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.

Current vacancy

Activities Team Manager

Due to our expansion, we are now looking to recruit an Activities Manager. The Manager will lead the Activities team who work alongside the clinical team, coordinating activities and a programme of daily events with variety for both groups and individuals.

You will possess a natural, inquisitive nature with a desire to create a fun, sociable and entertaining environment. Building empathy with individuals, you will need to gain information about what type of things residents might be interested in through informal chats with both residents and their relatives. This is a senior leadership role at the Hollies and the post holder will need to provide direction for the Activities Team as well as advice and support for the Clinical Team.

The post holder will manage their own budget and have a free hand in developing the Activities programme, as such, you will need to demonstrate a high degree of flair and creativity. Ideally you will be NAPA level 3 qualified with the experience and ability to quickly identify the needs of older people and their level of physical, cognitive and psychological ability, using this knowledge to develop a selection of group and personally meaningful activities that will most engage our residents.

The Hollies is dedicated to the training and personal development of individuals and work in partnership with local colleges. As well as a competitive salary, we provide significant opportunity for training and development, including the opportunity for fully funded training to advance to Level 3 and or NVQ Level 5 in Adult Social Care.

Salary £18K to £25K (£9 to £12 per hour) plus benefits – dependant on qualification and experience - Full Time

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Senior Care Assistant
We require a 1 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 £8.05 for weekdays and £9.05 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"

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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.

Flexible shift patterns are available and you will typically work 36 hours per week, including optional night shifts. We offer good rates of pay, free life assurance and dedicated, comprehensive training. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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

Peter Gardiner
General Manager
The Hollies Care Home
Drake Lane
GL11 5HA

Alternatively, you may apply online here.