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General Assistant

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

Abbeyfield People

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.

About Abbeyfield

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

A one of our valued general assistants, you’re at the front line of delivery.  We’re passionate about creating a neat and tidy environment for our residents.  So you’ll help us keep our Houses clean, tidy for our residents, and welcoming for our many visitors.  This includes communal areas and may include residents’ flats and 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.

A Great Place to Work

Surrounded by breath-taking views of the countryside, Esk Moors was first established around 20 years ago as a way of providing much needed accommodation for people who had lived in the local area their whole lives.  We are close to Castleton Moor train station, with regular trains to nearby towns and cities such as Whitby and Middlesbrough. There are many amenities in the local area including two lovely village pubs, a post office and a shop.

Esk Moors Lodge offers 14 good sized self contained flats, complete with a kitchen area and bathroom. We have a lift which provides easy access to all 3 floors of the building. With a beautiful garden summer house, hairdressing facilities and a large screen for watching movies on, there is always something to do with your fellow residents

Our staff are all very kind, caring and dedicated people who are always happy to help. A busy events schedule of activities is arranged by our friendly staff throughout the year with themed lunches and plenty of arts and crafts activities to name but a few.  Together with our group of very hard working and fantastically dedicated volunteers who also work tirelessly with us, Esk Moors Lodge is a brilliant place to live.

Our team of dedicated professionals are committed to creating a warm, happy and safe environment for our residents to meet their daily needs.  We have a care team onsite throughout the day and night should our residents need them. Every team member has access to learning and development opportunities to gain new skills and qualifications to support our residents.  If you are looking to reach your potential and be part of a friendly, supportive team whilst enriching the lives of our wonderful residents, please do get in touch.

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