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  • Job Reference
  • SYS-1455
  • Post Code
  • SW10 9NG
  • Min Pay Rate
  • 12
  • Max Pay Rate
  • 12
  • Role Highlights
  • Maintenance position - 37.5h per week

    Ellesmere House Care Home - Chelsea,SW10 9NG

    Pay - £12 p/h


  • Job Copy
  • 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.



  • Where you'll work
  • Ellesmere House is a strikingly modern, purpose-built care home with a great location in the heart of Chelsea in west London. We provide nursing and residential care for older people, including those with physical disabilities. Our team are experts in supporting individuals who are living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia and we also offer sensitive end of life care.

    We treat residents with respect and compassion, helping them to carry on dignified, fulfilling, happy and independent lives. Our team spends a lot of time getting to know residents very well, so that we can provide personalised care that's perfectly tailored to each individual. We enjoy exploring everyone’s personalities and learning about their pasts, and we use life story books to help us do this.

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