Care UK


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  • TW12 1JQ
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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 Laurel Dene care home in Hampton, you can expect the best quality care combined with a warm welcome from our friendly team.

    Laurel Dene is a modern and stylish purpose-designed care home set in a quiet residential area of Hampton Hill in Middlesex. We provide personalised residential and nursing care for older people, and we have specialist expertise in caring for individuals who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

    Our friendly and experienced care home team supports each resident to live as independent and active a life as possible, with fulfilling experiences every day. You’ll often find us all working together on interesting projects and events, like exploring local history or putting on a show to entertain family and friends. Our beautiful gardens are the perfect location for summer garden parties.

    Everyone in our team is very approachable and we’re always open to feedback and suggestions. We have regular meetings where residents and families can share their ideas about new projects and ways to develop the care home. And we’re very fortunate to have fantastic support from the Friends of Laurel Dene fundraising committee.

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.