The way we work

At Friends of the Elderly we create an environment that’s welcoming, open and friendly. The quality of our employees is what sets us apart in delivering excellence. As you look after older people, we in turn will look after you.

As a result lots of our staff choose to stay with us for longer, with many staff recently recognised with long-term service awards.

We invest in training and professional development; we offer NVQ level 2 training and accreditation as well as junior management training. We offer all our employees a defined contribution pension and between 20 - 25 days per year annual leave plus public bank holidays. We also offer health benefits through the Hospital Savings Association scheme. Where travel is required such as to our Central Office in Victoria, London we offer an interest free travel season ticket loan.

Equal Opportunities
We are committed to equal opportunities and considers applications solely on the basis of merit – regardless of age, gender, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, number of dependents or any other irrelevant
factor.

Recruitment Checks
All applicants may be subject to background checking during the recruitment process, particularly when the role for which the application is being submitted involves unsupervised access to vulnerable adults. This could involve the use of official registers (e.g. Criminal Records Bureau), reference taking, checking of qualifications, checking of employment gaps and appropriate interview questioning.

Information for overseas applicants
We welcome cultural diversity and have a great deal of experience in recruiting staff from overseas. From providing on-site accommodation to meeting and greeting people at airports, if you would like to know more about how we have helped recruit people from overseas, please do contact us.