Admin Assistant- 16 hours per week (FTC) Ridgeway House, Royal Wootton Bassett £9.73 per hour Shifts 09:00 - 17:00
ABOUT THE ROLE You’ll support the Home Manager with a full range of reception, administrative and basic finance activities to ensure the Home runs smoothly. Often the first point of contact for enquiries, you’ll demonstrate a professional and welcoming manner to all those who visit, live and work in our homes. You will be responsible for ensuring that all our visitors follow the infection control rules in force at any given time, also taking the lead on coordinating any testing requirements, organising couriers and associated administrative tasks. Our homes are fun, so you’ll also assist with the planning and management of events that take place in the home, including celebrating residents’ milestone birthdays, fetes, employee presentations or other activities planned by our Activities Coordinator. In joining us, you’ll also become part of our extended family. You’ll work alongside other team members who are passionate about providing a safe environment, as well as warmth and kindness to all those who live and work in our homes. Ridgeway House is an 43 bed Care Home situated in Royal Wootton Bassett. The home offers care for older people and those with dementia or a learning disability, while also being able to offer respite and day care in a comfortable, homely setting. We’re rated 9.6 by Carehome.co.uk and Good by the Care Quality Commission. AND IN RETURN The Trust is a great place to work; we’ve been providing care for almost 1,000 years and we’re currently the second largest not-for-profit provider in the UK. Not-for-profit means that we reinvest every penny we make into our residents, colleagues and the care homes we live and work in. Therefore, we offer a great range of benefits, including a competitive salary, training and development. Alongside keeping our colleagues safe with PPE, daily testing and comfort in knowing all your colleagues will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (in line with government legislation; please do not continue with this application if you have not received all doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccination, unless you are clinically exempt or under 18 years of age). Here are some of the other benefits you’ll enjoy as a valued member of our team:
28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
Higher rates of pay at weekends (delete for Oxon)
A workplace pension
Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
“My Rewards” programme, offering you discounts on shopping, days out, restaurants and much more
ABOUT YOU You will have previous experience from an administrative or reception job and confident using Microsoft Office. In addition, you’ll have experience of handling cash and keeping reports up to date. Ideally you will have your Maths and English to GCSE level. But most importantly you will be comfortable in an elderly care setting, able to relate to our residents in a caring and sensitive manner. This is a busy and varied role, so you’ll need to be efficient and organised and happy to use your initiative to ensure all tasks are completed in a timely manner. And as the first person who many of our visitors will speak to or see, you will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. If you think you have the right skills and attitude to deliver the highest quality of care for our residents as an Administrator within our care homes, then you could be next to join us. So, apply and get your career started with us today.
OSJCT provide full PPE for all our services, along with clear protocols for its use, alongside weekly PCR tests and daily Lateral Flow tests. We are also following the government’s guidelines around our colleagues working in only one care home to limit the spread of infection from one healthcare workplace to another as well as ensuring all our employees have both doses of the COVID vaccine.
About The Orders of St John Care Trust
At the Orders of St John Care Trust, we are committed to providing the highest quality of care for our residents. This requires the support of a dedicated and professional team.
Care is at the heart of everything we do. Working in one of our care or support roles you will be at the forefront of the service we provide to our residents. Roles available include Carer, Care Lead, Chef / Cook, Kitchen Assistant, Handy Person, Housekeeper, Administrator, Activities Coordinator, and Bursar.
We also offer a range of Nursing, Home Management, and HeadOffice positions.
We care about our residents and we care about each other. At each of our care homes, you’ll find a friendly, inclusive and welcoming environment.
Being a large care provider means we offer an incredible range of careers.
We employ over 4,800 people in our homes and extra care housing schemes.
We’ve grown significantly since we started caring for residents 25 years ago and we need more people with the right mix of skills, passion and ambition to help us grow even more.
We are committed to giving our employees every opportunity to become better qualified and to continually develop.
Don’t worry if you’re new to care – we’ll provide all the training and support you need.