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.
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.
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, ideally you'll also be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (other than in exceptional circumstances), and intend to have any further booster vaccinations that are made available.
What We Offer
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
- Opportunities to earn £250 tax free via our 'refer a friend' scheme
- 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
The Abbeyfield Society