Talbot House Children's Charity, Hexham Road, Walbottle, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE15 8HW

Employer: Talbot House Children's Charity

Salary: £24,502.40 per annum

Hours: 40 hours per week, 8 hours per day, Monday to Friday,

Closing: Sunday, 17 December 2023

Talbot House Children’s Charity

Maintenance Technician

We are looking to recruit an additional full-time Maintenance Technician to join our current team to assist with the upkeep of our buildings and grounds.

Please see our full job description and personal specification for full details.

If you believe you have what it takes to enhance our fantastic maintenance team, please apply.

Working 40 hours per week, 8 hours per day, Monday to Friday, the starting salary is £24,502.40 per annum (£11.78 per hour) and increases to £26,948.30 per annum (£12.96 per hour) following a successful probationary period. Hours of work can be between 6:30am and 7:30pm, our day shift hours for Maintenance Technicians is 6:30am to 3:00pm. We tend to work slightly shorter hours during term time, with no deduction of salary. Agreed overtime is paid at an enhanced rate for pre-agreed hours worked over 40 hours per week.

Working at the Charity you will:

  • receive death in service benefit, equal to 4 x basic salary.
  • receive many additional benefits such as employer assist program (EAP), GP and physio access and more.
  • be offered access to an independent financial advisor.
  • have the option of joining the Charity’s competitive pension scheme, matching contributions up to 6.75%.
  • attend staff events.
  • be working with a passionate team.
  • work in a bright and modern environment, with ample parking and grounds.
  • be provided with meals while at work.
  • be added to the DBS update service, paid for by the Charity.
  • be rewarded with additional holidays for length of service.
  • be offered opportunities to undertake training and gain qualifications relevant to the role.

Closing Date: Sunday, 17 December 2023
Shortlisting: w/c Monday, 18 December 2023
​1st Interview Date: TBC

Please do not delay your application as you might miss out on a great opportunity and a very rewarding job.

Apply via our jobs page at: www.talbothousecc.org.uk or contact us at hr@talbothousecc.org.uk for an application pack, or call us on 0191 229 0111.

From the jobs page, please use the personal specification to help you complete the ‘skills, experience and knowledge’ section of the form. Applicants who read our Tips for Applicants document before completing this section of our application form are more likely to be offered an interview.

If you have any queries regarding this position or the application process, please contact HR on 0191 229 0111 or email hr at: hr@talbothousecc.org.uk

Note: The Charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment (see full policy details on our website).This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances and continued subscription to the DBS Update Service. Please see link for further information:


Please note that this role is classed as regulated activity as it involves working directly with children and/or vulnerable adults. All shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a criminal records self-declaration form prior to interview. Please note it is an offence to apply for this role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children and the Charity has the right to respond appropriately.

We can only accept a Charity Application Form for this role. We are not able to accept CVs for any role. If you submit a CV, it will not be reviewed. Please view our safer recruitment policy. Applicants should be aware that any relevant issues arising from their declarations and references will be addressed at interview.