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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 idyllic and historic town of Potters Bar, Donaldson Lodge is a supported house with 12 unfurnished en-suite bedrooms. Built in the 1950's, Donaldson Lodge is situated in Potters Bar surrounded by stunning countryside, yet within easy access of London.  We have excellent transport links for those wishing to travel around with a bus and train station within walking distance.

Our main aim is to make it feel like a home from home for our residents and we have a dedicated, caring and professional team of staff who work together to provide support, reassurance and security to our residents whilst maintaining their wellbeing.

Our residents like to meet in our bright and airy conservatory most mornings for coffee and have a chat with each other or a member of our attentive team or take part in an organised activity such as bingo.

Our caring team of dedicated professionals are committed to creating a warm, happy and safe environment for our residents to support their daily needs.  Every team member has access to ongoing 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.

 

The Abbeyfield Society

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