General Assistant


Job ID:





CaregiverCaregiver / Health Care, Nurse / Medical Professional


£10.00 per hour

Employment Type:

Full time



Job Description:

General Assistant - Victoria House - Richmond

£9.75 per hour - Part-time - Monday - Friday - morning to early afternoon

Abbeyfield are looking to recruit a General Assistant to work in Richmond, to support the team in providing for people who want to live later in life in a safe and comfortable setting.

Working as a General Assistant at Victoria House you will assist with the service of breakfast in the morning, thorough cleaning of all the residents rooms together with communal areas. This will include the washing of floors, cleaning of carpets, bathrooms, toilets, hovering and dusting.

It is important that the candidates have an empathy with elderly people so a kind and patient approach is required

Ensure all food related activities comply with food safety regulations and the completion of all relevant records as directed by the Chef Manager/Cook.

To travel to other Abbey field locations as required and attend meetings and training as required.

The following requirements are essential:

  • Ability to communicate and interact well with people.
  • To be able to read and write to a good standard.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team.
  • Show an understanding of the needs of older people.
  • Ability to carry out all aspects of the role to a high standard at all times.
  • Willing to travel for training as required.

The following requirements are desirable:

  • First Aid Certificate.
  • Food Hygiene Certificate.

About Care Home

At Victoria House we have a varied selection of residents. We have a good support group of volunteers who provide various activities and outgoings, and we also have a very strong relatives group who recently formed a constitution. A mobile farm visits the house twice a year and we have a policy of allowing pets.

Victoria House is two large Victorian houses joined together which provides residential care for elderly frail and mild Dementia. Over the years we have had various extensions added to enhance the property, and now has 29 rooms of varying sizes, some having en suite facilities. Every room has a TV aerial and telephone access.

We have various gardens for our residents to enjoy and this gives the opportunity to get together and enjoy a cool drink and snacks or take a book into a quiet area to read.

The house has a lift and two stair lifts for easy access throughout the property. We provide easy access to listening books for those who have sight impairment and have a small library in the house. There is a hairdressing / treatment room, and a chiropodist who visits the house regularly, as does a lady who carries out reflexology and massage.

Who we are

We have been established since 1956 when the dream of one man, Richard Carr-Gomm, became a reality. He recognised that a lot of older people were both neglected and isolated and he dedicated the rest of his life to building our charity that has been helping thousands of people across Britain and the world.

During our 60 years weve developed Richards dream and our 500+ houses and homes are run by specialist staff that are determined to provide all our residents exceptional standards of help and support. Weve developed just the right formula that allows us to flexibly provide individual levels of assistance when and where theyre needed.

We are proud of the quality of what we do, and not only are we monitored and regulated by the HCA and CQC, but we have implemented our own bespoke quality standard.

You can rest assured that, with Abbeyfield, youre in good hands.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, to find out more, please apply online today with your CV

This post is subject to a DBS check.

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Care Vacancy Ltd

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