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Our company is only as good as the people we employ. We are grateful for the hard work and dedication from staff who have built our reputation that we are immensely proud of. We seek to employ the best people, in return we provide comprehensive and ongoing training, regardless of previous experience and qualifications.

The Forest Care family currently exceeds 400 dedicated and compassionate people across 4 homes. We have always ensured our staffing levels exceed industry benchmarks, this is fundamental to our commitment to provide the best environment for our residents to live comfortably and happily, being cared for by staff who work confidently.

As our homes grow, we are always looking for focused and passionate people to join our teams. If you share our values and beliefs and want to make a difference, then please get in touch.

I’m proud to care for our lovely residents and for a company where residents matter most.

Activities Co-ordinator, Rowan Lodge

Teamwork and humour is encouraged, it’s like one big family.

Registered Nurse, Oak Lodge

I have been supported with relevant training to develop my care and enhance my skill sets.

Care Assistant, Holly Lodge

It’s nice to see members of staff, at all levels, work as a team to the benefit of the residents.

Care Assistant, Oak Lodge

Forest Care highly values their staff, that’s clear. They also provide lots of development opportunities.

Care Assistant, Cedar Lodge

Family orientated care homes, creating positive working atmospheres for staff.

Senior Carer, Rowan Lodge

We’re given all the tools needed to provide person-centred care that’s needed in luxury care homes

Senior Care Assistant, Cedar Lodge

Forest Care supports its staff as much as it supports its residents.

Kitchen Assistant, Holly Lodge
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Our Locations

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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Current Positions

Care Assistant (Nights)

Care Assistant (Nights, £9.20 - £10.28ph) 

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.

**Knight Frank Luxury Care Guide Finalist 2020**

**Winner of the Carer Award at the National Care Awards 2019**

We are looking for a Care Assistant 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.

Starting salary £9.20 per hour. Alternate weekend working will be required, hours required are 24, 36 or 48 per week. Our night shifts are 8pm – 8am.

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

  • 28 days Holiday (for full time workers)
  • Enhanced pay for Bank Holidays
  • Long service awards
  • Comprehensive induction training
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Auto-enrolment Pension Scheme
  • NVQ Training
  • Refer a Friend Scheme
  • Paid breaks
  • Free Uniform
  • Perks at Work scheme giving access to 1000’s of discounts and offers

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.

Main Duties of our Care Assistants;

  • Assist residents who need help with dressing, undressing, bathing and toilet.
  • Assist residents with mobility problems and/or other physical disabilities.
  • Promote the mental and physical activity of residents through talking to them, taking them out, sharing with them in activities such as reading, writing, and any other hobbies that they might have.
  • Assist residents at mealtimes if required.
  • Read and write reports in case notes.
  • Assist with medication administration as required/directed.
  • To undertake any other duties as required by line management.

Skills and Experience of our Care Assistants;

  • NVQ Qualification – (Desirable but not essential as full training is provided and NVQ training is available)
  • A genuine willingness to care for Senior Adults within a Care Home environment
  • High level of written and spoken English
  • Please note this position is subject to a DBS check.


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Job Snapshot

  • £9.20 - £10.28 per hour
  • Rowan Lodge, Basingstoke, Hampshire
  • Permanent

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