Careers

As an employer of more than 1,200 people across the Midlands and East of England, we have an eye for talent and seek out candidates who will thrive in our positive, community-focused culture.

Please check our vacancies below for Longhurst Group. This includes: Friendship Care and Housing, L&H Homes and Spire Homes. For vacancies at Axiom, please click here.

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Equal, Diverse and Secure

We will treat all the information you provide us with in confidence, in line with our data protection policy. As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from everyone - you can find out more in our equality and diversity policy and our ex-offenders policy. We actively support the Positive about Disabled People initiative.

If you are experiencing problems completing our online application form, please contact HR Shared Services on 01205 319623 or email us.

 

Reserve Workers

Salary

£7.83 per hour

Location

Across Warwickshire and Birmingham

Various Reserve Worker opportunities available across Warwickshire and Birmingham

£7.83 per hour and sleep-ins are also paid at £7.83 per hour.

Job Description

Application Form

Support Workers

Salary

£15,309.61 - £16,426 pro rata per annum

Location

Various Across Warwickshire

Support Workers

Personalisation / Supported Living / Residential

Warwickshire

Hours: Various hours available

Salary: £15,309.61 - £16,426 pro rata per annum, depending on experience

Reference Number: FCH245

Friendship Care and Housing (Friendship) supports vulnerable communities, families and individuals. Valuing equality and diversity is central to our mission, communicating and sharing power with our customers, our staff and the wider community. Our goals are services tailored to people’s needs and preferences, support that helps people to live fuller lives and neighbourhoods that are better places to live.

We are currently recruiting for flexible, enthusiastic and dynamic individuals to support individual service users with all aspects of their care within their own homes. Do you have previous experience with domiciliary support? Do you enjoy supporting individuals to achieve their personal goals and aspirations? Are you organised and like a challenge? If so, then this maybe the position for you.

Excellent communication skills are a must, with the ability to create good working relationships with colleagues and customers. The successful candidates will possess an NVQ level 2 in Health and Social Care or equivalent, or be able to demonstrate a willingness to undertake relevant qualifications as required by the organisation.

Working as part of a small team, you will ensure support is available as and when required. Therefore, you will be required to be flexible in working evenings, weekends and public holidays. Some personal care may be involved. Car driver essential.          

Please note that we require all successful applicants to take a literacy and numeracy test prior to, or on the day of the interview.

Please note that we do not accept CV applications and we will therefore disregard any CV’s that are sent directly to us.

Application Form
Job Description

Business Support Assistant

Salary

Up to £21,600

Location

Rushden

Business Support Assistant

Salary: up to £21,600 per annum (starting salary subject to qualifications and experience)

Hours: 36.25 per week

Based: Rushden

Reference Number: SP099

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our expanding Business Support Team, as a full time, permanent Business Support Assistant. We are in the process of enhancing the existing Business Support service that we offer to colleagues, so this is a fantastic time to join the team and make a real difference.

As an organisation, we have clear values that unite our Group; we put our customers first and always strive for ways to develop our vision of ‘improving lives’, while providing a ‘heartfelt service’. We are looking for a passionate individual to join the Business Support team, who will embrace our values and help to develop a culture that goes hand in hand with our Group ‘One Team, One Vision’ ethos. 

The main focus of this role is to provide comprehensive administrative support to colleagues across the Group, ensuring a first class administration service is offered at all times. Tasks will include minute taking, administration of the organisation’s online My Account portal and data analysis, in addition to general administration tasks.

Strong ICT skills are essential; with proven experience using Microsoft Office packages, including word processing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying and data analysis. Knowledge of Survey Monkey and other software packages would be desirable. Embracing new technology and pro-actively using ICT to seek new ways of working is essential to ensure the team can meet business needs now, and in the future.

As a successful candidate, you will have a friendly, professional and approachable manner that enables you to work as part of a wider team. You will be positive, enthusiastic and self-motivated in your approach to service delivery, with excellent organisational and administrative skills. You must have the ability to manage and prioritise your individual workload in order to meet deadlines, while responding flexibly to requests and providing a high quality service at all times. 

For informal enquiries about this position, please contact Gina Goncalvez on 01933 415274

To download a copy of the Job Description please click here

Closing date: 16th January 2019 at 5pm        

Interviews: 25th January 2019

Payroll Officer

Salary

Up to £26,010

Location

Boston

Payroll Officer

Salary: up to £26,010 per annum (starting salary subject to qualifications and experience)

Hours: 36.25 per week

Based: Boston, Lincolnshire

Reference Number: LG201

Longhurst Group requires a Payroll Officer to join our existing Payroll team to prepare monthly salaries, associated information, returns and submissions to HMRC, Pension and other external agencies.

We are looking for a highly motivated, multi-tasking individual with excellent communication and organisational skills.  Self-motivated with the ability to manage your own workload and adhere to strict deadlines you need to be enthusiastic, solution focused and have a professional approach to service delivery.  The Job Description and person specification identify the key skills, knowledge and experience required. 

In return for your hard work and commitment, you’ll enjoy great employee benefits, excellent training and development opportunities, as well as working for a fantastic team in a growing organisation.

To download a copy of the Job Description please click here

Closing date: 21 January 2019 (12.00 noon)

Interview date: 28 January 2019

Business Support Team Leader (Part Time)

Salary

Up to £29,100 (pro rata)

Location

Peterborough

Business Support Team Leader (Part Time)

Salary: Up to £29,100 per annum (up to £16,858 per annum pro rata) plus monthly car user allowance (starting salary subject to qualifications and experience)

Hours: 21 hours per week (to be split over 3 or 4 days; working days negotiable)

Based: Peterborough

Reference Number: AX005

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our expanding Business Support Team. This new Team Leader role will help to shape and lead a team that delivers a centralised administration service across Longhurst Group. We are in the process of enhancing the existing Business Support service that we offer to colleagues, so this is a fantastic time to make a real difference.

Working closely with the Business Support Manager, you will help to lead the team, ensuring that a first class service is delivered at all times through the use of team training, regular quality checks and monitoring of team and individual performance targets.  

With your understanding of how to bring out the best in people, you will provide exceptional leadership to the team, while building strong relationships with colleagues across Longhurst Group.

We are looking for someone who is customer focused, able to positively manage change and who can demonstrate the following: 

  • A ‘fun but fair’ attitude, with strong and effective leadership skills and the ability to inspire others

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, including word processing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying and data analysis

  • The ability to use your initiative and be proactive in making decisions

  • Great communication and exceptional organisational skills

  • The ability to problem solve and identify continuous service improvement

In return for your hard work and commitment, you will enjoy great employee benefits and excellent training and development opportunities.

A pro rata monthly car user allowance is applicable to this role, due to the requirement to manage staff at different office locations; ad-hoc travelling will be required.

For an informal chat, or for more information, please contact Gina Goncalvez on 01933 415274.

To download a copy of the Job Description please click here

Closing date: 23rd January 2019 at 12pm midday 

Interview date: 31st January 2019 (interviews to be held at our Peterborough office)

Business Support Assistant (Part Time)

Salary

Up to £21,600 (pro rata)

Location

Boston

Business Support Assistant (Part Time)

Salary: up to £21,600 FTE per annum (starting salary subject to qualifications and experience)

Hours: 20 per week (Monday to Friday 13.00 – 17.00)

Based: Boston

Reference Number: LH198

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our expanding Business Support Team, as a part time, permanent Business Support Assistant based at our Boston office. We are in the process of enhancing the existing Business Support service that we offer to colleagues, so this is a fantastic time to join the team and make a real difference.

As an organisation, we have clear values that unite our Group; we put our customers first and always strive for ways to develop our vision of ‘improving lives’, while providing a ‘heartfelt service’. We are looking for a passionate individual to join the Business Support team, who will embrace our values and help to develop a culture that goes hand in hand with our Group ‘One Team, One Vision’ ethos. 

The main focus of this role is to provide comprehensive administrative support to colleagues across the Group, ensuring a first class administration service is offered at all times. Tasks will include minute taking, administration of the organisation’s online My Account portal and data analysis, in addition to general administration tasks.

Strong ICT skills are essential; with proven experience using Microsoft Office packages, including word processing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying and data analysis. Knowledge of Survey Monkey and other software packages would be desirable. Embracing new technology and pro-actively using ICT to seek new ways of working is essential to ensure the team can meet business needs now, and in the future.

As a successful candidate, you will have a friendly, professional and approachable manner that enables you to work as part of a wider team. You will be positive, enthusiastic and self-motivated in your approach to service delivery, with excellent organisational and administrative skills. You must have the ability to manage and prioritise your individual workload in order to meet deadlines, while responding flexibly to requests and providing a high quality service at all times.

For informal enquiries about this position, please contact Gina Goncalvez on 01933 415274

To download a copy of the Job Description please click here

Closing Date:  3rd February 2019 at 5pm

Interview date: 13th February 2019

Residential Scheme Manager - Winterburn Gardens

Salary

Upto £18,775 pa

Location

The Nook, Whetstone, Leicester

Job Title: Residential Scheme Manager – Winterburn Gardens

Salary: Salary up to £18,775 pa (starting salary subject to experience and qualifications)

Hours: 35 hours per week Monday to Friday, 9.00am until 5.00pm (with one hour unpaid lunch break)

Based: Winterburn Gardens, The Nook, Whetstone, Leics LE8 6ZH

Reference Number: LH199

L&H Homes, a member of the Longhurst Group, is looking for a professional and caring person to manage Winterburn Gardens, an exclusive development of 34 leasehold retirement properties.  The role will include overseeing the welfare of our residents and the management of day to day service delivery.

You will possess:

A mature, professional and friendly personality with a commitment to providing excellent customer care.

The ability to support residents’ needs and expectations.

Excellent communication and administration skills.

A willingness to work additional hours when required.

In return we offer:-

 A competitive salary and pension scheme.

Service Occupancy in a 2 bedroomed house located on the scheme at a monthly charge of £187.33 pcm (reviewed annually in April).

Generous paid annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays and 3 additional concessionary days.

A commitment to training and development

The Longhurst Group is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applicants from minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities. Applicants should note that an enhanced disclosure check via the Disclosure and Barring Service will be necessary for this post.

To download a copy of the Job Description please click here

Closing Date:  1 February 2019

Interview Date:  12 February 2019