Maintenance Assistant (part-time)

  • Location: Bath
  • Salary: £10.04 per hour

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Who we are

YMCA Brunel Group is an independent, locally governed and managed charity operating in Mendip, Bath, Bristol, Wiltshire and South Somerset. We are part of the international YMCA movement. Our mission is to create supportive, inclusive and energising communities, where people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.

Our activities include:

Accommodation for over 700 people every year who are at risk of being homeless, who are on low incomes, experience barriers to work, or young people in need of high levels of support, who have often experienced trauma and difficult times in their lives. We don’t just provide a bed, we support people holistically and continually seek to help our residents gain the training, skills and confidence to lead independent lives.

A Health & Wellbeing centre in Bath, a community facility with a fully kitted out gym, functional fitness areas and extensive class programme.

Two commercial hostels in Bath and Bristol which help us cover our central costs.

Twelve youth clubs for young people aged 10-19, including 4 young carers groups, providing a space where they can have dedicated time to talk to trusted youth workers, access relevant information about issues that concern them, and develop their social networks.

Eight Ofsted registered Nurseries, providing spaces for up to 360 children where they are given opportunities and experiences that will set them up for their educational journeys and prepare them for their lives ahead.

What does the job entail?

To ensure areas of maintenance are quickly repaired and made safe within the Hostel.

What skills will the successful candidate need?

You will require knowledge of maintenance practices for example painting and woodwork, etc.

You will also have an awareness of health and safety practices. Previous experience in a maintenance environment would be desirable.

You will be able to work as part of the Hostel & Housekeeping team.

You will be responsible for the day to day performance of your own work tasks, ensuring tasks are prioritised appropriately and that all tasks are completed to the highest standards. The Maintenance Assistant role is line managed by the Director of Housing.

What we offer


YMCA Bath is a centrally located hostel which provides accommodation to school groups, backpackers, sporting groups and universities.


Friday and Saturday (or Saturday and Sunday).

7.5 hours per day.

There is a possibility of additional hours in the week to cover sickness and holiday.

Contract type

Part-time permanent role

Rate of Pay

£10.04 per hour (pay award pending 1st April 2023)

Please find the job description and personal specification for this position as follows: Maintenance Assistant Job Description

YMCA Brunel Group is committed to follow safer recruitment guidelines and all candidates will have to demonstrate full employment history, give 2 good references and be DBS checked. In line with the requirements of the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.


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