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Careers

As our homes grow, we are continually looking for focused and passionate people to join our Forest Care family. In return, we provide comprehensive and ongoing training, irrespective of previous experience and qualifications. We are proud to say that over 1/3 of our staff have been with us for 5 years or more and our staffing levels exceed industry benchmarks, providing the best environment for our residents to live happily and comfortably. If you share our values and beliefs and want to make a difference, then please get in touch.


Forest Care are opening a brand-new residential care home Elm Lodge in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire in Autumn 2024. We will be actively recruiting from July but to register your interest now, please click on the ‘Apply now’ button under the vacancy of interest or call our careers number 0333 004 0786.


Forest Care are extremely proud of our international workforce, and we invite applications from all over the world to join our diverse and dedicated team. We have limited sponsorship opportunities for Care Assistants, Senior Care Assistants and Nurses. Upon receiving your details, a member of the team will only contact you if your profile and experience meets the requirements of one of our vacancies.

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Cedar Lodge

Camberley, Surrey

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Holly Lodge

Camberley, Surrey

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Oak Lodge

Basingstoke, Hampshire

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Rowan Lodge

Basingstoke, Hampshire

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Elm Lodge

Hook, Hampshire

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Current Vacancies

Gardener

Gardener (full time)

Based at our brand-new care home, Elm Lodge in Hartley Wintney, RG27 8JG. Opening in October 2024, Elm Lodge is a 60-bedded care home providing residential and dementia care and offers a fantastic opportunity to set the foundations of an outstanding home.

Forest Care is a family owned and managed company, currently with five care homes in Hampshire and Surrey. Our focus is to ensure we provide the highest standards of care to our residents, and their ongoing welfare, comfort and needs are central to how we run our homes. We want our homes to be a home in the truest sense, and we are committed to making our residents feel at home from the outset.

These accolades are only achieved through the teamwork of like-minded individuals passionate about delivering person-centered care. Our Care/Nursing staff to resident ratio is higher than the national average across Forest Care and nearly 50% of our team have been with us for over 5 years.

**9.9 Review Score on carehome.co.uk**

Competitive salary depending on experience. Full time required. Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar role.

As well as a competitive hourly rate, we offer the following benefits;

  • 28 days Holiday (for full time workers) rising with years of service
  • Enhanced pay for Bank Holidays
  • Comprehensive induction training
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Auto-enrolment Pension Scheme
  • NVQ Training
  • Refer a Friend Scheme
  • Paid breaks
  • Free Uniform
  • Employee Assistance Programme 24/7 covering a full range of issues. Includes perks and discounts too!
  • Blue Light Staff Discount Card, Employee of the Month, Appreciation weeks and many more!

Forest Care

Forest Care is a family owned and managed company, currently with four care homes in Hampshire and Surrey. Our focus is to ensure we provide the highest standards of care to our residents, and their ongoing welfare, comfort and needs are central to how we run our homes. We want our homes to be a home in the truest sense, and we are committed to making our residents feel at home from the outset.

Main Duties of our Gardeners;

Grounds Maintenance: -

  • Sweep roads, paths and patio/terrace & car park areas to keep free of litter, debris and leaves, etc.
  • Cleaning of gullies and gutters and down pipes as much as possible (with handyman’s assistance as necessary)
  • Keep flat roof areas, smoking areas, bin stores and the like clean and disinfected, including occasional cleaning of the bins themselves inside and out as required
  • Keep external signage and exterior lighting clean and in proper working order and ensure external signs are visible at all times, particularly in winter.
  • Keep area of verge to road between two homes clear of leaves, mown regularly and well-presented
  • Clean down retaining wall/s and railings and keep well presented, including painting as necessary. Creosote/paint bin store/s and other fencing/decking at least bi-annually, and ideally annually.
  • Tidy out beds and keep well-presented and maintained, particularly at front entrances.

Gardening: -

  • Maintain lawns to a high standard including any seasonal treatments. Ensure lawns are kept nicely mown to maintain a “wow factor”, particularly with the approach to the Care Home, but also in rear garden areas for the enjoyment of residents and visitors
  • Maintain retaining wall/s and structures, including trimming and weeding of overhanging plants. Large area beyond retaining wall at the Care Home
  • to be better kept/presented with possibly some additional planting/improvements over time.
  • Keep the ramp/path at the rear of Care Home well-presented generally and clear of weeds. Pressure-wash occasionally to prevent becoming slippery
  • Maintain/trim/cut back the plants and self-seeded trees to the rear of the Care Home to help create a lighter, airier feel and to give some of the rear-facing rooms a nicer and lighter outlook.
  • Introduce more seasonal planting and introduce/maintain more year-round colour, particularly to the main entrance areas and driveways.
  • Install and maintain more hanging baskets and colourful beds to the immediate frontage and rear of each home, and to the side area around the kitchen windows /back door at the Care Home. These areas are what people see when they visit so have to be maintained to present the homes to their best at all times.
  • Aim to put ourselves forward for the “Surrey Heath in Bloom” awards by way of promoting the homes and creating a landscape that is uplifting for residents, relatives, visitors and staff.
  • Better use of the raised beds with planting of flowers and vegetables etc. and involving the residents where possible as part of the wider activities programme.
  • Liaise with homes to keep a diary of “special events” where something can be created/used from the garden, e.g., pot plants or flowers grown from seed which could be given out at Easter or Mother’s Day, Christmas wreaths, etc. and involving residents where possible as part of the wider activities programme.

Please note this position is subject to a DBS check.

While it is no longer a requirement that people we employ are vaccinated against Covid-19, we still strongly believe that vaccination remains the best line of defence and we therefore continue to encourage all current and prospective staff to be fully vaccinated.

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  • *Competitive*
  • Elm Lodge, Hook, Hampshire
  • Permanent

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Housekeeper/Laundry Assistant full time

Housekeeping/Laundry Assistant full time

Based at Rowan Lodge, Crown Lane, Newnham, Basingstoke, RG27 9AN - a care home with a CQC rating of “good” in all five areas. These accolades are only achieved through the teamwork of like-minded individuals passionate about delivering person-centered care. Our Care/Nursing staff to resident ratio is higher than the national average and nearly 50% of our team have been with us for over 5 years.

** Top 20 Small Care Home Group 2022**

**9.9 Review Score on carehome.co.uk**

Starting salary £11.50 per hour

This is a full time position of 40 hours a week, to include alternate weekends.

As well as a competitive hourly rate, we offer the following benefits;

  • 28 days Holiday (for full time workers)
  • Enhanced pay for Bank Holidays
  • Comprehensive induction training
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Auto-enrolment Pension Scheme
  • NVQ Training
  • Refer a Friend Scheme
  • Paid breaks
  • Free Uniform
  • Employee Assistance Programme 24/7 covering a full range of issues. Includes perks and discounts too!
  • Blue Light Staff Discount Card, Employee of the Month, Appreciation weeks and many more!

Candidates will need access to their own transport to apply for this role, due to its location.

Forest Care

Forest Care is a family owned and managed company, currently with four care homes in Hampshire and Surrey. Our focus is to ensure we provide the highest standards of care to our residents, and their ongoing welfare, comfort and needs are central to how we run our homes. We want our homes to be a home in the truest sense, and we are committed to making our residents feel at home from the outset.

Main Duties of our Housekeepers and Laundry Assistants;

  • To ensure the clean and hygienic maintenance of the home.
  • To keep a high standard of appearance to contribute to the quality of care and lifestyle afforded to each care user. This is particularly applicable to each care user’s privacy and dignity and in respect of each care user’s personal possessions.
  • To clean all allocated rooms including furniture, fittings, fabric, carpets and equipment.
  • To be aware of the health and safety statement and of the COSHH statement.
  • To clean sanitary and other equipment, with particular attention to guidelines for the control of germs and infestation.
  • To report any malfunction of equipment or fittings that require maintenance or cannot be kept to standard through normal cleaning procedures.
  • To deal with the waste bags and their prescribed disposal.
  • To perform other such reasonable duties as may be required.

Skills and Experience of our Housekeepers and Laundry Assistants;

  • Previous experience working in a similar role
  • High level of written and spoken English

Please note this position is subject to a DBS check.

While it is no longer a requirement that people we employ are vaccinated against Covid-19, we still strongly believe that vaccination remains the best line of defence and we therefore continue to encourage all current and prospective staff to be fully vaccinated.

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  • £11.50 per hour
  • Rowan Lodge, Basingstoke, Hampshire
  • Permanent

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Activities Coordinator (part time)

Activities Assistant 24 hours per week

Based at Rowan Lodge, Crown Lane, Newnham, Basingstoke, RG27 9AN - a beautiful and modern family owned and managed care home with a CQC rating of “good” in all five areas. These accolades are only achieved through the teamwork of like-minded individuals passionate about delivering person-centered care. Our Care/Nursing staff to resident ratio is higher than the national average and nearly 50% of our team have been with us for over 5 years.

** Top 20 Small Care Home Group 2022**

** Activities Team of the Year Finalist – National Care Awards 2021**

**9.9 Review Score on carehome.co.uk**

We are looking for a part time Activities Assistant (24 hours per week) to join the motivated and happy team working at our Rowan Lodge care home. At Forest Care, we are proud to create positive working environments in each of our care homes by encouraging employee participation and humour in the workplace.

Our Activities Team provide a full and varied activities programme of therapeutic group, individual and one-to-one activities for residents to enjoy. Activities are tailored towards the individual, supported by life story work, in line with Forest Care’s ethos of a person-centered approach to holistic care

Starting salary £11.70 per hour.

As well as a competitive hourly rate, we offer the following benefits;

  • 28 days Holiday (for full time workers)
  • Enhanced pay for Bank Holidays
  • Comprehensive induction training
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Auto-enrolment Pension Scheme
  • NVQ Training
  • Refer a Friend Scheme
  • Paid breaks
  • Free Uniform
  • Employee Assistance Programme 24/7 covering a full range of issues. Includes perks and discounts too!
  • Blue Light Staff Discount Card, Employee of the Month, Appreciation weeks and many more!

Candidates will need access to their own transport to apply for this role.

Forest Care

Forest Care is a family owned and managed company, currently with four care homes in Hampshire and Surrey. Our focus is to ensure we provide the highest standards of care to our residents, and their ongoing welfare, comfort and needs are central to how we run our homes. We want our homes to be a home in the truest sense, and we are committed to making our residents feel at home from the outset.

We are looking for a reliable, caring Activities Assistant who wants to make a difference by contributing to providing the best care possible at all times.

Main Duties of our Activities Assistant;

  • Help to plan and organise programmes of individual and group activities
  • Help to review and evaluate the activities programme so that it is kept up to date and fit for purpose.
  • Work closely with residents, staff and others involved in the organising and the running of events.
  • To undertake any other duties as required by line management

Skills and Experience of our Activities Assistant;

  • Previous experience of organising events and activities within a care home setting (not essential, as training is provided)
  • Good organisational skills
  • A moderate level of computer literacy
  • Enthusiastic and outgoing personality
  • Willing to work towards Level 2 Napa Qualification in Activities

Please note this position is subject to a DBS check.

While it is no longer a requirement that people we employ are vaccinated against Covid-19, we still strongly believe that vaccination remains the best line of defence and we therefore continue to encourage all current and prospective staff to be fully vaccinated.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • £11.70 per hour
  • Rowan Lodge, Basingstoke, Hampshire
  • Permanent

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Gardener

Gardener (full time)

Based at Rowan Lodge, Crown Lane, Newnham, Basingstoke, RG27 9AN - a care home with a CQC rating of “good” in all five areas. These accolades are only achieved through the teamwork of like-minded individuals passionate about delivering person-centered care. Our Care/Nursing staff to resident ratio is higher than the national average and nearly 50% of our team have been with us for over 5 years.

** Top 20 Small Care Home Group 2022**

**9.9 Review Score on carehome.co.uk**

Competitive salary depending on experience. Full time required. Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar role.

As well as a competitive hourly rate, we offer the following benefits;

  • 28 days Holiday (for full time workers)
  • Enhanced pay for Bank Holidays
  • Comprehensive induction training
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Auto-enrolment Pension Scheme
  • NVQ Training
  • Refer a Friend Scheme
  • Paid breaks
  • Free Uniform
  • Employee Assistance Programme 24/7 covering a full range of issues. Includes perks and discounts too!
  • Blue Light Staff Discount Card, Employee of the Month, Appreciation weeks and many more!

Forest Care

Forest Care is a family owned and managed company, currently with four care homes in Hampshire and Surrey. Our focus is to ensure we provide the highest standards of care to our residents, and their ongoing welfare, comfort and needs are central to how we run our homes. We want our homes to be a home in the truest sense, and we are committed to making our residents feel at home from the outset.

Main Duties of our Gardeners;

Grounds Maintenance: -

  • Sweep roads, paths and patio/terrace & car park areas to keep free of litter, debris and leaves, etc.
  • Cleaning of gullies and gutters and down pipes as much as possible (with handyman’s assistance as necessary)
  • Keep flat roof areas, smoking areas, bin stores and the like clean and disinfected, including occasional cleaning of the bins themselves inside and out as required
  • Keep external signage and exterior lighting clean and in proper working order and ensure external signs are visible at all times, particularly in winter.
  • Keep area of verge to road between two homes clear of leaves, mown regularly and well-presented
  • Clean down retaining wall/s and railings and keep well presented, including painting as necessary. Creosote/paint bin store/s and other fencing/decking at least bi-annually, and ideally annually.
  • Tidy out beds and keep well-presented and maintained, particularly at front entrances.

Gardening: -

  • Maintain lawns to a high standard including any seasonal treatments. Ensure lawns are kept nicely mown to maintain a “wow factor”, particularly with the approach to the Care Home, but also in rear garden areas for the enjoyment of residents and visitors
  • Maintain retaining wall/s and structures, including trimming and weeding of overhanging plants. Large area beyond retaining wall at the Care Home to be better kept/presented with possibly some additional planting/improvements over time.
  • Keep the ramp/path at the rear of the Care Home well-presented generally and clear of weeds. Pressure-wash occasionally to prevent becoming slippery
  • Maintain/trim/cut back the plants and self-seeded trees to the rear of the Care Home to help create a lighter, airier feel and to give some of the rear-facing rooms a nicer and lighter outlook.
  • Introduce more seasonal planting and introduce/maintain more year-round colour, particularly to the main entrance areas and driveways.
  • Install and maintain more hanging baskets and colourful beds to the immediate frontage and rear of each home, and to the side area around the kitchen windows /back door at the Care Home. These areas are what people see when they visit so have to be maintained to present the homes to their best at all times.
  • Aim to put ourselves forward for the “Surrey Heath in Bloom” awards by way of promoting the homes and creating a landscape that is uplifting for residents, relatives, visitors and staff.
  • Better use of the raised beds with planting of flowers and vegetables etc. and involving the residents where possible as part of the wider activities programme.
  • Liaise with homes to keep a diary of “special events” where something can be created/used from the garden, e.g., pot plants or flowers grown from seed which could be given out at Easter or Mother’s Day, Christmas wreaths, etc. and involving residents where possible as part of the wider activities programme.

Please note this position is subject to a DBS check.

While it is no longer a requirement that people we employ are vaccinated against Covid-19, we still strongly believe that vaccination remains the best line of defence and we therefore continue to encourage all current and prospective staff to be fully vaccinated.

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Job Snapshot

  • *Competitive*
  • Rowan Lodge, Basingstoke, Hampshire
  • Permanent

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