Care Assistant
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/21/9724
  • Published: Tue 23/02/2021, 12:30 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 03/06/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Nights, Part Time, Weekends
  • Hours: Various hours available hours per week
  • 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: Flitwick (Ferndale Care Home), Bedfordshire

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Care Assistant

Team: Ferndale 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: Various Shift Patterns available

Location: Ferndale Residential Home, Flitwick

Contract: Permanent and Relief roles available

Closing Date: Rolling Advert to 3rd June 2021 applications reviewed as and when received

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

More about the role:

We want every resident in our care homes to receive  the highest standard of care. By giving older people a good quality of life, we’re making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live for all. As a Care Assistant, you’ll be working directly with our residents in Flitwick. You’ll find your greatness as you make sure vulnerable people are safe, well and happy.

This is an important role – and you’ll receive our full support including a full training programme and induction. Your main task will be to provide personal care for care home residents. You’ll help 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.

Ideally, you’ll have worked with elderly people before, including those with dementia or physical disabilities. However, we’re also interested in people with a naturally caring attitude. 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.

Weekend working is essential – Pay for this is enhanced.

Join us, 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.

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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: Julie Weymouth at or call 0300 300 8594

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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