Care UK

Vacancies

Receptionist

  • Job Reference
  • SYS-5612
  • Location
  • Dagenham, Essex
  • Job Description
  • Receptionist.pdf
  • Job Copy
  • You

    You’re a caring person with a friendly manner and smart appearance. You’ve got experience dealing with the general public. Ideally, you’ll have worked in a care home setting. You’ve got a good basic education with GCSEs (or the equivalent) including English and Maths. You also know your way around Microsoft Office. Customer service is something you really enjoy and you’re good at dealing with all sorts of people – face-to-face, on the phone or by email. You’re a multi-tasker who can work well under pressure and uses initiative. You like the idea of being part of a friendly team, working together and contributing to the success of your care home.


    Your role

    A weekend recpetionist. As the first person customers meet when they come to our home, your role is vital. We’ll expect you to welcome visitors in a friendly, professional way. You’ll also make sure the Visitor’s Book is completed properly and that the right team member is told of the arrival. You’ll need a courteous telephone manner and be able to reply promptly to email enquiries.

    As a Receptionist/Administrator at Care UK, you can look forward to:

    • Competitive pay – we pay more than the average
    • Fast-track career options, e.g. into management roles
    • Quality training to develop your skills
    • Flexible hours
    • Bank holiday enhancements
    • Stakeholder pension
    • Childcare vouchers
    • Free uniform
    • Thousands of online and in-store discounts


    About Care UK

    We run over 120 homes and day clubs across the UK. We provide residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people. As one of the UK’s leading care home providers, our goal is to help every employee fulfil his or her potential – with first-class training and support. 

  • Where you'll work
  • At Cherry Orchard we love providing a service which is unique to everyone.

    Cherry Orchard is an attractive, purpose-designed care home set in a leafy residential area of Dagenham in Essex. We provide personalised nursing and respite care for older people, including individuals living with Alzheimer's, other types of dementia and mental health support needs. We also offer compassionate end of life care.

    At Cherry Orchard, we take a very personal approach to caring for residents – we give each person a say in all decisions about their care and we also involve family members too. Every member of our dedicated team is committed to providing a high standard of care. You’ll find that we all have a very positive, friendly attitude and that this creates a warm, welcoming atmosphere where residents feel settled.

    Residents’ rooms are light, airy and spacious, with en-suite toilet and washbasin, stylish furniture, a 24-hour nurse call system and phone and television connections. Some also look out onto our attractive gardens. The home is conveniently arranged on one level, making it easy for wheelchair users to get around.

    The home is located in a very close-knit community - everyone who works here is local to Dagenham and most residents have lived around here for many years too. Our shared experiences of living and working in the area make it easy for us to build strong friendships with residents and their families. And we're always available to provide support or a listening ear when it’s needed.

     

Care UK is committed to ensuring that it employs people with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and will assess every applicant fairly regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependents, age, physical/mental disability or offending background. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from working with us, it will depend on the nature of the role and background of any offence.