Maintenance Careers at Barchester
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Maintenance Careers at Barchester

Our maintenance teams primarily work behind the scenes to make sure our care homes and independent mental health hospitals always look and work at their best.

Join this team of positive, capable individuals, and you’ll use your skills to create and maintain quality environments and robust safety standards in one of our homes or hospitals. Not only do we want our buildings and their grounds to create a great first impression on everyone who visits or stays with us, but we also want those first impressions to hold strong.

For you, that will mean maintaining our buildings and gardens to the highest possible standards. If you choose to work in our gardens, you’ll have the chance to participate in our annual Barchester in Bloom competition, which is hotly contested by all participants. Our maintenance teams look after our vehicles, machinery and equipment too – some of our roles involve driving residents, patients, visitors and staff to off-site appointments.

It goes without saying that you’ll bring good attention to detail as well as proven skills in the area in which you join us. We’ll also want to see something else too – a patient and caring nature and a real interest in the people we support. In particular, you’ll go out of your way to make sure that looking after our environments doesn’t affect our residents’ or patients’ enjoyment of our homes or hospitals.

We offer a range of training and development programmes to help you build your skills in all areas of maintenance operations and compliance, and enable you to keep up-to-date with all the technical aspects of your role.

There’s no limit to how far you can go in your career with Barchester:

Head of Maintenance

It’s not just the person-centred care we provide that sets us apart – our Heads of Maintenance enable us to deliver that care in warm, welcoming and stimulating environments. Drawing on your maintenance expertise, you’ll carry out a range of tasks to make sure our patients or residents always feel at home.

Maintenance Assistant

It’s important that we provide our residents and patients with environments they enjoy spending time in and our Maintenance Assistants help to make sure our buildings and gardens are always at their best. You’ll undertake a range of maintenance tasks to keep everywhere shipshape, both indoors and outside.

Maintenance Assistant Gardener

Life as a Maintenance Assistant/Gardener involves creating the safe and smart surroundings that enable us to deliver quality all-round care and support. Our environments can be a source of great enjoyment, and you’ll maintain our buildings and gardens to the highest standards as well as getting to know our patients or residents.


This role comes with two responsibilities, so our Gardeners/Drivers have a big impact on the quality care we provide to residents and patients. Not only will you make sure our grounds are well-kept and stimulating, you’ll also help residents or patients, visitors and staff get from A to B.


It’s important that our residents and patients can lead lives that are as fulfilling as possible and our Drivers play a part in that. Patient and courteous, you’ll get behind the wheel to make all kinds of journeys involving residents or patients, staff and visitors – interacting with them along the way.

We’ve got the best benefits

We’ve got one of the best benefits and rewards packages in the sector, please visit our Benefits at Barchester page for further information.

Free learning and development

Automatic enrolment into our profit share scheme

Access to the Tax-Free Childcare scheme

A range of holiday, retail and leisure discounts

Unlimited access to our Refer a Friend bonus scheme

See for yourself

Become part of the Barchester Family and ensure people get the quality of care they deserve.

Maintenance Manager
Mac, Maintenance Manager

“Most of all, it is the residents who make my job very special and I always find time to have a chat with them and help them to put up their own pictures, family photos, memorabilia or furniture in their rooms so that they feel more at home.”

Maintenance Manager
Dave, Maintenance Manager

“I have been in my role since 2015 and it is a job I love and enjoy. It keeps me very busy, whether I am carrying out general maintenance, daily safety checks and inspections, refurbishing our rooms or working in our extensive gardens. I also like keeping an eye on the produce we grow in our poly tunnel, greenhouse and raised beds to supply our kitchen with fresh herbs, fruit and vegetables, which residents enjoy preparing.