The Abbeyfield Society

At Abbeyfield, our Purpose is to create communities that keep people connected with their neighbours in later life.
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The Abbeyfield Society's mission is to help end loneliness in later life by creating communities that keep people connected. Abbeyfield's staff and volunteers play a vital part in achieving that aim. They care for up to 8,000 older people in more than 400 homes and houses in the UK and overseas.

The charity provides supported housing, residential care, dementia care and independent living. It offers a range of career options, from carers and cooks, to house managers and activities co-ordinators, plus roles in its head office in St Albans, Hertfordshire. It mission is to enhance the quality of life of older people by offering high-quality accommodation in a stimulating environment that maintains a socially active life.

Abbeyfield's well-earned reputation for providing excellent housing and care services is mainly thanks to the exceptional people who have joined the cause. The society is keen to attract the best people to work for it and to keep the staff it has happy. It offers an attractive benefits package that includes a generous pension and competitive pay.

The society is committed to investing in its staff's education and training, and provides employees with a comprehensive training programme to ensure they have the confidence to do their job to the best of their ability. Abbeyfield staff, whether on the frontline or office-based, make a real difference to people's lives.

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85% of staff agreed

My work is an important part of my life

Regular communications, such as emails, video updates and calls, help to keep the team engaged. Managers build better relationships with staff through one-to-one sessions and there are leadership events, all-staff briefings and team meetings to keep everyone connected.
Fair Deal

51% of staff agreed

I am paid fairly for the work I do relative to people in similar positions in similar organisations

Staff benefits include competitive pay, a pension scheme, holiday pay above the statutory minimum, discounted gym membership, an employee assistance programme and Benefit Hub, which offers deals including discounts of up to 60% on hotel stays and money off high-street brands, from Tesco to Apple.
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60% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

Abbeyfield Development Academy, the charity's learning management system, is accessible round the clock, so staff can learn at their own pace. It provides them with the skills and tools to develop through e-learning modules that are backed up by virtual and face-to-face learning. The organisation also offers apprenticeships and leadership development training.
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85% of staff agreed

My work is an important part of my life

Regular communications, such as emails, video updates and calls, help to keep the team engaged. Managers build better relationships with staff through one-to-one sessions and there are leadership events, all-staff briefings and team meetings to keep everyone connected.
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51% of staff agreed

I am paid fairly for the work I do relative to people in similar positions in similar organisations

Staff benefits include competitive pay, a pension scheme, holiday pay above the statutory minimum, discounted gym membership, an employee assistance programme and Benefit Hub, which offers deals including discounts of up to 60% on hotel stays and money off high-street brands, from Tesco to Apple.
Personal Growth
96%

60% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

Abbeyfield Development Academy, the charity's learning management system, is accessible round the clock, so staff can learn at their own pace. It provides them with the skills and tools to develop through e-learning modules that are backed up by virtual and face-to-face learning. The organisation also offers apprenticeships and leadership development training.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1956
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
48
Employee average age
15% : 84%
Male : Female employee ratio
8%
Employees earning £35k+
32%
Employee turnover (voluntary)
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Abbeyfield is keen to attract the best people whilst also retaining these employees. To achieve this, we offer a competitive pay and benefits package. The learning and development department, recognised by the LPI as in the top 15 nationwide, provides varied opportunities for learning, whilst the Employee Assistance Programme provides a personal support system to those who need it. The staff identify with Abbeyfield’s charitable objectives, care about their colleagues and enjoy working together, creating a genuine family feel.

Gail Manley, HR Director

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Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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