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

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To Apply For A Vacancy Please:

phone: 01303 252145



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:         £8.51 /hour

To Apply For A Vacancy Please:

phone: 01303 252145



​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:         ​£8.21 /hour

To Apply For A Vacancy Please:

phone: 01303 252145



​Head of Care

​Located in a peaceful leafy residential suburb, surrounded by beautiful gardens with an ornamental pond, and having rooms with stunning views of the sea, Pelham House is the perfect place for your loved one to spend their twilight years.

​The home has an excellent reputation, is assessed as 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission and is highly rated on the UK's largest care home review website,, so you can be sure your loved one will receive the very best care.

We are looking for an experienced individual who needs to be passionate about providing quality care and can fit into the ethos and values of the home. The candidate must have a good experience working as a carer in a healthcare setting and needs to provide leadership and guidance to other carers in all aspects of care. The candidate will be leading shifts and must have the personality to work successfully in a team and develop the skills of other carers. The candidate will work closely and report directly to the Manager. Please note that the role involves flexible working across the majority of the 7 day period and one all duties.

Job Summary:

  • Provide support to the Manager and ensure the home provides and maintains the highest levels of care and service in accordance with our values, behaviour’s, policies and procedures.

  • To offer the Manager suggested improvements to the service provided and similarly on behalf of the residents and care staff on all matters affecting the smooth running of the Home.

  • Medication Champion for the home including management of medications, working closely with Quality & Compliance.

  • To be responsible for the allocation of roles and tasks within the Home and to maintain its effective operation when the Manager and Assistant manager are not present

  • To ensure that residents needs are fully met within your professional boundaries & the ethos & expectations of the home

  • To work with other professional colleagues to ensure the resident's best interests are identified and plans established to meet them.

  • To notify the Manager of any problems as they arise and create positive solutions for the benefit of the home and the residents.

  • On-call duties. Car required

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Carrying out staff performance supervisions on a quarterly basis.

  • Creating weekly rotas and emailing out to staff team

  • To liaise effectively and appropriately with other relevant professionals in regards to the medical needs of the residents

  • To manage and ensure the ongoing continuity of medication provision in the home. This includes including four weekly ordering, two weekly stock management and ensuring medication is set up for the start of a new cycle.

  • Keeping fellow care colleagues abreast of best practice of medication administering. Assisting to carry our competency checks and assessments for all staff on a regular basis.

  • Carrying out monthly Medication audits.

  • To ensure person centred care plans are maintained and implemented for all Service Users. Ensure completion of monthly care plan reviews for residents with Manager.

  • Liaise with a range of professionals (G.Ps, District Nurses, social workers) from outside the home to support and improve the care of the residents.

  • Involved in monthly resident reviews with the Registered Manager. Sometimes this will involve leading the meeting or taking notes for files.

  • Help find suitable cover in the event of staff sickness

  • Carry out Key working duties for individual key clients.

  • To have a critical eye to oversee the home is kept in a clean, tidy and well-maintained condition.

  • Care for residents who are temporarily sick and needing for example minor dressings.

  • Help care for residents who are dying.

  • Answer emergency bells, the door and the telephone, greet visitors, and offering them refreshments.

  • Read & write reports onto electronic iPods and monitor records stored on an online care program on the laptop.

  • Lead on handover at each change of shift when required.

  • Notify the manager of any changes and matters of concern with regard to residents, staff and the environment.

  • Assist clients who need help with dressing, undressing, bathing and toilet when required

  • Help clients with mobility problems and other physical disabilities such as incontinence, help in the care and use of aids and personal equipment.

  • To carry out any other duties as may be deemed necessary, which are consistent with the basic objectives of the post.

Essential Qualification and Experience:

  • NVQ3 in Health & Social Care

  • Residential/Nursing Home care experience, working as a team leader or senior carer

Desired Qualifications:

  • NVQ4 in Health & Social Care


  • team leader/senior care: 2 years (Required)

  • Driving Licence required.

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

  • Access and funding to do NVQ 5 Health & Social care training (NVQ 3 required)

  • Regular supervisions and appraisal

  • 28 days holidays

  • Contribution towards your pension

  • Bank holiday enhancements

Job Types:    Full Time, Permanent

​Salary:            ​Negotiable

To Apply For A Vacancy Please:

phone: 01303 252145



Marketing Assistant

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Marketing Assistant seeking a new challenge with an award-winning Care Home.

Purpose - To undertake marketing for the firm which includes the website, email marketing, social media, and marketing at events.

This role involves but is not limited to:

  • Creating and implementing ideas. Liaising with designers and printers to create marketing materials. Ensuring colleagues proof read all materials thoroughly prior to print. Distribute marketing materials throughout the organisation. Communicate with colleagues to advise on marketing materials available (includes business cards, brochures, newsletters, flyers, headed paper)
  • Managing the content of the firm’s website and social media, acting as the first point of contact for client inquiries
  • Researching, planning and organizing attendance at exhibitions
  • Collate Competitor information
  • Potential video editing for firm events and promotion
  • Coordinating media for the firm e.g. staff photographs
  • Networking and attending relevant business exhibitions/shows e.g. Kent B2B, Kent Chamber events on behalf of the business
  • Coordinating, ordering and distributing client care trophies
  • Reporting and monitoring return on investment for marketing activities
  • Marketing spend budgeting, tracking and invoicing
  • Marketing planning
  • Event planning and management of internal staff events
  • Liaising with departments for marketing purposes
  • Ordering and (where required, designing) marketing materials
  • Charity/Fundraising Management


  • Good educational standard required – degree in Marketing preferred
  • Proven track record working within marketing
  • Strong IT skills and a good working knowledge of Word and Excel is essential.
  • Some database experience preferable
  • Ability to use and work on own initiative

Job Types:    Part time


To Apply For A Vacancy Please:

phone: 01303 252145