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Maintenance Operative

Location: Red Brick House

Contract Type: Full Time

Closing Date: 02 December 2020

Salary: £8.72 per hour

Maintenance Operative

Are you a Maintenance Operative who thrives on making a real and positive difference to the lives of older people?  If so, we want to hear from you! We are looking for a committed Maintenance Operative to join our 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


Red Brick House:

Red Brick House Care Home is situated in the village of Prudhoe, about 10 miles west of Newcastle and close to the picturesque Northumberland countryside.

We care for up to fifty people, in a highly professional, compassionate and welcoming environment that caters for all the needs of our residents. What’s more, we treat them with respect, and we know how important it is for them to retain their dignity. We also recognise that they each have individual needs. We work hard to keep our standards high, but we also try to create an informal atmosphere, where we can all relax and enjoy a laugh.  That’s important for our residents, and for us! 


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