General Assistant - Speedwell Court
We want to keep our Homes 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.
You’ll work with the cleaning and housekeeping schedules as set by the Home Manager. These duties may cover cleaning of the residents’ bedrooms, the communal areas and offices. So you’ll be expected to respect residents’ wishes and preferences. Your role may also include ensuring that every resident enjoys clean and well maintained laundry that is well presented. This includes cleaning, ironing and folding clothes and linen.
You will also 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. Finally, you’ll also ensure that store areas and equipment are kept clean, hygienic and tidy at all times.
The Ideal Candidate
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.
A copy of the full job description is available here. Note that this role requires an enhanced DBS check, to be renewed every 3 years.
In return for your commitment, we offer a great pay and benefits package. This includes 29 days paid leave, (pro rata), including bank/public holidays, an occupational sick pay scheme, a pension scheme, plus shop and save discounts. We also offer great career prospects, from a comprehensive induction and a ‘buddy’ to get you started.
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.
About the Company
Situated in West End, Southampton, Abbeyfield’s impressive new residential care home, Speedwell Court, offers three services – residential, dementia care and end of life care within exclusive surroundings finished to the highest specification.
Residents benefit from a range of delicious, nutritionally balanced menu choices in our dining rooms or café and daily stimulating activities from cookery workshops to local outings. A caring and fully trained team are dedicated to promoting every resident’s health and wellbeing and enjoyment of life in beautiful surroundings.
As an experienced General Manager of this home, I am committed to provide a high quality personal service tailored to meet our residents’ individual needs. I am supported by a great team of compassionate and devoted people who ensure that Speedwell Court feels like home to our residents, their family and friends.
I am so proud to lead such a new successful team where everyone’s ultimate goal is to work together to make a real difference to the lives of our residents. I share the same passionate goal as every valued member of my team of putting our residents first and treating them with respect and dignity.
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 Speedwell Court, please click here.
The Abbeyfield Society