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Rachel House Children's Hospice, Avenue Road, Kinross, KY13 8FX
£20,460 - £21,948 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

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Our hospice at Rachel House in Kinross operates around the clock to provide care and support for families with children who have life shortening illnesses. The maintenance team at Rachel House work hard to deliver a high quality support service to ensure there is no interruption to normal day to day activities in the hospice. This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity working Monday to Friday based on a standard 35 hour week.

Key Responsibilities

Your duties would involve assisting the Maintenance Team Leader to carry out routine maintenance and deal with day to day repairs including joinery, plumbing, painting and decorating, and mechanical work. You may also be involved with helping the Gardener maintain the grounds. You will preferably have previous experience of working with volunteers. An understanding of COSHH would be advantageous.

About You

You will have the equivalent of several years’ experience in a similar role or SVQ3 or equivalent in a relevant subject as well as an aptitude towards practical DIY skills. Ideally you will hold a qualification in electrical, plumbing or gas fitting work and will have a working knowledge of Health and Safety law. Additionally, you will be involved in the management of the fire alarm system and our Jacuzzi pool.

You must have the ability to work unsupervised and be able to prioritise tasks. You will have good interpersonal skills and a flexible approach to problem solving. You should hold a current driving license and live within reasonable travelling distance of the hospice. It is expected you will have a working knowledge of computers.

About CHAS

At CHAS, 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.

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.

Further Information and How to Apply

Further information can be found in the attached documents.

For an informal chat about the position, please contact Bert Wilson, Maintenance Team Leader on 01577 865777.

For any queries regarding the recruitment process, please contact our Recruitment Team on 0131 444 3296 or by emailing

To be part of the future of CHAS, click ‘Apply now’ to visit our CHAS Careers 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.

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