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.

Cheviot – Nursing home

Cheviot Nursing Home are currently looking for Care Assistants. Please call 01206 763648 for more information or alternatively email

Care at Home – Domiciliary care

If you would like to come and work for our domiciliary care service, we have vacancies for care assistants, both full and part time. Please call 01206 563908 for more information or alternatively email 

Freda Gunton Lodge – Residential home

Freda Gunton Lodge is currently looking for Senior Care Assistants for both night and day. Please call 01206 574786 for more information or email

All staff at Balkerne Gardens Trust have been carefully selected and have had an enhanced criminal record check and employment checks to ensure that they are suitable to work in a care environment. Staff receive regular appraisals, supervision and training to ensure that they are able to deliver a high standard of care. Staff retention is good and the level of sickness low. Staff feel supported and enjoy working for the Trust.

Opportunities for a Range of Careers

We are always looking for hardworking and kind people to join our teams.  Please contact the Homes directly for current vacancies.