Maintenance Person (care homes)
Based at Bourne View in Poole (BH12 5BN)
40 hours per week, Monday to Friday
£13.03 per hour
The Maintenance Person provides routine maintenance services and minor repair work within our care homes. Safe, reliable facilities are essential to our residents’ individual well-being. You will agree priorities with your line manager and carry out monthly tests and inspections on equipment such as fire doors, water temperature outlets, fire extinguishers, security doors, internal and external lighting, wheelchair, window restrictors, reclining chairs and nursing beds. A central part of the maintenance role is administrative, keeping accurate records via our maintenance software system and reporting issues or observations to the Facilities Management team to ensure the home is safe and meets both Colten Care and Regulatory standards.
In addition to the planned maintenance tasks you will also provide a wide range and number of reactive repairs and requests including the checking and mending of profile beds, fitting shelves and picture hooks, changing light bulbs, securing door handles or helping to move furniture. You'll have a keen eye for detail, reviewing your reactive requests raised on the maintenance software system for matters requiring attention and providing a responsive approach to the various maintenance needs of the care home.
Working with us offers you a superb range of benefits including:
Excellent one to one inductions, mentoring and ‘on the job’ support
Friendly team and great support network of internal professionals
Real career progression opportunities
Staff introduction scheme
Annual pay review
Additional hours / overtime opportunities
Choice of hot or cold meals and drinks on duty
Free provision of basic tools
Contributory pension scheme
Background checks at no cost to you
You'll have a good general knowledge of building and mechanical services and experience of a trade such as electrical work, carpentry or plumbing. You are used to keeping records and are happy to work without immediate supervision, staying calm under pressure and with a great eye for detail. You are a good communicator and will enjoy getting to know and conversing with our residents. We especially want to recruit people who share our goal of delivering excellence in person centred care and match our values: friendly, kind, individual, honest and reassuring.
You must be a car driver to carry out the necessary duties of the post.
Colten Care is an expanding family-owned business with 21 beautifully appointed care homes across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and West Sussex.
Our homes are all rated as ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and we provide residential, general nursing, dementia and short-stay care.
We are a prestigious, award-winning healthcare provider that champions the latest approaches to person-centred care. Each of our homes has a distinct character while retaining that all-important sense of ‘home.’ We play an active role in furthering dementia friendly communities as part of our work.