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Bank Carers

We are recruiting for Bank Carers

Interested in a career as a Bank Carer?

  • Exciting opportunities to join us now!
  • Bank contracts available to provide support across all care services.
  • Working as a Bank Carer you will be flexible to work a combination of both day and night shifts – operating across a rota based system, supporting and encouraging our residents each and every day.

Who are we?

  • A multi award-winning Retirement Village set in the beautiful parkland and gardens of the Middleton Hall estate.
  • An Employee Owned Organisation, Investors in People Platinum and Living Wage Employer.
  • A group of like-minded individuals, sharing the same core values to support our residents to live their best life.

 What does being a Bank Carer involve?

  • We have 5 care services ranging from independent living through to nursing and palliative care, so you could work across any of our services.
  • Caring for older people and those with complex care needs, offering person centred support
  • Promoting and living our values and helping our residents achieve their life goals
  • Hard work! But you will truly make a difference (and have some fun too) in such a rewarding environment

Would I be right for the role?

  • Do you enjoy working with and supporting people?
  • Are you patient, kind, caring, compassionate?
  • A good communicator?
  • Eager to learn and develop even more skills?
  • Flexible to work a variety of shifts, across both day & night rotas

 If you can answer yes, then we want to hear from you. Whether you have or haven’t worked in care previously we recruit on values.  We will work with you to train and develop the skills required.

 Just some of the benefits you can expect to receive…

  • Full induction programme and many training & development opportunities
  • Co-owner profit share bonus
  • Use of our Spa & fitness facilities
  • Access to 100’s of retailer discounts and benefits via our internal “Sharing Success” platform

 How do I apply?

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our residents. We expect all co-owners and volunteers to share this commitment and an enhanced disclosure & barring service check (DBS) will be sought.

Housekeeper – Permanent

24 hours per week – £9.30 per hour

We are a multi-award winning retirement village set in the beautiful parkland and Gardens of the Middleton Hall estate. Middleton Hall Retirement Village is an Employee Owned Organisation, Investors in People Platinum level and a Living Wage Employer.

We are currently looking to recruit a housekeeper working 24 hours per week. Housekeepers play an essential role within Middleton Hall, working closely with all services, staff, residents and families, following clear guidelines for cleaning, ensuring the highest of standards are maintained.

The successful candidate will prepare all rooms and provide hotel type services for serving meals, helping with laundry and assisting residents where necessary. You will enjoy working individually and as part of a team, be trustworthy and reliable and make each resident feel special.

Experience in the care field, cleaning and or housekeeping is desirable but not essential as recruiting the right person with outstanding people skills and enthusiasm is more important for working at Middleton Hall. We can provide training for the skills you will need.

Shifts will include working weekdays, weekends and evenings as required, including bank holidays. We will need the successful candidate to be adaptable & flexible and be able to cover extra shifts if required.

We offer a unique role within a unique care setting, our benefits include; a full induction and opportunities for learning and development, Co-owner profit share bonus and use of our Spa and Gym facilities.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our residents. We expect all co-owners and volunteers to share this commitment and an enhanced disclosure & barring service check (DBS) will be sought.

To apply, please download & complete an application form and equal opportunities form and return this to us via recruitment@mhrv.co.uk

Applications for this post will close on Friday 3 July.  
Candidates who have been successful for the interview stage will be contacted by close of business Friday 10th July.

Thank you to all Co-owners

On behalf of the whole community living at Middleton Hall, The Trustees would like to thank all co-owners for their incredible dedication, hard work and cheerfulness, keeping our residents safe during these challenging times.

Registered General Nurse (RGN)

Are you a Qualified Registered General Nurse (RGN)?

  • Exciting opportunity to join us on a Full time, Part time or Bank (zero hours) basis – £18.31 per hour
  • It is likely this may involve working a combination of both day and night shifts – caring, supporting and encouraging our residents each and every day.

Who are we?

  • A multi award-winning Retirement Village set in the beautiful parkland and gardens of the Middleton Hall estate.
  • An Employee Owned Organisation, Investors in People Platinum and Living Wage Employer.
  • A group of like-minded individuals, sharing the same core values to support our residents to live their best life.

 What does being an RGN involve?

  • We have 5 care services ranging from independent living through to nursing and palliative care, so whilst you will work directly in our Nursing Service you could work across any of our services at any given time, responding to any emergency situation.
  • Working autonomously covering shifts across a 24/7 rota you will provide care for a range of residents including those who require high dependency nursing and palliative care.
  • Caring for older people and those with complex care needs, offering person centred support
  • Promoting and living our values and helping our residents achieve their life goals
  • Hard work! But you will truly make a difference (and have some fun too) in such a rewarding environment

Would I be right for the role? – If you can answer yes to these, then we want to hear from you.

  • Are you a qualified and experienced RGN
  • Do you share our values?
  • Do you enjoy working with and supporting people?
  • Are you patient, kind, caring, compassionate?
  • A good communicator?
  • Eager to learn and develop even more skills?

 Just some of the benefits you can expect to receive…

  • Full induction programme and many training & development opportunities
  • Co-owner profit share bonus
  • Use of our Spa & fitness facilities
  • Access to 100’s of retailer discounts and benefits via our internal “Sharing Success” platform

 How do I apply?

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our residents. We expect all co-owners and volunteers to share this commitment and an enhanced disclosure & barring service check (DBS) will be sought.

Carers

We’re Recruiting for Carers

Interested in a career in Care?

  • Exciting opportunity to join us!
  • We require someone to join the Middleton Hall team on a Permanent basis.
  • Working as a Carer you will work a combination of both day and night shifts – operating across a rota based system, supporting and encouraging our residents each and every day.

Who are we?

  • A multi award-winning Retirement Village set in the beautiful parkland and gardens of the Middleton Hall estate.
  • An Employee Owned Organisation, Investors in People Platinum and Living Wage Employer.
  • A group of like-minded individuals, sharing the same core values to support our residents to live their best life.

 What does being a Carer involve?

  • We have 5 care services ranging from independent living through to nursing and palliative care, so you could work across any of our services.
  • Caring for older people and those with complex care needs, offering person centred support
  • Promoting and living our values and helping our residents achieve their life goals
  • Hard work! But you will truly make a difference (and have some fun too) in such a rewarding environment

Would I be right for the role?

  • Do you enjoy working with and supporting people?
  • Are you patient, kind, caring, compassionate?
  • A good communicator?
  • Eager to learn and develop even more skills?

 If you can answer yes, then we want to hear from you. Whether you have or haven’t worked in care previously we recruit on values.  So we will work with you to train and develop the skills required.

 Just some of the benefits you can expect to receive…

  • Full induction programme and many training & development opportunities
  • Co-owner profit share bonus
  • Use of our Spa & fitness facilities
  • Access to 100’s of retailer discounts and benefits via our internal “Sharing Success” platform

 How do I apply?

 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our residents. We expect all co-owners and volunteers to share this commitment and an enhanced disclosure & barring service check (DBS) will be sought.

IT’S BACK AND EVEN BIGGER

The Village Show – Saturday 7th September 2019      12.00noon – 3.00pm

Last September, we celebrated the birth of the Middleton Hall Village Show, an idea inspired by both residents and co-owners.   We were amazed by the number, the quality and creativity of entries in an array of classes.  Pride was in abundance with entries of magnificent specimens grown in gardens and allotments plus baking delights from the kitchens.  Beautiful arts and craft creations were on display and the sights and sounds of treasured pets delighted all with their agility, obedience and character (mostly… down Fido!!) Stalls offered a range of crafts and gifts to purchase plus visitors were entertained with live performances from the Texas Toe tappers.

Following on from this enjoyable day, we are pleased to say The Middleton Hall Village Show is returning this year, building on last year’s success.   Saturday September 7th is the date for the diaries between 12.00pm and 3.00pm and of course, everyone is welcome.

The PROGRAMME OF EVENTS details the 36 classes, how to enter plus a full timed schedule of events for the afternoon.

This year, the show will once again be in a marquee, but this year located by the Pavilion and bowling green at Middleton Hall. Access is of course wheel chair friendly.

There is something for everyone. We do hope you will join us for what should once again be a fun and enjoyable afternoon.

Look forward to seeing  you on the 7th.

 

Blooming with Pride

Blooming with pride…… this was the headline in the Northern Echo this week reporting on the first ever open garden event at Middleton Hall as part of the charitable National Garden Scheme. And not even the good ole’ British summer weather with its howling winds and squally showers could dampen spirits.

Over 120 visitors braved the weather to enjoy the extensive gardens and woodlands. Residents, NGS volunteers and co-owners were all on hand to guide visitors. Many commented on the scale of the gardens, enjoying the diversity of the planting. Some favourites were the community allotments, the butterfly beds, the Mediterranean garden and the Woodland Walks.

The Plant stall was popular with people commenting on the range of produce available: eggs from our hens, vegetables from the allotments and greenhouses plus an array of flowering herbaceous plants.

And of course the scrummy teas served in the Pavilion by Pam and our lovely volunteers, Sonia, Sharon, Sarah, Ruby and Molly. The pavilion looked striking, decked out with vintage bunting sewn by residents and the walls were hung with pictures, appropriately with a floral theme taken by our treasured photography group.

Returning from informative tours led by Thom, Head Gardener, visitors enjoyed their refreshments listening to the tunes of the Northumbrian pipers.

Nearly £900 was raised for the NGS charities on the day. Thank you to everyone.

Many visitors commented they hoped the gardens would open again next year. We hope so to.

 

RAVE REVIEWS FOR FIRST EVER ARTS FESTIVAL

Our first ever arts festival has been hailed as a great success. Created and run mostly by residents the festival featured over 100 displayed artefacts including ceramics, jewellery, photographs, painting and drawings clearly illustrating the depth and breadth of creativity within the Village.

The Arts Festival was not only a magnificent display of talent, but it bought communities together and unveiled some fascinating stories, memories and emotions.

The workshops proved popular too, with some residents taking part in arts and crafts for the first time with everyone benefitting from the therapy of producing something creative. Such is the power of Art.

A highlight for many was the dramatic pit firing of over 50 clay pots, a method dating back over 30,000 years. This event organised by Les Simpson was coupled with a great get together at a festival BBQ. Joan Hardie, Editor of the Northern Potters Association newsletter commented “A most impressive undertaking that has completely changed my view of retirement villages!”

The event also attracted local media attention with BBC Radio Tees broadcasting live from the Hall.

Lovely stories were also uncovered. Ruby Barham displayed a fascinating embroidery. She worked on this in WW2 but was unable to finish it as she ran out of silks and these were no longer available. American soldiers based at her village, Stone-cum-Ebony in Kent, admired her craft work and had new silks sent over from US so she could finish it!

Alongside all the fabulous art exhibits, we were also grateful to Mary Burgoyne who shared a small collection of her fashion sketches and designs. A key London fashion designer in the 60’s, Mary designed outfits for many A-List celebrities. One, a silver knitted mini dress for Anita Harris was on display.

We’re already receiving calls for this to be an annual event, so like the Village show in September, it looks like it will definitely become another regular feature in the village’s calendar.

 

Middleton Hall’s Arts Festival Workshops

Monday 24th June will see the triumphant opening of the inaugural Middleton Hall Arts Festival Week organised by residents, co-owners and external artists.

The Arts Festival Workshops and Taster Sessions are as follows:

Easter Sunday Lunch - 1st April
 

These sessions are free but numbers are restricted for these sessions so please contact reception on 01325 332207 to book a place.

The festival will be open to all visitors from Monday 24th to Sunday 30th June. However some aspects of the festival including the photography exhibition will be able to view by Middleton Hall residents, staff and their families until Friday 5th July.