Position closes on 31st May 2024

As a Senior Care Assistant, your role will involve delivering quality, person – centred care and support to our Chelsea Pensioners. This includes meticulous record-keeping, working to care plans, and experience with dispensing medication. Your compassionate approach will ensure the comfort and dignity of our Pensioners.

Essential skills for this role include a genuine interest in working with the elderly, effective communication across all levels, and the ability to collaborate as a team. Additionally, basic computer skills, and the capacity to work well under pressure while prioritising tasks are crucial. Knowledge and understanding of the needs and rights of older people and the CQC fundamental standards are a vital requirement for the role. A NVQ Level 3 or Advanced Diploma in Health & Social Care would be desirable.

This is a full-time role working an average of 42.5 hours per week. The shifts are 12 hours and are allocated on a rota basis, working days, nights, and weekend.  The salary range for this role £30,000 - £31,837.

About the Royal Hospital Chelsea

The ethos of the Royal Hospital is one that puts a premium on selflessness and companionship.  Our values of nurturing belonging, respect individuals, encourage pride and enjoy life underpin that ethos. We are united in a shared purpose, living and working together and ensuring everyone has a place in our diverse social and military community.

The Royal Hospital Chelsea is dedicated to equality, diversity, and inclusion, where all backgrounds and abilities can reach their full potential. We pride ourselves on attracting a wide range of talent, removing potential barriers, and promoting equal opportunities. We know, the more varied and inclusive our teams are, the better our organisation will be for our community. We are a Disability Confident employer dedicated to hiring diverse talent and ensuring you are treated with respect throughout the recruitment process and upon joining our community.

Our selection process.

Should your application be successful you will be invited to a formal interview, where you will be asked questions relating to your experiences and key requirements of the role. If you are successful after the interviews, we will:

  • Ask for references from those you have listed on your application form.
  • Check your right to live and work in the UK.
  • Check any declarations you have made on your application form.
  • Ask you to complete a medical form.
  • Carry out an Enhanced with Barred List DBS application.Top of Form



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