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Care Jobs in Folkestone

Careers at ​Pelham House

Pelham House prides itself in the retention rate of its experienced and trained staff.


However, vacancies do occasionally arise, and we are always looking for workers who can be flexible enough to fill specific shifts, sometimes at short notice. So if you have relevant skills and experience in residential care work, catering or domestic work, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Pelham House was established in 1978 and has 22 residents – some with early-stage dementia – and has built a first-class reputation for its standard of care, catering, friendly atmosphere and home-from-home environment.

Current Vacancies

Please click on the job link below to see the full details

To Apply For A Position Please:

​Please send your CV with a covering letter to Kerry Murphy

Carer

​Job description

Your role is to support the residents with all aspects of their day to day living, including social and
physical activities, personal care, companionship, mobility and mealtimes by providing them with
person centred care, while basing the care around kindness, respect and dignity while supporting their independence.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

​Includes but is not limited to the following:

  •  To meet the personal care needs of residents in a way that respects the dignity and privacy of
    the individual and promotes independence and choice, based on person centred care.
  • To assist in securing and sustaining the home for the residents, and to promote a caring
    environment through the highest standards of professional practice conducive to the physical,
    emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual needs of the residents.
  • To assist all staff members to ensure that each resident receives care appropriate to his or her
    individual need, based on their person-centred care plans.
  • To carry out instructions in accordance with the residents’ Care Plan under the supervision of
    the management team.
  • To carry out other duties as and when required by the senior person on shift.
  • To work to an agreed schedule and rota.
  • To follow the homes policies and procedures.
  • Maintain accurate and informative daily records for all residents.

Essential Qualification and Experience:

  •  At least 2 years’ experience in this role
  • NVQ level 2
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Must be over 18 and an enhanced DBS will be required
  • You will need to be adaptable, polite, friendly, caring, and compassionate
  • To be able to work as a team and Individual.

We Can Offer You:

  • ​The opportunity to learn alongside a dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking Manager who has the aspiration to achieve 'Outstanding' CQC rated home.
  • Specialised training, supervision, and ongoing support
  • Regular supervisions and appraisal
  • 28 days holidays (Pro rata if Part Time)
  • Refer a Friend scheme.

Salary:       £8.72 per hour minimum

To Apply For A Position Please:

Please send your CV with a covering letter to Kerry Murphy

Domestic Assistant – Part Time

​Job description

We are currently seeking a Domestic Assistant to work as part of a team to maintain a high standard of cleanliness and hygiene within the home, whilst ensuring a safe environment at all times.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

​Includes but is not limited to the following:

  •  To maintain cleanliness and general tidiness of residents’ rooms, bathrooms, offices and
    communal areas including carpet cleaning as designated by line manager
  • When required to enter residents’ rooms for the performance of domestic duties, to
    respect the opinion, privacy and dignity of the residents
  • To ensure that all cleaning equipment is used and maintained correctly and that it is
    stored in a safe and clean condition
  •  To report any faulty equipment, defects or hazards in the Home to your line manager
  • To report any damage caused to furnishings, fittings, residents’ property, or the structure
    of the building during the course of duty to your line manager
  • To attend and participate in team/staff meetings
  • Encourage residents to assist you and your team with daily work activity, helping them to
    their independence and sense of worth
  • To be aware of and adhere to the home’s policies and procedures

Essential Qualification and Experience:

  •  Be physically fit
  • Follow instructions and procedures 
  • Pay attention to detail
  • Work as part of a team
  • Take responsibility for their own work
  • Be able to work unsupervised
  • A caring nature and a positive attitude, showing a desire to deliver the best possible
    service to the residents in our care
  • Experience of working in a care setting is desirable but not essential as full training will
    be provided
  • To be compassionate and patient
  • Basic literacy and numeracy skills
  • Good communication skills

We Can Offer You:

  • ​The opportunity to learn alongside a dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking Manager who has the aspiration to achieve 'Outstanding' CQC rated home.
  • ​Ongoing mentoring and support 
  • Regular supervisions and appraisal
  • 28 days holidays
  • ​Contribution towards your pension
  • ​Bank holiday enhancements

​Salary:            ​Negotiable

To Apply For A Position Please:

Please send your CV with a covering letter to Kerry Murphy

Cook – Part Time

​Job description

We are currently seeking a Cook for the home to plan and provide nutritious meals to all residents daily, ensuring food purchased is fresh and within budget whilst  maintaining  all health, safety and environmental health standards. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Includes but is not limited to the following:


  • To prepare, cook and present well-balanced meals and beverages to the highest quality incorporating, cultural and dietary needs as required by the residents and staff of the Home


  •  Work closely building relationships with residents to plan menus that reflect choice and preferences


  •  Ensure that the highest standard of hygiene and cleanliness is maintained throughout the kitchen, to meet the required standards of practice prescribed by Environmental Health Agencies


  •  Ensure you follow the home’s Food Hygiene policy and procedures

  • Ensure that all equipment used is well maintained, in good working order and to log any defects and report the manager


  • Purchase supplies based around the planned menu, whilst monitoring and controlling the service from suppliers


  •  Work closely with the Home Manager, by maintaining the catering budget

  •  Maintain an accurate stock control

  •  Carry out good food Management and temperature controls according to current Food Hygiene regulations

  •  Direct and supervise all Kitchen staff and ensure that they are aware of their responsibilities with regards to Food Hygiene and preparation, and Health and Safety requirements

Qualification and Experience:

  •  Previous catering experience within a commercial or business setting
  • Food Hygiene Certified – Level 2 as a minimum
  • Knowledge of cleaning procedures
  • NVQ Level 2/3 in Food Preparation/Catering
  • Ability to lead and manage a team of Kitchen staff
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Responsive to resident’s individual dietary and cultural needs
  • Capable of creating and working to a budget
  • Capable of working to a set budget

We Can Offer You:

  • ​The opportunity to learn alongside a dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking Manager who has the aspiration to achieve 'Outstanding' CQC rated home.
  • ​Ongoing mentoring and support 
  • Regular supervisions and appraisal
  • 28 days holidays
  • ​Contribution towards your pension
  • ​Bank holiday enhancements

​Salary:            ​Negotiable

To Apply For A Position Please:

Please send your CV with a covering letter to Kerry Murphy

Senior Care Assistant

A unique opportunity has come up for a Senior Carer (Days) ​in a leading care home in Folkestone, providing care to individuals with early-stage dementia and other age-related conditions.

Duties will include:

  • Coordinate shifts as the person in charge, and take responsibility during this time
  • Lead by example and manage resources
  • Coordinate breaks to ensure the safety and security of residents and premises
  • Ensure care plans are accurately completed, handovers are clearly communicated and key workers are actively involved in care for their residents

If you are passionate about providing the very best care in a residential care home setting, and an enthusiastic and committed individual then please apply to join our friendly and professional team in Folkestone.

NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care is required.

Job Type:    Full-time

Salary:         £9.02 /hour or £9.52/hour if in charge on shift

To Apply For A Position Please:

​Please send your CV with a covering letter to Kerry Murphy

​Night Carer

Night care staff required for a leading care home in Folkestone, providing care to individuals with early-stage dementia and other age-related conditions.

​Are you passionate about providing the very best care in a residential care home setting? We are currently looking for enthusiastic and committed individuals to join our friendly professional team.

NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care is ​preferred but not essential. We are ideally looking for someone with a passion to work in care.

'Pelham House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.'

Job Type:    ​Part-time

Salary:         £8.72 /hour

To Apply For A Position Please:

Please send your CV with a covering letter to Kerry Murphy