Cook & Housekeeper
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 a naturally caring person, who is compassionate, and understands the needs of older people? Can you interact well with and build strong working relationships a wide range of people in varied situations? And in a modern workplace, as you would expect, you should be able to use computers and IT applications, and be able to read, write and work with numbers to a good standard.
A strong and supportive team player, you’ll also need to be a competent cook, who can keep to a budget. You’ll also be skilled in supervising and supporting your team of General Assistants, and will know how to get the best from them.
If you are already experienced in working in a similar role within services for older people, and have knowledge of tenancy management and tenant participation, then even better. It would also be beneficial if you held a current driving licence. You will also need to have a First Aid Certificate and Food Hygiene Certificate. However, if you do not possess these, full training will be provided to ensure you obtain these within the first few months.
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
This is a really interesting and varied role, providing a number of important services to our valued residents. For instance, you will provide the catering service, to include ordering and preparation of ingredients, cooking and meal preparation. But you'll also supervise a small team of General Assistants, and through them, you will ensure that the House is maintained in a clean and tidy condition, and is safe for our residents.
You will also undertake administrative duties, such as record keeping, maintaining tenancy agreements and keeping an eye on expenditure. And you’ll go out of your way to ensure that all residents feel welcome, included and involved in the house(s), and matters affecting the house are communicated to them as required.
You may also organise social activities, consulting with residents and volunteer groups, so that all residents remain involved in the community in line with their individual needs, aspirations and abilities.
Finally, you’ll also take responsibility for ensuring all staff, volunteers, trades persons and other visitors are managed effectively when on site.
A Great Place to Work
Situated in the Wollaton area of Nottingham opposite the beautiful grounds of Wollaton Hall and the Deer Park, Middleton House is an attractive detached property built in 1935. Our home has easy access to bus services and local shops.
Middleton House offers 11 attractive studio units and one bedroom flats, all with ensuite shower facilities. We have an attractive communal lounge and dining room, assisted bathing facilities and kitchens on each floor. Our home is set in beautiful gardens which gives our residents the opportunity to sit out and enjoy some fresh air or do a spot of gardening.
Here at Middleton House we regularly open our doors to the local community, giving people the chance to see what its like to live at an Abbeyfield House. With a warm and friendly atmosphere, there is always something to do at our home. Everyone enjoys getting together for activities and events planned by our caring and enthusiastic team and great volunteers. There are regular coffee mornings and outings, a monthly calendar of activities which includes film nights, painting classes and beetle drives.
Through daily interaction we get to know our residents well and always ensure that everyone, staff included, are treated with kindness and respect. Everyone supports each other and works well together to help enrich our residents’ lives. If you feel that you share the same values as us, we would love to hear from you.
For more information about Middleton House, please click here.
The Abbeyfield Society