Blind Veterans UK

Blind Veterans UK – Maintenance Technician (Part Time)


Rustington, West Sussex

Most of us grow up with 5 senses and can’t imagine what it’s like to lose any one of those.

For some ex-service people, this is their reality. Suddenly their whole way of life is changed, even walking to the shops becomes a huge task.

Fortunately, Blind Veterans are here to help rebuild their lives. But they can’t do it alone.

This is where you come in.

You’ll ensure that the grounds and facilities at our Rustington Centre of Wellbeing are functional, fit for purpose and in full working order to support the delivery of a safe and fulfilling experience for our Veterans.

You’ll be involved in all things maintenance, from general building and equipment upkeep to installations, fault finding and alterations. You’ll even maintain documentation and ensure we are H&S compliant and up to date with legislation.

You’ll work alongside a variety of other teams and be focused on positive collaboration as well as involving yourself with Blind Veterans UK’s volunteer offering and beneficiary engagement in the planning of the grounds.

You’ll be a proactive, trade-qualified maintenance professional with a solid understanding of electrical works and a basic electrical qualification in minor works or accessories replacement (or the willingness to obtain this). Awareness of COSHH, Legionella, Asbestos and Manual Handling gained from experience or formal training is essential, as is a full, valid driving licence.

Knowledge of basic gardening is very advantageous to this role.

This is a part time role covering 22.5 hours per week.

We offer:

– Salary of £28,780 per annum (pro rata)
– Generous annual leave with the option to buy additional days
– Pension scheme with generous employer contributions
– Healthcare cash plan
– Access to legal services and mental health support
– Employee assistance programme
– Paid professional subscriptions and discounts
– Home working allowance
– Professional and personal development
– Enhanced pay

Blind Veterans UK helps vision-impaired ex-service people of every generation rebuild their lives after sight loss. We help blind ex-service people lead independent and fulfilling lives by supporting them with our in-depth expertise, experience and full range of services.

This position is subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Checks.

We are only able to accept applications from candidates who are located in and eligible to work within the UK. We are unable to provide any type of Visa sponsorship.

We embrace diversity and welcome applicants from people with a disability and from all backgrounds and cultures.

The current closing date is 8 November, however we may close the role early if we successfully appoint a candidate, so please don’t delay in submitting your application.

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