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Find Your Next Job at West Abbey Care Centre in Yeovil
West Abbey is a bright and welcoming 96-bed care centre with plenty of character. We’re proud of our en-suite bedrooms, hairdressing salon, open dining spaces and lovely garden complete with a vegetable plot. For you, it means the opportunity to work in first-class facilities that enable you to provide the best possible care to our residents.
Whichever area of our home they work in, all our team members are focused on delivering quality care, such as our activities teams who plan a lively social calendar, including cheese and wine evenings, gardening, baking, and regular outings. Our catering teams create delicious dishes that make every meal an enjoyable part of the day. Our maintenance and support roles keep our home shipshape and in order, and you’ll find our carers and nurses spending meaningful time with our residents and meeting their needs through tailored care plans.
As for our managers, they make sure all of this is able to run smoothly and efficiently, while always taking time to interact with residents and provide support to the team. If you join us, you’ll work in a warm and supportive environment where you’ll have everything you need to help our residents get the most out of life and develop your career.
Working for Barchester
Chef & Kitchen Assistant
Where We're Based
West Abbey is just off Stourton Way in Yeovil. There are plenty of local amenities a short walk away with several bus stops nearby, including the number 11 and 51 to Yeovil.
West Abbey Care Centre
Stourton Way, Preston
01935 808 494
Why work at West Abbey House Care Centre in Yeovil?
Join us, and you can look forward to being part of a culture that is friendly, welcoming and always supportive.
We offer 24-hour nursing, residential and dementia care as well as respite care and short breaks. Many of our residents are older people, but we also provide services for under-65s with conditions including physical disabilities, spinal injuries and Parkinson’s.
We’re proud to be one of the first homes to be accredited as part of Barchester’s 10-60-06 Dementia Care programme. We have a dedicated Memory Lane Community providing specialised resources for people living with dementia. This includes colour and cues to help residents navigate through the home as well as thoughtful interior design to help with reminiscence. We also run regular music therapy sessions.
Spinal Injury Care
Physical Disability Services
Parkinson’s Disease Care
Learning Disability Services
Respite Care and Short Break
Acquired Brain Injury Care
Younger Physical Disabilities
Mental Health Services
See for yourself what it’s like to work at Barchester
Become part of the Barchester Family and ensure people get the quality of care they deserve. But don’t just take our word for it, see what our colleagues have to say about working at Barchester:
“No two days are ever the same, which makes working for Barchester very fulfilling. I get great opportunities to learn new skills and the training they provide has enabled me to progress within the company. Its great to work alongside colleagues that genuinely care for our residents – from day one I felt part of the “Barchester Family”.
“I really enjoy working for Barchester in my role as a qualified Nurse as the complexity of care we give makes the role really interesting with a variety of care and level of autonomy you get that I didn’t get in the NHS. Barchester are great for training and career progression. I love feeling part of the “Barchester Family” and the support I get form colleagues is second to none”.
“Working for Barchester really is rewarding. Seeing the impact as General Manager that I can make on our residents is a real satisfaction. There’s great opportunities to develop within the company with lots of opportunity for promotion. The team I work with are great and there’s a great sense of the ‘Barchester family’ between staff and residents”.
What People Have to Say About Us
At Barchester, we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our colleagues and residents. Barchester is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.