Handyperson - Standard

  • The Orders of St John Care Trust
  • Wallingford, UK
  • 08 Oct, 2021
Full time

Job Description

Westgate House is situated in the Oxfordshire town of Wallingford at the end of a quiet and residential cul de sac and offers compassionate respite, dementia, nursing and residential care. The home is short distance of the town centre, shops and local amenities. We’re rated 9.4 by Carehome.co.uk and Good by the Care Quality Commission. ABOUT THE ROLE Our property estate is a mixture of sizes, ages and services. As we modernise our portfolio of homes; we are refurbishing some with others being brand new, contemporary care homes. With this investment into our property, we need more people with the right mix of skills and passion to ensure that our homes are kept well maintained and safe. As the Handy Person you’ll take pride in the Home that you maintain, including the surrounding gardens. You’ll soon get to know our residents and their families and will let them get involved in helping you to maintain their home. You’ll be responsible for key tasks such as the maintenance of heating and lighting, the overall fabric of the building, regular checks on the boiler and water systems and completing all  relevant health and safety checks. In joining us, you’ll also become part of our extended family. You’ll work alongside other team members who are passionate about providing a safe environment, as well as warmth and kindness to all those who live and work in our homes. ABOUT YOU You’ll have experience in a similar maintenance role with strong practical skills. You may also have a Level 2 or 3 NVQ in Facilities Services (or equivalent) but this is not essential. You’ll be comfortable in an elderly care setting, with the ability to relate to our residents in a caring and sensitive manner. Confident working on your own initiative, and with a positive attitude and good communication skills, you’ll prioritise your work schedules to meet the needs of the Home and its residents and be committed to providing a well-maintained environment for everyone who lives and works in the home. AND IN RETURN The Trust is a great place to work; we’ve been providing care for almost 1,000 years and we’re currently the second largest not-for-profit provider in the UK. Not-for-profit means that we reinvest every penny we make into our residents, colleagues and the care homes we live and work in. Therefore, we offer a great range of benefits, including a competitive salary, training and development. Alongside keeping our colleagues safe with PPE, daily testing and comfort in knowing all your colleagues will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19  (in line with government legislation; please do not continue with this application if you have not received all doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccination, clinically exempt or under 18 years of age). Here are some of the other benefits you’ll enjoy as a valued member of our team: * 28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays) * Higher rates of pay at weekends * A workplace pension * Free uniform * Free DBS * Access to our Employee Assistance Programme * “My Rewards” programme, offering you discounts on shopping, days out, restaurants and much more If you think you have the right skills and attitude to deliver the highest quality of care for our residents as a Handy Person within our care homes, then you could be next to join us. So apply, and get your career started with us today.