Maintenance Bank / Casual
What Abbeyfield Offer You
At Abbeyfield, we are committed to rewarding our staff for their hard work. Our benefits include:
- Competitive pay
- 31 days paid leave, including bank/public holidays
- Comprehensive induction
- Life Assurance
- Learning and career development opportunities
- Occupational sick pay
- Company pension
- Discounted gym membership
- An employee assistance programme
- Cycle-to-work scheme
- Shop and save vouchers
You must have good general property maintenance knowledge and skills, and experience in providing maintenance services to other clients. You will be able to communicate and interact well with people, be able to read and write to a good standard, and computer literate.
You must have good knowledge of relevant health and safety and trade regulations, and have the ability to assess and manage risk. Importantly, you must have access to your own tools and supplies, and have the ability to work on your own initiative.
We are committed to providing the highest standards of care, and we believe that great care starts with great people. And because we take the wellbeing of our residents and staff very seriously, you won't be surprised that to work for us, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (other than in exceptional circumstances), and intend to have any further booster vaccinations that are made available.
For over 60 years, Abbeyfield has been a charity that provides housing for elderly people across the UK and internationally. It is our mission to enhance the quality of life for our residents through excellent accommodation in a stimulating environment to help maintain a socially active life.
Abbeyfield is more than a home; it’s a neighbourhood, a community, a family. Our core behaviours are to be welcoming to everyone, celebrate the positives, work collaboratively, take responsibility, and be adaptable to changing circumstances.
Best of all, we’re a charity, meaning that the interests of our valued staff and residents sit at the heart of what we do, not shareholders.
Your role at Abbeyfield
The purpose of this role is to provide a repairs, maintenance (and if necessary grounds keeping role) so that the House or Home is maintained to a good standard of repair, and the grounds are kept neat and tidy.
In this varied role you will be responsible for the property maintenance of one or more of our lovely Care Homes or Supported Housing services.
You'll need to ensure that all repairs are carried out effectively and quickly, and to a good standard, with adherence to health and safety requirements and relevant building and construction related regulations.
You will also be able to readily identify emerging maintenance issues, and report them to the Home or House Manager, thereby minimising impact, risk and damage.
The role may also include gardening, especially during the summer. So you may also be responsible for keeping the grounds and gardens around the property neat and tidy.
A Great Place to Work
Surrounded by beautiful countryside, Alexander House is located in the heart of Bootle village on the south west tip of the stunning Lake District. Our home is surrounded by some truly beautiful landscapes with the nearest beach just a few miles away. Local amenities are situated within walking distance of the house with the Bootle train station not far away.
Our home is small and friendly, perfect for people who want to maintain their independence, but have the support of our caring staff and companionship of others. Our fantastic team work hard to ensure the house is comfortable, clean and safe for all our residents.
We organise plenty of engaging and enjoyable events and activities such as chair exercise sessions, 'Knit & Natter' sessions and a monthly library delivery service. Food is very important at Alexander House, with our cooks preparing and serving a lunch and high tea daily. We are happy to cater for all kinds of different dietary requirements and vegetarian alternatives are always readily available.
An honest and open culture is encouraged by our home manager and her team, who are supported with regular team meetings and ongoing up-to-date training. Our team is made up of committed, caring and professional people who are dedicated to ensuring that our residents are supported to do the things that they want to do, including the little things that matter.
As part of our team, you will have excellent opportunities to work with some amazing, caring people and give something back to our wonderful residents by enriching their lives. If this sounds like somewhere where you would like to work, please do contact us.
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