Handyperson - Standard

  • The Orders of St John Care Trust
  • Wiltshire, UK
  • 28 Apr, 2022

Job Description

Handy Person – 37.5 hours per week
Goodson Lodge, Trowbridge
£9.98 per hour
Goodson Lodge is a 64 bed Care Home situated in Trowbridge. The home offers care for individuals living with dementia. Edington and Westwood households offer residential care on our dedicated residential floor in a comfortable, homely setting. We’re rated 9.7 by Carehome.co.uk and Good by the Care Quality Commission. 

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.


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.


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 and daily testing.
Here are some of the other benefits you’ll enjoy as a valued member of our team:

  • Company pension
  • Company sick pay (after probation)
  • Weekend rates
  • Life Assurance
  • 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) pro rata
  • Free uniform
  • Free DBS
  • Free car parking
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Health and Wellbeing Platform
  • Comprehensive Induction, ongoing training and development
  • Refer a Friend bonus scheme paying £500 for carer recommendations
  • Blue Light Card and ‘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.