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General Housing Assistant

Cowes, UK Req #226
05 July 2024

Role: General Housing Assistant

Location: Cowes, Isle of Wight

Contract: perm,6 hrs p/w (2 x shifts p/w) Can combine with another role to increase hours

The Abbeyfield Society are a national charity helping to alleviate loneliness and isolation in older people by providing companionship in our supported housing accommodation, retirement apartments and care homes.

This is a brilliant opportunity for someone who would be interested in joining our organisation, to support our Sheltered Housing property in Cowes, Isle of Wight. If you are looking for a rewarding role to fit around you, Abbeyfield would love for you to join us.

You can never underestimate the power a friendly face and a home cooked meal has on someone’s day. This is a varied role, with resident wellbeing at the forefront of what we do.

This is a varied role, the main tasks of a General Housing Assistant include:

  • Ensure communal areas are clean and tidy
  • Assist with meal preparation and serving
  • Ensuring food stores and maintained with stock rotation
  • Promote wellbeing of residents
  • Opportunity to cook/bake on occasion to cover Cook (to be discussed further at interview)

Our ideal candidate for General Housing Assistant will have the following qualities

  • A cheerful and friendly demeanour
  • Understand the needs of older people
  • Proactive and organised, someone that takes pride in what they do

At Abbeyfield, to thank you for making such a huge impact to our residents lives, we are committed to make life a little easier for our valued workforce by supporting

Your Wellbeing

  • A great work/life balance with great job satisfaction
  • Menopause Friendly accredited workplace
  • Inclusive working environment 
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement for long service
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Medical cashback scheme allowing costs of medical expenses to be claimed back (including dental, opticians, prescriptions, a range of therapies and much more.) 
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Access to virtual GP
  • Discounted gym membership
  • 24hr Employee Assistance program
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

Financial Wellbeing

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Pay progression within role
  • Unlimited opportunities to earn £500 via our 'refer a colleague' scheme
  • Portal access to unlock a whole host of discounts and cashback offers
  • Child care vouchers
  • Eligibility for a Blue Light card, with huge savings
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Work place pension

Career Development

  • Peer and leadership support
  • Paid apprenticeship opportunities
  • Career pathways for each role; unlock your skills, knowledge and potential
  • Online Development Academy

You can find out more about what makes working for Abbeyfield great using the link below

Rewards and benefits of working at Abbeyfield | Careers at Abbeyfield

We look forward to hearing from you

We reserve the right to close posts at any time, once we have received sufficient applications.

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Other details

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