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Care Assistant
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/22/11130
  • Published: Mon 12/12/2022, 14:04 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 28/02/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Full Time, Nights, Part Time, Weekends
  • Hours: Various availabele hours per week
  • Salary: £20,812 -  £21,189 per annum pro rata (plus weekend and night enhancements)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Flitwick (Ferndale Care Home), Bedfordshire

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Care Assistant

Team: Ferndale Residential home

Job Family: Supporting - CBG4

Salary: £20,812 -  £21,189 per annum pro rata (plus weekend and night enhancements)

Hourly Rate: £10.79  + enhancements for weekend working

Hours: Various hours available 21hour post, 28 hours post, 35 hour post.

Location: Ferndale Residential Home, Flitwick

Contract Type: Relief / Fixed Term Contract / Permanent positions available

Closing Date: Rolling Advert to end of February 2023 - applications will be reviewed on a regular basis

About Us:

Central Bedfordshire is an ambitious authority, determined to be an exemplary one. Our strategic location and high quality of life mean we are one of the fastest growing areas in the country.

As a council we face the same challenges every business does - investing in the right places and delivering great results. Except for us, it’s all about our 289,000 residents. We’re totally focussed on helping to improve their lives and making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work.

This is a great time to join us on our journey.

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 Ferndale in Fliwick.

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.

What we can offer you:

As well as joining a friendly, dedicated, and hardworking team you will have access to numerous benefits, including:

  • Generous family friendly policies and practices
  • A supportive and inclusive environment that values and celebrates differences
  • Staff network and support groups
  • Annual leave allowance 24 days + statutory holidays rising to 31 days with length of service.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). This is a valuable part of our rewards package for employees and includes Life Assurance: click here
  • An Employee Assistance Programme offering support to all employees through workplace changes as well as other work, family and personal issues
  • Training and Learning offer – we have access to hundreds of courses and role specific training is also available
  • Access to discounts from local and national retailers

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'.

Our aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer.  We welcome discussion on location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process.


You will be expected to demonstrate how you meet the key accountabilities and competencies detailed within this Recruitment Pack

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Suzanne Peters at or on 0300 300 74901

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 are committed to improving the diversity of our workforce to better reflect the communities we serve.  Therefore we welcome applications from everyone. In addition 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 require assistance to apply for our roles, help with writing your CV, interview techniques or careers advice please contact our team of careers advisors at Our service is confidential, impartial and free for all.