Maintenance Person/Gardener

  • Job Reference: CVABYWMP/1
  • Date Posted: 29 December 2017
  • Recruiter: The Abbeyfield Society
  • Website:
  • Location: Winnersh, Wokingham
  • Salary: £11.00 Per Hour
  • Bonus/Benefits: + Great Benefits
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Maintenance Person/Gardener - Winnersh

From £11.00 per hour

The role of a Maintenance Person / Gardener includes the following tasks:

Ensuring that the day to day repairs and maintenance of the building and its environment are maintained.  This will include painting and decoration to residents’ rooms, keeping the grounds and garden tidy as well as completing regular checks and minor maintenance to all specified equipment on a regular basis.  You will demonstrate compliance with policies and procedures and follow appropriate procedures in the event of accidents or emergencies.

The following requirements are essential for the role of Maintenance Person:

Ability to read and write to a good standard, as well as good communication and interaction skills are essential.  Previous maintenance or DIY experience is required as well as being able to ensure that all aspects of the role are consistently carried out to a high standard.  Candidate must also be a self-starter and able to work on own initiative and demonstrate empathy and understanding of the needs of the elderly.

What we’ll offer you in return 

  • A competitive starting salary
  • Child care vouchers
  • We cover the cost of your DBS Check
  • Comprehensive induction and on-going training and development
  • Uniform provided
  • Pension and Life Assurance scheme available

About Care Home 

Our dementia care home in Winnersh is a brand new concept in dementia support. Based near Wokingham, in Berkshire, the home has been specially designed to offer the best possible care to people living with dementia.

The home has been developed to allow freedom of movement throughout as it flows from one area into another without residents reaching any dead ends. At Abbeyfield Winnersh we combine cutting edge technology with expert design to offer a safe, stimulating and comfortable dementia friendly environment.

The home has 62 en-suite bedrooms together with separate spa-bathrooms, a beauty salon, lounges, a cinema, and a shop. This is surrounded by beautiful gardens which can be enjoyed by you, your family and friends.

The gardens have been created to encourage outside living, with lots of outdoor areas for residents to sit in and look at. We understand the importance of getting a varied and healthy diet, so we will ensure all residents receive nutritious meals.

Who we are

We have been established since 1956 when the dream of one man, Richard Carr-Gomm, became a reality. He recognised that a lot of older people were both neglected and isolated and he dedicated the rest of his life to building our charity that has been helping thousands of people across Britain and the world.

During our 60 years’ we’ve developed Richard’s dream and our 500+ houses and homes are run by specialist staff that are determined to provide all our residents exceptional standards of help and support.  We’ve developed just the right formula that allows us to flexibly provide individual levels of assistance when and where they’re needed. 

We are proud of the quality of what we do, and not only are we monitored and regulated by the HCA and CQC, but we have implemented our own bespoke quality standard.

You can rest assured that, with Abbeyfield, you’re in good hands.

Please contact Sheila Stevens on 0118 977 4246 or via email at  for an application form or to apply with your CV and covering letter.  Alternatively you can visit our Winnersh home to collect an application form.

This post is subject to a DBS check.