Maintenance Person


The successful candidate will take joint responsibility with the Registered Manager to ensure that Farthings is maintained to a high standard and ensure that the property is a safe environment for the residents and staff, conforming to the requirements as laid out under the Health and Safety legislation.

You will need to:

  • Ensure the property remains in a safe and structural condition and that all utilities are fully operational.
  • Ensure all equipment is well maintained and in good working order.
  • Refurbish all areas on a rolling programme of works (decorate bedrooms, shared areas and corridors, apply silicone, tile grout, replacing tiles, hang curtains or blinds).
  • General maintenance person duties including basic plumbing (adjusting TRVs, tightening valves, replacing sink wastes etc), electrical (replacing lightbulbs and fittings, PAT testing) and joinery (replacing locks, doors, handles etc) work.
  • Complete Health and Safety checks throughout the home (fire alarm testing, water temperatures, etc).
  • Maintain the gardens (application of weed killer, planting of flowers, sweep leaves etc).
  • Work alongside the Registered Manager in completion of maintenance log.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Self-motivated, able to work under your own initiative and have a good standard of record keeping.


We would like to hear from you if you are a caring, can-do person with experience working in building maintenance. Ideally, some of which has been gained in a care home setting. If you’re a multi-tasker who can work well under pressure and use your initiative to solve problems. Above all, you need to be team player who takes pride in your work and is committed to maintaining a safe, comfortable environment for our residents.


Experience and qualifications:

  • Prior experience of working in a similar role within a care home would be advantageous.
  • Relevant Health and Safety qualifications would be desirable. (full training will be provided)
  • Basic plumbing, electrical and joinery skills are required.
  • Should be willing to work outside of normal working hours to suite the needs of the home and in emergency situations.

Successful applicants are required to provide an enhanced DBS and sign up to the update service.


We are looking to cover 10 hours per week (2x 5-hour shifts), this will ideally be 09.30-14.30.  Salary is £8.91-£10.50 per hour (dependant on experience)


If you feel you would be suitable for the role please forward your CV onto Lynne Fardell-Wain (Registered Manager) at

If you would like further information please call Lynne on 01777 838 219

Care Assistants - Bank

About us

Farthings is an award-winning family-run care home who genuinely care. Our dedicated and long-serving team of friendly carers are tirelessly committed to the wellbeing and happiness of our resident's lives. It's what our care is all about.

Farthings is a small home with a big heart, and an excellent reputation, all gained through over 30 years of being in existence.

Ashall Care believes that people should be encouraged and helped to continue the life they have always lived. Maintaining an individuals right to choose is the foundation of their wellbeing and promotes happiness and contentment throughout the home, not only for our residents but for the families and our staff too. From here, we can do wonderful things to enrich the lives of everyone who lives here. That's what Ashall Care is all about.


If you are looking for a career where you truly make a difference, then this could be the position for you. We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Care Assistant to join our team.


Farthings Residential Care Home in West Drayton near Retford are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed Care Assistant. Farthings has farmhouse origins and is a home from home privately owned Care Home with 22 beds.

Farthings is rated 'good' in all areas inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and is band 5 Nottinghamshire County Council rated. The home holds a 5* food hygiene rating and has won the Care Home of the Year award at the local C.H.A.S.E awards. In addition, Farthings has been awarded a score of 9.6 on, the leading UK care home review website.

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As a Care Assistant at Farthings, you will provide person centred care and support our residents to maintain their independence, this will include supporting with personal care, at mealtimes and during activities as well as offering emotional support.

Previous experience caring for the elderly would be advantageous, ideally you would have a minimum NVQ2 in Health & Social Care and Care Certificate or be willing to work towards. Full training will be given.

Successful applicants are required to provide an enhanced DBS and sign up to the update service.

As this as a bank position days and hours are negotiable, you decide when you can work.  Shifts can be pre-planned on the rota or picked up as and when through our electronic staff rostering app.  The hours available will be shift work including weekends and bank holidays. We pay staff breaks, overtime rates for all bank holidays (1.5x or 2x) and provide a workplace pension.


Salary: £9.99 / Hour (£8.91/hour + £1.08/hour casual worker holiday pay supplement)


COVID-19 Considerations:  The Home does not have any symptomatic or positive cases of COVID-19. Sufficient stocks of PPE are available, face masks are to be worn at all times, with the exception of staff breaks.  Three times per week coronavirus testing is in place for all staff.  All staff can access a coronavirus vaccine.


Please forward your CV to Lynne Fardell-Wain (Registered Manager) to or contact on 01777 838 219 for further details.