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Westerleigh - Maintenance Operative

Location: Westerleigh

Contract Type: Full Time

Closing Date: 27 January 2021

Salary: 9.20

Westerleigh - Maintenance Operative

Are you a Maintenance Operative who thrives on making a real and positive difference to the lives of older people?

If so, Akari Care would love to hear from you! We are looking for a Maintenance Operative to join our passionate team.


About Akari:

At Akari Care, we provide residential and nursing care services to the elderly across the UK.  Each care home is an extended family, bringing together residents and their loved ones, our colleagues in care, clinicians, hairdressers, commissioners and CQC regulators, members of the local community – the list goes on.  We are focussed on creating a warm and inclusive environment in which our residents feel a sense of security and belonging, while at the same time retaining their dignity and self-respect. 

We never compromise on the quality of our services and our extended team includes trusted GPs, Dentists, Chiropodists and Dieticians, who all work hard to improve our residents’ quality of life. Our dementia care homes have qualified, dedicated staff who help people to maintain the identity and dignity of our residents. With a focus on living life to the fullest, our homes offer activities such as hairdressing salons, bars, cinemas, gardening, and cooking courses to name just a few! 

The Role:

We are looking for someone with solid experience in maintenance, building, DIY, cleaning and housekeeping. You will also need technical knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems, as well as ideally some IT skills. Friendly and approachable, you will understand the importance of keeping high standards in and around the home, ensuring our residents enjoy a safe, pleasant and comfortable environment.

What you will be doing:

  • Report and action any known defects to appliances, damaged furniture/equipment and any other potential hazards to the Home Manager, who will advise accordingly;
  • Ensure the maintenance of the Care Home exterior, including:
    • Keep any sheds, outbuildings and outdoor areas clean, tidy and accessible to all with general gardening tasks
    • Maintenance of interior and exterior signs and lighting and ventilation units;
    • Carry out any patching up or touching up of decoration as and when required;
    • Test the fire alarm system, and log results, weekly. Check call points, fire exits, door retaining devices and fire emergency lights, as specified in Company procedures;
    • Test all portable appliance as specified in Company procedures;
    • Test and record water temperatures as specified in company procedures;
    • Maintain a ‘Maintenance Book’ in which defects are recorded by employees;
    • Assist/supervise with deliveries to the home, monitoring delivered goods.

What’s in it for you:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Full funded training and development
  • Become a Champion in a specialism of your choice
  • Flexible working patterns
  • 28 days annual leave, based on full time hours (Bank Holidays included)
  • Rewarding Referral schemes
  • DBS and uniform paid for



Westerleigh Care Home is situated in Stanley, County Durham an ex-colliery village that is close to the local market.  With a very friendly, warm and close-knit community feel to the local area, the team at Westerleigh mirror this with their range of activities, newsletter and hands on interactions.


With an open-door policy for family, friends and residents, the team are focussed on building solid relationships with the wellbeing of our community at the heart of everything they do.

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