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Title:  Maintenance Operative

Location: 

Prestwick, Scotland, GB, KA9 1QL

Department:  Care (Maintenance, Driving and Site Service Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Care
Requisition Number:  91844

 

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.

 

<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Maintenance Operative

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<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Queens Care Home, The Esplanade, 34 Ardayre Road, Prestwick, South Ayrshire

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<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">£9.88 per hour

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<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">24 hours per week, to be worked over 3 days

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<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Why work for us?

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<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">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 Queens Care Home for all regardless of role. 

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<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">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 Queens Care Home is special and we’re looking for special people to join us. Become a part of it and apply for this role.

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<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Where you’ll work

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<span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Through our dedicated activities team, we have just started to do Lingo Flamingo, where our residents take part in sensory linguistic classes here at Queens. Currently, they are learning Spanish. We will be expanding on this by holding themed days to savour the cuisine, music and culture of these countries. Therapet is an organisation where volunteers frequently bring their well-behaved dogs into Queens for a fuss. The dogs are wonderful for our residents, especially those who love animals or owned dogs and miss that canine contact. We also have two hand-reared rabbits, Sonny and Cher – which are adored by our residents and love to come inside the home for a cuddle.

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<span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Click here for more information about the home.

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<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Are you our next Maintenance Operative?  Here’s more about the role:

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  • <span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">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
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Maintaining a safe and well-presented environment, you will carry out general maintenance in the home and its grounds
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">As well as carrying out weekly health and safety checks and risk assessments, you should also work to relevant regulations and guidelines
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Occasional contact with contractors and residents is possible, so strong communication (both written and verbal) and organisational skills are key to this role.

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<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">What skills do I need?

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  • <span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Team work!  A happy team, makes for happy residents and a happy home
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">The successful candidate will need to have basic health and safety knowledge. Knowledge of Legionella disease is also desirable.      

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<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Benefits and rewards

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  • <span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">20 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata)
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Life assurance
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Care inspectorate <span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">performance bonus
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Overtime enhancement
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Occupational sick pay after qualifying period
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Excellent training and development opportunities
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Refer a friend scheme with payment of up to £750 available
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Contributory pension from Sanctuary Care
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Access to a free 24/7 support service providing support including legal, financial, emotional and medical advice
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Discounts on shopping, holidays, cinema, dining, days out and much more via ‘My Rewards’
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Criminal Records Checks are funded by Sanctuary Care.

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<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">We hope you feel you could be our next team member.  If you’d like to know more about the role before you apply, please call us for a chat on 01292 470501 and quote Ref: 91844

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<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Closing date:<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""> 15 December 2020

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<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">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.
A PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme) check in respect of protected adults 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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