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We are delighted you are interested in joining the team here at Abbeyfield Bristol & Keynsham Society. All staff have to be DBS checked and provide relevant references. Please see below for current staff vacancies.


This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-established and forward-looking organisation, providing supported independent retirement living. 

We have five beautiful houses, providing self-contained en-suite flats for 89 older people, in and around the Bristol area, in addition to our head office in Clifton. 

We’re looking for a cheerful, multi-skilled, pro-active person to join our lovely, hard-working team.


  • General property maintenance
  • PAT testing
  • Dealing with residents’ repair and maintenance requests
  • Installation of specialist aids and adaptations for older people
  • Painting and decorating in vacated residents’ flats and communal areas of the houses
  • Ensuring all maintenance equipment is in good working order
  • Purchasing of specialist supplies required to undertake repairs and maintenance tasks
  • General maintenance of the minibus and work van, to ensure safety and best practice
  • Delivering all internal paperwork from the houses to the office and vice versa on a weekly basis
  • Maintaining heating systems in residents’ flats and communal areas
  • Maintaining automatic door closing systems as required
  • Small plumbing repairs (eg. unblocking of drains/loos/pump systems/replacing faulty shower units etc)
  • Small electrical repairs (eg. mending of light fittings/kitchen equipment)
  • Installing and tuning TVs for residents
  • Maintaining own diary of works and projects for immediate and longer-term attention
  • Moving of items of furniture and other effects as required
  • Attending all mandatory staff training
  • Acting as an effective ambassador for Abbeyfield at all times
  • Any other ad hoc tasks as required


  • Previous experience of facilities maintenance
  • Kind, cheerful and respectful manner in dealing with older people
  • Awareness of the sensitivities when dealing with and working for older people
  • Pro-active, ‘can-do’ attitude to tasks and projects
  • Effective time management
  • Ability to manage an on-going programme of planned maintenance for all houses, in conjunction with the Chief Executive and the Property Manager
  • Ability to work in a team and on your own initiative
  • Reliability and responsibility, with a flexible attitude to work
  • Health and Safety awareness in using power tools, chemicals etc
  • Excellent communication skills in dealing with staff and residents
  • Tidy and meticulous approach to working, with excellent attention to detail
  • Full, clean driving licence, and a safe driving manner


  • £12.17 per hour


  • Generally 35 hours per week (core hours to be agreed, Monday to Friday) with very occasional out-of-hours work


  • January 2019, with a handover period (to be agreed) in December 2018


  • 28 days per annum, including bank holidays

This job is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.


To find out more about our staff vacancies, contact us today on 0117 973 6997 or

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