Start your career at Abbeyfield

From carers to house managers, activities coordinators to cooks, plus roles in our St Albans head office, Abbeyfield has a varied range of career options available.

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At Abbeyfield, we believe that great care starts with great people. We’re committed to providing a high standard of care, accomodation and companionship to our residents and we’re always keen to hear from people who share our commitment to enhancing the lives of older people in the UK. 

From carers to house managers, activities coordinators to cooks, plus roles in our St Albans head office, Abbeyfield has a varied range of career options available.  By working at Abbeyfield you’ll be joining a charity with more than 400 houses and over 7000 residents. But we’re also developing new homes throughout the UK with state of the art facilities.

Best of all, we’re a charity, meaning that the interests of our valued staff and residents sit at the heart of what we do, not shareholders.

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Explore what life at Abbeyfield is like below.

Careers in care

See what it’s like to work in one of our care homes, how rewarding a career in care can be, and the range of roles available.

Careers in supported housing

Learn more about what it’s like to work in one of our supported living services, how rewarding a career in supported housing can be, and the range of roles available.

Corporate support roles

See the range of corporate support roles available, to support our care and housing operation.

The recruitment process

Learn more about our recruitment process, the type of people we are looking for, and top tips on how to make your application stand out.

Rewards and benefits

See the range of rewards and benefits you will be eligible for if you join us.

Induction, training and development

Read more about how we invest in our employees so that you can reach your full potential.

Careers at Abbeyfield FAQs

Below you'll find a list of our most frequently asked questions about careers at Abbeyfield.

  • Who are Abbeyfield, and what do you do?

    Abbeyfield is a charity for older people providing housing across the UK and internationally. It is our mission to enhance the quality of life for older people through high quality accommodation in a stimulating environment to maintain a socially active life.Our homes are closely linked to their community to enhance not only the lives of our residents, but older people living locally. From trips to the seaside to festivities throughout Christmas, Abbeyfield's connection to the local community provides events that all older people can enjoy.

  • What kinds of jobs are available?

    We have a variety of job and career opportunities, both full and part time, so you can juggle your work around your other important family commitments. In particular we are looking for care workers, housekeepers, cooks, domestics and cleaners.

  • I’ve not got a background in care or supported housing. Do I need experience in the Care Sector to be considered?

    It depends on the role you're applying for. Our senior carers and managers of course need relevant experience. If you're starting out on a career, what’s really important is your passion for other people's welfare. Equally, if you're looking for a more fulfilling career, customer service skills gained in other sectors, such as hospitality, entertainment or retail can be useful.

  • How do I see your list of vacancies?

    For a full list of what’s currently available, search our job vacancies.If there aren’t currently any suitable jobs in your area, register your interest, and you will receive an alert if a suitable vacancy arises in your area.

  • How do I apply?

    All of our jobs are listed here

    You can search by job type, skills and location. Once you have found the vacancy that is right for you from our current job vacancies list, click the apply button, and register on our application system. All you’ll need to do is submit some personal details and a CV.

  • How can I talk to someone in the recruitment team?

    Drop us a quick email to with your name and telephone number, and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.

  • Do employees at Abbeyfield have to have the Covid-19 vaccination?

    To protect the health and wellbeing of both our residents and staff, it is a condition of employment that all our new employees, irrespective of role, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except in exceptional circumstances, such as where there is a valid prescribed medical exemption. This will be discussed at interview stage.

Equality and Diversity

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation and pregnancy and maternity.

At all levels, we seek to eliminate all forms of discrimination and promote equality as we fulfil our duties as an employer.

Gender Pay Gap Report

At Abbeyfield, we are striving to improve pay parity for staff and consistently work hard to ensure that all our staff are rewarded appropriately through fair pay and a number of other benefits. Read our Gender Pay Gap report here.

COVID19 Information

Abbeyfield has complied with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19 and is COVID-secure. Please click to find out more about our response to the pandemic.

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