What Abbeyfield Offer You
We are committed to providing the highest standards of care, and we believe that great care starts with great people. Best of all, we're a charity, meaning that our residents and staff sit at the heart of what we do, not shareholders.
As one of our valued general assistants, you’re at the front line of care. We’re passionate about creating a lovely environment for our residents to enjoy. So you’ll help us keep our Houses clean and tidy for our residents, assist with meal preparation, and welcome our many visitors.
Every resident should enjoy a tidy and well maintained environment, clean laundry, and carefully prepared meals, presented to the highest standard. Your role is key to this.
You work within the cleaning and housekeeping schedules as set by the Housekeeper. This varied role may include cleaning of the residents’ bedrooms, self-contained flats, the communal areas and offices. You may also assist in providing healthy and nutritious food for our residents. By keeping all kitchen and store areas clean, and following all hygienic practices you help protect our residents and keep them safe.
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
- Unlimited opportunities to earn £500 via our 'refer a friend' scheme
- 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
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.
And because we take the wellbeing of our residents and staff very seriously, ideally you'll also be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Abbeyfield Society