St Anne's: 01202 425642 | Stour Road: 01202 481160

General Maintenance Person

Bournemouth, Dorset
Salary: £9.00 /hour

WCN Care is looking for a maintenance person for its 2 homes, St Anne’s Nursing Home and Stour Road Care Home in Southbourne and Christchurch respectively. This is a permanent role to become part of a small and dedicated team.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining the home to a good standard;
  • Keeping records, inspections and audits up to date and maintaining a schedule or maintenance; and
  • Coordinating external contractors as part of this maintenance schedule.

The main tasks of the job are:

  • Undertake any DIY and maintenance jobs within all WCN Care homes and the grounds including odd jobs and maintenance duties e.g. gardening, mowing lawns, maintaining fences etc;
  • Painting and maintaining the homes (interior and exterior);
  • Ensure that all tools, materials and gardening equipment are stored safely where residents cannot access them;
  • Inform managers if there is a delay in meeting any deadline or mending something that may cause a hazard, so the appropriate measures can be taken to protect the residents and staff;
  • Ensure that all work being undertaken is done causing as little disruption as possible to staff and residents;
  • Liaise with the manager to ensure that all premises and any equipment is maintained appropriately to the needs of the residents and regulatory bodies;
  • Liaise with the manager in order to appropriately prioritise work that is most urgent and act accordingly and engage with systems in place to do this;
  • Check both Homes repairs lists on a regular basis to ensure that any urgent jobs are completed at the nearest time;
  • Complete maintenance audits for both Homes, ensuring they are safe and any issues raised are action planned and discussed with the Home Manager;
  • Maintaining maintenance records and contracts, including those by external contractors for the health and safety of the home to meet regulatory standards;
  • Carrying out Health & Safety checks; and
  • Maintain the companies own high standards alongside abiding by an infection control and personal PPE requirements.

The ideal candidate would have:

  • Gardening and maintenance experience;
  • Ideally previous Care Home experience is desirable;
  • A clear criminal record check;
  • Be reliable and have good time keeping;
  • Own their own tools (although there is a budget for initial outlay and specialist equipment may be provided if required);
  • Must own a vehicle and licence to collect supplies for maintenance of the homes.

Part-time hours: 20 – 30 per week

Expected start date: 25/10/2020

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