required  

  • Good literacy, numeracy and communication skills
  • Significant experience of maintenance within a building services environment
  • Able to demonstrate an ability to provide competent skills in other trades to include carpentry, Painting and basic electrical duties.
  • Significant knowledge and experience of all health and safety issues
  • Able to carry out general repairs without guidance
  • Able to use common tools such as hammers, saws, drills, wrenches
  • Demonstrable ability to provide additional competent skills in carpentry, basic electrical work and painting

Desirable Specification

  • Driving License
  • City & Guilds, or NVQ


  • We match Agenda for Change/NHS terms and conditions for maternity, paternity and long-term sickness pay
  • Length of service for those joining directly from another CQC regulated organisation (NHS, social care, hospice) is recognised in annual leave, maternity, paternity and long-term sickness pay
  • A pension scheme is offered with employer contributions of up to 7.5% or a continuation of your existing NHS pension
  • A generous 27 days annual leave increasing to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years, plus bank holidays (any bank holidays worked will be given back in lieu)
  • Cycle to work scheme and interest-free season ticket loans available
  • Free eyesight test for DSE users and a contribution towards the cost of glasses
  • 25% store discount in Trinity shops
  • Life assurance cover
  • Lots of opportunities to attend exciting and high-profile events e.g. a staff lottery to attend our regular biannual Gala dinner; participating in Royal visits, and the annual summer garden party
  • Regular ballots for donated free tickets and prizes
  • Access to courses of free counselling on the phone or face to face

Read more about the other benefits of working in the hospice including training and development, environment and culture

Royal Trinity Hospice is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. Everyone at Trinity is treated fairly with dignity and respect irrespective of age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, civil partnership status, disability, nationality, race, religion or belief. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive organisation that encourages and supports fairness, respect, equality, diversity, inclusion and engagement (FREDIE) in all its forms. 

We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

How to apply

If you have the skills and experience we’re looking for, please complete the online application below. 

For an informal chat or visit please contact Mark Barling, Head of Facilities on 0207 787 1000.

Closing Date: Monday 6 June 2022

Interview Date: Tuesday 14 June & Wednesday 15 June 2022

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All successful applicants will be subject to DBS, Occupational Health and Reference checks.