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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

Located close to the heart of Weston-Super-Mare, Abbeyfield House offers a total of 10 flats with ensuite facilities suitable for older people who are looking for security and companionship in later life.

Abbeyfield House is ideally situated being just a five minute walk to the town centre and ten minute walk to the Grand Pier. Weston-Super-Mare has a wonderful seafront which residents enjoy in the summer months, taking advantage of the many attractions and restaurants.

Our friendly and experienced staff team are encouraged to spend time and get to know our residents at our home, either by taking a stroll in our pretty garden in the warmer months or by taking part with them in our daily programme of planned activities such as cribbage, coffee mornings or lunch clubs! 

Our caring team of dedicated professionals are committed to creating a warm, happy and safe environment for our residents to meet their daily needs.  Every team member has access to learning and development opportunities to gain new skills and qualifications. 

If you are looking to reach your potential and be part of a friendly, supportive team whilst enriching the lives of our wonderful residents, please do get in touch.

For more information about Abbeyfield House in Weston-Super-Mare, please click here.

The Abbeyfield Society

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