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Care Assistant (Days)
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: 8841
  • Published: Fri 01/11/2019, 12:00 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 31/03/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Part Time, Weekends
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Salary: £17,711 - £18,065 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Biggleswade (Abbotsbury Care Home), Bedfordshire

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Care Assistant (Days)

Team:  Social care Health and Housing – Adult Social Care 

Job Family: CBG3 Supporting
Salary:  £17,711 - £18,065 per annum pro rata
Hours:  35 hours per week

Location: Abbotsbury Residential Home, Biggleswade

Contract type: Permanent
Closing Date: Rolling Advert to end of March 2020

More about the role: 

If you have a passion for providing quality support for vulnerable people you will be able to find your greatness working for Central Bedfordshire Council in the Care and Support Services. In the Older People’s services we provide person centred quality care. The promotion of independence, choice and control is vital. You could make people’s lives better.

At our services every day is different - every person has a story as well as a unique need. You’ll join our friendly team in this unique setting. Your main tasks will be to support individuals in all areas of their daily life - including personal care, social activities and mealtimes. You will promote their independence and ensure they are able to maximise their quality of life. You will support people with their health needs and wellbeing – making sure more senior staff are made aware of any changes you notice. You will ensure that customers / Residents have as much choice and control in their lives as possible.

You don’t need any formal qualifications to apply for this role. The enthusiasm and drive to improve the lives of vulnerable people is the key requirement. However, you will need have a good understanding of the needs of vulnerable older people living with difficulties. This includes physical disability / frailty and or Dementia. You should also be prepared to work towards a level 2 qualification in Health and Social Care. You will become part of a wider team of people, all working towards the same goal – to provide an excellent service to the people in our care.

If you come and work for us you will have the benefit of a generous rewards package. This includes; annual leave, enhancements for antisocial hours, an employee assistance programme, access to IT equipment and discounts in the local community. We will also offer you the opportunity to complete further training and develop your career in the social care field.

Part of our vision in the Care and Support services is to be there for you. We will recognise you as an individual personality with your own uniqueness, character and life experiences. We will be there for you, to promote and celebrate your continued successes.

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work'.

To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Care Assistant Recruitment Pack 

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For an informal discussion about this position, please contact:  Suzanne Lynch at or on 0300 300 8590

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy,  please contact: The Recruitment Team at 


Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.   

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace.  

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. 

If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.