Buckingham Lodge Aylesbury
Hourly Rate of Pay (£)
Day Care Assistants x 6
Shifts consist of: 7am-2pm and 2pm-9pm (including every other weekend)
About the role
We want our residents to lead the lives they wish and to remain as active, independent and happy as possible – and that’s where you come in. If you’re good with people and can work individually and as part of a team then you could be a great Care Assistant.
Your role will be to provide person-centred care and support for residents. That includes personal care, mealtimes and engagement through activities, either in groups with shared interests or on an individual basis. You’ll also be there to provide a listening ear to those who need it most.
Every day will be interesting and varied – all our residents are different, from their care needs to their personalities and life experiences. What you’ll do can be inspiring and hugely enjoyable, as you build strong relationships based on understanding, trust and genuine care.
What you’ll need
You don’t have to have any previous experience, although if you have knowledge of older people and their needs, that’s useful. We’ll provide on-the-job training and help you work towards a Level 2 Health and Social Care qualification. Once you qualify, you’ll receive a higher rate of pay.
You should have good reading and writing skills so you can understand and contribute to care plans.
Anchor – a great place to work
Anchor is one of England’s largest not-for-profit providers of care and housing for older people. Our aim is to transform housing and care so everyone can have a home where they love living in later life.
We’re not-for-profit – every penny we make or save is invested in the people who live with us and in the people who work here. That means a better standard of care and customer service, higher wages, more investment in training and development and improved facilities.
We have a clear purpose in what we do, and that includes valuing each other. Our work is engaging and rewarding, and we believe in embracing everyone’s potential. Join our team and you’ll be helping not just those you work with, but the wider community. You’ll be able to see the positive effect you have each day.
A rewarding environment
From health and happiness to finance and your career, we’ll give you all the support you need.
Health & happiness
Gym, fitness and wellbeing discounts
Flexible shift options
Pension plan – there's no limit on employee contributions, and we’ll match whatever you contribute up to 8%
Quick and easy pension transfer service
Savings advice, free life assurance and Salary Advance
100’s of discounts on big brand shopping, holidays, phones, technology and more
On the job training (Level 2 Health and Social Care) – enhanced pay rate once qualified
Ongoing personal and professional development programme
Career progression and promotion opportunities
To see our full range of benefits, check out our dedicated rewards website
Celebrating diversity, celebrating you
Anchor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We aim to celebrate diversity and inclusion in all that we do, as we know that the more diverse our colleagues are, the better care and support we can give to our residents and each other.
We are proud to have an LGBT+ group for our residents, and also Disability, LGBT+ and race and ethnicity colleague networks. These work to celebrate diversity, address concerns, review policy and practice and empower their members. We also have an Inclusive Ambassador network to allow all colleagues to be part of promoting diversity and to be an ally to others.
We are a member of Inclusive Employers, a Stonewall Diversity Champion and a signatory to the Care Leaver Covenant and HouseProud Pledge schemes.
All applicants must already hold the legal right to work in the UK.
Buckingham Lodge in Aylesbury is home to well trained and helpful staff with rooms for up to 64 residents. At Anchor, we pride ourselves in providing 24-hour care and specialised services for elderly people, the beauty of our grounds, the quality of our catering and our engaging activities we deliver.
- Spacious, modern design – rated Good with CQC and 5 stars environmental health
- 1 minute walk from local facilities – Dr’s, chemist, school, community centre
- In house coffee shop and community meeting areas
Anchor is England's largest not-for-profit provider of specialist housing and care for the over-55s. We provide services to more than 60,000 older people and employ around 10,000 staff. Here are just a few of the things you’ll get when you work with Anchor;
- Free DBS
- Free uniform
- Anchor shopping discounts
- Pension plan (4% employee, 4% employer contribution)
- On the job training (level 2 Health and Social Care) enhanced pay rate once completion of above qualification
- Double time payment on select Bank Holidays (Christmas & Boxing Day)