Maintenance Operative – Royley

Maintenance Operative – Royley

  •  Royley House
  •  Full Time
  •  £ 9.10 - £ 9.70
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We’re looking for highly motivated, detail orientated individuals to join our dynamic and friendly team of care professionals at our beautifully renovated care home. £250 welcome bonus included too!

You can earn up to £9.70 per hour as the Maintenance Operative at Royley House Care Home. We’re excited to grow our team further and would love to welcome you.


Reports to: Admin, Home Manager and Deputy Manager

Rochcare is a family-run business providing quality residential care homes and support services to older people and those living with dementia.

We believe exceptional care homes don’t stay special on their own. Our dedicated teams make sure every one of the people in our care has a great experience, every time. Our success relies on the professionalism, commitment and caring nature of each and every team member and we’re always looking for similar-minded people to join us.

As the Maintenance Operative in our care home setting, you should contribute to the smooth running of the home by organising caretaking maintenance, Health & Safety checks and security of the home. Your primary role is to ensure all commercial spaces are fantastically maintained and in great condition for our staff, residents, and visitors.

Principle Roles and Responsibilities

  • Identify and prioritise maintenance requirements throughout the home and exterior spaces. Prepare and organise appropriate work programmes where needed, liaising with external contractors, and the Rochcare management team at each stage.
  • Carry out first line repairs and maintenance:

· Carry out weekly fire alarm tests, checking each emergency fire point in the service on an agreed planned schedule. Ensure fire doors meet regulations and that fire drills and evacuations are carried out as per the company schedule.

· Basic plumbing work – e.g. repairing a leaking pipe, simple installation work, such as plumbing in a new tap, or replacing washer etc.

· Redecoration as appropriate.

· Plastering work such as repairing cracked or broken plaster, making good damaged walls, for example, following the removal of say, shelving or similar fittings.

· Fencing and boundary repairs, e.g. mending broken fencing panels or stakes, repairing holes in chain link fences etc.

· Glazing work, such as replacing smaller, ground floor, windows, re-beading or re-puttying glass panes, internal and external.

  • To carry out regular checks, inspections, PAT tests and service logs ensuring all equipment and areas of the home are adequately maintained to meet the needs of the service.
  • Accurately keep a maintenance log book, keeping record of all work undertaken by yourself, and contractors, alongside any required risk assessments; ensuring records are available for inspection upon request.
  • Be responsible for stock control of all consumables, making arrangements for the delivery of stores, materials and other goods ensuring that all required equipment is in a safe and working condition and arranging for their repair as appropriate.
  • Ensure that all areas of the home are free from litter, all drains and gullies are free flowing and refuge areas are clean and supportive of people’s health and safety.
  • Act as a keyholder, carrying out security procedures for the building and grounds. Be responsible for the routine and non-routine opening of premises and grounds, responding to calls outside normal working hours as a result of break-ins etc.
  • Operating the heating plant so that the required temperatures are maintained in the premises and an adequate supply of hot water is available at all times. Carrying out frost precaution procedures whenever required.
  • To comply with all relevant internal rules, policies and procedures, including those relating to Health and Safety, Data Protection and all those contained within the issued Team Handbook.

The ideal candidate should be trustworthy and have an exceptional eye for detail. They will be expected to use their initiative, work alone or as part of a team to and have a positive attitude to ensure a smooth-running care home.

The post holder will need to show respect, understanding the rights for privacy and demonstrate high professional standards of propriety in their day-to-day work. The ideal candidate should also show a keen interest in learning and growing their skills through additional required training, peer mentoring and frequent performance reviews.

Schedule: Full-time and Permanent role.

Wage rate: £9.70 per hour.

Benefits: Company pension.Access to Blue Light Card Discount. Company funded further studies and professional development opportunities. £250 welcome bonus. Free onsite parking. Access to free and confidential welfare counselling. Competitive rates of pay and holiday allowance.


Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: Up to £9.70 per hour


  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Flexitime
  • On-site parking
  • Store discount
  • Wellness programme


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Signing bonus

COVID-19 considerations:
It is an expectation of all staff to have vaccines or other essential health treatments, in line with Public Health guidelines and in relation to health and safety in an effort to protect yourself as well as others.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Oldham: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Maintenance: 3 years (required)
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