What Abbeyfield Offer You
At Abbeyfield, we are committed to rewarding our staff for their hard work. Our benefits include:
- Competitive pay
- 31 days paid leave, including bank/public holidays
- Comprehensive induction
- Life Assurance
- Pay progression within role
- Learning and career development opportunities
- Occupational sick pay
- Company pension
- Discounted gym membership
- An employee assistance programme
- Cycle-to-work scheme
- Shop and save vouchers
Are you sensitive, empathetic and love to care for others? Do you enjoy building meaningful relationships and making a real difference? If that sounds like you, we think you’ll fit right in at Abbeyfield! Whether you’re new to the world of care or looking to retrain, we’re looking for people to join our growing team of care assistants.
Don’t worry if you have no experience - we’ll provide you with all the training you need. What’s more important is that you have a natural calling to care!
We are committed to providing the highest standards of care, and we believe that great care starts with great people. Are you a caring, compassionate and welcoming person, who understands the needs of older people and is respectful at all times? Are you comfortable communicating and collaborating with a wide range of people in varied situations as well as a strong and confident team player?
And because we take the wellbeing of our residents and staff very seriously, you won't be surprised that to work for us, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (other than in exceptional circumstances), and intend to have any further booster vaccinations that are made available.
For over 60 years, Abbeyfield has been a charity that provides housing for elderly people across the UK and internationally. It is our mission to enhance the quality of life for our residents through excellent accommodation in a stimulating environment to help maintain a socially active life.
Abbeyfield is more than a home; it’s a neighbourhood, a community, a family. Our core behaviours are to be welcoming to everyone, celebrate the positives, work collaboratively, take responsibility, and be adaptable to changing circumstances.
Best of all, we’re a charity, meaning that the interests of our valued staff and residents sit at the heart of what we do, not shareholders.
Your role at Abbeyfield
As one of our highly valued carers, you'll be at the front line of care delivery. You’ll help residents with their individual care needs such as personal care, medical care and following social interests. You’ll build a special bond with each resident and give professional and emotional support during difficult times such as periods of illness.
You just know exactly how to make the residents feel as comfortable as possible and put a smile on their faces. Above all, you’ll treat residents with kindness, respect and compassion, ensuring each individual has a choice and feeling of self worth.
A Great Place to Work
Lee House is our attractive residential care home located set in the heart of Wimbledon village – the heart of British tennis. Our friendly and cosy home offers care and support to our older female residents with 27 single, en-suite bedrooms available, many of which have a balcony or overlook the beautiful, well-established gardens. Being just a 5 minutes walk to Wimbledon village, there is a superb range of shops, cafes and restaurants for our residents to visit or to simply enjoy a picnic on Wimbledon Common.
Our residents enjoy plenty of fun activities and events such as art and crafts and musical events that are run by our fantastic activity co-ordinator and team members. We believe that it is important for our residents to get together and keep active which can improve their overall well-being and make them feel less isolated.
Our staff are highly motivated and are prepared to go that extra mile to provide the highest standards of care. Through daily interaction we get to know our residents well and always ensure that everyone, staff included, are treated with kindness and respect.
Every day brings different challenges, but our dedicated, focused team are rewarded knowing that they make a difference to our residents’ lives. In return, we want our team members to feel motivated and rewarded and offer a competitive package of pay and benefits, together with plenty of training opportunities.
If you feel that you share the same values as us and believe you can be a valuable member of our team, we would love to hear from you.
The Abbeyfield Society