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Care and Support Assistant

Salary £10.02 per hour
Location Colchester Essex
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McCarthy Stone are looking for a Care and Support Assistant to join their dynamic and professional team at Lancer House, Colchester.

Salary:  £10.02 per shift hour (Plus up to £1.30 per shift hour extra for working weekends and evenings)

Hours: 10 hours per week.

McCarthy Stone is now officially recognised as a ‘Great Place to Work!’ (but we could have told you that before.)


  • The successful candidate will receive an introductory bonus on completion of their probation.
  • Pension Plan
  • Employee Assistance help line
  • Long service award
  • DBS is paid for
  • Local Work
  • Outstanding training and support to enable you to succeed and progress in your career with McCarthy and Stone
  • Double pay on Bank Holidays

Championing the needs of older people

Passionate about caring for others? A rewarding role is waiting for you! 

We’re looking for caring, motivated, and friendly Care Support Staff to cover a mix pre agreed shifts.

This is a brilliant opportunity to support our homeowners in our thriving communities of independent older people to enable them to live their best lives. Each of our homeowners have an elegant private apartment in a beautiful setting, and you will help to provide them peace of mind knowing they always have someone on hand to help, if needed.

We are proud that our products and services make a phenomenal difference to the lives of our customers and the communities in which they live. We help older people live a better later life, where they feel connected, included, and appreciated.

Role responsibilities of a Care and Support Assistant include:

  • Domestic support and housekeeping, including weekly homeowner apartment cleans, laundry service and communal area cleaning
  • Personal care, including bathing, dressing, toileting and help with mobility
  • Supporting in the Bistro or Restaurant
  • Lifestyle services such as chaperoning homeowners to medical appointments, and/or other community related services, or simply offering social support

As a Care and Support Assistant:

  • You will be a warm, friendly individual with ideally some experience of working in a care or support environment. You will have a passion for making a difference to the wellbeing and happiness of older people and enjoy working as part of team in a busy work setting.
  • You will want to work in the Health and Social care sector and preferably have a qualification in this area. Although this this is desirable, consideration will be given to a candidate with an alternative qualifications and relevant experience with a commitment to completing relevant identified qualification during the first year of employment.  (Advantageous: You will be QCF Health and Social Care (Adults) Level 2 qualified.)

Could this Care and Support Assistant role be the perfect job for you?

Apply Today!

Our Values: PRIDE. Passion / Responsibility / Innovation / Determination / Excellence

Our purpose at McCarthy Stone is to champion the role, wellbeing and happiness of older people in society. We aim to create a better understanding and appreciation of older people and play our part in helping them to live happy and healthy lives. To support our purpose we require all of our front-line colleagues and those in care and support to be fully vaccinated in line with the government policy on care homes. Please be prepared to provide evidence of your vaccination status on successful application for this role.

As the UK’s leading developer and manager of retirement communities, we have more than 40 years experience of providing high-quality homes to exacting specifications. We’ve created over 58,000 age-exclusive retirement properties – apartments, bungalows, coach houses, and cottages – in more than 1,300 developments across the UK.

 At McCarthy Stone, we believe that retirement living involves much more than simply deciding to move into a new home that’s better suited to our customers’ needs. It’s also an opportunity for them to embrace a new way of life, to have the freedom to live a lifestyle with more choices and more time to do the things they enjoy.  

24 days annual leave

Pension plan

Life assurance

Employee assistance helpline

Health screening

Eyecare voucher scheme

Long service award

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