General Assistant

Zoek Pin New Malden, Greater London, England

10.5500

Permanent (Full time)

Posted 15 days ago

About Abbeyfield

We are committed to providing the highest standards of care, and we believe that great care starts with great people.

The Role

As one of our valued general assistants, you’re at the front line of care.  We’re passionate about creating a lovely environment for our residents.  So you’ll help us keep our Home clean, tidy for our residents, and welcoming for our many visitors.

You’ll work with the cleaning and housekeeping schedules as set by the Home Manager.  These duties may cover cleaning of the residents’ bedrooms, the communal areas and offices. So you’ll be expected to respect residents’ wishes and preferences.  Your role may also include ensuring that every resident enjoys clean and well maintained laundry that is well presented. This includes cleaning, ironing and folding clothes and linen.

You will also be responsible for the use of housekeeping equipment and cleaning products, and use these in line with agreed budgets and COSHH requirements.  You aim to reduce wastage and report any defects in a timely manner. Finally, you’ll also ensure that store areas and equipment are kept clean, hygienic and tidy at all times.

Pay & Benefits

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

About You

Do you have high standards and like things to be neat and tidy?  If that sounds like you, we think you’ll fit right in at Abbeyfield!  Whether you’re new to the world of care or looking for a new career, we’re looking for people to join our growing team of general assistants.

Don’t worry if you have no experience - we’ll provide you with all the training you need. What’s more important is that you have have high standards, and a natural calling to care!

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.
A Great Place to Work

Situated in South West London near to Hampton Court Palace and Chessington, Abbeyfield House is just a short drive from Richmond and Bushy Park with excellent transport links and close to local amenities.  Established in 1999, our home is a purpose-built dementia care home offering 36 single en-suite rooms.  There is a beautiful, spacious garden filled with sensory items and ample seating for our residents to enjoy spending time outdoors.

Our experienced team recognise the importance of building and maintaining relationships with family and friends and welcome them warmly to our home.  Our aim is to offer exceptional care in an enjoyable environment. The team put on a varied and engaging calendar of social events for our residents and get to know them to find out what hobbies or interests they have.  Our house manager is passionate about food and nutritious and delicious meals are always served and enjoyed by our residents.

Our home is warm, friendly and comfortable and our ultimate goal is for our residents to always feel happy, safe and secure.  Nothing is too much trouble for our committed team and problems are sorted out as soon as possible. You will be joining a closely knit team that is always committed to making a difference in people’s lives.

We encourage an open and friendly culture amongst our staff who are well supported by our home manager.  Every member of the team is highly valued and receives ongoing training to keep up to date with good practice.  Through daily interaction we get to know our residents well and always ensure that everyone, staff included, are treated with kindness and respect.

If you feel that you share the same values as us, we would love to hear from you.

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