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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 clean, neat and welcoming environment for our residents and give kitchen support to our house keeper; you may also offer ad-hoc cooking support to cover an occasional shift to cover holiday or sickness.  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.  Organised, used to following schedule, with kitchen and basic cooking skills and advantage. 

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; we look forward to hearing from you.

For further information or details about this role; please call our senior house manager Linda Harley on 01326 314832

Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays 10-2 or 12-4

Tuesday and Thursday 12 - 2


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

Tresillian House is located close to the town centre with excellent public transport links to the shops and attractions of Falmouth including an award winning library, arts centre and cinema. Our home is just a three minute walk to the beach and the famous Gylly Café, with a private swimming pool and gym next door which residents can pay to join.

Our home is full of warmth, companionship and laughter offering our older residents all the support and security they require, whilst retaining an independent lifestyle. We have a total of 12 rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms and their own kitchenette facilities. Our home has a large lounge and dining room from where our residents and their families can enjoy the outstanding views over our garden and across to the ocean. We have a lift, laundry room and outdoor garden lift which ensures all residents can access the garden.

We hold a Food for Life accreditation which guarantees that the food which is cooked fresh each day is wholesome, healthy and nutritious.  Our menus are changed seasonally and the residents have input into choosing menus for the seasons.

Lind Harley the SHM has brought together a close knit group at Tresillian House; we truly feel like family.  We have a young and friendly team who always put the residents’ interests at the forefront.  They make time for the residents and go that extra mile.  Every member of our team plays a vital role in continuously supporting our residents to improve their quality of life and wellbeing. 

We have several volunteers who befriend, run knit and knatter group, organise DVD evenings and quiz afternoons.

 Whatever the role, we want our team members to feel motivated and rewarded throughout their career with us. We offer a competitive package and benefits and are committed to helping you reach your potential. 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.

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