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Housekeeper/Cook

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

What Abbeyfield Offer You

At Abbeyfield, we are committed to rewarding our staff for their hard work. Our benefits include:

  • Competitive pay
  • 31 days paid leave, including bank/public holidays
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Life Assurance
  • Pay progression within role
  • Learning and career development opportunities
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Company pension
  • Discounted gym membership
  • An employee assistance programme
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Shop and save vouchers

Abbeyfield People

Are you a naturally caring person, who is compassionate, and understands the needs of older people?  Can you interact well with and build strong working relationships a wide range of people in varied situations?  And in a modern workplace, as you would expect, you should be able to use computers and IT applications, and be able to read, write and work with numbers to a good standard.

A strong and supportive team player, you’ll also need to be a competent cook, who can keep to a budget.  You’ll also be skilled in supervising and supporting your team of General Assistants, and will know how to get the best from them.

If you are already experienced in working in a similar role within services for older people, and have knowledge of tenancy management and tenant participation, then even better.  It would also be beneficial if you held a current driving licence.  You will also need to have a First Aid Certificate and Food Hygiene Certificate.  However, if you do not possess these, full training will be provided to ensure you obtain these within the first few months.

We are committed to providing the highest standards of care, and we believe that great care starts with great people. Are you a caring, compassionate and welcoming person, who understands the needs of older people and is respectful at all times? Are you comfortable communicating and collaborating with a wide range of people in varied situations as well as a strong and confident team player?

And because we take the wellbeing of our residents and staff very seriously, you won't be surprised that to work for us, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (other than in exceptional circumstances), and intend to have any further booster vaccinations that are made available.

About Abbeyfield

For over 60 years, Abbeyfield has been a charity that provides housing for elderly people across the UK and internationally. It is our mission to enhance the quality of life for our residents through excellent accommodation in a stimulating environment to help maintain a socially active life.

Abbeyfield is more than a home; it’s a neighbourhood, a community, a family. Our core behaviours are to be welcoming to everyone, celebrate the positives, work collaboratively, take responsibility, and be adaptable to changing circumstances.

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.

Your role at Abbeyfield

This is a really interesting and varied role, providing a number of important services to our valued residents.  For instance, you will provide the catering service, to include ordering and preparation of ingredients, cooking and meal preparation. But you'll also supervise a small team of General Assistants, and through them, you will ensure that the House is maintained in a clean and tidy condition, and is safe for our residents.

You will also undertake administrative duties, such as record keeping, maintaining tenancy agreements and keeping an eye on expenditure.  And you’ll go out of your way to ensure that all residents feel welcome, included and involved in the house(s), and matters affecting the house are communicated to them as required. 

You may also organise social activities, consulting with residents and volunteer groups, so that all residents remain involved in the community in line with their individual needs, aspirations and abilities.

Finally, you’ll also take responsibility for ensuring all staff, volunteers, trades persons and other visitors are managed effectively when on site.  

A Great Place to Work

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.
For more information about Tresillian House, please click here.

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