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General Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

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?

Apply today!

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

Situated in the quiet village of Burton Joyce in Nottinghamshire, Carnarvon House allows our residents to enjoy the companionship of others, while also having the privacy and independence of their own accommodation.

With a shared kitchenette on each floor complete with all necessary appliances, Carnarvon House offers 13 unfurnished en-suite bedsits with parking onsite. Our dedicated team are on hand to offer support and security to our residents should they require, whilst retaining an independent lifestyle.

Our residents are often found in the communal areas socialising with one another or with our wonderful team of volunteers or their family and friends. We have a beautiful garden which many residents enjoy maintaining and spending time in.

Meals are a sociable time where residents are encouraged to come together and enjoy some fresh, nutritious home-cooked food. Every member of our team plays a vital role in continuously supporting our residents to improve their quality of life and wellbeing.  Whatever the role, we want our team members to feel motivated and rewarded in their role. 

If you’d like to work for a home that genuinely cares about not only its residents, but also its team, please do get in touch.

For more information about Carnarvon House, please click here.

The Abbeyfield Society

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