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Maintenance Technician

Maintenance Technician – Cheshunt and Ware, Hertfordshire 

Location: Kingfisher Nursing Home, Emmanuel Lodge, College Road, Cheshunt, EN8 9NQ and Westgate House Care Centre, Tower Road, Ware, SG12 7LP,

Salary: £30,000 p/a

Hours: 40 hours per week - 3 days a week based in Cheshunt and 2 days a week based in Ware

Shifts: 8.00am to 4.30pm (flexibility required for on call service)

Job type: Full time, permanent

Come and make a difference with the team at Westgate Healthcare! #CareWithUsAtWestgate

We are looking for an experienced and self-motivated Maintenance Technician to join our family at Westgate Healthcare.

We are looking for an individual who shares our values, has an interest in helping others, a can-do attitude and who will treat the people we support with care, compassion and respect.

If you want to make a difference to the lives of our elderly residents, apply today.

Please note this role will be split between two of our care homes.

Therefore, a driver with access to a car/van is essential in order to be successful.

What’s in it for you?

  • A standby and call-out monthly allowance
  • 5.6 weeks’ annual leave (pro rata for part-time)
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Comprehensive induction and named buddy to help you settle in
  • Free training and development
  • Support in achieving additional qualifications, including nationally recognised qualifications
  • Work in a friendly team with experienced staff
  • ‘Refer a Friend’ scheme where you can earn points and financial rewards via the Care Friends app
  • Access to the Blue Light Card which provides various discounts from hundreds of nationwide high street and online stores
  • Opportunities, support and encouragement for career progression
  • Loyalty and long-service awards
  • Wellbeing initiatives and team recognition rewards

*Please note, some of the above benefits depend on your position in the company.

Further information can be given at interview stage

About the role:

  • Painting and decorating, general joinery, basic electrics and basic plumbing
  • Ensure that all mechanical and non-mechanical, electrical and plumbing equipment on the premises is maintained and in safe and clean working order, carrying out all necessary and mandatory checks on all fire and lighting equipment as well as other facilities
  • Keep up to date with new developments and required maintenance checks for nursing homes
  • Check the maintenance books on all floors daily and action immediately
  • Know the location of fuse boxes, main stopcocks etc and how to turn off services if required
  • Check fire alarm systems weekly, ensuring all information is recorded
  • Check emergency lighting and water temperatures monthly, ensuring all information is recorded
  • Ensure fire appliances are checked and serviced regularly
  • Check all fire doors weekly and record any issues
  • Carry out quarterly fire drills and ensure staff follow fire evacuation procedures and assist with updating fire evacuation procedures
  • Check all electric lights daily and replace bulbs as necessary
  • Make sure the Nurse Call System is in good working order at all times by carrying out regular checks and documenting this
  • Check all pressure relieving mattresses monthly to ensure they are functioning correctly.

    Report to Home Manager if there are any issues
  • Check all beds and bed controls on a monthly basis and ensure they are working correctly.

    Report to Home Manager if there are any issues
  • Redecorate all rooms and corridors as requested by the Home Manager

About you:

  • The right to live and work in the UK
  • Skilled in painting and decorating, basic electrics and basic plumbing
  • Full driving licence with access to a car/van for business use
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety and Fire Safety
  • Understanding of general maintenance work / DIY and experience of dealing with minor repairs
  • Good communication skills with the ability to work as part of a team
  • Good health and fitness, the post involves lifting and requires physical stamina
  • Previous experience in a care home environment is desirable but not essential

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we receive suitable applications, therefore, an early submission is encouraged. Due to a high volume of applications, if you do not hear from us within 5 working days, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

Westgate Healthcare is an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.


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