Caretaker / Maintenance Operative

19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Caretaker / Maintenance Operative
Brand new Children’s Service based in Hereford, Herefordshire (though you may be required to perform duties at our other services within the vicinity as and when required)
Excellent progression opportunities, competitive salary, company benefits
Salary from £18,000 - £20,000 per annum (depending on experience)
37.5 hours per week, permanent
Due to the location of the service and the nature of the role, a full driving licence is required

Do you have experience in caretaking and maintenance support and are looking to apply these skills within an exciting new role in 2017? Would you describe yourself as friendly, positive and innovative with the ability to work on your own initiative to safe working practices? Would you enjoy working within a picturesque environment, for a company that offer variety, progression and training? Then we want to hear from you!

A warm welcome awaits you in our brand new specialist service, tailored for Young People who display complex emotional and behavioural needs. Based in Hereford, we provide exceptional care for Young People with varied interests and requirements, so each person is respected and valued as an individual, with tailored programmes to address the specific and changing needs of the individual. We pride ourselves on providing a safe, warm and nurturing environment with a high standard of care and accommodation for our Young People, ensuring of an excellent delivery of care.

Due to expansion, we have a one of a kind opportunity for a Caretaker / Maintenance Operative to join our aspirational team on a permanent basis. We are looking for a committed individual with previous experience of proving efficient and effective caretaking and maintenance support, including ensuring the security and general surrounding areas are maintained to a high standard. Whilst your base would be our Hereford service, there will be times when you will be required to travel to some of our other services within a commutable distance, therefore a driving licence is essential.

An overview of some of the duties and responsibilities will include:

• Ensuring heating and light fittings are efficiently operated and tested in accordance with safe working practices
• Clearing blockages and spillages
• Disposing of waste materials in a safe and hygienic manner
• Painting, decorating, plaster repairs, joinery, plumbing
• Keeping the grounds tidy

Why CareTech?

• We provide a full induction programme to Care Certificate Standards
• We provide superb FREE training
• We have a proven progression path
• We offer competitive rates of pay, along with an impressive benefits package including an employee assistance helpline, flexible additional holiday purchase scheme, childcare vouchers, special retail discount vouchers, stakeholder pension scheme
• We offer apprenticeships to those with less experience looking to get into the sector

Due to the nature of the role, we will pay for you to complete an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, prior to starting with us. Under the Equality Act 2010, some posts may have a minimum age requirement, based on the age of the oldest child within the service you are applying for. CareTech is an equal opportunities employer and will invite disabled applicants to contact us to identify any additional support that they may require throughout the recruitment process.

Please note, this is not a full job description and a copy can be supplied on request.

Due to the volume of applications, if you do not receive an invitation to interview within 14 working days, then consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion; we do, however have other services you may be suitable for in surrounding areas for the roles below: Support Workers, Team Leaders, Deputy Managers, Registered Managers.