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Contract: Full Time
Pay: 12.00

Role: Maintenance Operative

Hours: 20

We are now recruiting for a skilled Maintenance person, to join our team here at Springcare.

Here at Springcare we believe that a good maintenance person, enjoys making a difference to the lives of older people and prides themselves in providing a safe and well-maintained environment for our residents to live in.

What qualities does it take to be a Maintenance Person at Springcare?

  • Being a team player, who can also work on their own initiative.
  • Have good communication skills, both written and spoken, and able to communicate with both residents and colleagues.
  • Be committed to delivering a high standard of work.
  • Be sensitive to the needs of others and mindful of our residents.
  • Proactive, able to prioritise, and a have a positive work ethic.
  • Flexibility, and able to adapt to any ad hoc needs of the home.
  • Be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer and/or handheld device.

About the role:

A maintenance person’s day-to-day tasks can be extremely varied. One day you may be helping to build furniture, and another day carrying out routine checks around the home.

Some of the daily tasks that a maintenance Person would carry out would be:

  • Preventative maintenance and general building repair such as repairing broken locks, doors, and other loose fittings.
  • Carrying out routine checks on equipment and services such as fire alarms, extinguishers, fire doors, and carrying out any tasks in the home’s maintenance books
  • Minor plumbing and carpentry
  • Painting and decorating
  • Keeping the exterior of the homes clean, tidy, and free from trip hazards.
  • Changing light bulbs and keeping stock of items such as bulbs, batteries, and other equipment.
  • Before a weekend/bank holiday, checking that lights, equipment, heating, and items such as batteries, are all working.
  • Providing meter readings for utilities and any boilers.

To be successful in the role of maintenance person, our ideal candidate would:

  • Have good all-round maintenance skills such as joinery, plumbing and painting.
  • Have experience within a similar environment/role.
  • Show a good understanding of Health & Safety regulations and compliance.
  • Be physically fit and able to lift lighter items of furniture/objects safely.
  • Be able to maintain and use handheld tools safely (following any appropriate training)
  • Be willing to attend any training that will develop their skills and would be relevant to their role.
  • Hold a full driver’s license.

What Springcare can offer to you:

  • Permanent full and part time day contracts – with access to our work placed pension scheme
  • Early pay using Wage Stream App – you can withdraw up to 50% of your earnings in advance of your pay
  • Access to Blue Light Card – where you can make savings across hundreds of national retailers
  • Fully funded training for nationally recognised qualifications (level 2 through to 5) with internal career progression opportunities
  • Refer a friend £££ scheme for each friend that you recommend (T&C apply)
  • Access to counselling and wellbeing support
  • Family friendly policies
  • Smooth robust recruitment process through our portal

If you are interested in joining our maintenance team, have the qualities that we believe make our employees fantastic and would like to work in an environment with friendly, supportive, and likeminded people, we would love to hear from you and be part of your journey with a care environment.

Successful applicants would require two written references, a standard/enhanced DBS (depending on role) and evidence of a right to work in the UK check.

Springcare are committed to safe and fair recruitment, safeguarding, and protecting those we care for and serve. We make sure all our staff are vetted, selected, trained and supervised fairly and to a high standard so that they can provide safe, effective and compassionate care.

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