Care UK


Mobile Decorator

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  • Job summary

    You will redecorate internally and externally a number of care homes within a region. The work will be generally on a planned/project basis rather than be reactive. Your care homes will generally be within one hour’s travel of your regional base enabling daily commute.

    Key responsibilities

    You will use paint, varnishes and wallpaper supplied through the Property Helpdesk to decorate homes inside and outside following the Regional Director’s instructions. Colour, finishing texture and wallpaper patterns will be finalised by the Regional Director but will be selected from a pre-agreed set of choices.
    You will be generally working alone and as such you will be responsible for ensuring you work in a way that is safe for yourself and others. You will follow the company Mobile Decorator Policy and complete a Risk Assessment /Method Statement for each project which will include aspects such as:

    Hygiene and COSHH
    Dust and Flying Particles
    Asbestos Awareness
    Manual Handling
    Power and Hand Tools
    Working at Heights
    Safety in Confined Spaces
    Lone working

    Where the Risk Assessment, or HSE regulation, indicates that lone working is not suitable then assistance will be provided.
    Your main tasks would include:

    Planning the project (what, when, where, who and how)with the Regional Director, Home Manager  and Regional Facilities Manager
    Measuring surface areas to work out how much paint or wall covering is needed
    Ordering the correct quantities of materials and consumables from the Care UK Property Helpdesk
    Erecting safety barriers and signage to prevent unauthorised access to the work area

    Preparing surfaces including striping, filling, smoothing and levelling
    Masking and protecting areas to prevent paint going onto unwanted areas
    Operating, cleaning and maintaining all painting equipment, including brushes, rollers, trays etc.
    Priming, sanding, sealing paint surfaces

    Applying layers of paint and hanging wallpaper
    Tidying up after finishing a job

    You will be responsible for maintaining a store of materials and decorating equipment at each home, ensuring that after each project any spare paint and wallpaper is available for touching up and repairs

    Specifics and hours

    40 hours per week; nominally 8am – 5pm with an hour for lunch although flexitime is available, at the Regional Directors discretion, and managed through an electronic clocking on/off system. Overtime may be available when required  

    Travel from home to home is expected outside these hours unless the project is more than 1 hour’s travel from the employee’s regional base care home. In this case the travel time beyond 1 hour will be included in the 40 hours

    Travel allowance: 40p/mile for first 10,000 miles and then 25p/mile (There is no requirement to transport materials or decorating equipment and as such transport will not be provided).


    Minimum 5 years minimum experience of all aspects of painting and decorating in a domestic or office environment
    Current CSCS card (Construction Skills Certificate Scheme) including CITB Health, Safety and Environment test
    Evidence of:

    • Working to a high standard
    • Working under their own direction with minimum supervision
    • Undertaking Risk Assessments and implementing safe working practices
    • Good verbal and written communication skills
    • A pro-active approach
    • Adaptable to changing requirements.
    • Physically fit to cope with specific needs of role
    • Approachable and able to build positive relationships with other members of staff and residents
    • Full driving licence + car insured for a travel to a variety of business locations
    • Clear the DBS check


    • Relevant qualifications in addition to CSCS
    • Experience of working a care environment
  • Where you'll work
  • St Vincent’s House is a modern and elegant purpose-designed care home in Hammersmith, west London.

    Our experienced team provides personalised nursing and respite care for older people. We also offer sensitive and supportive end of life care.

    Everyone at St Vincent’s House is very friendly and welcoming, and the home has a real family feel. We spend lots of time getting to know residents and their loved ones, so that we fully understand each person’s support needs, lifetime experiences and interests. It’s an important part of creating individualised care plans and designing activities that will engage and inspire.

    Every member of our team shares the same goal of providing the best possible standards of care and offering compassion and support wherever it’s needed. We’re proud to have been awarded the Gold Standards Framework for care homes hallmark in recognition of the high quality of our end of life care.

Care UK is committed to ensuring that it employs people with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and will assess every applicant fairly regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependents, age, physical/mental disability or offending background. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from working with us, it will depend on the nature of the role and background of any offence.