Working at Seckford Care is a rich and rewarding experience, with every day being different. We believe in developing our staff and making sure that they have regular training to help them progress in their careers.

If you like working with people and enjoy using your communications skills, we offer a wide range of career opportunities that cover management, administration, caring, activities, maintenance, gardening and house-keeping.

About Seckford Care

Seckford Care is an award-winning, Care Quality Commission ‘Outstanding’ care facility, based in our beautiful Grade II* Listed building, in the heart of Woodbridge.

We provide 30 Extra Care apartments for those who wish to live independently, safe in the knowledge that carers are on-hand 24 hours a day.

We provide 26 Residential Care rooms in Jubilee House for those who would like their own comfortable room, with all their meals, laundry and cleaning provided.

Our dedicated Activities team facilitates a wide range of activities for all residents at Seckford Care.

We also offer the Seckford Club for those who live in the community and would like to meet other people and take part in activities.

The Seckford Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and all applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate checks for the position, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Seckford Foundation
Registered Charity No. 1110964
A Limited Company in England No. 5522615
Registered Office: Marryott House, Burkitt Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4JJ


Housekeeper

Salary £11.52 per hour.

Enhanced rates at 20% for all weekends.

Double-time paid for Bank Holidays and overtime rates available.

£500 welcome bonus.*

*Terms and Conditions apply

Hours: Full and part-time hours available.

Job Purpose:

We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable and hardworking Housekeepers to join a well-established and highly-respected team.

Our Housekeeping department play an integral role within our organisation and, as such, we place the utmost value on the amazing job our team members do.

We are looking for someone who will build professional and caring relationships with residents, with whom you will have regular contact throughout the day.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

To undertake the necessary cleaning duties to ensure that cleanliness standards are achieved, and infection control protocols maintained, as determined by the Cleaning Supervisor and Head of Care.

You will be part of a team of Housekeepers working on a rolling rota, which may include some weekends.

  • Cleaning of walls, floors and windows
  • Cleaning communal areas
  • Cleaning of toilets and hand basins
  • Vacuuming, dusting and mopping
  • Laundry management
  • Touch-point cleaning
  • PPE stock top-ups
  • Preparing residential rooms and apartments for lettings
  • Deep-cleans of all areas where required
  • Ordering and stock check of cleaning products
  • Cleaning of individual resident apartments, where required

This job description is non-contractual and it will be reviewed from time to time and may be subject to change.

General Responsibilities:

Health and Safety

You have a legal duty to take reasonable care of your own health and safety and that of others and you are expected to be familiar with and adhere to Seckford Foundation’s Health and Safety Policy.

Safeguarding Adults’ Statement

The Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You will be expected to support this approach in the context of your role and to adhere to and ensure compliance with Seckford Care’s Policy Statement at all times.

If, in the course of carrying out your duties you become aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of adults, you must report any concerns to the Leadership Team.

Benefits Statement:

Salary  £11.52 per hour, plus 20% enhancement for weekends.
Working HoursWe offer a rolling rota pattern, to include weekend work. Shift patterns are
available between the hours of 8.00am and 8.00pm.
PensionAutomatic enrolment into the Foundation’s pension scheme (subject to meeting certain eligibility criteria). You may contribute by direct deduction from your pay 3.2 % or more of your qualifying earnings.

The Foundation will contribute 1.5% of your contribution up to a maximum of 7.5% of your gross pay.
Sick PayAfter a successful probation period, four weeks full pay and four weeks half pay in any rolling twelve-month period. 

After two years’ service six months full pay and six months half pay in any rolling three-year period.
Holiday28 days including public holidays (pro rata for part time).
TrainingTraining costs will be met in full. This will be subject to conditions concerning repayment if the employee leaves for any reason within a given period.

Opportunity to join the Care Academy and complete a professional qualification.
Personal Accident InsurancePersonal accident insurance is provided for all employees.
Other Benefits· Blue Light card reimbursement
· 6-monthly Wellbeing Tokens
· Free uniform (tunics)
· Allowance towards the purchase of black trousers
· Free Enhanced DBS check
· Introduce a Friend scheme £350 after probation, £350 after 12 months’ service*
· Daily snacks provided in the staff room.
· Seasonal gifts – Christmas hampers
· Death in service benefit
*Subject to T&Cs

Information for Applicants:

In order to apply, please complete the application form. Download this at https://www.seckfordcare.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Seckford-Care-Housekeeper-Application-Form.pdf

We cannot accept CVs or covering letters alone.

For more information about Seckford Care and this opportunity, and to download an application pack, please visit: https://www.seckfordcare.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Seckford-Care-Job-Pack-2024-Housekeeper-Job-Pack.pdf

Please apply, preferably by email, stating ‘Housekeeper’ in the title line to: recruitment@seckford-foundation.org.uk

If you are unable to apply by email, then please post your application, marked ‘Private and Confidential’, to The People Team at:

Seckford Foundation, Marryott House, Burkitt Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4JJ

All information will be treated as strictly confidential.

All appointments are subject to the usual pre-employment checks to meet vetting and barring requirements. For more information about the application and vetting process, please refer to the Explanatory Notes provided.

If you have any questions or enquiries regarding the application process, please contact The People Team on 01394 615170.


Female Support Worker – Nights

Salary £14.60 – £15.30 per hour.

Hours per week: 14.25 (additional hours available).

Double time paid for Bank Holidays and Overtime rates apply.

£500 welcome bonus.

Benefits package.

Full Time/Part Time, and Relief positions available. Shift times between 9.45pm – 7.15am.

Alternate weekends are worked as part of a two-week rolling rota.

Job Purpose:

We are looking to appoint Female Support Workers (Nights) to join our highly-skilled staff team and who are committed to making the lives of older people as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible.

We place the utmost value on the amazing job that our Carers do and pay above-market rates for the support that they provide, together with a number of other benefits.

Please note: We can only accept female applicants for this role due to the needs of the service and its residents.

All our roles require candidates to have valid documents to demonstrate their entitlement to work within the UK: Seckford Care does not currently offer sponsorship.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

To assist and provide quality care to older people within their own accommodation to lead fulfilling and independent lives, with the provision of support and practical assistance with personal and social care needs in response to each individual’s assessed requirements.

• To promote the physical, emotional and intellectual wellbeing of the people living here, which may include supporting them in social activities
• To attend to, assist and advise our residents with all aspects of personal care in accordance with their assessed needs
• To assist our residents at mealtimes, including assisting with eating and drinking and in the preparation of drinks and meals, when necessary
• To assist and encourage our residents to be as independent as possible, as well as assisting and encouraging the people living in the flats to maintain their own accommodation, and to assist in the cleaning of kitchens and bathrooms
• To prompt and support our residents in managing and administering their own medication, in accordance with the Operational Policy
• To advise the Management Team of any apparent problems associated with health, care, support or the administration of medication
• To monitor individual’s wellbeing and to respond to the alarm call system
• To keep a daily record and, when appropriate, to report
• To participate in regular reviews and re-assessments, and to document these
• To understand, promote and adhere to the Health and Safety policy and procedures co-operating with the Foundation on all health and safety matters. To be responsible for taking reasonable care of self and others in the workplace
• To understand and respect people’s privacy, dignity and confidentiality at all times
• To carry out duties irrespective of age, race, colour, disabilities, gender, sexual orientation and religion, and to adhere to The Seckford Foundation’s Equal Opportunities policies at all times

These are the normal duties that the Seckford Foundation requires from the position. However, it is necessary for all staff to be flexible, and all employees will, from time to time, be required to perform other duties, as necessary, for the efficient running of all areas of the care provision.

Additionally, whilst we operate as one staff team, providing care and support in our Residential Home, our Extra Care Accommodation and in our Day Centre, within this one team, there are groups of staff who will be attached to one area, but who will – on occasion -be required to work in other areas, as needs dictate.

This job description is non-contractual, and it will be reviewed from time to time and may be subject to change.

Benefits Statement:

Salary  £14.60 per hour (unqualified).
£15.30 per hour (NVQ/QCF qualified).
Working HoursNight: 9.45pm – 7.15am.
PensionAutomatic enrolment into the Foundation’s pension scheme (subject to meeting certain eligibility criteria). You may contribute by direct deduction from your pay 3.2 % or more of your qualifying earnings. The Foundation will contribute 1.5% of your contribution up to a maximum of 7.5% of your gross pay. 
Sick PayAfter a successful probation period, four weeks full pay and four weeks half pay
in any rolling twelve-month period.

After two years’ service, six months full pay and six months half pay in any rolling three-year period.
Holiday28 days including public holidays (pro rata for part-time).
Training CostsTraining costs will be met in full. This will be subject to conditions concerning
repayment if the employee leaves for any reason within a given period.
Opportunity to join the Care Academy and complete a professional
qualification.
Personal
Accident
Insurance

Personal accident insurance is provided for all employees.
Other Benefits • Blue Light card reimbursement
• 6-monthly Wellbeing Tokens
• Free uniform (tunics)
• Allowance towards the purchase of black trousers
• Free Enhanced DBS check
• Introduce a Friend scheme £350 after probation, £350 after 12 months
service*
• Daily snacks provided in the staff room.
• Seasonal gifts – Christmas hampers
• Death in service benefit
*Subject to T&Cs

Information for Applicants:

Closing date: Thursday 11th July 2024
Interviews: TBC

In order to apply, please complete the application form. Download this at https://www.seckfordcare.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/Seckford-Care-Female-Support-Worker-Nights-Application-Form-June-2024.pdf

We cannot accept CVs or covering letters alone.

For more information about Seckford Care and this opportunity, and to download an application pack, please visit: https://www.seckfordcare.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/Seckford-Care-Job-Pack-2024-Female-Support-Worker-Nights-.pdf

Please apply, preferably by email, stating ‘Female Support Worker – Nights‘ in the title
line to: recruitment@seckford-foundation.org.uk

If you are unable to apply by email, then please post your application, marking it ‘Private and
Confidential’, to Gemma Bloomfield at:

Seckford Almshouses, Seckford Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 4NB

All information will be treated as strictly confidential.

For more information about Seckford Care and this opportunity, please contact Gemma Bloomfield, Director of Care or Cassie Parratt, Registered Manager on 01394 386520.

If you have any questions or enquiries regarding the application process, please contact
Seckford Care on 01394 386520.

All appointments are subject to the usual pre-employment checks to meet vetting and
barring requirements. For more information about the application and vetting process
please refer to the Explanatory Notes provided.

Seckford care is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and all applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the position, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Sous Chef

Based at Seckford Care.

43 hours per week, 52 weeks per year.

£27,307.37 per annum.

Job Purpose:

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic Sous Chef to join our busy Catering Team at Seckford Care.

The working hours are 43 hours per week for 52 weeks per year. The shift pattern ranges
from 7am – 4pm or 8.30am – 5.30pm, Monday – Friday, plus working every other weekend 7.00am – 3.00pm.

Experience of working in a kitchen or catering setting is essential for this role. A relevant catering qualification and a certificate in Food Safety Level 2 is also essential.

You will assist in our busy kitchen, as directed by the Head Chef, including the preparation and provision of high-quality food provision to our residents and supporting the management of all aspects of the kitchen.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

To successfully produce and deliver the highest possible standard of food to residents and visitors at Seckford Care.

To work with the Head Chef to develop the food offering at Seckford Care through the introduction of innovative and interesting dishes; being mindful that all new innovation must be to the benefit of the health and well-being of the residents and the promotion of a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle.

To produce dishes with the most accurate cooking technique and minimum product wastage to ensure production remains within budget.

• To be responsible for the production and operation of the kitchen in the absence of the Head
Chef
• To provide suggestions for use by the Head Chef for inclusion in a weekly menu cycle of varied and interesting dishes, which incorporate seasonal produce, and which are suitable for the residents to whom they are being served
• To assist in keeping a record of all kitchen section production (and not plate) wastage
• To produce as many dishes as possible from fresh ingredients, only using frozen or pre-prepared as a back-up alternative rather than a first-choice option. The target of fresh to
frozen/pre-prepared food is 80%/20%
• To take responsibility for the kitchen section in which you are working, maintaining it
efficiently and effectively, and keeping in mind resident needs and requirements; working to
exceed those, wherever possible
• To take part in the development and motivation of the team. To seek production efficiencies,
budget awareness, Foundation standards and show commitment to simple, modern, fresh
cooking
• To demonstrate a positive working style, with an enthusiastic, committed, and flexible attitude. Being part of and promoting the importance and benefits of effective team working
• To complete and assist with the compliance to Health & Safety Policy within the team,
championing ‘best practice’ and providing assistance and advice, where required, to less-experienced members of the team.
• To ensure that the Food Safety Management System is adhered to at all times

Finance Management
• To assist the Head Chef to ensure that food stock levels are kept to a minimum and, when
required, complete requisition forms for stock replenishment. To ensure that all stock received is used before it goes out-of-date
• To assist the Head Chef to ensure that portions are accurate; when necessary, recipes are followed and dish specifications adhered to

Operational
• To participate in pre- and post-service briefs before and after every service
• To seek out your own section and be aware of the other catering duties that are completed
throughout the day, especially during service periods
• To ensure that the kitchen is kept spotlessly clean and maintain the cleaning records
• To report any hazards and equipment faults to the Head Chef
• To ensure that the Food Safety Log Book is completed daily
• To take responsibility for residents with special diet and complex food requirements.
• To follow recipes to ensure food consistency, allergen, and cost control
• Complete the daily allergen food log

Other
• Any reasonable request made by your Line Manager
• To attend external meetings or training courses, as required

Health and Safety
You have a legal duty to take reasonable care of your own health and safety and that of others and you are expected to be familiar with and adhere to the Foundation’s/School’s Health and Safety Policy.

Child Protection/Vulnerable Adults Statement
The Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and
vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

You will be expected to support this approach in the context of your role and to adhere to, and ensure compliance with, all the Foundation’s safeguarding-related policy at all times.

If, in the course of carrying out your duties you become aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children or vulnerable adults in the school/care home, then you must report any concerns to the welfare-designated person.

Brand Values
To ensure that your work, communication and approach conforms to the brand values and house style of the School and the wider Seckford Foundation.

To keep up-to-date, and comply with, the Foundation’s rules, policies and procedures at all times, as detailed on the Foundation’s intranet.

Benefits Statement:

Salary  £27,307.37 per annum.
Working Hours43 hours per week, 52 weeks per year.

The working hours are 43 hours per week for 52 weeks per year. The shift pattern ranges from 7am – 4pm or 8.30am – 5.30pm, Monday – Friday plus working every other weekend 7.00am – 3.00pm.
PensionAutomatic enrolment into the Foundation/School’s pension scheme (subject to
meeting certain eligibility criteria).
Sick PayAfter 1 year of service, full pay for 5 weeks, and if 4 calendar month’s service has been completed before absence begins, half pay for 10 weeks.

This increases incrementally on each of service up to 4 years of service, where the maximum entitlement is reached.
Holiday25 days, plus 8 Public Holidays paid leave (pro rata for part-time posts), included in salary.
School FeesSchool fee remission may be available depending on individual circumstances after successful completion of probation period.
Other Benefits• Free parking
• Complimentary lunch is available when the Dining Room is in operation.
• Access to Employee Assistance Programme

Information for Applicants:

Closing date for applications: 19th July 2024
Interview date: w/c 29th July 2024

In order to apply, please complete the application form. Download this at https://www.seckfordcare.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/Seckford-Care-Sous-Chef-Application-Form.pdf

We cannot accept CVs or covering letters alone.

For more information about Seckford Care and this opportunity, and to download an application pack, please visit: https://www.seckfordcare.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/Sous-Chef-Job-Pack-2024.pdf

Please apply, preferably by email, stating ‘Sous Chef – Seckford Care‘ in the title line to
recruitment@seckford-foundation.org.uk.

If you are unable to apply by email then please post your application, marking ‘Private and
Confidential’, to The People Team at:

Seckford Foundation, Marryott House, Burkitt Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4JJ

All information will be treated as strictly confidential.

If you have any questions or enquiries regarding the application process, please contact the
People Team on 01394 615170.

All appointments are subject to the usual pre-employment checks to meet vetting and
barring requirements.

For more information about the application and vetting process, please refer to the Explanatory Notes provided.

Seckford care is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and all applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the position, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.