Maintenance Operative

Martin Field Road, Penwortham, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 9HL
Martin Field Road, Penwortham Preston Lancashire PR1 9HL
Job Type
Full Time
Job Category
Closing Date
23 February 2023
£22,000 per annum

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Maintenance Operative

£22,000 per annum

Covering care homes in the North West


Introduction to the role

As a Maintenance Operative you will be on the front line of ensuring our homes remain of the highest quality and fit for their intended purpose.

No day is ever the same, you could be carrying out essential repairs in Liverpool or redecorating a room in Warrington so its ready to welcome a new person. You will be working within a care setting and you will interact with the people living in the property. It is essential you are a people person, and you can adapt to different working environments.


Ideally you will have a trade background or experience maintaining properties in the car sector. Experience of cyclical maintenance including regulatory checks and Health & Safety knowledge is important to ensure every action is completed to the highest standard and within the regulatory guidelines.


Our maintenance logs are all online via an app, it is important you are IT literate and comfortable using technology. Due to this being a mobile role, a clean driving licence and the flexibility to travel is essential.


Main Duties

To provide a comprehensive maintenance service to all Orchard Care Homes within your specified region. Communicating and interacting with all employees and residents ensuring that your cluster of Orchard Care Homes are kept in good condition both inside and out.



About Orchard Care Homes

This role will cover homes across the North West, including Preston, Liverpool and Warrington.

We provide a variety of care ranging from residential, nursing and specialist dementia care. Each environment is unique to the care being delivered.


Winner of the Gold trophy for Best Smaller Care Home Group at the CHA (Care Home Awards) 2021.


Orchard Care Homes has been providing care for older people for over 15 years. We are committed to being at the heart of the local community and delivering the same level of care that we would all wish for our loved ones.


We believe in investing in our people. Your professional development is encouraged, and you will receive plenty of training and progression opportunities across our portfolio of homes.



  • Funding for cost of annual revalidation and renewal of PIN
  • Access to Blue Light Discount Card.
  • Excellent training and progression opportunities, from day one, with career pathways to enable you to grow and develop.
  • Recognition schemes, such as ‘Making a Difference’ and an annual awards ceremony, recognising our dedicated staff team.
  • Free Uniform and car parking.
  • Access to our 24/7 Employee Support Hub offering confidential support on personal and professional issues.
  • Unlimited access to our Refer a Friend bonus scheme – Earn up to a £250 per person.

At Orchard Care Homes, we value our employees. Click here to find out more about our wide range of benefits.