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.

Employee Benefits

We operate a Group Personal Pension Plan for all staff as well as offering 20 - 25 days annual leave per year, plus public bank holidays. We also offer membership of a health care cash back scheme, childcare vouchers, Employee Assistance Scheme and company sick pay.

We also invest in the training and professional development of our employees, offering Diplomas in Health and Social Care and accreditation, as well as many other learning and development opportunities.

Equal Opportunities

We welcome cultural diversity and we are committed to equal opportunities and consider applications solely on the basis of merit – regardless of ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership relationship status, religion, age, disability or any other recognisable group.

Recruitment Checks

As a responsible employer we adhere to safe recruitment practice and all our employees are subject to background checking during the recruitment process, particularly when the role involves unsupervised access to vulnerable adults. This involves the checking of official registers (e.g. DBS Checks), employment references, qualifications, gaps in employment and appropriate interview questioning.

Right to work in the UK

Under Section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act, we, as a responsible employer need to ensure that we do not employ anyone illegally. To avoid discrimination we treat all job applicants equally.  We therefore ask all candidates selected for interview to bring original documentation to show their Right to Work in the UK and a copy of these will be taken.