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Care Assistants - Apply Anytime

Bedford Borough Council has opportunities for individuals who are flexible, motivated and passionate about providing high quality care and supporting older people to live enriched and meaningful lives.  You can apply to become a Care Assistant at any time, so don't delay, find out more below:

The starting salary for this role is £17,007 pro rata per annum (£8.82 per hour) 

Our 6 care homes are based in Bedford and Kempston:

 

Southway, London Road, Bedford

  • Residential community for people living with dementia

Highfield, Avon Drive, Brickhill, Bedford

  • Residential community for older people

Puttenhoe, Putnoe Street, Putnoe, Bedford

  • Residential Community for older people and people living with dementia

Brookside, High Street, Kempston

  • Residential community for older people living with a learning disability

Parkside, Bedford Road, Kempston

  • Residential Community for older people

Rivermead, Halsey Road , Kempston

  • Residential community for people living with dementia

 

As a member of the care team you will provide care to the highest standard in accordance with the needs of the resident as assessed and planned. 

Care Assistants support the physical and emotional needs of residents to enable them to maintain maximum independence in a safe environment.

All Care Assistants will be required to work alternate weekends, some evenings, and Public Holidays.  Shifts are split between day shifts which cover the period from 7:00am to 9:30pm, and night shifts which cover 9:00pm to 7:30am.  Day shifts are usually 7 hours and will either be early shifts (between the hours 7.00am and 2.30pm) or late shifts (between the hours 2.00pm and 9.30pm) and staff will work a mix of both early and late shifts.

If you are unable to commit to a shift pattern, we are also looking for Bank staff to work at our care homes.  You can select this on the application form.

 

To find out more about what a Care Assistant does, and the type of skills and experience you will need, please click on the job description below.

 

If you now wish to apply, please click on the application form link below.  You can either complete the form electronically and email it back to us, or print it out and return it by post.

 

Please note:

  • The individual care homes do not have application forms for collection, if you require further information please contact the recruitment team: Email : Recruitment.team@bedford.gov.uk
  • We will do our best to accommodate preferences for hours and/or location, but cannot guarantee that posts will be available
  • Successful applicants will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure

 

Click here to download the terms and conditions

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