General Assistant Bank / Casual
What Abbeyfield Offer You
In line with your casual (bank) worker assignment agreement, we offer competitive pay that is in line with those of our employed staff in similar roles. And depending on how many hours you work, you will accrue leave at an equivalent rate of 31 days paid leave in a full calendar year, inclusive of bank/public holidays (pro rata). And in order to carry out this role, you will be provided with mandatory training to get you started, as part of a comprehensive induction. To be eligible to work for us in future assignments, you will be expected to keep your mandatory training up to date.
First and foremost, you will be a caring person who is compassionate, and understands the needs of older people. Additionally, you will be able to communicate and interact well with a wide range of people in varied situations. Naturally, as you might expect in a modern workplace, you must be able to read, write and work with numbers to a good standard. And it is essential that you are a strong and supportive team player.
To be highly suited to the role, you should be passionate about standards of cleanliness and hygiene, and will be keen to ensure that things are always neat and tidy. Better still, if you’re already experienced working in a similar role, may be within services for older people, then this is definitely the job for you.
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
You’ll work with the cleaning and housekeeping schedules as set by the Housekeeper. These duties may cover cleaning of the residents’ flats and rooms, the communal areas and offices. You’ll respect residents’ wishes and preferences. And you work well as part of a team to ensure all residents’ needs are met in relation to cleaning, housekeeping and infection control.
You will be responsible for the use of housekeeping equipment and cleaning products, and use these in line with agreed budgets and COSHH requirements. You aim to reduce wastage and report any defects in a timely manner.
We want to keep our Houses as welcoming as possible. Every resident should enjoy a clean and well maintained environment that is presented to the highest standard. Your role is key to this. Finally, you’ll also ensure that store areas and equipment are kept clean, hygienic and tidy at all times.
A Great Place to Work
Surrounded by beautiful countryside, Alexander House is located in the heart of Bootle village on the south west tip of the stunning Lake District. Our home is surrounded by some truly beautiful landscapes with the nearest beach just a few miles away. Local amenities are situated within walking distance of the house with the Bootle train station not far away.
Our home is small and friendly, perfect for people who want to maintain their independence, but have the support of our caring staff and companionship of others. Our fantastic team work hard to ensure the house is comfortable, clean and safe for all our residents.
We organise plenty of engaging and enjoyable events and activities such as chair exercise sessions, 'Knit & Natter' sessions and a monthly library delivery service. Food is very important at Alexander House, with our cooks preparing and serving a lunch and high tea daily. We are happy to cater for all kinds of different dietary requirements and vegetarian alternatives are always readily available.
An honest and open culture is encouraged by our home manager and her team, who are supported with regular team meetings and ongoing up-to-date training. Our team is made up of committed, caring and professional people who are dedicated to ensuring that our residents are supported to do the things that they want to do, including the little things that matter.
As part of our team, you will have excellent opportunities to work with some amazing, caring people and give something back to our wonderful residents by enriching their lives. If this sounds like somewhere where you would like to work, please do contact us.
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