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Water Treatment Technician

Kingsley Healthcare HQ, Lowestoft, Suffolk

£38,000 per year
(depending on experience)
Closing date:
maintenance staff care homes jobs

About the company

Kingsley Healthcare isn't just a care home group, we are a family where our passionate individuals are changing lives every day. 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 ( for our exceptional care, and proudly support over 1,500 residents to live in a safe, welcoming and nurturing environment.

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

The Water Systems Maintenance Technician is responsible for the maintenance, monitoring, and repair of hot and cold-water systems in accordance with established regulations and standards. This role involves tasks such as collecting water samples, disinfecting storage tanks, servicing TMVs, conducting legionella risk assessments, and removing dead legs.

Reports to: Group Portfolio Asset Director

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Undertake maintenance and monitoring tasks on hot and cold-water systems in accordance with ACoP L8, HSG 274 and HTM 04 01.
  • Water Regulations
  • Take water samples and submit to UKAS accredited laboratories
  • Cleaning and disinfecting of cold-water storage tanks.
  • TMV Service & fail-safe testing
  • To carry out legionella risk assessments & reviews.
  • Removal of dead legs.

Skills and attributes

  • Demonstrate ability to work alone in a multi-site capacity, working to strict quality control systems and operational procedures.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in basic IT applications- MS Word, Excel and utilisation of electronic capture systems.
  • Full driving license essential.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Able to organise workload in line with the company’s requirement
  • Demonstrate previous experience in the water treatment industry.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of respective legislation and guidance material (ACoP L8 HTM 0401 Water regulations, BS8580)

Education and qualification

  • Hold a legionella recognised qualification (City & Guilds / WMSoc)

Supplementary information

The Water Systems Maintenance Technician role offers potential for overtime and may occasionally require overnight stays, with hotel accommodation provided. You'll also have access to a company van for work-related travel.


  • 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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Your right to work in the UK

In accordance with the Asylum and immigration Act 2006 you will need to demonstrate your eligibility for employment in the United Kingdom.

Your right to work in the UK depends on your immigration status - this is also called your ‘leave’. If you don’t have the right to work, you might be able to apply for it.

You automatically have the right to work in the UK if:

  • you’re a British or Irish citizen
  • you have pre-settled or settled status from the EU Settlement Scheme - or you’ve applied and you’re waiting for a decision
  • you have a family permit from the EU Settlement Scheme
  • you have indefinite leave to enter or remain in the UK
  • you have right of abode in the UK

You might have a right to work in the UK if you have a visa with a time limit. This is called having 'limited leave to enter or remain’.

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After you submit your application, you will receive an email with a link to submit your share code.

This vacancy is approximately miles from your address, you will be required to travel to the care home for work. Please make sure you have suitable transport before continuing your application.

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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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