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.View our vacancies
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.
Explore what life at Abbeyfield is like below.
Read stories from Abbeyfield's staff
"The best part of my job is listening and chatting away with the residents! Seeing them laugh just tugs at my heartstrings." Team Leader of Cunningham House, Michelle tells us all about her journey working with Abbeyfield over the past three and a half years; from work to study and more.
Alice started working at Pratt House in 2012 as a carer and quickly rose through the ranks. After one year she was promoted to team leader and then on to Care Home Manager. In 2017 she was promoted again to Head of Care and today is Operations Manager.
Below you'll find a list of our most frequently asked questions about careers at Abbeyfield.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Drop us a quick email to email@example.com with your name and telephone number, and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
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.
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.
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.
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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