Work With Us

Balkerne Gardens Trust is a long established not for profit provider of services to older people in Colchester.  The Trust supports around 250 people and employs an equivalent number.

Have you thought about a career change?

Are you able to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and use your creativity to make someone’s day more memorable?

Do you want to do something where every day there is the potential for you to make a real difference in the quality of people’s lives?

Do you want to work in an environment where you are valued, respected, and always busy but with great benefits?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, we would love to hear from you!

Cheviot Nursing Home

We have exciting opportunities for you to join our team at Cheviot Nursing Home. We are currently recruiting for the following vacancies:

Part time day Care Assistants (14 hours per week) and full time (35 hours per week). Click here for job description: Chv Carer

Part time night Care Assistant (22 hours per week). Click here job description: Chv Carer

Full time Activities Co-ordinator to join our team (35 hours per week – Monday – Friday). Click here for job description: Chv Activities Co-ordinator

Registered Nurses, full time days (35 hours per week) and part time nights (22 hours per week). Click here for job description: Chv RGN

Please call 01206 763648 or email cheviot@bgtrust.org for further information and an application form.

Care at Home – Domiciliary care

We have exciting opportunities to join our team at Care at Home. We are currently recruiting for the following vacancies:

Care assistants, both full and part-time. Click here for job description: CaH Care Assistant

Full time Senior Care Assistant. Click here for job description: CaH Senior Carer

Please call 01206 563908 or email cah@bgtrust.org for further information and an application form.

Freda Gunton Lodge – Residential home

Freda Gunton Lodge are currently recruiting a full time Night Senior Carer (minimum 36 hours per week). If you’re interested in joining a well established and friendly team, email fgl@bgtrust.org or call 01206 547486 for further information or an application form.

Click here for job description: FGL SeniorCarer

An opportunity has become available for a part time Housekeeper – 25 hours per week. Click here for job description: Housekeeper Job Description Aug22

We have a vacancy for a full time, 36 hours per week, Night Care Assistant. Click here for job description: FGL Carer

Sheltered Housing

We have a vacancy for a part-time, 29.25 hours per week, Support Worker in our Sheltered Housing team; providing support to our over 65’s tenants who live independently in a community setting, working a mix of early, late and sleep-in shifts. Please call 01206 543517 or email sh@bgtrust.org for further information. Click here for job description: SHSupportWorker

If you require assistance with the application process, please contact the relevant service.

We offer competitive rates of pay, quarterly attendance allowance, short notice payments, paid training throughout the year, pension scheme, refer a friend scheme, annual leave of 20 days per annum plus bank holidays, double pay for bank holidays, free DBS