Employment opportunities

Maintenance Officer

Reports to:

Health & Safety Maintenance Manager



Horley & Redhill areas


Permanent, Full time



Shift Pattern:

40 hours per week – predominantly 8:00-16:00 Monday to Friday, however this may include some weekend working

Purpose of the role:

Maintenance Officer 

Cavendish Care have an excellent opportunity for a Maintenance Officer, which combines working in a great job, comprehensive training and development opportunities, and a competitive salary.

About the Company:

Cavendish Care have 16 residential and supported living care homes in Horley and surrounding areas. We provide high quality care for adults with learning disabilities.

Following the initial application and recruitment process, the successful applicant will join our Maintenance Team.

About the job:

  1. Responsible for the decoration and assistance with maintenance jobs and upkeep of all houses within residential and supported living. To include, when required, training office, Head office and the Cavendish activity center.
  2. To check emails daily and prioritize and respond to work required.
  3. To prioritize emergencies and respond accordingly.
  4. To ensure the upkeep of all houses is to a high specification.
  5. To assist with monthly checks carried out randomly of company vehicles to include the upkeep of the van allocated to maintenance and keep appropriate records to ensure at least each vehicle is checked at least once a year.
  6. To carry out daily administration; petty cash, job sheets, respond to emails where deemed necessary.
  7. Communicate positively with all managers and respond to their requests verbally in a prompt manner.
  8. To ensure the health and safety of self, co-workers and clients is upheld for all tasks and duties.
  9. To ensure storage garage is kept tidy, locked and secure at all times.
  10. To carry out tasks if they fall within the remit of professional competence and boundaries.
  11. To communicate effectively with line manager.
  12. To ensure records of daily logs are maintained, paperwork is kept up to date.


Other Duties:

This job description indicates the main areas of responsibility of this post; the above list is not exhaustive. Therefore, other tasks and or duties may be required of you, but these will fall within the general areas of the responsibility of the post.

Application form

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Section 1 — Introduction

Section 2 — Personal details

Section 3 — Employment history

Please add ALL past employment, explaining any gaps between posts since you finished full time education (beginning with your most recent employer).

If you have come straight from college or university, please explain this in the boxes below.

Please note that this section is a requirement – if you do not fill in your full work history, unfortunately we cannot consider you for any positions.

Section 4 — Education and training

Please add all educational achievements and qualifications (beginning with your most recent).

Section 5 — Criminal convictions

Section 6 — Right to work

Under Section 8 of the Immigration Act we are required to check all employees are eligible to work within the UK. Please confirm that, if you are offered a position, which of the following documents you would be prepared to supply and allow us to make a copy of for our records.

Note: EEAA = European Economic Area Agreement

Section 7 — References

Please provide details of two referees who can comment on your suitability for the role. If possible, one of these should be your present or most recent employer. Family members are not able to provide references.

Section 8 — Person specification

Please detail how you meet the requirements of the person specification, particularly how you feel you can demonstrate the values of our organisation and your reasons for applying for this position.

This is part of the application form where you can bring to our attention any qualities you believe we should be aware of. Please continue on a separate sheet if necessary.

200 words minimum.

Section 9 — Special requirements

The organisation wishes to ensure that all candidates have a fair opportunity to show their abilities in the selection process, so that our decisions are based on your ability to do the job and not on any factor that is irrelevant to the post.

To help us to do this, please would you indicate if you need any adjustments for the interview such as:

For further information or to discuss your requirements in confidence please contact the Cavendish Care Human Resources Dept.

Section 10 — Declaration

Please read carefully before signing the application

I hereby authorise you to take up references from my previous employer(s) and my present employer (once the offer of employment has been confirmed in writing). In addition, I hereby authorise you to take up other reference checks and carry out checks on all and any of my qualifications from any establishment or employer as you deem appropriate.

I agree that any offer of employment is subject to satisfactory references, DBS and 6 month probationary period. I confirm that the information supplied by me on this form and all documents required with this application are complete and correct and that any untrue or misleading information will give my employer the right to terminate any employment contract offered to me.

If my application for employment is successful, I agree to undergo a medical examination if this is required to ensure my suitability to carry out my duties and for provision of medical information as part of an occupational health assessment.

If you have any queries or questions about Cavendish Care please do not hesitate to contact us.