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Care Dorset

Care Assistant

Would you care to join our team?

What we are looking for:

  • We are looking for Committed, Approachable, Respectful and Empathetic people to provide care and support to our lovely residents at The Hayes in Sherborne, currently one of our largest homes, set out as five cottages.
  • It provides palliative, residential and dementia care for older residents and is located within a 10-minute walk from Sherborne train station and the town centre.
  • You will join a longstanding team of committed and passionate colleagues working in a person-centred way to meet the needs of our residents.
  • Some previous experience in a care capacity would be welcome but full training and support will be provided.
  • Full and part-time positions/days/nights available up to 37 hours working shift patterns to cover weekends on an alternative basis. Please state your preference when applying.

Our benefits package includes but is not restricted to:

  • Blue Light Card (
  • Flexible working patterns
  • Recommend a Friend bonus payments
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Enhancements for working unsocial hours
  • Career development opportunities
  • Employee assistance programme

As you will be working with vulnerable adults and/or have access to significant information about them if you are successful, you will be required to undergo a DBS check. This role is UK based and we will need to establish your Right to Work as part of the appointment process.

Care Dorset is a new Local Authority Trading Company, wholly owned by Dorset Council. You will join a team of around 700 of our colleagues who have been making a positive impact to residents of Dorset since 2015, and in many cases, long before that. Care Dorset is a Disability Confident Employer.

For more information or a discussion about this vacancy, please Julie Joyce on 01305 224948.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Salary: Up to £21,575.00 per year



  • Referral programme




  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability


Ability to commute/relocate:


  • Sherborne, DT9 3ED: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +441305224948