Current Opportunities

Shift Leader

£14.30 Per Hour
Moulsford, near Wallingford
England, South East England, Oxfordshire

Will you promote wellbeing, strive for excellence, treat people with respect, and keep everyone safe? If the answer is yes, look no further.

Here at Friends of the Elderly, we’re looking for passionate Shift Leaders to join our team on a full or part time basis to cover nights.

Why work for us?

We’re proud to say many of our staff have been with us for more than 10 years and some for more than 20. We are committed to investing in our teams, which is why we offer a great list of employee benefits specifically with you in mind:

  • Working for a charity that puts people at the heart of what we do.
  • A care home rated ‘Good’ by CQC with an Outstanding rating for care.


Our Wellbeing Pledge is a commitment to all our colleagues to uphold our values as an employer. Promoting the wellbeing of colleagues is one of our top priorities; and in a changing and challenging environment, keeping everyone safe and respecting each other’s needs to encompass physical, emotional and mental health is important.

We also offer:

  • Group Pension Plan, with a 6% contribution from us
  • Retail discount schemes to make your salary go further
  • Health cash plans for you and your family
  • Interest free travel loans and cycle to work scheme
  • Long service awards, that increase with length of service
  • Refer a friend to work for us and receive a £250 bonus

What are the duties?

  • You’ll make sure our residents are safe and comfortable.
  • You’ll act as a champion for their safety and dignity.
  • You’ll lead the team in providing quality, individualised care for our residents in line with procedures and policies.
  • You’ll make sure that clear, accurate records are kept.
  • You’ll follow our procedures for ordering, administering and dispensing medication.
  • You’ll maintain a safe, clean workplace and follow infection control protocols.

What skills do I need?

You will have at least 2 years’ experience in a care setting with an NVQ Level 3 or equivalent. You will need to be able to supervise your peers and take the initiative. We’ll provide you all the outstanding training and tools that you need; all we ask is a willingness to learn and a genuine enthusiasm to encourage others to live their lives to the full.

What is the home like?

The Old Vicarage is surrounded by beautiful grounds, providing a relaxing and friendly environment for our residents. We provide high-quality care and support services for residential and dementia care.

Friends of the Elderly has been supporting and caring for older people since 1905.  Over a century later, Friends of the Elderly is working to ensure that all older people have the opportunity to live fulfilled and respected lives.

Apply online today or email or call our friendly recruitment team on 0300 369 0552 for more information.

Some other benefits we offer:

  • PPE is provided to all our staff that need it to carry out their duties
  • Free parking is available at our homes
  • Evening, weekend and bank holiday enhancements to pay
  • Uniforms are provided
  • Free DBS checks
  • Discounted meals

Friends of the Elderly is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion / beliefs, sexual orientation or age.

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.