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Abbeyfield Wey Valley Society carers share sunshine and smiles

There are three main reasons why staff love being part of the team at Abbeyfield Wey Valley Society, the same reasons residents enjoy living here. Care, compassion and companionship.

More people than ever before want to work somewhere they’re valued. With a real sense of purpose. Where everyone is treated with care and compassion.

The Abbeyfield Wey Valley Society is a charity offering excellent care for older people. As one of Surrey’s leading providers of home care, sheltered housing, and residential and nursing care – with more than 30 years’ experience, we are proud to say  “care comes before profits”.

And our treasured  team of carers at the heart of all that we do. Now’s your chance to join us.

The team of Abbeyfield Wey Valley Society carers bring residents care, compassion, companionship, and have loads of fun along the way.

If you are passionate, caring and fun loving with a ‘can do’ attitude, you’ll fit in well.

A full induction will give you a flying start. with lots more support throughout your career. Your training manager will help you add skills through fully-funded professional training and NVQ qualifications, and achieve that all-important work/life balance.

Abbeyfield Wey Valley Society carers love providing excellent care for older people, are committed to their role, helpful to colleagues, willing to learn, and have plenty of fun along the way.

Our Auxiliary team of talented  cooks, efficient domestics, skilled maintenance personnel, and knowledgeable gardeners are all very much  of the “Abbeyfield Angels” team, and prove on a daily basis that you can really help improve the lives of older people in many different ways.

The unique atmosphere and special reward of bringing a smile to residents’ faces makes being part of the Abbeyfield Wey Valley Society team of carers a truly memorable experience.

We are recruiting now and have a range of opportunities including full-time, part-time, night working and bank hours. We recently increased our hourly pay rates and offer full training support – it is a great time to join our friendly team.

Pay and Benefits

  • Pay per hour Monday to Friday starts from £12.00 for inexperienced. We pay £2.00 per hour extra for weekend shifts. Please see details for each vacancy, below, for exact rates.
  • Full induction, giving you the skills required to deliver excellent care
  • Fully funded job specific training
  • Access to optional training courses for those wanting to develop their career, many funded
  • Pension scheme – Abbeyfield Wey Valley Society contribute 5% to your pension monthly
  • Sick pay, in line with your contract
  • Free on-site parking
  • x 2 death in service cover, based on annual salary
  • Full support from our professional management team
  • Fully funded Blue Light Card giving you access to a wide range of discounts at high street shops, restaurants and national retailers such as River Island, The Body Shop, Halfords, J D Sports, Odeon Cinemas, Carluccios, Prezzo, Yo! Sushi and lots more.

We are seeking caring people who are looking for more connection with their work, who would like to develop their skills.

If you want to feel valued, respected and listened to, are passionate about the care of older people and want to make a difference, join our team. We strive to ensure that we offer a happy and supported environment. Without happy staff our residents would not be happy either. You are so important.

Please note: all roles are offered subject to a satisfactory DBS check and two references.

Abbeyfield Wey Valley Society 

LIST OF CURRENT VACANCIES 04.04.24

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ACTIVITIES CO-ORDINATOR needed for Nower House care home in Dorking, Surrey. If you have some previous care experience then this could be a great role for you. Working 35 hours a week, the role will also involve occasional travel to our other homes (mileage paid).

Description Support with creating, planning and delivering activities, outings, and events.

Experience/qualifications. Must have care experience. Must be a car driver and hold a UK driving licence.

Working hours – 35 hours a week. The shifts are 9am-5pm Monday to Friday with occasional, weekend ad hoc hours to support events in the care home.

Pay £12.03 per hour. Mileage is paid at 45p/mile for travel.

APPLY NOW

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    COOK – full time Cook needed for a friendly, 44-bedded care home near the centre of Dorking.

    Generous Benefits Package

    · Pay from £13.75/hour up to £14.50/hour (depending on qualifications) with an additional uplift of £1.85/hour at weekends.

    · Full induction into your role, giving you skills required to deliver meals to restaurant standards

    · Fully funded job specific training

    · NVQs encouraged and funded

    · Access to optional training courses for those wanting to develop their career, many funded

    · Pension scheme – Abbeyfield Wey Valley Society will contribute 5% to your pension every month

    · Fully flexible holiday allowance

    · Sick pay, in line with contract

    · Free on-site parking

    · x2 death in service cover, based on annual salary

    · Full support from our professional management team

    Every Day Responsibilities

    · To work at all times within the practice taught in the Food Hygiene course.

    · To prepare food for appropriate meal as specified by the menu.

    · To ensure any food prepared looks pleasant, is tasty and kept hot/cold as needed

    · To ensure food waste is kept to a minimum

    · To ensure kitchen is tidy and clean at the end of shift

    · To ensure safe environment for other staff

    · To ensure fridge, freezers and food temperatures are recorded twice a day

    · To ensure daily/weekly and monthly cleaning tasks are carried out to a high standard and signed for.

    · To ensure the Better Food Better Business is correct and kept up to date.

    · To report any problems to the Person-in-Charge as appropriate

    · To go into dining room during meal times and ask residents for their feedback on the meals.

    · To do ordering to ensure plenty of stock to be able to fulfil the daily menus

    · To be aware of residents’ nutritional needs and cater for this.

    Responsible to the Registered Manager.

    Roles Available

    1 x full-time role - 35 hour week working a mix of shifts 7.30am-2.30pm and 12.30am-7.30pm with alternate weekends.

    About You

    You will have some professional experience as a Cook, be trained in Food Hygiene and, ideally, a minimum of an NVQ2 in Professional Cookery.

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      Maintenance Person – 37.5 hours per week covering Surrey/Berkshire.

      Pay £12.70 per hour plus paid mileage (45p/mile).

      Duties: ensure that maintenance tasks are carried out to a high standard, report issues promptly to management, keep accurate records.

      Hours – Monday to Friday 8am-4pm or 8am-5pm with an hour lunch break.

      About you: clean UK driving licence, use of own vehicle, flexible, general DIY experience, can work without supervision, uses initiative, adaptable, good health. Must be prepared to travel between our care homes in Oxted, Dorking

      APPLY NOW

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        Maintenance Person – 37.5 hours per week (Dorking)

        Pay £12.70 per hour plus paid mileage (45p/mile).

        Duties: ensure that maintenance tasks are carried out to a high standard, report issues promptly to management, keep accurate records.

        Hours – Monday to Friday 8am-4pm or 8am-5pm with an hour lunch break.

        About you: clean UK driving licence, use of own vehicle, flexible, general DIY experience, can work without supervision, uses initiative, adaptable, good health.

        APPLY NOW

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          Night Care Assistant (Dorking)

          Pay: From £12.20/hr with experience up to £13/hr with NVQ2 Health & Social Care and Care Certificate. £2/hr additional uplift at weekends.

          Duties: support older residents with the highest standards of care including washing, dressing, toileting and incontinence care, giving medication, assistance at meal times and supporting with mobility.

          Hours – Two shifts each week (may involve some weekend working). 7.30pm to 7.30am with a one hour, paid break.

          About you: professional, confidential, caring, trustworthy, respectful, flexible, empathetic, good English communication skills, reliable, can use own initiative, approachable.

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            Care Assistant – 18 hours per week (Dorking)

            Pay: From £12/hr without experience up to £12.80/hr with NVQ2 Health & Social Care and Care Certificate. £2/hr additional uplift at weekends.

            Duties: support older residents with the highest standards of care including washing, dressing, toileting and incontinence care, giving medication, assistance at meal times and supporting with mobility.

            Hours – Three shifts each week (including alternate weekends). 7.30am to 1.30pm or 1.30pm to 7.30pm.

            About you: professional, confidential, caring, trustworthy, respectful, flexible, empathetic, good English communication skills, reliable, can use own initiative, approachable.

            APPLY NOW

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              Care Assistant – 19.5 hours per week (Farnham)

              Pay: From £12/hr without experience up to £12.05/hr with a Care Certificate. £2/hr additional uplift at weekends.

              Duties: support older residents with the highest standards of care including washing, dressing, toileting and incontinence care, giving medication, assistance at meal times and supporting with mobility.

              Hours – 8am to 2.30pm and 2.30pm-9pm including alternate weekends.

              About you: professional, confidential, caring, trustworthy, respectful, flexible, empathetic, good English communication skills, reliable, can use own initiative, approachable.

              APPLY NOW

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                Domestic Assistant part-time (Guildford)

                Pay: £12/hr.

                Duties: hoover residents’ rooms and communal areas, clean and tidy bathrooms, test and record bathroom water temperatures, use and store equipment and supplies appropriately.

                Hours – Two shifts each week 9am-1pm Monday and Friday.

                About you: professional, confidential, caring, trustworthy, respectful, flexible, empathetic, good English communication skills, reliable, can use own initiative, approachable.

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                  Registered Manager (Oxted)

                  Pay: Dependant on qualifications and experience.

                  Duties: duties commensurate with the maintenance of registration standards as laid down in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2009 and the Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009. Day to day management and administration of the home, developing the service in line with legislation and best practice. Full job description available by emailing admin@awvs.org.uk

                  Hours – Full time.

                  About you: experience as a Registered Manager or Deputy Manager in a care home (must have a minimum of two years’ experience in a DM role). You must demonstrate a passion for person-centred care and be a proactive team leader who can develop a dynamic team. An excellent knowledge of all legislative and regulatory requirements within social care is essential. Minimum of NVQ5 in Health and Social Care. Good sense of humour and a nurturing nature.

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                    Relief Cook – 15 hours weekly (Guildford)

                    Pay: £15/hr.

                    Duties: In summary, prepare high quality food for the home’s residents, catering to their nutritional needs. Keeping the kitchen clean and free from hazards.

                    Hours – Two shifts each week plus cover for Housekeeper as required (advance notice will be given) and holiday cover during September 2024. Week One – 9am-2pm and 5.00pm-7.30pm (both shifts are worked on the same day) on two, week days.

                    Week Two – 9am-2pm and 5.00pm-7.30pm (both shifts are worked on the same day) on Saturday and Sunday.

                    About you: A minimum of two years’ experience working as a professional Cook. Must be able to provide holiday cover for September 2024.

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                      Prep Chef – 6 hours weekly (Farnham)

                      Pay: £12/hr with a £1.30/hr uplift at weekends.

                      Duties: In summary, assist with the preparation of cooking ingredients, ensure food waste is minimal, keep the kitchen clean and free from hazards, store supplies appropriately and safely.

                      Hours – Two shifts each week plus cover for Housekeeper as required (advance notice will be given) and holiday cover during September 2024. Week One – 9am-2pm and 5.00pm-7.30pm (both shifts are worked on the same day) on two, week days.

                      Week Two – 9am-2pm and 5.00pm-7.30pm (both shifts are worked on the same day) on Saturday and Sunday.

                      About you: No previous experience necessary as fully training provided. Immediate start required subject to DBS check, right to work check and two, satisfactory references.

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                        Activities Coordinator (Farnham)

                        Pay: £12.90/hr with a £2/hr uplift at weekends.

                        Duties: Support with creating, planning and delivering activities, outings and events for our care home residents.

                        Hours – The shifts are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am-5.00pm, and alternate weekends, Saturday 9am – 5pm and Sunday 9am – 12.30pm with ad hoc hours to support events in the care homes.

                        About you: Must have professional care experience. Car driver and holder of a UK driving licence.

                        APPLY NOW

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                          NIGHT CARE ASSISTANT NEEDED for Thursday nights – Central Farnham care home.
                          We are recruiting a Night Care Assistant to work Thursday nights each week at Wey Valley House Residential Care Home. Earn up to £13.75 per hour with an NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care and a Care Certificate as designated person on the shift.

                          Shift

                          Thursday 9.00pm- Friday 8.00am.

                          Duties

                          We offer our residents the very highest standards of care. In this role you will support residents’ daily needs. This will include washing, dressing, toileting and incontinence care, assisting at meal times and supporting residents with their mobility.

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                            Dorking – Home Care Manager
                            The Abbeyfield Wey Valley Society are launching a Home Care Service for Dorking and the surrounding area.

                            (Please note that we are unable to offer sponsorship to work in the UK).

                            The role:

                            This exciting new role is responsible for commissioning the service and delivering high quality care to Service Users. The new Registered Manager will be expected to recruit staff and build a network of Service Users.

                            The role will be supported in house by our experienced Operations and Marketing team but the main momentum of the service will be lead and driven by the new Registered Manager. As an experienced Home Care Manager you will be expected to build the business and to launch within a minimum of 2 months within post.

                            We offer:
                            • Excellent salary dependent on experience
                            • Pension
                            • Private Medical
                            • Sick Pay
                            • Ongoing professional development
                            • Salary X3 Life cover

                            We need:
                            • Level 5 qualification in health and social care management or relevant field
                            • Enthusiasm, creativity and drive
                            • Dynamism
                            • UK Driving Licence and car required
                            • Experience in managing home care services and leading a team
                            • Knowledge of health and social care regulations and standards
                            • Excellent organisational and communication skills
                            • Ability to assess client needs and develop individualized care plans
                            • Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities
                            • Empathy and compassion for older people
                            • Ability to work collaboratively with community partners and stakeholders
                            • Experience with budgeting and resource management
                            • Previous experience in a similar role is desirable

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                              Domiciliary Care Assistants needed to become part of our small, established team working in and around the Farnham, Surrey area.

                              We are a not-for-profit home care service where the personal touch is the most important thing.

                              About you: Care experience is preferred, not essential, but you are required to have a UK driving licence and your own vehicle.

                              Competitive pay rates: For those without an NVQ, hourly pay is £13.68 on week days and £15.13 at weekends (bank holiday rate £20.44). If you have an NVQ 2/3 in Health and Social Care, our hourly pay range is £14.38 per hour week days up to £15.88 at weekends (bank holiday rate £21.57).

                              Work hours that suit you. We do require staff to be able to commit to working a few hours on alternate weekends.

                              Other benefits:
                              • Paid travel time between care visits
                              • Paid mileage at 45p per mile
                              • Mentoring scheme to ease you into your role
                              • Paid holiday (pro rata)
                              • Paid ongoing training and development
                              • Pension scheme
                              • Fantastic career progression within our charity
                              • Support from our professional management team
                              • Referral scheme
                              • Free PPE
                              • Free DBS
                              • Free uniform
                              • Eligibility for a Blue Light Card which offers discounts on a wide range of products and services

                              The Role
                              You will be visiting elderly people in their own homes to ensure that receive high standards of care and support, promoting their independence, choice, rights and quality of life. You will be providing:
                              · companionship
                              · accompaniment when going out of the house
                              · personal care eg, support to wash and get dressed
                              · meals and nutritional support eg food preparation and serving
                              · medication support
                              Our carers must act at all times in a manner which promotes the interests of the Society, its’ staff and Service Users.

                              APPLY NOW

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                                GENERAL INFORMATION

                                Abbeyfield Wey Valley Society Benefits package

                                Full induction, giving you the skills required to deliver excellent care

                                Fully funded job specific training

                                Access to optional training courses for those wanting to develop their career, many funded

                                Pension scheme – Abbeyfield Wey Valley Society contribute 5% to your pension monthly

                                Sick pay, in line with your contract

                                Free on-site parking

                                x 2 death in service cover, based on annual salary

                                Full support from our professional management team

                                Fully funded Blue Light Card giving you access to a wide range of discounts at high street shops, restaurants and national retailers such as River Island, The Body Shop, Halfords, J D Sports, Odeon Cinemas, Carluccios, Prezzo, Yo! Sushi and lots more.

                                Roles are offered subject to a satisfactory DBS check and two references.

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                                I have worked for the Society for 11 years, the residents feel like part of my family, it’s the best place I have ever worked.

                                Tracey, staff member

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