Jobs

At The Hollies we pride ourselves in recruiting locally and providing health care assistants, RGNs and other care professionals with a chance to prosper and enjoy a fantastic career.

We have a very low staff turnover which is testament to high morale levels, and our rural setting makes working here feel like an extended family community as opposed to a clinical care environment.

The Hollies Care Home

Job Positions Available

Apprentice Chef

Location: The Hollies Care Centre, Dursley

Accountable To: Kitchen Manager

Position: Permanent

Rate of Pay: £10.60/£11.60 per hour with additional weekend enhancement

Hours: 40 per week (this will include weekends and Bank Holidays)

About the role

We have a great opportunity for an Apprentice Chef to join our team in assisting the Kitchen Manager/2nd Chef in preparing, producing and presenting high quality food service to Residents and Guests.

Who we are looking for:

You will need to have a passion for cooking and must be able to handle pressure calmly and professionally.

Working in a care home setting is preferred but not essential as full training will be given.

You will have a friendly, outgoing warm personality with excellent personal presentation.

You will need to be an excellent team player, tackle tasks with the highest levels of enthusiasm and be flexible with your working hours.

The Hollies is a wonderful working environment and the opportunity to develop your career within a supportive, professional team.

 

JOB PURPOSE:

To assist the Kitchen Manager/Head Chef in preparing, producing and presenting a high-quality food service to residents and guests. To lead team of 10 and synchronise and coordinate the activities of the kitchen. Additional weekend enhancement payable.

 

OUTLINE OF DUTIES:

  • To assist in the preparation of food in our kitchens for our restaurants, daily.
  • Ensure the kitchen work area is clean and in good working order prior to food preparation commencing.
  • Ensure any stock is rotated regularly and kept under optimum conditions to ensure minimum wastage and that wastage sheets are filled out daily.
  • When required take in deliveries by suppliers, ensuring that all stock signed for is present and undamaged.
  • Carry out cleaning duties as part of work scheduled by the Head Chef/Sous Chef.
  • To ensure that the food service to clients and customers is delivered to the required standards as specified by the Head Chef/Sous Chef.
  • To carry out all duties within kitchen areas in accordance with health, hygiene and safety regulations.
  • As required, ensure all daily, weekly and monthly health and hygiene audits are completed as directed by the Head Chef.
  • Ensure that you liaise and work in close collaboration with Hostesses, Carers, Nurses, Activities and that these staff are treated with mutual respect.
  • Ensure that personal grooming and appearance standards are met regarding cleanliness, sanitation and hygiene.
  • Have a good knowledge on health & safety, hygiene, equal opportunities, HACC, Safer Food Better Business, and any other legislation.
  • Carry out any other duties as required by management.
  • Attend training courses as and when required.
  • Assist with producing new menus/new dishes and any dietary/requirements that our residents would like/need to

adhere to.

 

 

PRE-REQUISITES:

  • Passion for cooking.
  • Friendly outgoing personality along with excellent personal presentation.
  • Must be able to handle pressure calmly and professionally.
  • Working in a Care Home preferred but not essential as full training will be given.
  • Be an excellent team player, tackle tasks with highest levels of enthusiasm and be flexible with hours.

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Registered Nurse

HOURS OF WORK: 

The position for for 36-42 hours per week

Accountable to:                      Head of Clinical Care and Registered Manager

Qualifications:                        Active NMC PIN

 

Job Purpose:

  1. To support the Head of Clinical Care and Senior Nurses in providing leadership to the care team delivering effective 24hr management of the Home within the available resources.
  2. The post holder will have a key responsibility for the quality of nursing assessment, care planning, implementation and evaluation to ensure that at all times residents receive an excellent standard of care.
  3. To take responsibility for personal, nursing and care staff training issues.
  4. Take responsibility for the safeguarding of adults and follow the Home’s whistleblowing policy as required.

 

Job Dimensions

Supervisory:

To have responsibility for the management and allocation of duties to care and support staff (via the Head of Department or their senior) within the Home during the course of shift.

Communications with Others:

Excellent communication skills are imperative with the following groups of personnel:

Management, Nursing Colleagues and Care Staff

GPs, Social Services, Pharmacists, District nurses, OTs & SALT

Residents and their families / next of kin and Advocates

Internal functions: Catering, Housekeeping, Maintenance, Activities, Transport and Administration

Other statutory service providers: The Regulator, Legal / Voluntary / Education representatives

 

Principal Duties:

Delivery of Care to Residents

  1. To lead a team of care staff that provides excellence in clinical practice, and ensures that residents’ rights to privacy, dignity, choice, autonomy and safety are actively promoted at all times.
  2. To understand the value of and promote a stimulating and enriching environment conducive to the wellbeing of residents, for whom the Home is their long term place of residence i.e. their home.
  3. To demonstrate effective communication skills with residents, their families and being aware of opportunities for health education; providing information and advice where appropriate.
  4. To facilitate and engage in positive working relationships with GPs and the wider multidisciplinary team, including hospitals and local agencies, acting as the resident’s advocate where necessary to ensure the best outcomes.
  5. To ensure that accountability for and communication of resident’s care is maintained consistently throughout the 24 hour period of care.
  6. To undertake, in partnership with the resident where ever possible, the assessment of their care needs and develop resultant care plans, evaluating programmes of care as necessary.
  7. To successfully oversee the discharge or transfer of care to hospital, other care home, home etc
  8. To actively supervise and monitor care practices, identifying and responding appropriately to the changing needs of residents to ensure that care needs are consistently met.
  9. To undertake all appropriate aspects of nursing care required, including advanced clinical skills having gained the appropriate training and supervision.
  10. To undertake all care procedures and practices in accordance with The Home Care Policies
  11. To be fully aware of all agreed emergency procedures and be prepared to take a lead role in any acute or non­clinical emergency, in the absence of more senior staff or until specialist assistance arrives.
  12. In the absence of a Senior Nurse or Home Manager, whilst on duty, to be responsible for the fabric and running of the Home, ensuring that there are sufficient staff to carry out all duties whilst ensuring the Home continues to provide a safe and secure environment for residents and staff alike, conducive to their general wellbeing.
  13. To demonstrate effective time management and leadership skills and work closely with the Senior Nurse / Manager to develop own managerial skills.
  14. To ensure procedures are correctly followed and accurate contemporaneous records of care documented and communicated effectively amongst the Care Team at all times.
  15. To participate in the induction, mentorship, teaching and supervision of nurses, care staff and student nurses to the Home / Unit to enhance learning and improve outcomes.
  16. To liaise with the relevant departments and agencies e.g. kitchen, estates, NHS Supplies, pharmacy supplier, ensuring that supplies are available and relevant to the needs of the Home / Unit and are used efficiently.

  

Clinical Governance

  1. To take responsibility for own professional development and act as an effective role model.
  2. To work according to the NMC Code of Conduct and all home Policies and adhere to them at all times.
  3. To ensure that your own NMC Registration is current.
  4. To ensure that all medications, including controlled drugs are ordered, stored, administered and disposed of in accordance with the Home’s Medicines Policy, NMC and CQC guidance on drug administration
  5. To discuss current performance and future development needs with Senior Nurse / Home Manager as part of the appraisal system.
  6. To keep up to date with relevant research and developments in practice, attending relevant study days / courses as identified through the appraisal process or as part of mandatory training.
  7. To maintain a professional portfolio
  8. To work with other Home staff to implement and participate in internal and external audits and other quality systems to maintain and continuously improve standards of care, through a culture of continuous quality improvement.
  9. Ensure all health and safety requirement are met and all accidents and incidents reported to the Home Manager and reported in accordance with the Home’s Policy.
  10. To be responsible for own health and safety and that of anybody else whom your acts or omissions may affect.

 

General Requirements

In addition to the above, there are some general requirements that apply to all jobs in the Home:

  1. Take responsibility for the safeguarding of adults and follow the Home’s whistle blowing policy as required.
  2. Participation in staff meetings
  3. Participation in training activities
  4. Participation in staff supervision and personal development review
  5. Participation in quality assurance systems
  6. Take responsibility for personal development by keeping abreast of developments in the field of caring for older people.

  

Health and Safety

  1. To be responsible for your own health and safety and that of anybody else who may be affected by your acts or omissions.
  2. All duties must be carried out to comply with:

 

Notification of accidents and other health and safety requirements

Statutory legislation in particular the health and hygiene regulations

Nationally and locally agreed codes of good practice

Fire precautions

Equal opportunity and the Home’s anti-discrimination policy

NMC Code of Conduct

 

This job description outlines the main duties and responsibilities of the post; it is not intended to be an exhaustive list. From time to time the post holder may be asked to carry out additional reasonable tasks as appropriate to the needs of the business. As such this role definition will be subject to revision as required

 

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Host/Hostess

Location: Then Hollies Care Centre
Contract: 16-hours
Rate of Pay: £8.50 weekdays with weekend enhancements
Holiday: 28 days – Pro-rata Responsible to: Chef/Hospitality Manager
Accountable to: Commercial Manger

Food preparation and all service requirements for Residents, Staff and Guests to the highest standard. Will include weekend and bank holiday on rota basis. (Shift patterns 7am-3pm or 11am-7pm) flexibility is key in this line of work.

Duties to include:

  • Laying up of tables in dining room
  • Laying up of trays
  • Dining room cleaning duties
  • Waiting on tables in dining room
  • Taking tea or coffee around the Home at allotted times
  • Offering room service to those residents who require it
  • Completing menus with residents
  • Any other task requested

Person Specification:

The Host / Hostess will have

  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Clean and tidy appearance
  • A good understanding of issues facing older people
  • A commitment to personal and professional development

This role can be combined with Kitchen Assistant if required.

If this Job opportunity appeals to you, we would like to hear from you, please get in touch by phone or e-mail for any further information or apply through our online application form.

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Clinical Care Supervisor – CCS Night Staff

Location: The Hollies Care Centre
Contract: 36 hours
Rate of Pay: £10.80-weekdays with weekend enhancements
Holiday Entitlement: 28 days

We are looking to engage a Night Clinical Care Supervisor to join our team at the Hollies Care Centre to work with other staff to meet the personal needs of the residents in a way that respects the Dignity of the individual and promotes independence. You will work under the direct supervision and support of the trained nurse and you will lead a small team of Senior Care Assistants and Carer Assistants. We are looking for someone who can lead by example with the ability to motivate and inspire Carers to improve the care that they provide as part of the team.

You will require:

  • Level 3 in Health & Social Care
  • Experience of dementia care
  • Experience with frail elderly care and "end of life care"

If this Job opportunity appeals to you, we would like to hear from you. The position is for 36 hours per week (3 nights a week) on a rolling shift basis. The company offers 28 days paid holiday, up-to date training, opportunities to progress as-well as discounts on leading high street brands. We also provide a "Group Life Scheme" which is subject to specific terms and conditions within your terms of employment. Please get in touch by phone or email for any further information or apply through our online application form.

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Senior Care Assistant – SCA Day & Nights

Location: The Hollies Care Centre
Contract: 36 hours
Rate of Pay: £9.25-weekdays with weekend enhancements
Holiday Entitlement: 28 days

We are looking to engage a Senior Care Assistant on days or nights to join our team at the Hollies Care Centre to work with other staff to meet the personal needs of the residents in a way that respects the Dignity of the individual and promotes independence. The rate of pay starts from You will work under the direct supervision and support of the trained nurse and you will lead a small team of Senior Care Assistants and Carer Assistants. We are looking for someone who can lead by example with the ability to motivate and inspire Carers to improve the care that they provide as part of the team.

You will require:

  • Level 2 in Health & Social Care - with an understanding that you will complete NVQ Level 3
  • Experience working within a care home setting
  • Experience of dementia care, frail elderly care and "end of life care"

If this Job opportunity appeals to you, we would like to hear from you. The position is for 36 hours per week on a rolling shift basis. The company offers 28 days paid holiday, up-to date training opportunities to progress as-well as discounts on leading high street brands. We also provide a "Group Life Scheme" which is subject to specific terms and conditions within your terms of employment. Please get in touch by phone or email for any further information or apply through our online application form.

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Care Assistant – Days and Night

Location: The Hollies Care Centre
Contract: 36 hours
Rate of Pay: £8.70-weekdays with weekend enhancements
Holiday Entitlement: 28 days

We are looking to engage a Care Assistant on days or nights to join our team at the Hollies Care Centre to work with other staff to meet the personal needs of the residents in a way that respects the Dignity of the individual and promotes independence.

You will require:

  • Minimum of NVQ Level 2 in Health & Social Care

If you hold an NVQ Level 2 no experience will be necessary as training will be given with an understanding that you will complete NVQ Level 3. The position is for 36 hours per week on a rolling shift basis. The company offers 28 days paid holiday, up-to date training, opportunities to progress as-well as discounts on leading high street brands. We also provide a "Group Life Scheme" which is subject to specific terms and conditions within your terms of employment. If this Job opportunity appeals to you, we would like to hear from you, please get in touch by phone or email for any further information or apply through our online application form.

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Care Assistant

We are looking for 4 x Care Assistants to fill a 36 hours per week night shift role, on a rolling shift basis, working every other weekend, with the opportunity for additional day and night shifts occasionally.

We would like all Care Assistants to aim to complete NVQ Level 2 in Health & Social Care. Experience is preferred, but not necessary as training will be given.

The Hollies operates with both Nurses and Clinical Care Supervisors who support the care team to ensure very high levels of care for all of our residents.

As well as residential care the Hollies specialises in Dementia Care and Palliative care. We are currently involved in a project to secure Gold Standard Framework accreditation and hope to become a ‘Beacon’ status site in March 2017 (one of only 2 in Gloucestershire).

The Owner and Registered Manager are both strong supporters of personal development and training. All Care Assistants are supported through NVQ level 2 and 3 and a number of team members are currently studying to level 5.

The rate of pay for Care Assistant is from £8.70 per hour in the week and £9.70 per hour at weekends.

The Company also offers a "Life Cover Scheme".

If you think that this job is for you, we would like to hear from you.

For more information see www.thehollies.co.uk or telephone 01453 541400

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Senior Care Assistant

We require a 2 x Senior Carer to join our team at the Hollies Care Centre to work with other staff and meet the personal needs of the residents in a way that respects the Dignity of the individual and promotes independence.

You will work under the direct supervision and support of the trained nurse and you will lead a small team of Carers. We are looking for someone who can lead by example with the ability to motivate and inspire Carers to improve the care that they provide as part of the team.

If you have a minimum of NVQ Level 2 in Health & Social Care, with an understanding that you will complete NVQ Level 3, experience working within a care home setting, and experience of dementia care, frail elderly care and "end of life care", we would like to hear from you.

The rate of pay will start at £9.75 for weekdays and £10.75 for weekends.

The position is for 36 hours per week, working nights, on a rolling shift basis.

The company offers 28 days paid holiday, up-to date training, opportunities to progress as-well as discounts on leading high street brands. We also offer a "Group Life Scheme"

If you think that this job is for you, we would like to hear from you.

For more information see www.thehollies.co.uk or telephone 01453 541400

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Activities & Transport Driver

OBJECTIVES OF POST: To drive the Minibus and carrying out daily visual vehicle checks

HOURS OF WORK: As per Contract-Approx. 20hrs per week. Occasional overtime may be necessary, including weekend work depending on transport requirements

EXPERIENCE:

  • Must have previous experience in driving large vehicle’s
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Flexible working hours across the week – including possible weekends – Depending on needs of induvial clients and booked activities
  • IT – literate
  • Good origination and able to keep up with required paperwork

RESPONSIBILITIES: -

  1. Report on duty to the Activities & Transport Manager.
  2. Maintain the Hollies fleet of vehicles. This includes ensuring MOT’s, Services, Taxing, specialist equipment maintenance (LOLER), weekly safety checks, log books, and renewal of Blue Badges.
  3. IT Skills: Ability to maintain Transport documentation, files and calendar
  4. To manage the safe passage of residents to Doctor, Hospital and Dental appointments, ensuring the resident’s safety at all times. Training in wheelchair clamping during transport will be provided and must be adhered to at all times.
  5. To undertake journeys for trips out and willingness to assist the Activities team wherever necessary
  6. To ensure that the vehicles are in roadworthy condition prior to each journey.
  7. To report any accident or defect to the Activities Manager or Registered Manager.
  8. To maintain the Minibus and Peugeot on a regular basis, i.e. Cleaning inside and out and Preparing vehicles in advance for any transport prepossess.
  9. Conform to standards, policies and procedures of the Home.
  10. Conform to statutory training requirements regarding manual handling and fire training.
  11. Being aware of Health and Safety Regulations.
  12. Participating in the Home’s in-House training programme.
  13. Supporting any Residents on a one to one basic where needed
  14. Requesting any annual leave, giving four week’s notice and reporting to the Activities Manager as early as possible, if for any reason you are unable to attend duty.
  15. Reporting any accidents or untoward incidents to the Activities Manager or Registered Manager
  16. An experienced driver with no more than 6 points on their licence and will be DBS checked.
  17. Previous experience of similar work an advantage.
  18. Any other duties required by the Activities Manager on duty.

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Food Service Assistant

HOURS OF WORK: 

The position for FSA is for 24 hours per week the rate of pay is £8.50 week day and £9.50 weekend rate.

 

Responsible to:  Kitchen Chef Manager/Second Chef

Accountable to:  Commercial Director 

 

JOB SUMMARY:

Duties to include:

  • Laying up of tables in dining room
  • Laying up of trays
  • Dining room cleaning duties
  • Waiting on tables in dining room
  • Taking tea or coffee around the Home at allotted times
  • Offering room service to those residents who require it
  • Completing menus with residents
  • Any other task requested
  • Adherence to Better Food Safer Business is mandatory

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

The Host / Hostess will have

  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Clean and tidy appearance
  • A good understanding of issues facing older people
  • A commitment to personal and professional development

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Kitchen Assistant

HOURS OF WORK: 

The position for FSA is for 32 hours per week the rate of pay is £8.50 week day and £9.50 weekend rate.

 Responsible to:  Kitchen Chef Manager/Second Chef

Accountable to:  Commercial Director 

 

Post Title:

Responsible to:   Kitchen Chef Manager/Second Chef

Accountable to:  Commercial Director

 

JOB SUMMARY:              

Duties to include:

  • Keeping kitchen clean & tidy
  • Sanitising work tops
  • Sweeping & mopping floor at end of shift
  • Washing up
  • Vegetable prep to assist chef
  • Helping with preparation of supper i.e. making sandwiches & heating up prepared meals
  • Assisting with collection of dirty trays from resident’s rooms
  • Any other reasonable duties as requested by the Chef
  • Attend any training courses required
  • Adherence to Better Foods Safer Business and Company policies is mandatory.

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

The Kitchen Assistant will have

  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Clean and tidy appearance
  • A good understanding of issues facing older people
  • A commitment to personal and professional development

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How to apply

We provide continuing professional development training for all staff and put a lot of time and energy into staff training and personal development. We also pride ourselves on promoting internally where possible, giving our staff the chance to progress in the healthcare profession. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Please download the Application Form
and when completed return it to:

Jo Walters
General Manager
The Hollies Care Home
Drake Lane
Dursley
GL11 5HA

Alternatively, you may apply online here.