Step-down services for children and young adults

At Young Foundations, we specialise in residential step-down services, and specialist education, for children and young people with complex needs.

Maintenance Operative

Howard House School, Bedlington, Northumberland

Permanent - Full Time
£24,960.00 - £28,995.20 per annum (DOE)

Maintenance Operative

Howard House School, Bedlington, Northumberland, NE22 6BB

Salary: £24,960.00 – £28,995.20 per annum (DOE)

Hours of Week: 40

Contract Type: Permanent


  • Qualifications in recognised trade, e.g. City & Guilds,
  • Knowledge of general maintenance relating to buildings, mechanical and electrical services, decoration, plumbing and gardening,
  • Time served experienced Tradesman and all-round experience in a number of trades,
  • Manual handling techniques and Health & Safety in the workplace,
  • Knowledge of use of power tools and other general maintenance equipment.
  • Hold a full driving license.

As a Maintenance Operative you will:

  • Undertake general maintenance, security, porterage and cleaning service at Howard House School
  • To undertake various regular statutory checks including Asbestos visual check, fire alarm weekly and periodic tests, water checks etc
  • Respond effectively to all urgent maintenance and repair tasks as they arise.
  • Undertake general repairs and maintenance around the site, inside and out, including plastering, basic joinery, decorating, repairs on furnishings and buildings, including woodwork, and gardening etc. to ensure a safe and well cared for environment is maintained
  • Work as an effective team member with maintenance and cleaning staff, support staff and teaching staff
  • Supervise all external contractors ensuring that all necessary procedures and policies are adhered to.

About Howard House School:

Young Foundations is an award-winning organisation, providing step-down services, and specialist education, for children and young adults. Howard House School is an independent day special school catering for pupils with SEMH. It is co-educational and can accept up to 22 pupils aged between 10 and 18 years.

Benefits of Working for us:

  • A rewarding career you can be truly proud of
  • Competitive pay
  • Career development and training
  • Progression Opportunities
  • Salary Sacrifice
  • Enhanced maternity package
  • Enhanced annual leave.

If this sounds like the role for you, apply now!

Young Foundations are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff to share this commitment. We adopt fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across the company in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, satisfactory reference, right to work checks and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.


Howard House School Grounds

About Howard House School

Howard House School aims to encourage intellectual curiosity, critical perception and respect for learning. We strongly encourage individual responsibility, self-esteem and confidence as well as care, concern and respect for others.

We believe it is our duty to promote the development of personal values to help meet the challenges of a complex world and to encourage a commitment to contributing positively to the community and wider society.

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