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General Assistant HCC224694

Job Details:

Salary Range: £18,562 - £18,877 pro rata, per annum
Work Location: Forest Court Nursing Home, Calmore
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: 20 October 2021

The Role:

Forest Court is a nursing home set in a beautiful woodland location on the edge of the New Forest providing 24 hour nursing care, including care for residents with dementia. The home is rated Good by CQC. For more information about our home please click here.


The role of General Assistant includes kitchen, domestic and laundry duties with some caring responsibilities such as assisting residents with their food and drink.

You’ll have empathy and an understanding of the needs of older people as you’ll also interact with our residents and play a key role in providing the caring and homely environment we strive for.

You will be expected to work weekends and bank holidays when required. In return we offer excellent induction training which includes training in Dementia Care, Moving and Handling, Safeguarding, Infection Control and First Aid with ongoing training in-house to ensure care practices are current and up to date. 


We can offer you excellent induction training which includes Dementia Care, Safeguarding, Infection Control and First Aid. Additionally, you will benefit from ongoing training to ensure care practices are current and up to date. 

Excellent benefits include:


  • Uniform provided
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Background check costs covered by HCC
  • Sunday enhancement of time and a half
  • Bank holidays – double time and time off in lieu
  • 24 days holiday rising to 27 days after 5 years of service
  • Travel support and discounts


Full COVID-19 vaccination status will be required as a condition of employment. 

Recent legislation now mandates that anyone working in a CQC registered care home, which includes all regulated services

in HCC Care,  and those visiting in a professional capacity, must be fully vaccinated (MHRA approved) by 11 November 2021. 

Additional Information

Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check

Contact details for an informal discussion:

Please contact Jennifer Grieveson on jenny.grieveson@hants.gov.uk or 02380 664770


Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.


In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.


We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.



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