Become a Senior Care Assistant at Westall House

Abbeyfield Westall House are hiring Senior Care Assistants to lead a team and provide the highest standards of care to our residents.

Take the next step in your caring career

Great care starts with great people. Westall House residential care home in Horsted Keynes are seeking passionate and experienced carers who are qualified, or willing to undertake training to achieve a Level 3 QCF in Health & Social Care (or equivalent) and want to take the next step in their caring career.

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As a Senior Care Assistant, you’ll draw on your dedication and compassion to make sure each resident receives the quality care they deserve.

This is the perfect opportunity for those who;

  • are empathetic and love to care for others,
  • love to learn and want to develop personally and professionally,
  • are seeking a flexible role, not your typical 9-5,
  • will enjoy a role where no two days are the same.


Rewards and benefits of working at Abbeyfield

We recognise what’s important to our valued colleagues. So we have designed a highly attractive rewards and benefits package to attract and retain the best people

Competitive pay

Our hourly rates we pay are highly competitive. Being a ‘not for profit’ charity means we can invest more money in our staff, rather than having to meet profit targets.

Opportunities to learn and progress

As a Senior Care Assistant, you'll be given the opportunity earn a QCF Level 3 qualification in Social Care (if not already qualified). Many of our Senior Care Assistants progress into role with more seniority over time, such as a Head of Care it — could be you next.

31 days paid leave

It's important to relax and recharge, so at Abbeyfield, we offer a competitive package of 31 days annual leave, including bank and public holidays (pro rata for part time roles).

Employee discount scheme

Shop ‘n’ Save allows you to save money at hundreds of high street retailers, supermarkets, restaurants and more. The discounts come in the form of online offers, reloadable gift cards, vouchers and instant e-gift cards - all to make your money go further!

Company pension

Once you have passed your probation, if you wish to join our pension, The Abbeyfield Society will contribute an additional 4% of your salary into a pension fund. And if you wish to increase your contributions, we will match them, up to a maximum of 6%.

Employee Assistance Programme

Provided by Care First, the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) offers all employees a free personal support system 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – just by picking up the phone.

What the team say about life at Westall House

We care about each and every one of our team, here's what some members of that team had say about life at Westall House.

“The whole team here is like a family and everyone is here for each other, the residents too. We feel like a complete unit and we are all so fond of each other. I think it shows in the atmosphere within the house, and that’s something we get a lot of comments about from visitors.”

Katie Mayfield, Care Assistant

“I started working at Westall House at the age of 18 as a Care Assistant. Shortly after, I trained to become a Senior Care Assistant and at the age of 21 I became qualified. I worked my way up to the position I am in now from there. Westall House is my life. It’s my second home – my second family. The thing I love most about my job is spending time with the residents, they are incredible people, who have all lived remarkably interesting lives.”

Jemma Thompson, Operations Manager

"I love my job. I was once told ‘if you love your job, you will never work a day in your life’. I feel lucky to work with such an amazing team and wonderful residents. Although this year has been incredibly tough, we have all pulled together as a team and made this year as special as we can."

Molly Worthington, Head of Care

Explore careers with Abbeyfield further

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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.

Induction, training and development

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

Senior Care Assistant role FAQs

Below you'll find a list of our most frequently asked questions relating to the role of a Senior Care Assistant.

  • 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.

  • Do I need experience in the care sector to be considered?

    As a Senior Care Assistant you will need relevant experience. Ideally you will be qualified to QCF Level 3 in Health & Social Care (or equivalent) or willing to undertake training to Level 3. What’s also really important is your passion for other people's welfare.

  • How do I apply?

    You can apply to join us for either Days, or Nights by clicking these links, or the buttons at the top of this page.

  • 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.

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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