Domestic / General Assistant
Abbeyfield is a charity for elderly people, providing housing to more than 7,000 residents across the UK and internationally. It is our mission to enhance our residents’ quality of life through high quality accommodation in a stimulating environment, maintaining a socially active life.
We’re committed to providing the highest standards of care to our residents, and we believe that great care starts with great people. The interests of our valued staff and residents sit at the heart of what we do.
Abbeyfield is more than a home; it’s a neighbourhood, a community, a family. Are you ready to be a part of it?
A one of our valued general assistants, you’re at the front line of care. We’re passionate about creating a neat and tidy environment for our residents. So you’ll help us keep our Home clean, tidy for our residents, and welcoming for our many visitors. This includes communal areas and may include residents’ bedrooms.
With your attention to detail and high standards, 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.
The Ideal Candidate
Are you sensitive, empathetic and love to care for others? And do you have high standards and like things to be neat and tidy? 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 for a new career, we’re looking for people to join our growing team of general 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 have high standards, and a natural calling to care!
In return for your commitment, we offer a great pay and benefits package. This includes:
● 31 days paid leave, including bank/public holidays (pro rata)
● Opportunity to learn new skills and develop
● Occupational sick pay scheme
● Company pension scheme
● Shop and save discounts
About the Company
Jim Gillespie House is a 30 bedroom, two storey residential care home located in the heart of Rugby. We provide residential care for older people including those who may experience hearing or visual impairment or assistance with personal care and/or mobility. Our lounge, dining room and conservatory are ideal places to catch up and make new friends with fellow residents or with our caring, attentive team.
My role as Home Manager is to ensure my team delivers high standards of care at all times. My team builds honest and open relationships with our residents, through our weekly programme of fun activities such as bingo or quizzes, or simply by spending time outside in our beautiful, secure gardens.
I encourage my team to constantly develop their skills and knowledge so that they can meet each of our resident’s care and social needs. I value each member of my team and ensure that they remain motivated and well-supported throughout their time with us.
The Abbeyfield Society