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Gracewell of Kentford

Housekeeper

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Job reference

SYS-12671

Location

Jeddah Way, Kennett, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 8JY

Min pay rate

£9.20

Max pay rate

£9.20

Role highlights

As a Housekeeper you will play a crucial role in ensuring that visitors, residents and families all receive a positive impression of our homes – by keeping residents' rooms and common areas spotless and carrying out other general tasks within the home.
 
About you

  • Previous housekeeping experience is desirable
  • Ability to build positive relationships with our residents, their families and our team members
  • Exhibit a cheerful, caring and compassionate attitude, demonstrating true concern for people
  • Able to make responsible choices and decisions, and act in the residents’ best interest
  • Effective time keeping and time management
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Had both COVID-19 Vaccinations or be willing to have both. 

What we will give you
As a  Housekeeper at Care UK, you can look forward to:

  • Competitive salary
  • Career pathways
  • Long Service awards
  • Cycle to work
  • Free eye tests
  • Pension Scheme
  • Annual holiday purchase scheme
  • Health Cash plans
  • GEM awards
  • Quality training to develop your skills
  • Free uniform
  • Thousands of online and in-store discounts

Where you'll work

Gracewell of Kentford (part of the Care UK family) is a luxury care home a short distance from the town's famous racecourse and vibrant centre. Our modern home sits within the Suffolk countryside and provides premium amenities, including a professional salon and spacious lounges. We provide nursing, dementia and residential care. Gracewell of Kentford would love to welcome you to the team to show you what a career at Care UK has to offer!

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Gracewell of Kentford

Clinical Nurse Manager

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Job reference

SYS-13044

Location

Jeddah Way, Kennett, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 8JY

Min pay rate

£20.50

Max pay rate

£21.50

Role highlights

The Clinical Nurse Manager is responsible for ensuring the assessment of nursing needs and subsequent planning, implementation and evaluation of care for residents. Working under the overall supervision of the Home Manager/Deputy Manager, you will undertake the duties of the post without direct supervision, providing day to day clinical leadership and promoting both excellence in nursing practice and an integrated team approach to the delivery of care.

About you

  • A qualified Registered Nurse with current NMC registration
  • Competence across a range of nursing skills, supported by professional and clinical knowledge
  • Experience of leading a team
  • Demonstrate principles of accountable practice as a Staff Nurse
  • Passion for customer service
  • Effective interpersonal communication and influencing skills
  • Strong business acumen, as well as the ability to plan and maintain organisation
  • Empathy for vulnerable and sick residents
  • Passionate about importance of equal opportunities and dignity at work
  • Had both COVID-19 Vaccinations or be willing to have both. 

What we will give you

As a Clinical Nurse Manager at Care UK, you can look forward to:

  • Competitive salary
  • Career pathways
  • Long Service awards
  • Cycle to work
  • Free eye tests
  • Pension Scheme
  • Annual holiday purchase scheme
  • Health Cash plans
  • GEM awards
  • Quality training to develop your skills
  • Free uniform
  • Thousands of online and in-store discounts

Where you'll work

Gracewell of Kentford (part of the Care UK family) is a luxury care home a short distance from the town's famous racecourse and vibrant centre. Our modern home sits within the Suffolk countryside and provides premium amenities, including a professional salon and spacious lounges. We provide nursing, dementia and residential care. Gracewell of Kentford would love to welcome you to the team to show you what a career at Care UK has to offer!

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Gracewell of Kentford

Care Assistant

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Job reference

SYS-12675

Location

Jeddah Way, Kennett, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 8JY

Min pay rate

£9.40

Max pay rate

£9.40

Role highlights

As a Care Assistant at our home, you’ll look after our residents’ health, wellbeing and happiness. Your day-to-day tasks may include helping with residents’ social activities, serving in the dining room, tidying residents’ rooms, answering help bells and assisting with their dressing and personal care. Above all, you’ll be helping our residents feel comfortable and safe while they enjoy an exceptional quality of life in an atmosphere of respect, trust and joy.
About you

  • Dedicated with a passion for helping others.
  • A warm, friendly and compassionate person who’s as committed as we are 
  • Excellent communication skills and a great team player
  • The ability to make responsible decisions that are always in the resident’s interest
  • Had both COVID-19 Vaccinations or be willing to have both. 

What we will give you

As a Care Assistant at Care UK, you can look forward to:

  • Competitive salary
  • Career pathways
  • Long Service awards
  • Cycle to work
  • Free eye tests
  • Pension Scheme
  • Annual holiday purchase scheme
  • Health Cash plans
  • GEM awards
  • Quality training to develop your skills
  • Free uniform
  • Thousands of online and in-store discounts

Where you'll work

Gracewell of Kentford (part of the Care UK family) is a luxury care home a short distance from the town's famous racecourse and vibrant centre. Our modern home sits within the Suffolk countryside and provides premium amenities, including a professional salon and spacious lounges. We provide nursing, dementia and residential care. Gracewell of Kentford would love to welcome you to the team to show you what a career at Care UK has to offer!

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Gracewell of Kentford

Senior Care Assistant

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Job reference

SYS-12674

Location

Jeddah Way, Kennett, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 8JY

Min pay rate

£10.80

Max pay rate

£10.80

Role highlights

As a Senior Care Assistant, you will assist with daily activities, providing residents with both physical and emotional support and personal care as needed. You will be responsible for the smooth running of the shift, assigning specific tasks to the Care Assistants and monitoring their completion. Other responsibilities include developing, reviewing and updating residents’ personal care plans to meet their changing physical, social and psychological needs.

About you

  • NVQ 2/3 in Health and Social Care desirable or a willingness to undertake the qualification
  • At least one year’s experience in long term care, assisted living or healthcare
  • Ability to manage a team and handle multiple priorities
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Good judgement, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Medication administration training or/and a willingness to undertake training if required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook and Excel)
  • Had both COVID-19 Vaccinations or be willing to have both. 

What we will give you
As a Senior Care Assistant at Care UK, you can look forward to:

  • Competitive salary
  • Career pathways
  • Long Service awards
  • Cycle to work
  • Free eye tests
  • Pension Scheme
  • Annual holiday purchase scheme
  • Health Cash plans
  • GEM awards
  • Quality training to develop your skills
  • Free uniform
  • Thousands of online and in-store discounts

Where you'll work

Gracewell of Kentford (part of the Care UK family) is a luxury care home a short distance from the town's famous racecourse and vibrant centre. Our modern home sits within the Suffolk countryside and provides premium amenities, including a professional salon and spacious lounges. We provide nursing, dementia and residential care. Gracewell of Kentford would love to welcome you to the team to show you what a career at Care UK has to offer!

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Gracewell of Kentford

Registered General Nurse

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Job reference

SYS-12673

Location

Jeddah Way, Kennett, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 8JY

Min pay rate

£18.50ph

Max pay rate

£18.50ph

Role highlights

As a Registered Nurse, you’ll be responsible for looking after our residents’ health and wellbeing, making sure they can get the most out of life and live it to the full. You’ll work across our nursing services, attending to each resident’s personalised care plan, administering medicine and maintaining our high standards. You’ll be a crucial link between our residents and their families, and the role also gives you the opportunity to build your leadership skills.

About you

  • Solid experience in long term care, assisted living, or healthcare
  • Registered with the NMC as a practitioner on part one of register
  • Good assessment skills
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Able to work flexible hours
  • Good at communicating with all sorts of people, in person and in writing
  • Able to supervise, develop and teach other nurses
  • Had both COVID-19 Vaccinations or be willing to have both. 

What we will give you
As a Registered Nurse at Care UK, you can look forward to:

  • Competitive salary
  • Career pathways
  • Long Service awards
  • Cycle to work
  • Free eye tests
  • Pension Scheme
  • Annual holiday purchase scheme
  • Health Cash plans
  • GEM awards
  • Quality training to develop your skills
  • Free uniform
  • Thousands of online and in-store discounts

Where you'll work

Gracewell of Kentford (part of the Care UK family) is a luxury care home a short distance from the town's famous racecourse and vibrant centre. Our modern home sits within the Suffolk countryside and provides premium amenities, including a professional salon and spacious lounges. We provide nursing, dementia and residential care. Gracewell of Kentford would love to welcome you to the team to show you what a career at Care UK has to offer!

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Gracewell of Kentford

Care Assistant Bank

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Job reference

SYS-12881

Location

Jeddah Way, Kennett, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 8JY

Min pay rate

9.40

Max pay rate

9.40

Role highlights

As a Care Assistant at our home, you’ll look after our residents’ health, wellbeing and happiness. Your day-to-day tasks may include helping with residents’ social activities, serving in the dining room, tidying residents’ rooms, answering help bells and assisting with their dressing and personal care. Above all, you’ll be helping our residents feel comfortable and safe while they enjoy an exceptional quality of life in an atmosphere of respect, trust and joy.
About you

  • Dedicated with a passion for helping others.
  • A warm, friendly and compassionate person who’s as committed as we are 
  • Excellent communication skills and a great team player
  • The ability to make responsible decisions that are always in the resident’s interest
  • Had both COVID-19 Vaccinations or be willing to have both. 

What we will give you

As a Care Assistant at Care UK, you can look forward to:

  • Competitive salary
  • Career pathways
  • Long Service awards
  • Cycle to work
  • Free eye tests
  • Pension Scheme
  • Annual holiday purchase scheme
  • Health Cash plans
  • GEM awards
  • Quality training to develop your skills
  • Free uniform
  • Thousands of online and in-store discounts

Where you'll work

Gracewell of Kentford (part of the Care UK family) is a luxury care home a short distance from the town's famous racecourse and vibrant centre. Our modern home sits within the Suffolk countryside and provides premium amenities, including a professional salon and spacious lounges. We provide nursing, dementia and residential care. Gracewell of Kentford would love to welcome you to the team to show you what a career at Care UK has to offer!

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Gracewell of Kentford

Head Housekeeper Bank

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Job reference

SYS-13061

Location

Jeddah Way, Kennett, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 8JY

Role highlights

Job Summary

Creating spotless, hospitable and comfortable care homes where residents love to live is vital to what we do at Care UK.

Care UK is one of the UK’s leading providers of health and social care services. As our Head Housekeeper you’ll be central to making our home a palace for residents, their guests and visitors alike.

You’ll lead and supervise the hostess, housekeeping and laundry teams to ensure the home meets the highest standards of hospitality and cleanliness at all times. Daily tasks might include updating the team rota to ensure we’re fully staffed, liaising with residents about the best times to clean their rooms. Above all, you’ll ensure residents and their guests don’t want for anything and that everything runs smoothly 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Are you an experienced head housekeeper - you could be from any sector – and keen to take on a role with more meaning? Are you a great supervisor with a positive ‘can do’ attitude and superb people skills? Do you have a warm personality and great sense of humour that makes you popular with everyone? If so, we’ll treat you to flexible hours and a competitive rate of pay that will add sparkle to your career.

Responsible To Home Manager
 

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare and maintain a 4 week Rota, ensuring the Housekeeping and Hostess teams are adequately staffed at all times.
  • To instruct the Housekeeping team in their role and required duties / allocation.
  • To instruct the Hostess team in their required duties.
  • To provide hospitality services to residents and their guests. Serving meals, snacks and beverages at their request in the location of their choice.
  • Daily to ensure all displayed menus and meal information throughout the home is correct and up to date.
  • To consult with residents on a regular basis to ensure that their needs and choices are being met. Obtain feedback from residents and staff regarding cleaning and laundry quality to ensure that we are meeting the needs of the home and our residents at all times.
  • To ensure that all cleaning and laundry consumables are ordered from current nominated suppliers in line with Company purchasing policy.
  • To ensure stock takes are carried out at the end of each month.
  • To work within agreed budget guidelines on staff costs and consumables and to co-operate in any action necessary so as to keep to budget.
  • To implement and maintain cleaning schedules for the entire home and ensure that they are adhered too.
  • To ensure cleaning of all areas of the home are to the highest standard, including grounds.
  • Establish and maintain a rapport with individual residents and agree a convenient time to carry out cleaning of their personal rooms.
  • To organise deep cleaning duties when required.
  • To ensure the laundry of residents clothing is to the highest standard, including ironing.
  • Ensure the Laundry team collect and return laundry to the correct area of the home on a regular basis, and put away personal clothing of residents in a neat and tidy manner.
  • Ensure that all residents’ wardrobes and clothing drawers are kept clean, neat and tidy.
  • Ensure deliveries are checked against order forms and ensure that invoices are accurate, and to action any discrepancies immediately.
  • Ensure catering, cleaning and laundry supplies are stored safely and used effectively to minimise wastage.
  • Maintain a high standard of hygiene within the home and adhere to COSSH guidelines.
  • Maintain health and safety in the home by adhering to the company’s policies and procedures at all times, including instructions in the Facilities Manual.
  • To co-operate with requests from the Home Manager and residents wherever possible.
  • To attend resident/relative meetings whenever possible.


Skills & Experience

  • Experience of supervising a team of staff.
  • To understand and ability to adhere to infection control, health and safety/COSHH guidelines
  • Proven communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Proven ability to organise priorities.
  • To recruit, motivate and lead a team of staff
  • Ability to appreciate the needs of others
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work unsupervised, using initiative and maintain professional standards, even when under pressure
  • Flexible to meet the needs of the home
  • Smart appearance, good personal hygiene standards.
  • Sense of humour and a lively, sociable personality
  • Shares ideas with others [to make improvements]
  • Keen to learn and improve own performance
  • Committed to communicate with customers to understand their needs
  • Will go the extra mile to help fulfil customers’ needs
  • Has a ‘can-do’ attitude to work
  • Enjoys working effectively as part of a team


Qualifications

  • GCSEs (or equivalent) including English and Maths

Where you'll work

Gracewell of Kentford (part of the Care UK family) is a luxury care home a short distance from the town's famous racecourse and vibrant centre. Our modern home sits within the Suffolk countryside and provides premium amenities, including a professional salon and spacious lounges. We provide nursing, dementia and residential care. Gracewell of Kentford would love to welcome you to the team to show you what a career at Care UK has to offer!