Maintenance Operative

Pathways, Sutton in Ashfield

Position: Maintenance Operative
Care Home: Pathways
Location: Sutton-in-Ashfield (NG17 4BR)
Contract type: Permanent - full time hours available
Shifts Available: Flexible (Incl. weekends and evenings)
Rate/Salary: Up to £11.25 ph dependent on experience
CQC Rating: Good (30-Dec-17)

About Exemplar Health Care:

We have over 20 years of experience providing exceptional specialist nursing care for adults living with complex and high acuity needs.  We started our journey as a training company, and have grown into one of the country’s leading providers of adult specialist care, with over 35 complex needs care homes in England. 

Our vision is that adults living with complex needs can access outstanding specialist care and support, in a community-based home that’s close to their family and friends, and that focuses on their personal goals and outcomes.  Our person-centred care is the bedrock for maximising independence, building everyday living skills and empowering people to live as fulfilled lives as possible. 

Our mission is to make every day better for the people we support and our colleagues.  We’re proud of the culture that we’ve created at Exemplar Health Care, which is underpinned by our vision, mission and values.

About Pathways:

Pathways supports eight young adults living with a learning disability and/or autism, and who have complex and high acuity needs.

The home has communal living and dining spaces, an activities hub and a large garden to promote social activities.

You’ll work in a small and close team, which means that you’ll be able to see the difference that you make each and every day.

Pathways is rated ‘Good’ with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and has a review score of 5 out of 5 on

Pathways's latest CQC report can be found here:

As the maintenance technician your key tasks will include:

  • Carry out decorating and redecorating as directed
  • Assist in emergency evacuations and fire drills & carry out weekly fire checks
  • Pat testing of electrical equipment
  • Liaise with external contractors
  • Ensure smooth running of plant machinery and equipment, including gas, electric, oil, and water installation
  • Complete maintenance checks identified in the maintenance manual and regulative checks
  • Ensure health & safety of self, Service Users, staff and contractors/visitors
  • Safe handling of equipment and chemicals
  • Possess and maintain a valid driving licence
  • Electrical, Plumbing and Joinery work
  • Being available for emergency call outs
  • You will need to have excellent organisational and planning skills and be a good communicator.
  • You should be able to work on your own initiative as well as being part of the team.
About Your Benefits*:

 - 5.6 weeks holiday.
 - Exemplar rewards – retail discounts and vouchers.
 - Employee assistance program – 24 hour helpline.
 - Pension plan.
 - Free car parking.
 - Free uniform.
 - Outstanding career progression.
 - Comprehensive 2 day induction program.
 - Opportunity to progress and complete NVQ qualifications.
 - Refer a friend scheme

About Our Values:

Our values underpin everything that we do and ensure that we continue to make every day better for our service users and colleagues. We look for these values in everyone who works with Exemplar Health Care:

 - Fun
 - Integrity
 - Responsive
 - Success
 - Teamwork

Read more about our values here -

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging:

At Exemplar Health Care you will work in an inclusive environment in which we champion diversity. We understand the importance of our workforce representing the communities and populations we serve.  We provide a work place where you are encouraged to be yourself whilst offering our colleagues and our service users support, care and a place of belonging.

How to Apply:

If this role sounds like a good match for you, please contact our Recruitment Team on 01977 630 830 for an informal chat or alternatively email:

*T&Cs apply


Rewarding your dedication

Whether it’s RCNi membership or NMC PIN payment for Nurses, or lifestyle and retail discounts for everyone, we’re always thinking about new ways of saying ‘thank you’ for being part of our team.


Lifestyle and retail discounts - all colleagues can access great savings and monthly discounts on high street shops, restaurants, pubs and holidays, as well as 2-for-1 cinema tickets.


Employee Assistance Programme - all colleagues can access 24/7 counselling and support through our wellbeing partner, Care First.


Pension plan - after 3 months, you’ll be auto-enrolled into our pension scheme with NOW pensions, where you’ll have up to 5% of your earnings (depending on your salary) put into the pension and we’ll contribute an additional 3%.

DBS check

Paid DBS check - we’ll pay for all new starters to have a DBS check, so you don’t need to cover the cost.


Referral bonus - if you recommend a friend for a care role with us, you’ll both receive £150, and you can refer as many people as you like.


Career development opportunities - there are lots of opportunities to develop your skills and progress in your career at Exemplar Health Care, if you wish. Find out more.