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Title:  Maintenance Operative

Location: 

Plymouth, South West, GB, PL9 8QX

Department:  Care (Maintenance, Driving and Site Service Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Care
Requisition Number:  184042

 

At Sanctuary Care, we believe in providing high quality care homes where people are looked after with the utmost dignity and respect. It goes without saying that kindness is what care is all about, so first and foremost, we carefully choose our staff for their kind and compassionate nature. We aim to care, nurture and enrich the lives of all in our ‘family’ at Sanctuary Care, whether that’s our staff, residents or family members.

Maintenance Operative

         

Furzehatt Residential and Nursing Home, 59 Furzehatt Road, Plymstock, Plymouth, Devon PL9 8QX

 

£11.50 per hour

 

Full time hours available

 

Why work for us?

 

We spend so much time at work don’t we, so our ethos at Sanctuary Care is to enrich the lives of both our residents and staff. Let’s have some fun while we’re at work, support each other and work hard as a team.  There’s loads of training and promotion opportunities available for those who want to pursue it and every day job satisfaction at Furzehatt Residential and Nursing Home for all regardless of role. 

 

Sanctuary Care has over 100 care homes and you can ‘feel’ the difference a team makes the moment you step through one of our doors.  The team at Furzehatt is special and we’re looking for special people to join us. Become a part of it and apply for this role.

 

Where you’ll work

 

Activities are at the heart of the home. The Plymouth Tea Dance regularly comes to us here in Plymstock. Whether the Cha Cha Cha or Lindy Hop, these sessions are inclusive for all the residents, regardless of their nursing or dementia care needs. Youngsters from Plymouth Dance regularly give special performances, teaching the residents moves that they can do in their armchairs. A group run by Livewell South West regularly runs boccia sessions for the home, including carpet boules and skittles. Animal lovers in this residential and nursing home benefit from monthly visits from guinea pigs, hamsters and even lizards. The home also has its own cat called Mario! For musical lovers, we have just launched our own choir. We are by no means tone perfect, but there is always a superb atmosphere when the lyrics of On a Bicycle Built for Two and Bring Me Sunshine fill the home.

 

Are you our next Maintenance Operative?  Here’s more about the role:

 

  • First and foremost – we work together as a team to enrich our residents’ lives – let’s support our colleagues too and have fun in the process
  • Maintaining a safe and well-presented environment, you will carry out general maintenance in the home and its grounds
  • As well as carrying out weekly health and safety checks and risk assessments, you should also work to relevant regulations and guidelines
  • Occasional contact with contractors and residents is possible, so strong communication (both written and verbal) and organisational skills are key to this role.

 

What skills do I need?

 

  • Team work!  A happy team, makes for happy residents and a happy home
  • Practical skills in identifying and/or carrying out minor repairs, i.e. basic plumbing skills and basic DIY experience
  • The successful candidate will need to have basic health and safety knowledge. Knowledge of Legionella disease is also desirable.    
  • A current driving licence and access to your own vehicle is essential.

 

Benefits and rewards

 

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata)
  • Life assurance
  • CQC performance bonus
  • Overtime enhancement
  • Occupational sick pay after qualifying period
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Refer a friend scheme with payment of up to £500 available
  • Contributory pension from Sanctuary Care
  • Access to a free 24/7 support service providing support including legal, financial, emotional and medical advice
  • Discounts on shopping, holidays, cinema, dining, days out and much more via ‘My Rewards’
  • Criminal Records Checks are funded by Sanctuary Care.

 

We hope you feel you could be our next team member. 

 

Job Reference: 184042

 

Closing date: 13 July 2022

 

We might get a lot of applications so reserve the right to withdraw this advertisement at any time.  Don’t miss out, please apply early.

Building Equality and Diversity

Sanctuary Group encourages and welcomes applications from people from diverse backgrounds to support our commitment to offering an inclusive environment for our employees and customers. 
We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent illegal working.
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be necessary in the event of a successful application which we will pay for.
Sanctuary Care Limited is a subsidiary of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.


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