Maintenance Operative

Location: The Children's Trust

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Specific Hours: 37.5 hours

Salary: £26,000 – £28,000 per annum dependent on experience

Closing Date: 24 January 2022

Maintenance Operative

6-month Fixed term contract

Salary: £24,000 – £28,000 per annum dependent on experience

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Maintenance Operative to join The Children’s Trust.

Within the role you will be required to carry out general building and maintenance services for The Children’s Trust including: changing and repairing locks, windows and doors; be competent in basic plumbing and electrical work; painting and decorating and other ad hoc duties to all Trust buildings internally as well as externally.  You will also be trained in the oversight and operation of the hydro pool.

The role holder will liaise with managers and staff across the Trust, assist in the supervision and monitoring of maintenance work carried by external contractors, as well as providing support to the Trusts retail outlets.

It is essential that you have will experience in carrying out reactive and planned maintenance work, be a general “all-rounder” as the role will involve carrying out building and roof repairs across the site and our retail shops. You will need to have the ability to communicate effectively with line manager and staff across site and there will also be a need to provide out of hours coverage (this will be done on a rota basis).

This is a chance for an outstanding candidate to make a significant and lasting difference to the lives of thousands of children and families.

For a candidate briefing pack please contact the Recruitment & Compliance team on 01737 365 880 or email:

PLEASE NOTE: The Children's Trust Application Form MUST be completed and submitted, for your application to be considered.  As part of the shortlisting process, gaps in employment will be examined and will be further explored during the interview process. 

We offer a ‘Golden Hello’ of £1,000 for newly appointed employees, paid in three payments over twelve months, provided the eligibility criteria is met, further details available on request.

Closing deadline: Monday 24th  January 2022

Interviews : TBC

The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with acquired brain injury, providing expert rehabilitation, education, therapy, and care at our national specialist centre in Tadworth, and to children and their families across the UK, via our Brain Injury Community Service. 

Boasting a beautiful 24-acre site in Surrey, we are located just outside of London, close to the M25 (accessible via Junction 8, A217 to Tadworth) and easily accessible via National Rail, by way of: Clapham Junction, Sutton, and Epsom.

The work we do is highly rewarding, and in addition to an attractive salary, we offer a valuable range of benefits, including, adoption pay, time off for fertility treatment, enhanced paternity leave, paid carers leave, time out days for those experiencing menopause symptoms, time off for gender reassignment, and much more. We also offer additional annual leave days for those with long service, with entitlements ranging from 35 to 41 days (including bank holidays) depending on your length of service. Other benefits include: free on-site parking; subsidised cafeteria; on-site staff accommodation (subject to availability); the ability to retain your NHS pension (where applicable) or the opportunity to join an alternative scheme; and the opportunity to develop and implement your expertise in an environment that is as unusual in its beautiful historic nature, as it is unique in its state-of-the-art facilities.

The Children’s Trust is fully committed to protecting children and young people.  All posts at The Children's Trust are subject to an enhanced DBS check.  If you are applying to The Children's Trust, and are already registered with the DBS update service, this will speed up the recruitment process significantly. 

The Children’s Trust has a duty of care to minimise the risk of all infectious diseases to the vulnerable and extremely vulnerable children and young people in our care, as well as our employees and volunteers. As a result, we require staff to provide a valid NHS Covid Pass (or proof of Covid vaccinations or medical exemption) for all roles at Tadworth Court and in the Brain Injury Community Service. We also expect staff to have taken or be willing to take relevant immunisations required by the role to protect them against infectious diseases, (unless you are medically exempt).

At The Children’s Trust we recognise how important it is to have leadership that reflects the children, young people, and families that we support. We also recognise that staff, comprised of a range of skills, backgrounds and experiences will help us to better understand the needs of those we support, and how we can best represent their interests. We, therefore, particularly welcome applications from disabled people, individuals from diverse ethnic backgrounds and those from other under-represented groups. The Children’s Trust is committed to achieving equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) across all levels of the organisation. For further information, see:


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