Job Title: Maintenance Technician
Reporting to: Regional Estates Supervisor
Salary- 22k plus van
At Salutem, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to live a healthy, active and fulfilling life, regardless of their background or disability. The aim of our services is to provide a safe and stimulating environment for adults and young people.
The Estates Technician will be accountable for a portfolio, consisting of adult and children services, within their region, and working with the location managers, to provide best in class environments for the individuals we support. The post holder will form part of a team and act as the home managers first point of contact for estates matters.
·Attend the sites within their region on a regular basis to carry out H and S checks in line with the “Salutem Maintenance Manuals”,
·First line “triage” to reactive repairs and to include;
- Minor electrical works, lamp changes, light fittings and sockets
- Plumbing repairs and minor installations, changing washers
- Replacing locks, door closers and other door furniture
- Escalate reactive tasks that are beyond a standard repair to the “helpdesk”
- Maintain accurate documentation of all assigned work orders ensure prompt and accurate feedback to the help desk on job progress and status
·To carry out planned works, under the direction of the Head of Estates, and supervision of the Regional Estates Supervisor to include;
- Performance of tasks to assist with delivery of the annual budgeted works program,
- Carry out basic grounds maintenance (grass cutting, trimming, litter clearing and weeding),
- Decorating tasks in accordance with the agreed rolling decoration program for the region,
- Provide external contractor support when required,
- Ensure appropriate fire risk assessment recommendations are actioned,
- Ensure water risk assessments recommendations are actioned,
- Escalate any issues that are not readily resolved to their line manager.
·Comply fully with Health, Safety & Environmental policies
·Provide excellent customer service to service management and the people we support
·Provide estates support to the Location Managers and the Regional Estates Supervisor in accordance with above, and as directed
·Attend and complete training provided by the company
·Access to various portals in order to provide necessary updates.
·Participate in the “on call” rota for the allocated region (24/7)
This job description should not be seen as all encompassing, and the post holder will be expected to undertake any other responsibilities appropriate to the post as identified by the company.
·Individuals supported is their external customer.
·Location Manager is their internal customer
·Regional Estates Supervisor is their Regional Supervision
·Head of Estates is their National Management function
Our Core Values
·We are Supportive by promoting opportunities for everyone so they can reach their full potential
·We are very Ambitious to provide the best possible outcomes for the people who use our services
·We are Loyal because we put the people that we support and our staff at the centre of everything we do and we deliver on our promises. We also are committed to ensuring that our services are meeting the needs of all stakeholders
·We are Unique because we are ambitious and innovative about the diversity of the services that we provide without compromising quality
·We are Transparent by being open, honest and fostering a culture of mutual respect. We promote a culture where we learn by our experiences and we are committed to doing things better and setting the highest standards in what we do
·We are Engaging because we work in partnership with the people that we support, our staff and all our stakeholders
We encourage everyone to experience a Meaningful life by being aspirational and by offering opportunities
We have a massive duty of care towards those we support who are often the most vulnerable in society, which is why our staff are encouraged to keep up to date with vaccines and focus on self-care too.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Area, Essential, Desirable and Evidence
C and G/NVQ level 2 +
National Diploma/Apprentice trained within a relative discipline
Maintenance of properties within a healthcare environment
Understanding of H and S requirements
Good technical understanding of buildings
Ability to write reports
Demonstrable experience of general property maintenance
Education, care, Mental Healthcare
Specialist Educational facilities maintenance
Good work ethic
Volunteer for tasks outside their core role
Own transport and full licence
Ability to work “out of hours”