Care home chain appoints maintenance manager


Saltaire-based Czajka Care Group has appointed Alan Vennard as maintenance manager to oversee health and safety compliance across the company, and head up its specialist team of maintenance personnel and grounds staff.

In his new role, Alan will manage Czajka Care Group’s team of six maintenance staff and groundsmen, who work across its five care and nursing homes throughout Nab Wood and the Aire Valley.  The team also maintains Czajka Care Group’s HQ and its training centre in Saltaire, as well as The Clubhouse at Fairmount Park, which is a members only club with a range of leisure facilities.

Alan brings a wealth of experience to the role after previously working in similar positions at national care operators, as well as working with the police for 17 years as a special constable, where he was a section officer.  He also has relevant experience and qualifications in both fire safety and general health and safety.

Alan says: “This move is an opportunity to join one of the region’s leading independent care providers, which has a solid reputation in the industry.  Throughout my time working in the care industry, I’ve always recognised that residents should be at the centre of any company’s operations and this certainly fits with Czajka Care Group’s values.  Everything the maintenance team does is focussed around Czajka’s residents and contributes towards enhancing their overall daily experience, which makes it a very rewarding and enjoyable role.”

Konrad Czajka, managing director of Czajka Care Group, says: “Our maintenance team and grounds staff do a hugely valuable job ensuring that our properties are safe, always kept in superb condition and continually looking their best.  This ultimately creates extremely comfortable and attractive living environments for our residents to enjoy.

“Alan is a very experienced maintenance manager who has worked for several leading names in the care industry, with a great understanding of the latest health and safety legislation and fire regulations, which made him the ideal candidate for the role.”