Care to join us?
At Abbeyfield, we believe that great care starts with great people. We’re committed to providing a high standard of care, accomodation and companionship 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 central and regional support roles which are primarily home-based, 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.
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.
Start your job with Abbeyfield today
Explore what life at Abbeyfield is like below.
Jobs in care
See what it’s like to work in one of our care homes, how rewarding a career in care can be, and the range of roles available.
Jobs in sheltered housing
Learn more about what it’s like to work in one of our sheltered living services, how rewarding a career in sheltered housing can be, and the range of roles available.
Corporate support roles
See the range of corporate support roles available, to support our care and housing operation.
The recruitment process
Learn more about our recruitment process, the type of people we are looking for, and top tips on how to make your application stand out.
Rewards and benefits
See the range of rewards and benefits you will be eligible for if you join us.
Induction, training and development
Read more about how we invest in our employees so that you can reach your full potential.
Abbeyfield is about being a family, that is why our staff go above and beyond to make our residents and their family and friends feel right at home.
Abbeyfield recognised as one of the best large companies to work for in the UK in 2022
The Abbeyfield Society has once again achieved 'one to watch' status from Best Companies, recognising us as one of the best large companies to work for in the UK in 2022. Through Best Companies' b-Heard survey, which measures staff engagement, Abbeyfield surpassed its score from 2021.
A day in the life of a Sheltered Housing Manager
Tricia has worked at Abbeyfield for over nine years. She loves her job and enjoys the time she spends with residents, listening to their stories, helping them with a puzzle or having a chat and a cup of tea.
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It is important that our staff are happy at work and enjoy what they do. Here are some of their stories.
Jobs in housing and care at Abbeyfield FAQs
Below you'll find a list of our most frequently asked questions about careers at Abbeyfield.
Who are Abbeyfield, and what do you do?
Abbeyfield is a charity for older people providing housing across the UK and internationally. It is our mission to enhance the quality of life for older people through high quality accommodation in a stimulating environment to maintain a socially active life. Our homes are closely linked to their community to enhance not only the lives of our residents, but older people living locally. From trips to the seaside to festivities throughout Christmas, Abbeyfield's connection to the local community provides events that all older people can enjoy.
What kinds of jobs are available?
We have a variety of job and career opportunities, both full and part time, so you can juggle your work around your other important family commitments. In particular we are looking for care workers, housekeepers, cooks, domestics and cleaners.
I’ve not got a background in care or sheltered housing. Do I need experience in the Care Sector to be considered?
It depends on the role you're applying for. Our senior carers and managers of course need relevant experience. If you're starting out on a career, what’s really important is your passion for other people's welfare. Equally, if you're looking for a more fulfilling career, customer service skills gained in other sectors, such as hospitality, entertainment or retail can be useful.
How do I see your list of vacancies?
For a full list of what’s currently available, search our job vacancies.If there aren’t currently any suitable jobs in your area, register your interest, and you will receive an alert if a suitable vacancy arises in your area.
How do I apply?
All of our jobs are listed here
You can search by job type, skills and location. Once you have found the vacancy that is right for you from our current job vacancies list, click the apply button, and register on our application system. All you’ll need to do is submit some personal details and a CV.
How can I talk to someone in the recruitment team?
Drop us a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and telephone number, and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Do employees at Abbeyfield have to have the Covid-19 vaccination?
To protect the health and wellbeing of both our residents and staff, it is a condition of employment that all our new employees, irrespective of role, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except in exceptional circumstances, such as where there is a valid prescribed medical exemption. This will be discussed at interview stage.
Register your interest
Didn't find what you're looking for? Register your interest to be considered for future vacancies.
What our team say
We care about each and every one of our team, and make sure that every one feels comfortable and supported in their role.
Aaron - Dementia Projects Officer
I manage a number projects relating to dementia that will enhance the lives of our residents living with dementia. I enjoy the variety of my role and knowing I'm making a difference to the lives of older people.
Naomi - Learning & Development Practitioner
My journey with Abbeyfield has been a massive learning experience and I'm excited for what the future holds. I enjoy helping my colleagues further their skills and develop their careers.
Katie - Care Assistant
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. I get such a sense of fulfilment from my role.