The purpose of this role is to provide a repairs, maintenance (and if necessary grounds keeping role) to two properties in the Blackpool area. These are at Harrowside and Norbeck. You will need to have your own transport to travel between these sites.
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.
The Ideal Candidate
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.
In return for your commitment, we offer a great pay and benefits package. This includes:
● 31 days paid leave, including bank/public holidays (pro rata)
● Occupational sick pay scheme
● Company pension scheme
● Shop and save discounts
About the Company
Abbeyfield is a charity for elderly people, providing housing to more than 7,000 residents across the UK and internationally. It is our mission to enhance our residents’ quality of life through high quality accommodation in a stimulating environment, maintaining a socially active life.
We’re committed to providing the highest standards of care to our residents, and we believe that great care starts with great people. The interests of our valued staff and residents sit at the heart of what we do.
Abbeyfield is more than a home; it’s a neighbourhood, a community, a family. Are you ready to be a part of it?
The Abbeyfield Society