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General Assistant

Job Introduction

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.

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.

Assisting with helping to provide a healthy, nutritious, varied and reliable meals service to our elderly residents.  This involves ensuring every resident is provided with and enjoys a balanced, healthy, varied and nutritious diet, prepared according to their tastes, and presented to a high standard

Role Responsibility

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.

We would like you help assist/cover the housekeeper (during sickness & holidays) in planning, preparing and cooking residents’ meals, so we would require that you are able to prepare and cook varied, healthy and safe meals to large groups regularly. 

Ensure every resident is provided with and enjoys a balanced, healthy, varied and nutritious diet that is prepared according to their tastes, and presented to a high standard.

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.


Package Description

In return for your commitment, we offer a great pay and benefits package. This includes:

●          29 days paid leave, including bank/public holidays (pro rata)

●          Opportunity to learn and develop new skills for your career

●          Occupational sick pay scheme

●          Company pension scheme

●          Shop and save discounts

About the Company

Set in the popular historical market town of Beverley, Abbeyfield Langholm was built in 1905 and is set in a quiet cul-de-sac close to cobbled streets laced with wonderful boutiques.  Our home is close to the  local bus route and a five minute drive away from the railway station.

This beautiful house offers all of its original architecture and offers 14 rooms - three have separate living and bedroom areas and 11 are studio rooms, all of which have their own kitchenette and wet room. We have a communal lounge which is well used and is a popular space for our residents to relax in to meet their families.  Spending time in our charming gardens is also very popular amongst our residents.

Our residents here are very independent and tend to organise their own activities and events throughout the year such as tea parties, days out to the local racecourse or garden centres. Everyone supports each other and works well together to help enrich our residents’ lives and ensure their needs come first.

Our dedicated team are passionate about creating a warm and welcoming home for our residents.  In return we offer a competitive package with benefits and a commitment to help them reach their potential. If you’d like to work for a home that genuinely supports not only its residents, but also each other, please do get in touch.

If you think you would like to be part of this friendly and caring team, we would love to hear from you. 

The Abbeyfield Society


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