Our two recent Careers At Lynwood events were a huge success, with nearly 200 people coming along to enquire about a range of roles we’re currently recruiting for. With such high levels of interest we thought it would be worth posting some more information about the career opportunities within the village as well as the opportunities for local businesses to work with us.

Working for a good cause

BEN, the automotive industry charity running Lynwood Village, has long been a significant local employer and is proud to be in the Sunday Times Top 100 Non-Profit companies To Work For. ‘Non –profit’ means BEN has charitable status so any profits go back into the charity to help continue its good work. Many people prefer working for a non-profit organisation because they exist for the greater good, rather than simply making money for shareholders or business owners.

Caring roles

As we move towards the opening of our amazing retirement village and the new Lynwood care centre, the number of new jobs we are creating will number more than 70. We need qualified domiciliary carers to help support our residents, enabling them to live independently. Domiciliary care can range from helping people get out of bed, washed and dressed to preparing a meal, doing some shopping or laundry. This can be a great job for parents who want flexible work to fit around child care.

We also need Registered General Nurses for our brand new, state of the art care centre where we will care for people with dementia, those who need residential nursing care and younger physically disabled people.

Running the village

With a swimming pool and hydrotherapy suite, a huge range of leisure activities and beautiful landscaped grounds to look after, we also need a facilities team that can keep everything running smoothly. If residents need odd jobs doing, like putting up some shelves or pictures, we’ll have people on site they know they can trust to help. While our facilities team won’t be in a ‘caring’ role as such, we’ll still expect them to be kind and considerate to our residents. One of the main advantages of living in a retirement village is that all the maintenance of properties and grounds is taken care of, so our facilities team needs to be top notch.

On the catering front, Lynwood Village will have a restaurant, coffee shop / bistro, bar and fine dining suite. These facilities will be open to visitors and to the local community so they need to be able to compete with the best of them!

Partnerships with local businesses

We want Lynwood Village to be a vibrant place and a treasured community asset. We are inviting qualified, experienced therapists to run clinics in the treatment rooms in the village’s Wellness Suite. We’re talking to physiotherapists, chiropodists, beauty therapists, hairdressers, denture clinicians, reflexologists and others who are interested in hiring a treatment room and inviting our residents to make use of their services. It’s all part of our commitment to ‘wellness’ – providing access to services and facilities that will help our residents stay feeling great.

We’re also talking to local businesses about running our Village Shop. While transport to various local destinations will be available, it’s always useful to have a shop on-site so you don’t have to travel to get hold of the essentials. We want someone who can provide a high quality service to our residents so they have everything they need on their doorstep.

Want to join us?

We can’t wait to see Lynwood Village flourish and become a thriving community. If you’re a caring individual looking for a rewarding, fulfilling career working for a highly regarded, non-profit employer, please send your cv and covering letter outlining the role you are interested in to:

Ruth Wright – Recruitment Coordinator
Lynwood Village
or alternatively email to careers@ben.org.uk

If you are a therapist or local business interested in partnering with us, please contact Colin Cole – General Manager Lynwood Village on 01344 294724 or by email to colin.cole@lynwoodvillage.co.uk

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