Deputy House Manager, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire

Location: The Wyke, 16 Marsham Way, Gerrards Cross, Bucks. SL9 8AD

Hours: worked on 4 day rotation 8.00 am – 2.00 pm, 4pm – 6.30 pm

Our Abbeyfield home in Gerrards Cross is looking for a Deputy House Manager, the successful candidate who will love cooking and creating exciting meals from fresh ingredients.  You should have a sympathetic interest in or having worked with older people, the ability to multi-task, be calm under pressure and be approachable and friendly.  Some flexibility with hours will be required to attend appropriate training courses and quarterly staff meetings.  Involvement in the occasional party or event is encouraged and can involve some extra hours.

Mealtimes are as sociable and enjoyable as possible as part of our Abbeyfield ethos, so we are looking for someone who has the desire to make a difference to the lives of older people and is looking for a role that is more than just a job.  You should be highly organised, adaptable and able to work alone and take an active part in the interests of the residents. 

Level 2 Food Hygiene essential and the position is subject to DBS check.

Working 4 day shifts alternating with our House Manager, you will cover lunches and teas.  The shift days cover weekends, bank holidays and also cover for absence/annual leave.  Annual leave for you will be 5.6 weeks pro rata.  Interaction with the residents is part of the requirement, as is the ability to help solve minor problems.  You will be able to competently complete internet ordering and undertake stock control.

Our beautifully appointed home is not-for-profit, friendly, sheltered independent living (we are not a care home).  We are well supported by volunteers and a steady core staff employed to cover kitchen assistance and administration.

Our home provides a peaceful, friendly atmosphere for older people to live as part of an active and social community whilst retaining their independence. It's a home from home with support when you need it from our professional and caring house staff and volunteers.

Built in 1908, our home was originally built as an upmarket town residence on the site of an old dairy farm…hence the old name itself, The Wyke. Since 1908 we’ve undergone two impressive renovations. The first was completed in 2005 with an extension to add more rooms and the second, more recently, in 2017 when we completed a major transformation adding an open plan conservatory to the lounge and dining room. With the garden then re-landscaped, we offer beautiful views year-round from the comfort of an armchair and underfloor heating. All three projects have proven to be tremendously successful; our residents love the modernised living and can often be found soaking up the sunshine in the garden.

Our home has 13 bedrooms which can accommodate up to 17 residents. Rooms are provided with en-suite facilities and currently we also have three communal bathrooms with bath seats and plenty of room for assisted bathing and showering.

This role is advertised for the Abbeyfield (Gerrards Cross) Society who are an independent registered 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 Abbeyfield (Gerrards Cross) Society only.

To Apply:

Please submit your CV and covering letter to Helen Sheehan at

abbeyfieldgx.office@gmail.com  or mail to

Abbeyfield (Gerrards Cross) Society

The Wyke, 16 Marsham Way, Gerrards Cross, Bucks. SL9 8AD.

Closing Date: Wednesday 1st April 2020

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This post is subject to a DBS check.

Job Closing Date:
02 April 2020

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