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Maintenance Person (Specialist Service)

Glebe Farm Learning Disability Care Home, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Pay:
£13 per hour
(depending on experience)
Type:
Permanent
Shift:
Days
Closing date:
25/07/2024
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About the company

Kingsley Specialist Services has established an outstanding reputation nationally, among both social services professionals and residents’ families, for delivering innovative, person-centred support to adults with learning disabilities, particularly those who may have complex needs.

Staff at our five services in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire are proud to be part of the Kingsley Healthcare Group Winners of the  2024 Health Investors Residential Elderly Care Provider of the Year, we are ranked – for the eighth year running! - among the top 20 large UK care home groups (carehome.co.uk) for our exceptional care.

Being part of a trusted national care provider gives our Kingsley Specialist Services team the assurance that they will receive all the training and support they need to deliver outstanding care to our clients.

We are proud to be ranked No.1 in the UK for our commitment to wellbeing at work (Indeed's Better Work Awards 2023) and our sector-leading 4.7 Glassdoor rating, we are also a Real Living Wage employer, ensuring that we reward and value dedication.

We welcome passionate individuals who want to make a difference to our growing family which puts our people and our residents first.

About the role

As a Maintenance Person in our Care Home, you will play a critical role in ensuring the safety, functionality, and overall upkeep of the care home facility. Your expertise in maintenance and repair work will contribute to creating a comfortable and secure environment for residents, staff, and visitors. You will be responsible for performing a variety of tasks related to building maintenance, equipment repair, and groundskeeping, with a focus on proactive maintenance and prompt resolution of issues. We will be carrying out supervisions as part of your job role.

Reports to: Home Manager / Regional Asset Manager

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Proactively manage routine maintenance tasks such as water, temperature, and legionella readings, as well as decorations and minor repairs or maintenance works
  • Work with nominated service providers for gas, electric, and lift work, and any other services that require certification and maintenance
  • Adhere to health and safety guidelines and ensure that all maintenance work is carried out in compliance with regulations
  • Maintain complete and accurate records of all maintenance work performed including detailed time sheets
  • Manage a small inventory of maintenance items and ensure that stock levels are maintained
  • Work closely with the regional asset managers and home managers to plan and prioritise maintenance work
  • Identify and report any potential risks or issues that may require attention
  • Develop and implement an effective preventive maintenance program to ensure that the care home is always in a state of readiness
  • Ensure that all maintenance work is carried out within budget constraints
  • Provide support and guidance to staff members to ensure that training on basic maintenance tasks, Fire, Health and Safety, Legionella management, and any other training to do with use of equipment, is followed up and comprehensive documentation and records are maintained.
  • To look after homes vehicles making sure they are fully maintained and kept clean.

 

Skills and attributes

Previous experience in property maintenance or a related field
• Strong understanding of health and safety regulations
• Excellent problem-solving skills
• Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
• Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Proficient in the use of computer software, including spreadsheets and word processing programs
• Ability to manage budgets and maintain accurate financial records.

Benefits

  • Comprehensive induction and training programme.

  • Opportunities for career development and progression.

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Blue Light Card Scheme. We’ll reimburse the enrolment fee of this fantastic scheme that offers discounts on holidays, days out and over 15,000 national brands.

  • Refer a friend and receive a thank you gift of up to £500 *

  • We’ll pay for your full DBS disclosure

  • Your uniform will be provided – this is another cost that we think it’s essential that we cover for you.

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Some of the accreditations and awards we’re really proud of:

  • We are a Living Wage Employer
  • Regulated by Care Quality Commission
  • chuk 2023 v3
  • Enabling Research in Care Homes
  • Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2019 Winner
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