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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.

Abbeyfield is more than a home; it’s a neighbourhood, a community, a family. Are you ready to be a part of it?

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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.

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:

●          31 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

Located in the historic market town of Banbury, Abbeyfield House provides residents with a home from home with support in a friendly and peaceful atmosphere where residents can remain as independent as possible.  Right outside our house is a bus route on the main road which takes you into the town or nearby Oxford centre.

Built in 1992, Abbeyfield House consists of nine studio rooms each with a kitchenette and wet room. We have a beautiful conservatory which overlooks our beautiful garden and is the perfect place for our residents to catch up with their families and friends.

At our home you’ll find a warm and homely atmosphere, where our residents and our dedicated team have formed a close knit community.  Our professional and caring staff spend time getting to know and listening to our residents. Every member of the team is highly valued and receives ongoing training to keep up to date with good practice. We ensure that everyone, staff included, are treated with kindness and respect. If you feel that you share the same values as us, we would love to hear from you.

The Abbeyfield Society

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