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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.

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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 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.

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Read stories from Abbeyfield's staff

From Housekeeper to Regional Director — Theresa's story

Theresa started her journey with Abbeyfield back in 2012 as a Housekeeper. Dedicated and passionate about delivering the best customer service, she has since worked her way up to her current role – Regional Director of the North.

Diana's journey to Registered Care Home Manager

From her very first role as a Care Assistant, to today as Registered Care Home Manager of Browns Field House, Diana has always had a caring nature with a true passion for helping residents enjoy a good quality of life.

Leading the way to care excellence

"The best part of my job is listening and chatting away with the residents! Seeing them laugh just tugs at my heartstrings." Team Leader of Cunningham House, Michelle tells us all about her journey working with Abbeyfield over the past three and a half years; from work to study and more.

Becoming a Care Assistant in the midst of a pandemic changed my career aspirations.

It was the first national lockdown that brought Toby to Westall House. Now, Toby loves his job and says it has formed a path to a career he never planned for, but can't wait to pursue.

A day in the life of a Care Home Operations Manager

Alice started working at Pratt House in 2012 as a carer and quickly rose through the ranks. After one year she was promoted to team leader and then on to Care Home Manager. In 2017 she was promoted again to Head of Care and today is Operations Manager.

Molly's story – From Care Assistant to Head of Care

Having started as a Care Assistant, Molly has progressed into the role of Head of Dementia Care at Westall House in Horsted Keynes. We spoke to Molly about her journey, and the many benefits of a career in care.

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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 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.

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.

Sue - Senior Marketing Officer

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.

Equality and Diversity

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.

Gender Pay Gap Report

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.

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