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. 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.
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
Various hours available;
Required to cook variety of traditional home cooked foods for the elderly in supported accommodation. Ordering, meal preparation and cooking, food rotation and daily monitoring checks within the kitchen and food stores, record keeping and keeping within the expenditure guidelines.
To ensure that all residents feel welcome, liaising regarding menus, food intolerances and dietary needs and ensuring these are met.
Previous experience would be an advantage, although some training may be provided.
Finally, you will be responsible for ensuring all staff, volunteers, contractors and visitors are managed effectively when on site with the help of the team, in the managers absence.
A Great Place to Work
Located outside of Kettering city centre, Sarnia House is close to convenience stores and is a short bus ride away from Newlands Shopping Centre.
Our home has 20 studio flats, plus two larger apartments, all with kitchenettes and ensuite bathrooms. Our communal spaces include a lounge, dining room and large garden where our residents and their loved ones are welcome to use at their leisure throughout the year.
At Sarnia House, we offer older people a great space to live independently, within the privacy of their own accommodation, but in a warm and welcoming communal house. Along with great companionship, we offer home cooked meals and the security and support of our dedicated and friendly team.
We are proud to lead such a happy, encouraging team where everyone’s ultimate goal is to work together to make a real difference to the lives of our residents. We always try to keep our residents as active as they wish to be with regular quiz mornings, craft activities and outings.
If you’re after a rewarding role with lots of variety and feel that you can make a positive contribution to our team, we would be interested in hearing from you.
For more information about Sarnia House please click here.
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