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Ellesmere House



As the Maintenance Person, your role will be to ensure the premises and grounds are maintained to a high standard and provide the residents with a safe, comfortable and pleasant environment in which to live.

Key Responsibilities

At the commencement of each day check maintenance books in the home and carry out repairs as required or contact engineers/service agent where applicable. (agreement by Home Manager).
Complete all checks as stipulated in the Facilities Manual, on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis as required. To familiarise yourself with the contractors call out system and their responsibilities in the home. To familiarise yourself with Homes emergency procedures i.e. fire, gas leak.
Undertake maintenance of specific items of equipment e.g. Vent-Axia fans as designated by the Manager, maintaining records in accordance with Company Guidelines.
Undertake basic electrical checks on all equipment, i.e. ensuring that all plugs and cables equipment are visually checked for signs of damage, labelling is legible and correct. Any faults are reported to the Home Manager and Electrical Contractor.
Ensure that daily/weekly/monthly fire checks are completed which includes the fire alarm system, fire extinguisher and fire doors and record findings. Ensure the appropriate remedial action is taken (i.e. contact Service Company).
Maintain all items of equipment and tools in a clean, safe and secure manner.
Pre-weekend check; lights, electrical, heating, prior to the weekend or Bank holidays.
To ensure monthly meter readings of gas, electricity and water are submitted to the Administrator/Manager on specified dates.
To ensure deliveries to the Home are stored and checked as appropriate.
To ensure all storage areas (excluding kitchen area) are clean and tidy and security is maintained.
All Internal, external doors and pathways are kept clear and that any defects are reported to the Home Manager/Service Contractor
Undertake general redecoration works as instructed by the Home Manager.
Undertake ground maintenance, keeping the grass cut, shrubs, bushes and hedges pruned and the site generally weed free.
Where appropriate plant specific items to enhance the appearance of the grounds.
Advise on specific areas of planting and general gardening maintenance.
Use and maintain the equipment provided in a safe and secure manner.
Ensure that all deficiencies in security and safety are reported to the Home Manager and relevant
To be aware of maintaining resident’s privacy and to communicate with nursing staff should works be required which will affect resident care.
To liaise with the Home Manager at least once a week to discuss maintenance issues, re-decoration etc.
Where necessary and under the direction of the Home Manager, assist in the collation of performance indicator data/evidence.

Skills & Experience

Relevant building maintenance experience
A sound understanding of the main Health & Safety Regulations, including COSHH and risk assessment
Good communication skills both written and verbal
Create and maintain working relationships with residents, colleagues and visiting contractors
Shares ideas with others [to make improvements]
Keen to learn and improve own performance
Committed to communicate with customers to understand their needs
Will go the extra mile to help fulfil customers needs
Has a ‘can-do’ attitude to work
Enjoys working effectively as part of a team

Additional Information

Please note this position is based in Chelsea, London and we are looking for candidates who are within a commutable distance to SW10 9NG.

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9 Nightingale Place
SW10 9NG

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Up to £15.34

Why work at Ellesmere House

At Care UK's Ellesmere House in the heart of Chelsea, London, providing the highest standard of care for residents is at the heart of what we do. As part of our friendly team, you'll have the opportunity to develop your career and the support to go far.

Our team works in a purpose-built care home with a family atmosphere. We provide quality nursing, residential and dementia care with fantastic facilities for residents, including a café, cinema, activity room, hair salon and two sensory gardens with lawns and planting areas.

We truly believe that every one of us makes a difference. If you're a passionate, caring individual who works well in a team, consider a rewarding career at Ellesmere House.

Why work at Ellesmere House
Why work at Ellesmere House
Why work at Ellesmere House

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A closely-knit team of managers, carers, nurses and support colleagues – and each of us is dedicated to your loved one’s care, health and wellbeing.

I first joined Care UK as the goals and visions of the company aligned well with my personal beliefs and aspirations. The team are well taken care of, and there is true dedication from all the team and strong leadership from top to bottom.

Being offered a job as a Home Manager has been the biggest highlight of my career so far. When I joined the company as a registered nurse six years ago, I never dreamt I would one day lead my own team.

Each day I enjoy feeling confident that all the needs of the people we are trusted to care for are met, they are safe, and they are well looked after. It gives me great personal satisfaction.

I am proud that I have carried the team with me in fulfilling the vision of the company. Having among the highest staff retention rates in the region and company is also a highlight for me. To see residents and relatives choose us daily. To see residents dignified and with their wishes met at their end of life, as evidenced by reviews, is quite humbling.

Margaret Kimathi Home Manager