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One of the things that makes Swarthmore so special is the fantastic team members who work here. If you share our vision and values and see yourself as the next member of our wonderful team, we'd love to hear from you.

We take great pride in having such a great team and being an exemplary employer. When you join the team, benefit from flexible working, a free uniform, relevant training, breaks, a pension, free lunch and we’ll also pay for your DBS. In easy reach of High Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Amersham, Slough and London by road and rail, Swarthmore is an ideal and incredibly rewarding place to work. Our home also has a dedicated staff car park, making commuting even easier.

Whether you're new to care or have a wealth of experience and are looking for a new challenge, click on the button below to see our current vacancies, or feel free to email us a speculative application including your CV and cover letter.

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Trustee

GENERAL TRUSTEE

Experience at Manager or Director level in the care sector would be helpful, but by no means essential and some knowledge of, and interest in, the Religious Society of Friends and it's ethos would be helpful.We are looking for Trustees from a diverse range of backgrounds.

The trustee's role is to be the General Trustee.

Swarthmore Housing Society Ltd is a not-for–profit Quaker residential care home with up to 40 residents, and 50 staff. Trustees form a Committee of Management serving on a voluntary basis, most of whom are Quakers, but not all.

We are looking for those who:

* have a genuine interest in, and enthusiasm for residential care for the elderly
* want to work as part of a team,committed to making a real difference to the quality of life for all the Home’s residents
* will enjoy developing productive working relationships with fellow trustees and staff
* ‘Guardians of purpose’, making sure that all decisions put the needs of the residents first

As a trustee you will help to ensure that:
* the home has a clear strategy, and that its ethos and goals are in line with its Quaker values
* physical assets are safeguarded – including property
* non-physical assets are safeguarded – in particular its reputation
* the home is sustainable and carries an appropriate level of reserves
* senior managers are advised, supported and challenged to help to ensure that the home is managed effectively and efficiently
* staff are managed fairly and considerately, and that HR policies and practices support such an approach
* the home provides a safe environment for its residents and adheres fully to all safeguarding requirements
* the home operates within statutory, regulatory and inspection frameworks
* the annual budget is overseen and reviewed
* income and expenditure are carefully monitored

Requirements/Practical Considerations

Trustees are required to attend board meetings once every two months and to visit the home on a reasonably regular basis.You will be appointed for an initial term of 3 years and will be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term (maximum 6 years).


The position is unpaid, but reasonable out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

Please contact the Chair of Trustees Malcolm Barnett on 01491 571173 or email any questions to: Trustees@swarthmorecarehome.org.uk

Trustee Treasurer

Swarthmore Housing Society Ltd is a not-for–profit Quaker residential care home with up to 40 residents, and 50 staff. Trustees form a Committee of Management serving on a voluntary basis, most of whom are Quakers, but not all. We are in need of a trustee with a background in finance to support other trustees in understanding this area of responsibility. The Position The Treasurer is a trustee of Swarthmore Housing Society Limited and shares responsibility with the rest of the board for the governance of the organisation. Ideally our Treasurer should have a professional accountancy qualification, but this is not essential if they have other appropriate experience. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds.

Specifically, they are responsible for:-

- Supporting trustees in understanding the financial position of the charity and the financial implications of decisions they are making, in particular; monitor the organisation’s income and expenditure position and in conjunction with our Finance Manager present accessible reports at least quarterly to ensure board members understand the accounts and implications

Exercising oversight of and contributing to the preparation of the annual budget

- Ensuring that the organisation has an appropriate reserves policy and a realistic budget that meets the services’ needs

- Keeping the board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities

- Working with Board and Senior Management Team to give information an advice on financial matters

- Being able to explain complex financial information in an accessible way

Commitment
Trustees are required to attend board meetings once every two months, at Jordans Meeting House in Buckinghamshire, and to visit the home on a reasonably regular basis.

Expenses
The position is unpaid, but reasonable out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed. Terms of Appointment

As Treasurer you will be appointed for an initial term of 3 years, and will be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term (maximum 6 years).  

You may also contact the Chair of Trustees Malcolm Barnett on 01491 571173 or email any questions to him at trustees@swarthmorecarehome.org.uk

Health & Social Care Students Wanted

If any health and social care students or people previously working in the sector are looking for employment, please contact us. We are facing unprecedented time and If you can  spare any time, either paid or voluntary, we need you!

If you  are able to offer support at this critical time, please call Swarthmore Care Home on 01753 885663


Care Assistants

Care Assistants

Full time/Part time/Bank
£9.72-£10.71 Days 
& £10.21-£11.24 Nights
(Dependent on Experience)

Swarthmore Care Home is set in beautiful landscaped gardens in the desirable village of Gerrards Cross, where there are many opportunities for residents to enjoy a variety of cultural and leisure pursuits. 

The care home provides palliative, respite and convalescent care to older people & to those living with a physical disability or sensory impairment.  We are an independent 40 bedded Care Home, established for over 70 years & are currently recruiting for Care Assistants to join our friendly & professional team.  We pride ourselves on providing a safe and homely environment where the unique needs of each individual are recognised.  

If you are looking for a fulfilling role in Care, then please send us your CV.  Experience in care is not essential as full training will be given.

We are a short walk from Gerrards Cross High street, the train station, bus routes & have onsite parking. 

Benefits include free meals, ongoing Training & Professional Development, Employee Assistance Programme.  Company Pension Scheme & Company Sick Pay after probation

To apply, please contact Tracey Dovell or Carolyn Mellett for an application pack, or email your CV to recruitment@swarthmorecarehome.org.uk – Telephone 01753 885663


Trustee

GENERAL TRUSTEE

Experience at Manager or Director level in the care sector would be helpful, but by no means essential and some knowledge of, and interest in, the Religious Society of Friends and it's ethos would be helpful.We are looking for Trustees from a diverse range of backgrounds.

The trustee's role is to be the General Trustee.

Swarthmore Housing Society Ltd is a not-for–profit Quaker residential care home with up to 40 residents, and 50 staff. Trustees form a Committee of Management serving on a voluntary basis, most of whom are Quakers, but not all.

We are looking for those who:

* have a genuine interest in, and enthusiasm for residential care for the elderly
* want to work as part of a team,committed to making a real difference to the quality of life for all the Home’s residents
* will enjoy developing productive working relationships with fellow trustees and staff
* ‘Guardians of purpose’, making sure that all decisions put the needs of the residents first

As a trustee you will help to ensure that:
* the home has a clear strategy, and that its ethos and goals are in line with its Quaker values
* physical assets are safeguarded – including property
* non-physical assets are safeguarded – in particular its reputation
* the home is sustainable and carries an appropriate level of reserves
* senior managers are advised, supported and challenged to help to ensure that the home is managed effectively and efficiently
* staff are managed fairly and considerately, and that HR policies and practices support such an approach
* the home provides a safe environment for its residents and adheres fully to all safeguarding requirements
* the home operates within statutory, regulatory and inspection frameworks
* the annual budget is overseen and reviewed
* income and expenditure are carefully monitored

Requirements/Practical Considerations

Trustees are required to attend board meetings once every two months and to visit the home on a reasonably regular basis.You will be appointed for an initial term of 3 years and will be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term (maximum 6 years).


The position is unpaid, but reasonable out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

Please contact the Chair of Trustees Malcolm Barnett on 01491 571173 or email any questions to: Trustees@swarthmorecarehome.org.uk

Trustee Treasurer

Swarthmore Housing Society Ltd is a not-for–profit Quaker residential care home with up to 40 residents, and 50 staff. Trustees form a Committee of Management serving on a voluntary basis, most of whom are Quakers, but not all. We are in need of a trustee with a background in finance to support other trustees in understanding this area of responsibility. The Position The Treasurer is a trustee of Swarthmore Housing Society Limited and shares responsibility with the rest of the board for the governance of the organisation. Ideally our Treasurer should have a professional accountancy qualification, but this is not essential if they have other appropriate experience. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds.

Specifically, they are responsible for:-

- Supporting trustees in understanding the financial position of the charity and the financial implications of decisions they are making, in particular; monitor the organisation’s income and expenditure position and in conjunction with our Finance Manager present accessible reports at least quarterly to ensure board members understand the accounts and implications

Exercising oversight of and contributing to the preparation of the annual budget

- Ensuring that the organisation has an appropriate reserves policy and a realistic budget that meets the services’ needs

- Keeping the board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities

- Working with Board and Senior Management Team to give information an advice on financial matters

- Being able to explain complex financial information in an accessible way

Commitment
Trustees are required to attend board meetings once every two months, at Jordans Meeting House in Buckinghamshire, and to visit the home on a reasonably regular basis.

Expenses
The position is unpaid, but reasonable out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed. Terms of Appointment

As Treasurer you will be appointed for an initial term of 3 years, and will be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term (maximum 6 years).  

You may also contact the Chair of Trustees Malcolm Barnett on 01491 571173 or email any questions to him at trustees@swarthmorecarehome.org.uk

Health & Social Care Students Wanted

If any health and social care students or people previously working in the sector are looking for employment, please contact us. We are facing unprecedented time and If you can  spare any time, either paid or voluntary, we need you!

If you  are able to offer support at this critical time, please call Swarthmore Care Home on 01753 885663


Care Assistants

Care Assistants

Full time/Part time/Bank
£9.72-£10.71 Days 
& £10.21-£11.24 Nights
(Dependent on Experience)

Swarthmore Care Home is set in beautiful landscaped gardens in the desirable village of Gerrards Cross, where there are many opportunities for residents to enjoy a variety of cultural and leisure pursuits. 

The care home provides palliative, respite and convalescent care to older people & to those living with a physical disability or sensory impairment.  We are an independent 40 bedded Care Home, established for over 70 years & are currently recruiting for Care Assistants to join our friendly & professional team.  We pride ourselves on providing a safe and homely environment where the unique needs of each individual are recognised.  

If you are looking for a fulfilling role in Care, then please send us your CV.  Experience in care is not essential as full training will be given.

We are a short walk from Gerrards Cross High street, the train station, bus routes & have onsite parking. 

Benefits include free meals, ongoing Training & Professional Development, Employee Assistance Programme.  Company Pension Scheme & Company Sick Pay after probation

To apply, please contact Tracey Dovell or Carolyn Mellett for an application pack, or email your CV to recruitment@swarthmorecarehome.org.uk – Telephone 01753 885663


Trustee

GENERAL TRUSTEE

Experience at Manager or Director level in the care sector would be helpful, but by no means essential and some knowledge of, and interest in, the Religious Society of Friends and it's ethos would be helpful.We are looking for Trustees from a diverse range of backgrounds.

The trustee's role is to be the General Trustee.

Swarthmore Housing Society Ltd is a not-for–profit Quaker residential care home with up to 40 residents, and 50 staff. Trustees form a Committee of Management serving on a voluntary basis, most of whom are Quakers, but not all.

We are looking for those who:

* have a genuine interest in, and enthusiasm for residential care for the elderly
* want to work as part of a team,committed to making a real difference to the quality of life for all the Home’s residents
* will enjoy developing productive working relationships with fellow trustees and staff
* ‘Guardians of purpose’, making sure that all decisions put the needs of the residents first

As a trustee you will help to ensure that:
* the home has a clear strategy, and that its ethos and goals are in line with its Quaker values
* physical assets are safeguarded – including property
* non-physical assets are safeguarded – in particular its reputation
* the home is sustainable and carries an appropriate level of reserves
* senior managers are advised, supported and challenged to help to ensure that the home is managed effectively and efficiently
* staff are managed fairly and considerately, and that HR policies and practices support such an approach
* the home provides a safe environment for its residents and adheres fully to all safeguarding requirements
* the home operates within statutory, regulatory and inspection frameworks
* the annual budget is overseen and reviewed
* income and expenditure are carefully monitored

Requirements/Practical Considerations

Trustees are required to attend board meetings once every two months and to visit the home on a reasonably regular basis.You will be appointed for an initial term of 3 years and will be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term (maximum 6 years).


The position is unpaid, but reasonable out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

Please contact the Chair of Trustees Malcolm Barnett on 01491 571173 or email any questions to: Trustees@swarthmorecarehome.org.uk

Trustee Treasurer

Swarthmore Housing Society Ltd is a not-for–profit Quaker residential care home with up to 40 residents, and 50 staff. Trustees form a Committee of Management serving on a voluntary basis, most of whom are Quakers, but not all. We are in need of a trustee with a background in finance to support other trustees in understanding this area of responsibility. The Position The Treasurer is a trustee of Swarthmore Housing Society Limited and shares responsibility with the rest of the board for the governance of the organisation. Ideally our Treasurer should have a professional accountancy qualification, but this is not essential if they have other appropriate experience. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds.

Specifically, they are responsible for:-

- Supporting trustees in understanding the financial position of the charity and the financial implications of decisions they are making, in particular; monitor the organisation’s income and expenditure position and in conjunction with our Finance Manager present accessible reports at least quarterly to ensure board members understand the accounts and implications

Exercising oversight of and contributing to the preparation of the annual budget

- Ensuring that the organisation has an appropriate reserves policy and a realistic budget that meets the services’ needs

- Keeping the board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities

- Working with Board and Senior Management Team to give information an advice on financial matters

- Being able to explain complex financial information in an accessible way

Commitment
Trustees are required to attend board meetings once every two months, at Jordans Meeting House in Buckinghamshire, and to visit the home on a reasonably regular basis.

Expenses
The position is unpaid, but reasonable out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed. Terms of Appointment

As Treasurer you will be appointed for an initial term of 3 years, and will be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term (maximum 6 years).  

You may also contact the Chair of Trustees Malcolm Barnett on 01491 571173 or email any questions to him at trustees@swarthmorecarehome.org.uk

Health & Social Care Students Wanted

If any health and social care students or people previously working in the sector are looking for employment, please contact us. We are facing unprecedented time and If you can  spare any time, either paid or voluntary, we need you!

If you  are able to offer support at this critical time, please call Swarthmore Care Home on 01753 885663


Care Assistants

Care Assistants

Full time/Part time/Bank
£9.72-£10.71 Days 
& £10.21-£11.24 Nights
(Dependent on Experience)

Swarthmore Care Home is set in beautiful landscaped gardens in the desirable village of Gerrards Cross, where there are many opportunities for residents to enjoy a variety of cultural and leisure pursuits. 

The care home provides palliative, respite and convalescent care to older people & to those living with a physical disability or sensory impairment.  We are an independent 40 bedded Care Home, established for over 70 years & are currently recruiting for Care Assistants to join our friendly & professional team.  We pride ourselves on providing a safe and homely environment where the unique needs of each individual are recognised.  

If you are looking for a fulfilling role in Care, then please send us your CV.  Experience in care is not essential as full training will be given.

We are a short walk from Gerrards Cross High street, the train station, bus routes & have onsite parking. 

Benefits include free meals, ongoing Training & Professional Development, Employee Assistance Programme.  Company Pension Scheme & Company Sick Pay after probation

To apply, please contact Tracey Dovell or Carolyn Mellett for an application pack, or email your CV to recruitment@swarthmorecarehome.org.uk – Telephone 01753 885663