Care Assistant
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/21/10150
  • Published: Thu 14/10/2021, 16:35 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 14/11/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Nights, Part Time, Weekends
  • Hours: 28 or 35 hours per week
  • Salary: £18,198 - £18,562 per annum pro rata (plus weekend and night time enhancements)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Westlands Residential Home, Duncombe Drive, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

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Care Assistant

Team: Westlands Residential Home

Job Family: Supporting  - CBG3

Salary: £18,198 - £18,562 per annum pro rata (plus weekend and night time enhancements)

Hourly rate: £9.43 - £22.00 dependent on the shift worked

Hours: 28 hours and 35 hours per week posts available

Base Location: Westlands Residential Home, Leighton Buzzard

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 14th November 2021

More about the Role:

At Westlands we want every resident in our care home to get 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 will be working directly with our residents in Leighton Buzzard and you'll find your greatness as you make sure vulnerable people are safe, well and happy.

This is an important role for which you will receive our full support, including full training and induction. Your main task will be to provide personalised care to the residents giving you an opportunity to show kindness while making things simple and having fun. You will help with washing and personal hygiene, preparing drinks and snacks, and administering medication if necessary, once training is complete. Every resident is different, and you will need to respect their individuality. We are all about creating a friendly, supportive environment - one where independence is promoted and the residents are free to make their own choices.

Ideally, you will have worked with elderly people before, including those with Dementia and physical disabilities. However, we are interested in people with a naturally caring attitude, who are honest and hold a strong level of humility. 

Join us, and you will have an opportunity to build your skills with high quality training. Even better, you will find your greatness by taking care of people and enhancing their well-being.

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.

In order to work in this setting, you will be required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof when requested (unless you have a medical exemption).

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: Anna-Maria Johnson-Brown at or call 0300 300 4207

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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