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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

At The Firs Complex, Abbeyfield offers independent living in 42 properties in a selection of both bungalows and flats.  All of our properties are self-contained with their own kitchens and bathrooms.  Most of our properties have one bedroom, but there are a handful of two bedroom flats, ideal for a couple or those who would like that extra bit of living space.  The majority of the residents are leaseholders.  Ideally situated just a short walk away from the main shopping street in Sherwood, The Firs Complex is also close to good bus links across the city.

We believe that activities play an important role for older people by enhancing their quality of life. Residents have access to a regular social activity programme in our communal lounge, which includes quizzes, games, film afternoons and crafts, as well as our popular Knit and Natter groups. A lunch club is available 4 days a week.

Our dedicated and friendly staffing team get to know every resident and can provide daily support and guidance if required. Residents are encouraged to retain as much of their independence as possible in the safety of their own homes.  We are proud of our outstanding team at The Firs Complex who continuously strive to improve the quality of life of all our residents.  In return, we offer great career opportunities to further progress our staff through learning programmes and continual professional development.

If this sounds like somewhere where you would like to work, please do contact us.

The Abbeyfield Society

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