Maintenance Operative

  • Bupa
  • Wantage OX12, UK
  • 27 Mar, 2024

Job Description

Requisition Title

 : Maintenance Operative

Job Number:

Richmond Letcombe Regis 
South Street Letcombe Regis
 Oxfordshire OX12 9JY
Location Status : On site
Salary Amount : 12. 30



Job title: Maintenance Operative

Location:Richmond Letcombe Regis, South Street, Letcombe Regis, Oxfordshire, OX12 9JY

Salary: £12. 30

We are committed to our employees and have introduced a recent pay increase, these pay rates will rise again in April 2024

Contract:Permanent, 2 days a week, 16 hrs with some on call

Welcome Bonus: £500 welcome Bonus

Should you be successfully hired into this role, we are pleased to be able to offer you a one-off Starter Bonus of £500 as a thank you for deciding to join Bupa Care Services. The Starter Bonus will be paid to you in the next available pay run once you have completed four weeks’ service and will be subject to deductions for tax and NI. Ts &Cs Apply.

We make health happen

Here at Bupa we support those when they need it the most. Our care homes are dedicated to delivering person-centred care, supporting independence and honouring choice to help our residents live their best lives.

For non regional roles:
As a Maintenance Operative at Richmond Village Letcome Regis, you’ll ensure the care home remains functional at all times and our residents have a safe and comfortable environment. We’ll support you to get the most out of your career, including putting you through the City & Guilds Level 3 Award in the in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment.

You’ll help us make health happen by:

  • Ensuring that all maintenance and repair tasks are completed to a high standard with minimal disruption to our residents and visitors, including the maintenance of offices, workshops, and plant rooms
  • Contributing to the management of the maintenance budget, taking the lead as appropriate
  • Carrying out ad-hoc internal decoration of all accessible areas as indicated, ensuring it’s maintained to a high standard
  • Reporting unrepairable defects to management, escalating, or seeking specialist repair if required
  • Liaising with, and supporting, our care home-based Maintenance Operatives, including assisting with the induction and training of new starters
  • Ensuring that all health and safety and compliance checks are carried to deadlines, and all policies and guidelines are adhered to at all times
  • Working on call as and when required to support our care home outside of hours

Key Skills / Qualifications needed for this role:

A full driving licence is essential for this role.
You hold a building/electrical/plumbing qualification or have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a property maintenance or general repairs role. Previous experience in a site management role and experience managing consultants, contractors and contracted suppliers would be advantageous. Friendly and approachable, you’ll have a good understanding of building services including, heating, hot and cold-water distribution, ventilation, electrical distribution, and plumbing. You understand the importance of maintaining high standards and have knowledge of relevant statutory requirements and compliance. You can work flexibly to meet demands and you’re always happy to help the wider team. You’ll enjoy working with others and building relationships with our residents.


Our benefits are designed to make health happen for our people. Viva is our global wellbeing programme and includes all aspects of our health – from mental and physical, to financial, social and environmental wellbeing. We support flexible working and have a range of family friendly benefits.

Joining Bupa in this role you will receive the following benefits and more:

  • My Healthcare - Quick, easy access to support, advice, and treatment for a variety of health-related issues, including remote GP appointments, physiotherapy and mental health support – all available via one phone number 24/7
  • Annual allowance which you can redeem against a menu of Bupa healthcare products, all to the approximate value of £350
  • Free meal on every shift
  • 28 days holiday
  • Long service - For every milestone at Bupa we will reward you with ecards, extra holidays and money!
  • Interest-free annual travel loan to enable the purchase of public transport annual season tickets
  • Wagestream - Have early access to up to 40% of your earned wages within minutes
  • We offer a range of Bupa pension plans – find out more on our career site
  • Parental leave - We have schemes for adoption, birth parents and co parents -find out more on our career site
  • Menopause Plan - Specifically designed to empower women to seek advice, choose their treatment and take control of their health
  • Access to discounts at a wide variety of gyms and fitness facilities across the UK

Why Bupa?

We’re a health insurer and provider. With no shareholders, our customers are our focus. Our people are all driven by the same purpose – helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives and making a better world. We make health happen by being brave, caring and responsible in everything we do.

We encourage all of our people to “Be you at Bupa”, we champion diversity, and we understand the importance of our people representing the communities and customers we serve.  That’s why we especially encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. 

As a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview for every disabled applicant who meets the minimum criteria for the job. We’ll make sure you are treated fairly and offer reasonable adjustments as part of our recruitment process to anyone that needs them.

Unposting Date

 : Ongoing
Care Home Postcode : OX12 9JY


 : Maintenance