Senior Care Assistant - Days - Welcome Bonus!

£11.66 hourly
  • Caring Homes
  • Farmoor, Cumnor, Oxford, UK
  • 24 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Senior Healthcare Assistant - Oaken Holt

  • Farmoor, Oxfordshire
  • Work 11 hours and get paid for 12. Your contracted rate of £11.66, becomes £12.59 with your paid breaks on top. *
    • *applies for 12 hours shifts only
  • Welcome Bonus up to £500*
  • Day shift - 7:30am to 7:30pm
  • Full time - 36 - 48 hours a week
  • We regularly Covid test all our residents and staff


Oaken Holt Nursing and Residential Home is a Victorian mansion set on the 23-acre Oaken Holt Estate with our sister home Wytham House also on the grounds in Farmoor. Oaken Holt has been updated to meet the latest care standards whilst retaining some charming original features such as oak panelling, painted ceilings and plaster cornices. There are stunning lounges and dining areas, a bistro and hair salon as well as a library. Residents are often popping over to the shops in Witney and Kidlington, or to a local pub for lunch and we've enjoyed mystery tours of Oxford and boat trips on the Thames. Our residents and families enjoy feeling a part of the local community where residents and local people meet at our events including barbecues, cheese and wine evenings and coffee mornings.

We offer fantastic training and development opportunities, each of our care workers work towards their Care Certificate, giving them the confidence to deliver first-class care.

We also undertake a wide range of diverse training, from manual handling to infection control and safeguarding. We have an extensive training team, consisting of regional trainers as well as a network of in-home trainers, able to deliver programmes to colleagues.

In 2015 we launched our own dementia training programme, called ‘My World’. This is accredited by City and Guilds and was awarded the Princess Royal Training Award, every employee is given the opportunity to learn and develop.


An excellent and exciting opportunity to join our Oaken Holt Care Home as a Senior Care Assistant!  You will work as part of a great team and be making a difference to our residents by providing excellent care standards, taking pride in treating our residents as individuals.

Responsible for supporting our elderly residents with daily living, providing support and companionship, assisting with their physical and personal needs – where every day is different and rewarding!

It will be your responsibility to build strong relationships with all those around you, making sure family and friends feel welcomed, that health care professionals are kept well-informed, and that you’re keeping your Line Manager up to speed with residents’ needs and progress. A team player, you can follow guidelines and policies easily, and will have good written skills, as you will need to write up care plans.


To join us as a Senior Healthcare Assistant, you’ll need:

  • Previous experience working with older people in residential care. 
  • You will need to be flexible, patient, caring, organised and great with people.
  • You will have strong communication skills both verbally and in writing
  • Completed your City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Care (or equivalent).
  • If you don’t have it already, you’ll need to be willing to work towards your City and Guilds Level 3 in Adult Care, which we will assist you with.
  • You’ll also need to be flexible to work shifts on a rota basis.

If making people’s lives better is what gets you up in the morning, you should come and join a like-minded team at Oaken Holt Care Home. As a Senior Care Assistant here, you can make a real difference to the lives of our residents with reliable, compassionate care.

What we want above all are genuinely kind, sympathetic people, who will really get a thrill from enhancing the happiness and wellbeing of our residents.

Whether it’s going out of the way to make them feel comfortable and respected, or just taking an interest in how their grandchildren are doing, you’ll be the kind of person who loves to brighten up our residents’ days. 


Within Caring Homes Group you can expect not just an exceptional and extensive benefits package as listed below, you will also get satisfaction of doing genuinely rewarding work.

  • Paid annual leave 28 days per year (based on hours / pro rata) inclusive of bank holidays
  • Full paid induction programme
  • Excellent on-going training from day one and throughout your career
  • Continuous training, mandatory and specialised
  • Opportunity to acheive City & Guilds Level 3 in Adult Care
  • Salary scales and progression with internal promotions available, we are a large organisation!
  • Enhanced pay for working Christmas and Boxing day & Bank Holidays
  • Professional subscriptions reimbursed where essential for role
  • Long service awards
  • Recognition programme
  • Pension scheme
  • Refer a friend bonus scheme (earn up to £1000)
  • Excellent apprenticeship scheme
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Discounted reloadable cards and high street vouchers
  • e-vouchers, access instant savings on your mobile device
  • Holiday discounts & days out with discounts up to 60%
  • Cinema benefits with discounts up to 40%
  • Employee Assistance Programme, confidential telephone counselling and legal advice 24 hours a day, 365 days a year & a Health & Wellbeing portal
  • Free or subsidised meals*
  • We are a Wagestream employer, this enables you to keep track of your earnings, have instant access to 40% of wages already earned and access guidance to help with financial wellbeing.

To Apply

Love your job every day.

If you would like a meaningful career making a positive impact on the lives of those who require care and support, then please apply now by clicking the link.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

*Dependant on location

*£500 for full time staff, £250 for part time

In order to protect both our staff and our residents, unless there are wholly exceptional reasons (which we will consider on an individual basis), From 11 November 2021, anyone working or volunteering in one of our cares home will need to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19) and will need to agree to continue to receive Covid-19 vaccinations as required and in accordance with public health guidance throughout their employment with us.