Trusted to care in Stansted, Essex
Every colleague at Mountfitchet House is passionate about delivering outstanding care to residents. Each of us understands how we can make a difference to a person's life, simply by sharing a job, giving them a smile or helping them to do a task independently. Find out more about our fantastic colleagues here.
I started working for Care UK in 2015. I was encouraged to join the company as my fiancée works for Care UK as a nurse, and she has family living locally.
Before I worked here, I was a chef and assistant manager in a restaurant in Ocean City Maryland, America. I also gained experience as a nurse working on an intensive care unit.
As the deputy manager, I am looking forward to finding new ways to improve support to my staff and developing ways to better practice our role. To be successful in this role I think you need to have strong supervisory, team leading, and communication skills. You also need to be self-motivated and have a good understanding of regulatory requirements.
My favourite part of my job is seeing happy families and happy residents - every hand wave or happy greeting makes my day. I also enjoy the challenges of drawing charts and schemes to guide and mentor others.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my fiancée and our son. I also love sports cars and I’m a professional eSports player so I spend time organising and travelling abroad for events.
I wanted to work for Care UK because they care about the wellbeing of their residents and staff. My favourite part of the working day is when families visit the home as I get the opportunity to find out more about their loved one and use that knowledge to make their life at Mountfitchet House even better!
To be good in this role you need to be friendly, approachable, empathetic and very organised! I Iove the satisfaction of seeing a new resident settle in and become happy in their new home.
Coming from a background of working in care, when Mountfitchet House was built in my village in 2014 I thought it would be a great new career challenge and an opportunity to make a difference in the community. My favourite part of my job is that I get to see the resident’s smiling and enjoying life – if they’re happy, I’m happy.
To be good in this role you need to have patience, empathy and good people skills! It can be challenging at times but my purpose above all else is to make sure the residents are safe and well in their home. When I’m not at work I love to spend time with my family, especially my young grandson.
I started working at Mountfitchet House in 2020, having previously worked as a functions manager and party planner.
To do well in this role I think you need to have a good imagination, good communication skills, and the drive to help others.
I enjoy supporting and helping the residents; the best part of my day is being able to make residents smile, as it brings them a little more joy. I am looking forward to seeing all of our residents come together and be able to mix in a big activity as soon as possible!.
The biggest challenge in my role is trying to cater to every resident’s personal needs, whilst making sure everyone enjoys some form of activity regularly.
When I’m not working, I like to spend time with my daughter, doing science experiments and other creative things.
I come from a background in caring and in 2014 I joined the team at Mountfitchet House as head housekeeper. For this job you need to be patient, compassionate and have a sense of humour.
Being able to spend time with the residents is always a pleasure – in fact it’s my favourite part about working at Mountfitchet! When I’m not at work I relax by reading, gardening and spending time with my husband.
This job demands a combination of things: understanding, and needing to comply with, certain regulations, the ability to bring a variety of skills and a desire to be helpful to other people. I used to be a police officer, so it’s a familiar mix for me!
I am happiest when I’m really busy, and there’s plenty here to keep me occupied here at Mountfitchet House. Care UK is very quality focused, and I work closely with any contractors who support us to ensure they understand the importance of doing a quality job for our customers. I’m also focused on continually improving the quality of life for residents here in any way I can.
Every day Care UK colleagues live our values of passionate, caring and teamwork to empower residents to enjoy fulfilling lives.
Our hardworking teams always keep individuals and their families at the heart of the care they provide. We work with you to shape the care your loved one receives, the food they’re served, the activities and experiences they want to do – even the ways they prefer to keep in touch with their friends and family.
The nurses at Care UK are highly skilled and receive sector-leading training, which enables them to keep developing expertise in different clinical fields from dementia to palliative care.
Our dedicated lifestyle teams work hard to organise a range of activities and events at our home. From gardening and baking to quizzes, music sessions and even live entertainment. Above all, we get to know your loved one to make sure our activities are tailored to suit their interests and hobbies.
From catering to maintenance, housekeeping to administration, our home support teams play a crucial part in ensuring individuals enjoy an exceptional and safe service every day.
All our teams get to know each person they care for to ensure they provide a service that’s designed around their unique needs and tastes.
Each of our homes have a trained Infection Control and Prevention Champion – they are responsible for carrying out daily infection control audit and ensuring cleaning protocols are meticulously applied.