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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.

You will be responsible for ensuring that residents and visitors always see a clean and tidy environment by ensuring that all communal areas are maintained to a high standard of cleanliness. You will be responsible for ensuring that all regular Legionella checks are performed and recorded.  You will work with the House Manager to serve lunch to our ten residents and will ensure that the kitchen is maintained to the highest hygiene standards.

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

At Abbeyfield, we believe that great care starts with great people. We’re committed to providing the highest standards of accommodation to our residents and we’re always keen to hear from people who share our commitment to enhancing the lives of older people in the UK.

From carers to house managers, activities coordinators to cooks, Abbeyfield has a varied range of career options available.  By working at Abbeyfield you’ll be joining a charity with more than 400 houses and over 7000 residents. But we’re also developing new homes throughout the UK with state of the art facilities. 

We offer a competitive salary and 22 days rising to 25 days paid leave in addition to 8 Bank Holidays.

Best of all, we’re a charity, meaning that the interests of our valued staff and residents sit at the heart of what we do, not shareholders.

About the Company

Set in the delightful market town of Clitheroe, Castle View House offers a warm and friendly atmosphere in this beautiful modern house surrounded by landscaped gardens.  With its large dining room and lounge and modern kitchen it provides a pleasant environment.  Our residents with an average age of 90+ enjoy meal times and appreciate the attention our staff provide.

 

This role is advertised for the Abbeyfield Ribble Valley Society who are an independent charity. You will be employed by this independent charity, therefore ‘The Abbeyfield Society’ will not be your employer.  All terms, conditions, policies and procedures will be covered under the arrangements offered by the Abbeyfield Ribble Valley Society only.

The Abbeyfield Society

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