Maintenance Operative

Fairwinds, Rotherham

Position: Maintenance  
Care Home: Fairwinds
Location: Rotherham (S61 1AJ)
Contract type: Permanent - Full time hours available
Shifts Available: 40 hours hours per week 
Rate/Salary: £10.98 per hour

This is an exciting opportunity to use your skills to make a real difference every day!


Join us as our new Maintenance Operative at Fairwinds care home in Rotherham.

If you’re looking for a rewarding maintenance role with a difference, we have the job for you. 

At Fairwinds, our Maintenance Operatives ensure a safe and welcoming home for the people we support. 

In the role, you’ll ensure that everything works well and looks its best for everyone who lives, works and visits here. Come and join our friendly and professional team!

To take a virtual tour of Fairwinds click here:


About Exemplar Health Care 

Fairwinds is part of Exemplar Health Care, a leading provider of specialist nursing care for adults living with complex and high acuity needs. 

We support adults living with complex mental health needs. The home has two small units - one that's exclusively for people who identify as female. 

As well as stable and secure employment opportunities, we offer great benefits and perks, and plenty of opportunities to learn, develop and progress.


About the role

Our Maintenance Operative plays a key role in ensuring that the fabrics, fittings, fixtures and equipment in the home are in good condition.

No two days will ever be the same, but your day-to-day responsibilities 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
- An enhanced DBS disclosure is required.

You’ll put our people at the heart of everything you do – whether that’s painting bedrooms, building planters in the garden or putting pictures on people’s walls. We can guarantee that whatever you bring to the role, you’ll see great rewards!

If you haven’t worked in the care sector before, we’ll help you feel right at home from the start with our induction, buddy and ongoing training programmes.

Download our job description to read more:


About you
Above all, you’re someone who identifies with our values of fun, integrity, responsiveness, success and teamwork.

You’re also:

  • able to demonstrate a broad range of maintenance skills
  • knowledgeable about, and experienced in, health and safety legislation and regulations 
  • a great communicator, both verbally and in writing
  • someone with digital skills and an understanding of how IT works 
  • a team player
  • kind, caring and understanding.

To apply for this role, it may be helpful if you have, or are willing to work towards, a 17th-edition Electrical Certificate. 

What we offer

We offer great rewards and perks including: 

  • regular supervision, peer support, learning opportunities and career prospects 
  • access to wages before payday with fastP.A.Y.E
  • retail and lifestyle discounts
  • free DBS check
  • 24/7 counselling and support
  • Blue Light Card eligibility.

How to apply

Sound good? We’d love to hear from you. Click the button to ‘APPLY NOW’. 

For an informal chat about joining us, call us on 01977 630830 or email 


Please note, applicants must be authorised to work in the UK. We’re unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa at this time.


Colleague stories

“There are many career opportunities at Exemplar Health Care and the support that I’ve received has been amazing. Everyone at Exemplar Health Care is committed to not only our residents, but each other. I am proud to be part of the Exemplar family.”

Nurse – Exemplar Health Care

Read our stories

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.