Careers

When we recruit staff for any role, we are more interested in the person than their qualifications.  We will support you gaining qualifications and experience if you are the right fit for our home.

We want to hear from you if you are caring, compassionate, able to work on a one-to-one basis or as part of a group.  We expect high levels of commitment and dedication, this is how we make sure our residents and their families feel safe and secure, it's how we ensure everyone feels at home with us.

In return we will offer you great working conditions, friendly colleagues and we will reward you accordingly.  If this ethos appeals to you, our current vacancies are listed below.  If there are no vacancies then we would be happy to hear from you for future requirements.

Current Vacancies

Chef

Nazareth Lodge is an outstanding care home, set in the heart of a quiet residential area of Sturminster Newton in Dorset, offering residential friendly care for residents on a short term or permanent basis.
We are looking for an experienced Cook to prepare and serve appetising food for residents in our residential care home. You will be required to provide nourishing meals in accordance with our planned menu's, as well as ensuring that the kitchen and food storage areas are hygienically clean at all times.
Aim of the job
• To prepare breakfast, lunchtime and supper meals for elderly residents, ensuring that we offer choice and our meals are nutritionally balanced.
• To prepare and serve drinks and snacks to residents on request
• To ensure all food returned to the fridge is covered and dated.
• To complete opening and closing checks
• To assist in the serving of meals to residents and the setting and clearing of tables.
• To wash and dry kitchen pots/utensils and ensure their proper storage
• To clean the kitchen area (floors, cookers etc.).
• To assist in ensuring a high level of health and safety, cleanliness and food hygiene, which meets environmental health standards, and to ensure that safe working practices are followed.
• To report any problems to the Manager
• Assist in stock taking and storage of stock, including checking deliveries

Required:
• Team player
• Basic Food Hygiene Certificate
• Good communication skills
• Ability to work on own initiative
Desired:
• Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate
• Previous management or supervisory experience
• Experience of food preparation for care homes.
• Cooking: 1- year (Preferred)

Time: 09:00 am to 15:30 pm 5 days per week on a rota basis, including weekends, plus holiday cover
You will also need to apply for a DBS check if you do not already hold a live certificate.
Job Type: Full time
Salary: £10.50 - £12.50 /hour (depending on experience etc)

Night Care Assistant

We are recruiting for a night care assistant to work at our care home. If you have a genuine interest in older people and understand the meaning of “dignity and respect” then we would love to hear from you.

Our Night Shift runs from 9pm-7am with an hourly rate of £9 up to £11 depending on experience and qualifications.

Nazareth Lodge rated as an “Outstanding” home by the Care Quality Commission and reaccredited “Platinum” status for our End of Life Care programme.

Please contact us during office hours if you would like further information. Telephone: 01258 472511 or email: care@nazareth-lodge.co.uk

You can download an application form below.

Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to work at our care home and take part in our activities programme with our residents and staff.

If you have a genuine interest in older people and understand the meaning of “dignity and respect” then we would love to hear from you.

Nazareth Lodge rated as an “Outstanding” home by the Care Quality Commission and reaccredited “Platinum” status for our End of Life Care programme.

Please contact us during office hours if you would like further information. Telephone: 01258 472511 or email: care@nazareth-lodge.co.uk

You can download an application form below.

Bank Care Assistants

We are recruiting for bank care assistants to work at our care home. If you have a genuine interest in older people and understand the meaning of “dignity and respect” then we would love to hear from you.

Nazareth Lodge rated as an “Outstanding” home by the Care Quality Commission and reaccredited “Platinum” status for our End of Life Care programme.

Please contact us during office hours if you would like further information. Telephone: 01258 472511 or email: care@nazareth-lodge.co.uk

You can download an application form below.

Resources

Testimonials

Thank you for your email you and your staff have been wonderful. Please pass on our thanks to all. The care given to my mum was beyond any thing we could hope for. 

K & J, Relative

Testimonials

Thank you so much for the love, support and care you have given both to DF and us his family in the last two weeks and making David's time with you comfortable and dignified, particularly in his last moments.

Family of DF

Testimonials

Deciding where my mother should live after our father died was one of the most difficult decisions we had to make. As a family we looked at many homes and were very impressed when we got to Nazareth Lodge with is friendly and professional staff from senior managers to the carers. The carers at Nazareth Lodge are very special individuals, picked for their kindness and empathy.
The residents at Nazareth Lodge are all treated as individuals and can do as much or as little as they wish.

HS, Daughter

Testimonials

Social occasions at Nazareth Lodge were a treat and showed us just how everyone worked together cheerfully to provide the happiest possible environment.

Mr S D, Son

Testimonials

I would like to pay tribute to all your colleagues who devoted time and kindness in meeting Dad's needs and making him feel at home and always comfortable.

Mr K, Relative

Testimonials

Nazareth Lodge is a truly excellent care home. Unfortunately, my wife's condition of dementia is deteriorating and when she is away from her home surrounding and from my fulltime care, she displays signs of unhappiness.
I know that everything possible was done to make my wife's stay as comfortable as it could be. I look forward to another visit to Nazareth Lodge in the future.

W L-D, Husband

Testimonials

My husband is already a resident and I have spent two weeks in respite care. I have been wonderfully cared for and feel I have recovered very quickly. I cannot fault the staff, who are so caring and gentle and always cheerful. The food is lovely, well cooked and presented. There are plenty of activities organised and outings arranged for mobile residents. This is an excellent care home and its awards are well deserved.

JP, Respite Guest and Relative of Resident

Testimonials

I have been visiting my cousin for a few months now and am very happy to see the level of care has been extremely high all that time. There have been many improvements to the home in the last few months which only make it a better place to live and visit.

PS, Cousin

Testimonials

Thank you to all the staff for an excellent evening last night. The food was delicious and there was a lovely atmosphere. I have to remind myself sometimes that its a care home! I think Ma is beginning to feel that it's home for her. We're very pleased. 

Mrs CJ, Resident's daughter

Testimonials

The staff care about the residents, showing them respect, kindness and an understanding of their individual needs

JW, Volunteer Visitor

Testimonials

Nazareth Lodge encourages a wide range of activities and outings - although my mother seemed to spend most of her time getting her hair done and having massages!

TC, Relative

Testimonials

RW felt safe, he felt protected and he felt comforted by all that was done for him

DH, Friend

Testimonials

I wanted to drop a quick note to say how much our students enjoyed their time at Nazareth Lodge last term - it was a great experience for them and something they'll remember for many years to come.  Please pass on our thanks to your staff for being so welcoming too.

Jo Thomson BA (QTS) MBA FRSA, Clayesmore School, Iwerne Minster

Testimonials

Always my husband has received excellent care by cheerful, caring staff.
My needs have always been considered and a caring person has always been there when I have needed one.
Nobody wants to admit they cannot care for a loved one.
We are so lucky to have Nazareth Lodge who takes over so well.
Thank you all.

Mrs PE, Wife

Testimonials

Thank you for inviting me to your Vintage Tea Party. It was a delightful occasion and delicious tea! It is yet one more evidence of what a nurturing, caring home you provide for the fortunate people who live at Nazareth Lodge.

KM

Contact Us

Nazareth Lodge
Penny Street
Sturminster Newton
Dorset, DT10 1DE

01258 472511

care@nazareth-lodge.co.uk

manager@nazareth-lodge.co.uk