Care Assistants

Job Reference: coltencare/AW/83/82
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Full time & Part time
Contract Details: Permanent
Salary: Up to £11.79 per hour including all enhancements
Working Hours: 24 - 48 hours per week, days and nights, including alternate weekends
Closing Date: 05/10/2020
Job Types: Carers
Cluster: Bournemouth & Poole
Site: Amberwood House
Location: Ferndown, Dorset

Job Description

Working with us offers you a superb range of benefits including:

  • paid breaks
  • support with professional development and diploma qualifications in Health & Social Care
  • excellent inductions, training and ‘on the job’ support
  • training to the nationally recognised ‘care certificate’ standard
  • friendly team and great support network of internal professionals
  • real career progression opportunities
  • staff recommendation reward scheme
  • annual pay review
  • additional hours / overtime opportunities to suit your circumstances
  • choice of hot or cold meals and drinks on duty
  • free uniforms
  • contributory pension scheme
  • background checks at no cost to you

About the job


Based at Amberwood House nursing home, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9AX 

Contracted hours from 24 to 48 per week, including part-time and full-time positions, days, nights and weekends

Additional hours / overtime opportunities available to suit your circumstances


Up to £11.79 per hour inclusive of all enhancements 

Pay breakdown:

Basic Pay Rate: £8.72 per hour

Plus £1.50 p/h weekend enhancement and 75p p/h night enhancement when applicable

Enhancements for an NVQ or Diploma Level qualification in Health & Social Care are paid as follows:  NVQ 2 additional 56p p/h, OR NVQ 3 additional 82p p/h


Join us as a Health Care Assistant and make a difference

Now is the time to find a new, rewarding career, delivering care, compassion and commitment. Our multi-award-winning team provides the highest standards of care and comfort to support our residents’ health and wellbeing. And we are now recruiting more people like you to join us.

As a Health Care Assistant, you’ll contribute to the exceptional care we provide to our residents, keeping true to our values of being ‘friendly, kind, individual, reassuring and honest’. You will be involved in all aspects of our residents’ personal care, making a positive difference every day and helping them to lead a dignified and fulfilling life. This includes help with personal care and support for recreational activities.


About you

We are looking for people with a passion and motivation to join the care sector. If you have transferable skills in areas such as  customer service, hospitality, or from a similar care backgrounds, then this will be an advantage.  In any event, we provide everyone with training from day one, using a blend of learning opportunities both on and off the job.  For those aspiring to a long-term career in care, we will support your professional development and attainment of Health & Social Care qualifications.

About us

Why choose Colten Care?

We are a family-owned care home provider with 21 homes in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and West Sussex. All are fantastic homely environments registered for nursing care, with four specifically dedicated to dementia care. Seven of our homes are officially rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. We are a long-standing beacon of excellence in elderly people’s care and the UK’s highest rated ‘Large Care Home Group’ on the public review site (rating awarded March 2020).  

For more details about our vacancy as a Health Care Assistant, please call today on 01425 482477.