Maintenance/Drainage Assistant

Middlesbrough | Other


James Cook University Hospital - Middlesbrough, TS4 3BW

Full Time, Permanent (37.5 hours per week) 

Monday - Friday (08:00am - 16:00pm)

Salary - £22,816.00 - £24,336.00 depending on experience plus Serco benefits


Here at Serco we're looking for a Maintenance Assistant to join our Estates team based at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough. You will be responsible for carrying out planned and reactive maintenance to the estates systems on the site and undertaking minor improvement and minor capital works as directed by Estates management.


Main Accountabilities

You will work as part of a multi-skilled team providing an efficient estates service ensuring that requests and breakdowns are dealt with effectively. You will be responsible for responding to all drainage issues on site, various building and/or grounds maintenance tasks, unskilled routine works (including labouring as needed) and perform quarterly and annual maintenance routines to drains. Other responsibilities and duties of a comparable level will be delegated as required.

What you'll need to do the role:

To be successful in this role you will be able to demonstrate understanding of drainage repairs and removal of drainage blocks, general building maintenance duties and have previous experience of working in a similar service environment. You will also be able to demonstrate competence of one or more of the following additional skills: -

  • Building Fabric Maintenance (e.g. Plastering, Glazing, Painting etc.)
  • Fire Door checks
  • Basic Joinery skills

Why Serco?

Meaningful and vital work: Working within a Hospital at Serco means that you'll play a critical role in ensuring that patients continue to receive the support that they need 24/7.
A world of opportunity: It takes a diverse team to support a hospital and we're big on internal progression. So, whether you specialise your skills, progress into team management or move into operations, you'll find all the opportunity you need to evolve your career.
Great people: Hospitals are busy places and you will find yourself interacting with staff, patients, visitors and of course your supportive team. You will be a significant part of the hospital.

What we offer


  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme.
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • The chance to make a positive difference to the wider public.
  • Interesting, varied and enjoyable work.
  • A company that recognises your contribution


About Serco
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.

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05/03/2024 01:14:00
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