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Mobile Decorator

Care UK

Job Description

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
  • We provide high quality care in a lovely, listed, Edwardian building.

    Tiltwood is an attractive and very welcoming care home located in a quiet lane just behind the high street in Cobham, Surrey. We provide personalised residential, respite and day care for older people, including individuals with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

    Our friendly and experienced team supports every resident and day guest to do as much as they can for themselves. Many residents love to help out around the home and the garden, and this is something we actively encourage. Our day club is very much a part of the home – we see ourselves as one community and provide plenty of opportunities for residents and day guests to socialise and take part in activities together.

    Tiltwood combines modern facilities with character and charm - part of the home is a listed Edwardian building. Our rooms and living areas are very homely and we have lots of patio doors to make it easy for residents, day guests and visitors to make the most of our beautiful grounds.

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