Who we are;

CareTech supports adults with complex needs and care for children and young people, offering carefully designed programmes in specialist services, many of which have schools and residential services attached.

Our services include modern outward looking residential care for children, young people and adults and we operate a significant range of supported living schemes that include individual flats, houses and grouped accommodation arrangements.

The portfolio of services we offer includes an acute brain injury rehabilitation centre, specialist services hospitals, residential children’s homes and specialist education schools teaching hundreds of students.

What will you benefit from

As a Craft Team you will of course achieve greatness and for your hard work and commitment we will reward you!

•            Work Van and Fuel Card

•            Flexible working Monday to Friday

•            Holiday: 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays

•            Progression: If career development is your thing, most of our managers have been promoted from within our group through our leadership programme

•            Wellbeing: a host of wellbeing tools and advice including employee assistance

•            Stunning working environments in beautiful houses and locations, with the very best facilities for our teams

•            Refer a friend scheme that offers a bonus every time you refer a friend or family that joins us

The Role of a Craft Team 

A Maintenance Operative/ Craft Team carries the responsibility of the domestic repairs & maintenance upkeep of the premises, minor projects within the site complex and all compliancy needed for the running of the site. 

– The Craft Team to ensure that all parts of the environment are safe, welcoming, clean, hygienic, in good repair and sensitive to the needs of the students being looked after

– To provide, high professional standards of record keeping, and reports related to the site.

– To participate in and undertake regular audits of the quality systems as necessary.

– To undertake regular inspections and address works from contractors which fall below required standard.

– To ensure compliance with all current and prevailing national regulations and inspection standards, relevant to core functions, for this type of establishment.

– To ensure compliance with all current and prevailing national regulations for Environmental Health and the standards of the regulatory body for inspections

– To take responsibility, and manage Maintenance of your work load, to provide effective and pro-active works

– To liaise closely with the Regional Facilities Manager on larger projects and seek the Facilities Manager’s regular assistance with technical matters on repair, maintenance or improvement projects.

– To identify projects around the facility that will improve the image, functionality, operational or educational efficiency use of the facility for staff, students or visitors.

– To ensure that projects are completed within programme, and that areas occupied by contractors / suppliers are left in good condition.

The Craft Team to manage the up keep of the grounds

What you will bring

The Maintenance Operative will have Building and Maintenance knowledge
Experience with compliance and record keeping
A trade background preferred but not essential


Requirements for an Enhanced DBS and reference checking will be undertaken in line with government regulations and safer recruitment best practice. Whilst we endeavour to keep the recruitment process as short as possible due to the nature of these important checks it may extend the processing time. All young people are equally entitled to have their needs met in a fair and balanced way.

We will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. This check will be part of a safeguarding check, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination a person who will not on the appointment panel will conduct the search and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.

Employees are responsible for promoting equal o


Location: Ashford, TN24 0NR

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