Careers at Abbeyfield
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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, plus roles in our St Albans head office, 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’re growing because we believe in what we do and want to ensure older people in the UK live full and happy lives. To keep growing we need people with the right mix of skills and passion, if you think that’s you why not take a look at our current vacancies.
At Abbeyfield we want you not only to feel stimulated and challenged, but also to be rewarded for your hard work - and here's how:
We pay our directly employed staff the Real Living Wage and regularly check our salaries against other charities to make sure our pay is competitive.
Staff receive a minimum of 21 days holiday each year, plus bank/public holidays. This is calculated pro-rata for part-time staff.
We invest in your career. We encourage you to aim high and reach your full potential through training and development programmes, and regular evaluations.
Abbeyfield operates a Pension Scheme which all staff are able to join to help save for their retirement.
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We care about each and every one of our team, and make sure that every one feels comfortable and supported in their role.
My job as Learning and Development Practitioner, means that I can play a part behind the scenes to enable the fantastic care and support staff to enrich older people's lives and alleviate loneliness. My journey with Abbeyfield so far has been a massive learning experience and I'm excited for what the future holds.
I joined The Abbeyfield Society in September 2015 as a Dementia Projects Officer which means I project manage a number of small and large projects relating to dementia that will enhance the lives of our residents living with dementia. I enjoy the variety my role offers and knowing I'm making a difference to the lives of older people.
It's fantastic to know that you are helping other people; you're making their lives so much better and improving their quality of life. The whole team at Abbeyfield is like a family and everyone is here for each other, the residents too. We feel like a complete unit and we are all so fond of each other.
It is great to be part of a charitable organisation with founder like Richard Carr-Gomm, who provides such an inspirational legacy. I am motivated daily by the kindness and dedication of the people and volunteers I work with and the organisation’s key objective of making a lasting difference to our communities and the isolated people living within them.
We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation and pregnancy and maternity.
At all levels, we seek to eliminate all forms of discrimination and promote equality as we fulfil our duties as an employer.
At Abbeyfield, we are striving to improve pay parity for staff and consistently work hard to ensure that all our staff are rewarded appropriately through fair pay and a number of other benefits. Read our Gender Pay Gap report here.
At Abbeyfield, we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy explains what personal information we collect about people when they apply for a job with us and why.