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!Job Description
In return for your commitment, we offer a great pay and benefits package. This includes:
● 29 days paid leave, including bank/public holidays (pro rata)
● Opportunity to earn a QCF Level 3 qualification in Social Care
● Occupational sick pay scheme
● Company pension scheme
● Shop and save discountsDescription of the role
You will be at the forefront of care provision; contributing to the promotion of high quality care, meeting CQC requirements, ensuring residents are treated with respect and dignity, and lead fulfilling lives.
You’ll also have a key role in managing and coordinating resources in the Home. This includes assisting in the management and development of staff, ensuring high engagement and commitment from the team, and the necessary capacity and capability to ensure continuity of service provision. You’ll also have a keen eye on the finances; supporting the Registered Manager to meet pre-agreed budgetary targets around revenue generation (void and occupancy targets), and cost control (staff, consumables and utility budgets).
However, helping to manage a care home requires other virtues too, such as promoting the Home so it sustains a good reputation in the local community. You’ll also help to manage risks, to ensure compliance with relevant legislation, regulations and policy, so that a safe environment for residents, staff and visitors is maintained.Our Ideal Candidate
You’ll need a relevant Health & Social Care related qualification (e.g. NVQ/QCF Level 4/5 or equivalent), and be experienced at working at a supervisory team leadership level in a similar (ideally elderly care) person centred care and support role, within a registered care setting.
You’ll already have developed knowledge of and ability to apply the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010, the Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009 and the Care Act 2014/15.
But in addition to technical skills, you’ll need to demonstrate experience of managing teams effectively; and the ability to undertake key workforce activities, such as staff rostering, recruitment, managing staff performance, and developing and retaining talented staff.
You’ll also be able to provide evidence of having promoted and enhanced the reputation of a Care Home, and have a commitment to and ability to promote health, safety and welfare, to secure high levels of compliance and manage workplace risks.About the House or Home you’ll be working in
Westall House is a CQC rated ‘Outstanding’ residential care home that provides care for older people in attractive and comfortable surroundings. Situated in the picturesque village of Horsted Keynes, our home benefits from beautiful views of the countryside. Our home has been carefully designed and modernised to provide a high standard of accommodation and includes a variety of 18 single ensuite bedrooms.
A dedicated ‘Activity and Well-being lead’ is committed to providing an engaging programme of wellbeing activities and social events. With everything from bingo, coffee mornings, reminiscence, mindfulness, 12 minutes of laughter, our weekly quiz and of course happy hour! All of these ensure that residents live and enjoy an active and fulfilled lifestyle. Mealtimes offer a choice of healthy and nutritious home cooked food prepared by our head chef who, famous for her Shortbread is able to cater for all dietary requirements and any personal preferences
Our team at Westall House is led by our long-serving Operations Manager who has been at the home since 2001! Every member of our kind-hearted and caring team plays a vital role in continuously supporting our residents to improve their quality of care and wellbeing. 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.