Care Assistant - Relief
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/21/9667
  • Published: Tue 12/01/2021, 16:25 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 31/05/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Nights, Part Time, Weekends
  • Hours: 0 hours per week, as required by the service
  • Salary: £18,198 to £18,652 per annum pro rota (plus weekend and night enhancements) or hourly rates of £9.43 - £22.00 dependent on the shift worked
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Sandy, Bedfordshire

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Care Assistant - Relief

Team: Allison House Residential Home

Job Family: Supporting - CBG3

Salary: £18,198 to £18,652 per annum pro rota (plus weekend and night enhancements) or hourly rates of £9.43 - £22.00 dependent on the shift worked

Hours: 0 Hours per week - as required by the service

Location: Allison House Residential Home, Sandy

Contract Type: Relief

Closing Date: Rolling Advert to June 2021; applications reviewed as and when received

Interview Date: Rolling Advert; interviews arranged as and when required

More about the role:

To provide Person centred care to each of our residents that is as individual as they are. are you able to wear your heart on your sleeve, Can you  change a moment and make a difference and  can  you help to transform lives. If so we would love you to Join our Family at Allison House in Sandy.

This is an important role – and you’ll receive our full support including a full training programme and induction. Your main priority is to ensure our resident's happiness and wellbeing. you will be assisting our residents with washing and personal hygiene, prepare drinks and snacks, and administer medication if necessary. The key is to consider each person’s physical and emotional needs. Every resident is different and you must respect their individuality. It’s all about creating a friendly, supportive environment – one where people are independent and free to make their own choices.

We are interested in people who caring comes naturally to and put the needs of our residents first. It’s important you can work as part of a team and keep accurate records. Above all, you must be people-focused and enjoy working with our residents.

Night shifts also come with key responsibilities; you’ll be expected to stay awake and secure and lock the building. There is also enhanced pay for working weekends and nights.

Join our family, and you will have the chance to build your skills with high quality training. Even better, you’ll find your greatness by taking care of older people and enhancing their wellbeing.

At Central Bedfordshire Council, we’re passionate about having a workforce that reflects our community. It’s why we’re committed to creating equal opportunities, so that we always embrace diversity.

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'.

Please note that if you already work in another health and social care setting (e.g. another care home, home care provider or hospital ward) and intend to remain in that job, we will be unable to offer you a post with us at the moment. This is due to Public Health England guidance that advises care staff should not move between facilities due to the risk of transferring coronavirus.

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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

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Geraldine Smith at or on 0300 300 4415

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. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.

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.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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