General Assistant

Winnersh RG41, UK Req #289
09 May 2024

For over 60 years, Abbeyfield has been a charity that provides housing and care for elderly people across the UK.

Role: General Assistant (Housekeeper, Domestic and Kitchen)
Pay: 11.44p/h
Location:  Winnersh Care Home,
Woodward Cl, Winnersh, Wokingham RG41 5NW
Hours: 35 Hours a week and alternative weekends.

Shift Times:
Week 1 – Tue: 7:30am – 1:30pm, Wed: 1:00pm – 7:00pm, Thu: 1:00pm – 7:00pm, Sat: 7:30am – 6:30pm, Sun: 7:30am – 6:30pm.
Week 2 – Mon: 7:30am – 1:30pm, Tue: 1pm – 7pm, Wed: 1pm – 7pm, Thu: 1pm – 7pm        

  • As one of our valued general assistants, you’re at the front line of care.  We’re passionate about creating a lovely environment for our residents to enjoy. So you’ll help us keep our Home clean and tidy for our residents, assist with meal preparation, and welcome our many visitors. 
  • Every resident should enjoy a tidy and well maintained environment, clean laundry, and carefully support the Kitchen staff in preparing meals, presented to the highest standard.  
  • You may work within the cleaning and housekeeping schedules as set by the Home Manager or Housekeeper. 
  • This varied role may include cleaning of the residents’ bedrooms, self-contained flats, the communal areas and offices.
  • You may also assist in providing healthy and nutritious food for our residents.  By keeping all kitchen and store areas clean, and following all hygienic practices you help protect our residents and keep them safe.

Pay & Benefits

At Abbeyfield, we are committed to rewarding our staff for their hard work. Our benefits include:

  • Competitive pay
  • Up to 31 days paid leave, including bank/public holidays (Pro Rata)
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Unlimited opportunities to earn £500 via our 'refer a friend' scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Pay progression within role
  • Learning and career development opportunities
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Company pension
  • Discounted gym membership
  • An employee assistance programme
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Shop and save vouchers
  • Opportunity to obtain Blue Light Card discounts


About You

  • Do you have high standards and like things to be neat and tidy?  If that sounds like you, we think you’ll fit right in at Abbeyfield!  Whether you’re new to the world of care or looking for a new career, we’re looking for people to join our growing team of general assistants.
  • Don’t worry if you have no experience - we’ll provide you with all the training you need. What’s more important is that you have have high standards, and a natural calling to care!

Please note this role will require eligibility to work in the UK, two satisfactory employment references and an Enhanced DBS check, the cost of which will be met by Abbeyfield. You may be asked to provide details regarding convictions; failure to disclose convictions may result in an offer of employment being revoked.

Other details

  • Job Family Housing & Independent Living
  • Job Function 1. Operations
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate £11.44
  • Max Hiring Rate £11.54
Location on Google Maps
  • Winnersh RG41, UK