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,
- 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
Situated in a quiet residential area of the historic city of Cambridge, all within reach of shops, community centre, post office and pubs, Browns Field House is our purpose built dementia-friendly care home. Our home can accommodate up to 28 residents, some of which are suitable for couples. Four of our rooms come with en-suite facilities and you will find walk-in showers or assisted baths on every corridor. There are ample communal areas around the house where our residents can chat with a member of staff or a loved one. A large sensory garden is also available for our residents to walk round or to tend to plants, vegetables or flowers for any keen gardener!
A dedicated activities co-ordinator plans a wide variety of weekly activities to ensure that there is always something to do from pub lunches to karaoke. Residents have the choice of dining in their room if they do not wish to go to the dining room to enjoy our delicious home cooked meals.
We encourage our team to have the time to build friendships with our residents, understand their needs and make every day more fulfilling for them. All of our committed team are trained to the highest standard and provide personalised care plans for each of our residents. As a smaller house, we are very homely and our team work hard to ensure that we offer a warm, friendly and supportive atmosphere. We invest in training and personal development of our team and firmly believe that if people are fulfilled in their roles, they perform their roles to a higher standard.
There are plenty of challenges in our roles, but through initiative and by building close relationships with our residents, every role is rewarding and crucial to our overall goal to enrich our residents’ lives. If you would like greater job satisfaction knowing that you are helping people lead more meaningful lives, then you are the type of person we are looking for to join our team.
The Abbeyfield Society