Each month we’re sharing news about the latest job opportunities across East and West Sussex. If you’re looking for a new challenge or just starting out in your career, our tips on great local companies, and who’s hiring will help you on your way!
East Grinstead – Charters Retirement Village looking for motivated care assistants and nurses
Charters Court Care Home, East Grinstead, West Sussex – within a retirement village owned by the Retirement Villages group – is currently recruiting for RGN nurses for day and evening work (both full and part time) and senior care assistants and care assistants (full and part time posts available).
This award-winning company has been building state-of-the-art retirement villages for over 30 years, and the portfolio today really is impressive. The company’s aim is to provide people in later life with a wonderful community and excellent services around comfortable, purpose built homes.
In East Grinstead, phase two of Charters Village is currently being built and marketed, and is close to completion. Phase two will expand the portfolio of independent living apartments and bungalows at the village. The Charters Court Care Home needs motivated employees who share this common goal and will give their all to deliver a standard of service they would be happy for a senior member of their own family to receive. The village supports an independent retirement lifestyle in a stunning semi-rural setting, boasting communal clubhouse facilities including restaurant, bar, lounge, library, conservatory, convenience shop and beautifully manicured grounds.
The retirement sector can provide very rewarding and fulfilling career opportunities. There is an ongoing need at Retirement Villages for passionate people to join the nursing, care, domestic, catering and grounds teams right through to facilities, administration and management posts. Staff retention is high at Retirment Villages and new opportunities are opening up all the time as the portfolio of retirement communities grows.
Fascinating Fact: Retirement Villages was responsible for bringing the retirement village model to the UK in the early 1980s when it opened the first retirement community, Elmbridge Village in Cranleigh, Surrey.
Why work here? You’ll be part of an award-winning organisation dedicated to delivering the best service possible for residents. Staff are supported through professional development and on-going training, and the work is rewarding and typically in beautiful surroundings.
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Crawley – Barratt Homes hiring enthusiastic sales and marketing people
Barratt Homes started out building homes in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1958. Today the leading construction company has built over 350,000 homes, and is one of UK’s biggest and best known homebuilders. The company is thriving today, known for its successful brands: Barratt Homes, David Wilson Homes, Ward Homes, Barratt London and Wilson Bowden Developments.
Every year, these businesses build and sell thousands of new homes and commercial property – everything from affordable family homes, to exclusive luxury apartments, to large retail parks. Needless to say, it’s a big business, employing over 6,000 people in locations across the United Kingdom.
There are job opportunities in Sussex as new developments are being planned, built and marketed, so look out for construction, kitchen fitter, surveyor, site manager, marketing, sales and administration roles particularly in the Crawley and Worthing (Cissbury Chase development pictured below) areas.
There’s a big emphasis on learning and career development for all employees, no matter what level they entered the business at. Whatever your background, there’s a solid future within the Barratt Group.
Fascinating fact: This year Barratt has once again achieved 5 star house builder status. It is the only major national house builder to have been awarded the maximum 5 star rating for six years in a row!
Why work here? Barratt really takes care of its employees, with a focus on developing you as a person and empowering you with new skills for the modern workplace.
Worthing: Great opportunities at South Coast Nursing Homes
For over 50 years South Coast Nursing Homes has provided care for older people in eight specialist nursing homes across beautiful East and West Sussex. There’s a genuine passion from the top down at this organisation to provide elderly residents with only the best and most personal care available. Keep an eye out for vacancies in the South Coast Care Homes at Seaford, Worthing, Eastbourne, Burgess Hill, Littlehampton and Bolney. (Abundant Grace in Seaford is pictured below.)
Currently Berkeley Lodge Nursing home in Worthing is looking to recruit day and night carers to start as soon as possible. Pay rates are competitive, and full training and uniforms are provided.
Working for SCNH, you’ll be caring for elderly private clients, and delivering a service that is second to none. Care ranges from short-term respite care, to full residential.
Fascinating fact: South Coast Nursing Homes began with a single residential home in Worthing in 1959. Today the company is one of largest private companies in Sussex and employs in excess of 530 staff and has 344 beds all in single rooms.
Why work here? Extremely rewarding work for a well-regarded local Sussex company. South Coast Nursing Homes says it is committed to treating and remunerating its staff well in the knowledge that this is the key to a happy employees doing a great job.
Eastbourne: Search for hospitality talent for The Grand
The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne, is the archetypal British hotel by the sea. An real gem on Eastbourne’s Victorian seafront, the hotel is within easy walking distance of the town centre and the South Downs National Park. This lovely hotel has 152 bedrooms and suites, swimming pool and Health Club, two restaurants, one of which is the award winning two rosettes fine dining Mirabelle. The hotel has a reputation for fine food, great service and outstanding hospitality.
Part of the Elite Hotels group, which owns and runs four stunning hotels, The Grand often has vacancies for hospitality staff, night porters, housekeeping, kitchen, maintenance and reservations. The company has a dedicated website for Elite Careers, which could be your key to a fantastic career in the vibrant and exciting hospitality sector.
The Elite Hotels group offers a wide range of benefits to employees . Along with excellent training, development and progression opportunities some of the other benefits successful candidates would enjoy include working in a hotel listed in the Small Luxury Hotels of the World and Condé Nast Johansens. As well as this stunning location, a big perk is that you will earn a share in the Company Gratuities scheme which is performance driven by colleagues. There is also an Employee Assistance programme managed by Hospitality Action to help employees navigate through life’s difficulties. There’s also a discount scheme and company pension scheme.
Fascinating fact: The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne, is the UK’s only 5 star hotel by the sea and is known locally as ‘The White Palace’.
Why work here: Elite Hotels is an Investors in People accredited employer offering many benefits and excellent training. At The Grand, Eastbourne you’d be working in one of the AA’s Top 200 Hotels in the UK, and can enjoy fantastic company discounts.