Care UK


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  • KT19 9RX
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  • Job summary

    You will redecorate internally and externally a number of care homes within a region. The work will be generally on a planned/project basis rather than be reactive. Your care homes will generally be within one hour’s travel of your regional base enabling daily commute.

    Key responsibilities

    You will use paint, varnishes and wallpaper supplied through the Property Helpdesk to decorate homes inside and outside following the Regional Director’s instructions. Colour, finishing texture and wallpaper patterns will be finalised by the Regional Director but will be selected from a pre-agreed set of choices.
    You will be generally working alone and as such you will be responsible for ensuring you work in a way that is safe for yourself and others. You will follow the company Mobile Decorator Policy and complete a Risk Assessment /Method Statement for each project which will include aspects such as:

    Hygiene and COSHH
    Dust and Flying Particles
    Asbestos Awareness
    Manual Handling
    Power and Hand Tools
    Working at Heights
    Safety in Confined Spaces
    Lone working

    Where the Risk Assessment, or HSE regulation, indicates that lone working is not suitable then assistance will be provided.
    Your main tasks would include:

    Planning the project (what, when, where, who and how)with the Regional Director, Home Manager  and Regional Facilities Manager
    Measuring surface areas to work out how much paint or wall covering is needed
    Ordering the correct quantities of materials and consumables from the Care UK Property Helpdesk
    Erecting safety barriers and signage to prevent unauthorised access to the work area

    Preparing surfaces including striping, filling, smoothing and levelling
    Masking and protecting areas to prevent paint going onto unwanted areas
    Operating, cleaning and maintaining all painting equipment, including brushes, rollers, trays etc.
    Priming, sanding, sealing paint surfaces

    Applying layers of paint and hanging wallpaper
    Tidying up after finishing a job

    You will be responsible for maintaining a store of materials and decorating equipment at each home, ensuring that after each project any spare paint and wallpaper is available for touching up and repairs

    Specifics and hours

    40 hours per week; nominally 8am – 5pm with an hour for lunch although flexitime is available, at the Regional Directors discretion, and managed through an electronic clocking on/off system. Overtime may be available when required  

    Travel from home to home is expected outside these hours unless the project is more than 1 hour’s travel from the employee’s regional base care home. In this case the travel time beyond 1 hour will be included in the 40 hours

    Travel allowance: 40p/mile for first 10,000 miles and then 25p/mile (There is no requirement to transport materials or decorating equipment and as such transport will not be provided).


    Minimum 5 years minimum experience of all aspects of painting and decorating in a domestic or office environment
    Current CSCS card (Construction Skills Certificate Scheme) including CITB Health, Safety and Environment test
    Evidence of:

    • Working to a high standard
    • Working under their own direction with minimum supervision
    • Undertaking Risk Assessments and implementing safe working practices
    • Good verbal and written communication skills
    • A pro-active approach
    • Adaptable to changing requirements.
    • Physically fit to cope with specific needs of role
    • Approachable and able to build positive relationships with other members of staff and residents
    • Full driving licence + car insured for a travel to a variety of business locations
    • Clear the DBS check


    • Relevant qualifications in addition to CSCS
    • Experience of working a care environment
  • Where you'll work
  • At Appleby House we offer high quality service coupled with a warm welcome from our team.

    Located close to Epsom in Surrey, Appleby House is a comfortable and welcoming home which offers a personalised approach to residential care and respite care for older people. We also have specialist expertise in caring for people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

    Every member of the Appleby House team gets to know each resident as an individual – for us this is an absolutely essential part of providing high quality, personalised care. We offer a very wide range of engaging and stimulating activities, from gardening and art to lively tea dances.

    We know that it’s the small touches that make somewhere feel like home. So in our reception area you’ll find a cosy sitting room with lamps, ornaments and chairs arranged around a fireplace. And in the evenings we create a relaxing atmosphere by using table lamps, rather than overhead lights. Throughout Appleby House you’ll find thoughtful design features that stimulate the senses and help individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia to find their way around and feel at ease.

Care UK is committed to ensuring that it employs people with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and will assess every applicant fairly regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependents, age, physical/mental disability or offending background. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from working with us, it will depend on the nature of the role and background of any offence.