Search for career opportunities in your area

We are one of the UK’s leading care home providers, providing quality care for 40 years. Today we have over 150 homes across England, Wales and Scotland. If you're passionate about care and would like to join our team, use the search to find vacancies near you.

If you’ve entered a postcode, you can sort results by

Reset
View homes on a map
1

Snowdrop House

Second Chef

Read more

Job reference

SYS-6426

Location

Baldock St, Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 9DR

Min pay rate

£11.96

Max pay rate

£11.96

Role highlights

If you’re an aspiring chef with experience gained in a high paced kitchen environment and are looking for a rewarding role offering great training, work life balance and the chance to be part of a catering team that are award winning, join Care UK as a Second Chef and make a real difference.

Being a Second Chef at Care UK

Second Chefs at Care UK are great at working with others. They enjoy sharing information and raising standards through culinary development, innovation and new ideas. They have access to a large supply chain for all catering requirements and the autonomy to create nutritious well balanced menus for everyone. They’re  self-motivated, flexible, enthusiastic and happy to take responsibility for resolving issues that arise. And, they know how to maintain team discipline and morale within the kitchen. Do you have the same sort of attributes? Then we could have just the role for you.

What you’ll be doing

Being a Second Chef isn’t just about helping the Head Chef ensure food is prepared to the agreed standard and that deadlines are met. It’s about taking control of running the kitchen in their absence. It's about using modern kitchen equipment and fresh local produce to develop full diet sensitive meals for residents so they can enjoy the same flavour and nutrition. And it's about helping to come up with menus, consulting with residents to ensure their needs and choices are met and preparing food in line with specific diets. Put simply, it’s about making a difference. A real difference.

What you’ll need

As well as a Catering Diploma (City & Guilds/BTEC) and NVQ 2/3 in practical cookery and Health and Safety. Food Hygiene Certificates (minimum level 2) are essential. You’ll also need good knowledge of nutritionally balanced menu planning and a proven ability to cater for specific dietary needs. And, if you’ve worked in a care home and/or have experience of stock control or working with a budget, even better (but not essential). Above all, you have a natural ability to help make the lives of others more fulfilling and want to work in an environment where the work can be hard, but also fun and rewarding.

The benefits
 

  • Alternate weekend working and socilabe working hours
  • Competitive rates of pay – we continuously review pay in your local market
  • Opportunities to progress through our personalised career paths into Head Chef opportunities
  • Competitive refer a friend scheme of up to £1000 depending on role
  • Quality and free training to help develop and enhance your skills
  • Bank holiday enhancements
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free DBS
  • Thousands of online and in-store discounts across big known retailers enabling our colleagues to make big savings on every day shopping such as holidays, supermarkets and travel.
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Immediate access to a confidential telephone counselling and legal information service which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to include support such as financial and family concerns

One of the UK’s leading care home providers, Care UK run over 120 homes and day clubs across the UK that provide residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people. A top rated employer in best quality results, our goal is to help every employee fulfil their potential by providing first-class training and support.

Fulfilling lives, fulfilling Careers.

Where you'll work

Our purpose-built care home in Ware, Hertfordshire, will open in autumn 2017 and will offer a range of care services including residential, nursing, dementia and short-term respite care. Situated on Baldock Street, the home will be close to shops and local amenities, as well as the railway station and main routes around the South East - perfect for friends and family who are visiting. To enable residents to continue to enjoy a great lifestyle, there will even be a cinema room, coffee shop and hair salon within the home. 

1

Snowdrop House

Catering Assistant

Read more

Job reference

SYS-6427

Location

Baldock St, Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 9DT

Min pay rate

£9.50

Max pay rate

£9.50

Role highlights

You

You’re a hard-working individual with experience working in a busy kitchen. Ideally, you’ve already got some experience in a care home setting. You’re also a caring person who understands how important mealtimes are to older, vulnerable people. You’re a good team player who takes pride in your job and is happy to go the extra mile. You know the importance of food hygiene and health and safety rules. Above all, you want to be a valued member of a friendly team. You’re keen to progress in your catering career and do your bit to improve the nutrition of older people.


Your role

Reporting to the Head Chef, you’ll make sure all kitchen equipment and areas are properly cleaned. As part of our hard-working team, you’ll also help prepare tasty, nutritious meals that our residents and guests will enjoy. For example, you’ll take pressure off the chefs by cooking breakfast in the mornings. At main mealtimes, you’ll add those much-loved finishing touches like custard or gravy. You’ll be responsible for safe, hygienic food storage and for making sure kitchen equipment and cleaning materials are kept in their correct places. In return, we’ll give you lots of support, training and opportunities to progress in your career.

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

  • Competitive pay – we pay more than the average
  • Flexible hours, including a choice of day, night or weekend shifts
  • Bank holiday enhancements
  • Fast-track career options, e.g. to chef
  • Quality training to develop your skills
  • Stakeholder pension
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free uniform
  • Thousands of online and in-store discounts
  • Access to our Chef Training Academy, where you can learn new skills from experienced trainers and progress towards more senior positions within the company


About Care UK

We run over 120 homes and day clubs across the UK. We provide residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people. As one of the UK’s leading care home providers, our goal is to help every employee fulfil his or her potential – with first-class training and support.

Where you'll work

Our purpose-built care home in Ware, Hertfordshire, opened in September 2017 and offers a range of care services including residential, nursing, dementia and short-term respite care. Situated on Baldock Street, the home will be close to shops and local amenities, as well as the railway station and main routes around the South East - perfect for friends and family who are visiting. To enable residents to continue to enjoy a great lifestyle, there will even be a cinema room, coffee shop and hair salon within the home. 

1

Snowdrop House

Care Assistant Nights

Read more

Job reference

SYS-10466

Location

Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 9DT

Min pay rate

£10.08

Max pay rate

£10.34

Role highlights

If you're passionate and caring and looking for a rewarding job that comes with excellent training and great opportunities for personal development, join Care UK as a Care Assistant and make a real difference!

Being a Care Assistant at Care UK

Care Assistants at Care UK come from all walks of life. We are looking for care assistants to join the team who share the same values as us: care, passion and teamwork! You will have a passion for helping people when it comes to care and put the residents at the heart of everything you do.

Here's what you can benefit from working with us:

• Job security

• Plenty of PPE

• Wellbeing support

• Career development and training including NVQ qualifications 

• Free parking

• Pension contribution

• 2 weeks paid induction

• Earn whilst you learn

• Quality bespoke training to develop your skills

• Bank holiday enhancements

• Free uniform

• Free DBS

• Thousands of online and in-store discounts

• £250 refer a friend bonus

What you’ll be doing

Being a Care Assistant doesn’t just mean helping residents to remain as active and independent as possible while respecting their rights of choice, privacy and dignity. It means having fun and laughter with them and using your skills to help them deal with day-to-day difficulties like personal care and meal times. It also means working as part of a team to identify their unique goals and implement personalised care plans. And, it means working flexibly to help them explore new interests, engage in physical exercise and activities and make sure they enjoy themselves in a stimulating and homely environment.

What you’ll need to have:

Experience of caring/ support worker for others would be useful, not necessarily in a paid role – you may have looked after an elderly relative or friend. More important though is your kind-hearted nature, your belief in teamwork and your ability to use your initiative and imagination, follow instructions and prioritise a busy workload. You’ll be comfortable talking to, and working with, people from different professions, you’re great at keeping records too.

Fulfilling lives, fulfilling Careers.

Where you'll work

Our purpose-built care home in Ware, Hertfordshire, will open in autumn 2017 and will offer a range of care services including residential, nursing, dementia and short-term respite care. Situated on Wadesmill Road, the home will be close to shops and local amenities, as well as the railway station and main routes around the South East - perfect for friends and family who are visiting. To enable residents to continue to enjoy a great lifestyle, there will even be a cinema room, coffee shop and hair salon within the home. 

1

Snowdrop House

Care Assistant

Read more

Job reference

SYS-6431

Location

Baldock St, Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 9DT

Min pay rate

£9.77

Max pay rate

£10.03

Role highlights

If you're passionate and caring and looking for a rewarding job that comes with excellent training and great opportunities for personal development, join Care UK as a Care Assistant and make a real difference!

Being a Care Assistant at Care UK

Care Assistants at Care UK come from all walks of life. We are looking for care assistants to join the team who share the same values as us: care, passion and teamwork! You will have a passion for helping people when it comes to care and put the residents at the heart of everything you do.

Here's what you can benefit from working with us:

• Job security

• Plenty of PPE

• Wellbeing support

• Career development and training including NVQ qualifications 

• Free parking

• Pension contribution

• 2 weeks paid induction

• Earn whilst you learn

• Quality bespoke training to develop your skills

• Bank holiday enhancements

• Free uniform

• Free DBS

• Thousands of online and in-store discounts

• £250 refer a friend bonus

What you’ll be doing

Being a Care Assistant doesn’t just mean helping residents to remain as active and independent as possible while respecting their rights of choice, privacy and dignity. It means having fun and laughter with them and using your skills to help them deal with day-to-day difficulties like personal care and meal times. It also means working as part of a team to identify their unique goals and implement personalised care plans. And, it means working flexibly to help them explore new interests, engage in physical exercise and activities and make sure they enjoy themselves in a stimulating and homely environment.

What you’ll need to have:

Experience of caring / support worker for others would be useful, not necessarily in a paid role – you may have looked after an elderly relative or friend. More important though is your kind-hearted nature, your belief in teamwork and your ability to use your initiative and imagination, follow instructions and prioritise a busy workload. You’ll be comfortable talking to, and working with, people from different professions, you’re great at keeping records too.

Fulfilling lives, fulfilling Careers.

Where you'll work

Our purpose-built care home in Ware, Hertfordshire, opened in autumn 2017 and offers a range of care services including residential, nursing, dementia and short-term respite care. Situated on Baldock Street, the home will be close to shops and local amenities, as well as the railway station and main routes around the South East - perfect for friends and family who are visiting. To enable residents to continue to enjoy a great lifestyle, there will even be a cinema room, coffee shop and hair salon within the home. 

1

Snowdrop House

Care Assistant Bank

Read more

Job reference

SYS-9585

Location

Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 9DR

Min pay rate

£9.25

Max pay rate

£9.86

Role highlights

Have you a passion in supporting older people? Do you have interest Health and Social Care  plus a willingness to learn? Then we can offer you the care career you’ve always wanted, with excellent benefits and flexible hours, including a choice of day, night or weekend shifts.

What you’ll do

Assisting residents with their physical and emotional needs, you will do whatever it takes to help them get the most out of life. More than just a carer, you will be a true friend who champions their dignity and maximises their independence, and you will have an increasingly important part to play in the development of care plans and the induction of new colleagues.

Who you are

With broad knowledge of caring for the elderly, you will be able to make a significant contribution from your first day. To succeed, you should be capable of prioritising your own workload, maintaining detailed records and using your initiative to the full, and you will be determined to develop your skills with our support.

Who we are

With 120 homes and day clubs across the UK, we provide expert respite, residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people. Our highly personal, patient-centred approach has seen us enjoy rapid growth, with three new homes planned for next year, so we can offer exceptional career opportunities to people who care as deeply as we do.

What we offer

As one of our valued care assistants you can expect comprehensive training in general clinical care as well as dementia. What’s more, we offer one of the best benefits packages around, including, a stakeholder pension and life assurance scheme, bank holiday enhancements, child care vouchers, thousands of online and in-store discounts and free uniform.

Where you'll work

Our purpose-built care home in Ware, Hertfordshire, will open in autumn 2017 and will offer a range of care services including residential, nursing, dementia and short-term respite care. Situated on Wadesmill Road, the home will be close to shops and local amenities, as well as the railway station and main routes around the South East - perfect for friends and family who are visiting. To enable residents to continue to enjoy a great lifestyle, there will even be a cinema room, coffee shop and hair salon within the home. 

1

Snowdrop House

Receptionist Bank

Read more

Job reference

SYS-9958

Location

Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 9DR

Role highlights

You

You’re a caring person with a friendly manner and smart appearance. You’ve got experience dealing with the general public. Ideally, you’ll have worked in a care home setting. You’ve got a good basic education with GCSEs (or the equivalent) including English and Maths. You also know your way around Microsoft Office. Customer service is something you really enjoy and you’re good at dealing with all sorts of people – face-to-face, on the phone or by email. You’re a multi-tasker who can work well under pressure and uses initiative. You like the idea of being part of a friendly team, working together and contributing to the success of your care home.


Your role

As the first person customers meet when they come to our home, your role is vital. We’ll expect you to welcome visitors in a friendly, professional way. You’ll also make sure the Visitor’s Book is completed properly and that the right team member is told of the arrival. You’ll need a courteous telephone manner and be able to reply promptly to email enquiries. As well as providing great customer service, you’ll be responsible for general office duties such as helping with the payroll. As ‘front of house’, you’ll be a valued member of our team. You’ll receive excellent support from your colleagues and quality training to progress in your career.

As a Receptionist/Administrator at Care UK, you can look forward to:

  • Competitive pay – we pay more than the average
  • Fast-track career options, e.g. into management roles
  • Quality training to develop your skills
  • Flexible hours
  • Bank holiday enhancements
  • Stakeholder pension
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free uniform
  • Thousands of online and in-store discounts


About Care UK

We run over 120 homes and day clubs across the UK. We provide residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people. As one of the UK’s leading care home providers, our goal is to help every employee fulfil his or her potential – with first-class training and support. 

Where you'll work

Our purpose-built care home in Ware, Hertfordshire, will open in autumn 2017 and will offer a range of care services including residential, nursing, dementia and short-term respite care. Situated on Wadesmill Road, the home will be close to shops and local amenities, as well as the railway station and main routes around the South East - perfect for friends and family who are visiting. To enable residents to continue to enjoy a great lifestyle, there will even be a cinema room, coffee shop and hair salon within the home. 

1

Snowdrop House

Lifestyle Lead

Read more

Job reference

SYS-9731

Location

Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 9DR

Role highlights

You
You’re a caring, fun-loving person with a passion for helping older people stay fit, active and independent. You’re an excellent motivator and an inspiring leader. And you’re good at building friendships – so you can get to know residents and create tailored activity plans based on their individual interests and ability. Most of all, you recognise what a vital role activity and exercise can play in the physical and mental well-being of older people. You’re willing to go the extra mile with your team to make a big difference to our residents’ lives.

Your role
Reporting to the Home Manager, you’ll lead a small team of lifestyle co-ordinators. You’ll work closely with your team to create interesting, tailored activity plans for every resident. You’ll take time to get to know residents and their relatives – to find out which activities or hobbies they find stimulating. You’ll also be responsible for organising outside trips for residents and involving the wider community in the home. It’s a hugely varied role that’s both challenging and rewarding. With quality training and lots of support, we’ll help you make a big success of it.

As Lifestyle Lead at Care UK, you can look forward to:
∙ Competitive pay – we pay more than the average
∙ Fast-track career options
∙ Quality training to develop your skills
∙ Flexible hours
∙ Stakeholder pension
∙ Childcare vouchers
∙ Thousands of online and in-store discounts

About Care UK
We run over 120 homes and day clubs across the UK. We provide residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people. As one of the UK’s leading care home providers, our goal is to help every employee fulfil his or her potential – with first-class training and support.

Where you'll work

Our purpose-built care home in Ware, Hertfordshire, will open in autumn 2017 and will offer a range of care services including residential, nursing, dementia and short-term respite care. Situated on Wadesmill Road, the home will be close to shops and local amenities, as well as the railway station and main routes around the South East - perfect for friends and family who are visiting. To enable residents to continue to enjoy a great lifestyle, there will even be a cinema room, coffee shop and hair salon within the home.