Location: Whitstone and Walnut House, Dereham

Salary: £17,570

Full-time – 35 hours per week

Job ref: N206 

You will provide general maintenance services within the buildings and grounds of two Residential establishments in Dereham. 

Working at Residential homes for adults within the Autistic Spectrum, your main duties will include: 

  • Repairs and maintenance of the buildings and grounds
  • Inspection of ancillary equipment.
  • Maintaining a good standard in lawns, flower beds, greenhouse and drives.
  • Developing and adhering to the guidance and regulations pertaining to Health and Safety.
  • Carrying out regular checks on vehicles i.e. oil, water, tyre pressures.
  • Weekly testing of fire alarms in buildings.
  • Heavy duty cleaning of exterior buildings.
  • Driving as required.
  • May include some weekend/evening working. 


  • Experience of general building maintenance and grounds maintenance - E
  • Familiarity with heating and hot water systems - E
  • Understanding of Health and Safety requirements within the context of an Adult Social Care environment – D
  • Understanding and/or experience of the support needs of individuals on the autistic spectrum - D 

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a well-established charity.  Autism Anglia provides ongoing training and supervision, continuing professional development and support as well as an extensive induction on commencement of employment. 

Autism Anglia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

It is essential that the successful applicant holds a full driving licence. 

Applications will only be accepted on an Autism Anglia application form. To download the relevant documents please visit our website www.autism-anglia.org.uk/current-vacancies or telephone our Dereham office on 01362 853753 if you would prefer to receive an application form by post. 

Closing date for applications 1 February 2018 

If no response is received within 3 weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful. You are welcome to apply again for other positions.

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