Care Home vacancies (non-care based roles)

  • Employer: Halton Borough Council
  • Salary: See details within advert
  • Location: Halton Borough Council
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Evenings/Full Time/Nights/Part Time/Weekends/Flexible Hours
  • Hours: Various available hours.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 31/03/2025 at 23:59
  • Reference: ADU/24/275538

Care Home vacancies (non-care based roles)

There has never been a more exciting time to join Halton Borough Council. We are excited as a care home division to be involved in many projects, including the development of an electronic care recording system, recruitment of volunteers and plans for a refurbishment of all our homes. Because of this, we are looking to recruit to roles within our homes that help bring value and happiness to the lives of elderly people.


Activity Coordinator HBC2 - £22,737 - £23,114 FTE, £11.79 - £11.98 per hour

General Assistant HBC1 - £22,366, £11.59 per hour

Kitchen Assistant HBC1 - £22,366, £11.59 per hour

As an Activity Coordinator you will be key to ensuring that residents in our care homes are well looked after and happy. You will support the lives of elderly people, exploring their history, building relationships with their family and having a positive impact on their life. You will support the home by leading on activities, supporting residents with time in and out of the home and supporting care staff to prepare activities and carry these out.

As a General Assistant, you will have a key role within our care homes, ensuring a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness within the establishment, and promoting better health and quality of life for residents.  Your duties will include assisting in the preparation of meals, completing laundry and cleaning tasks and adhering to infection control procedures.  You will also support residents to live happy and fulfilled lives by undertaking simple tasks of personal care at a level agreed upon with the Practice Manager.

As a Kitchen Assistant, you will have a key role within our care homes, assisting the cook to prepare and serve high quality and tasty meals, promoting better health and quality of life for residents.  Your duties will include assisting in basic cooking and food preparation, serving food and general cleaning duties.  You will ensure acceptable levels of hygiene are always maintained.  You will also support residents to live happy and fulfilled lives by building good relationships with them.

All of our team take part in activities within the home that could be anything from a relaxing drink in the garden to a competitive game of boules, nothing is off limits! You will be part of a supportive lively team who work together to help each other.  


You will be genuinely enthusiastic about providing person-centred and strengths-based care to our elderly residents, supporting them to enhance their health and well-being and live meaningful lives. 

Professional or personal experience in the requirements for any of our roles would be beneficial but not essential as full training will be provided.


Halton council owns 3 nursing homes in the borough, a residential home and reablement bed bases/community service.

  • Millbrow Care Home, Widnes- 44 bed nursing home – providing general nursing care and Dementia nursing care.
  • St Patricks, Widnes- 40 bed Nursing home – providing Dementia nursing care.
  • St Lukes, Runcorn, 56 bed Nursing home – providing Dementia nursing care.
  • Madeline McKenna – 23 bed residential home in Widnes
  • Oakmeadow – 29 bed reablement bed-based service in Widnes

All our homes have a range of activities and areas available to the individuals who live in them, including spacious garden areas. Care in our homes is personalised and focuses on the needs and wishes of everyone.   

Halton has amenities, attractions, and activities in abundance. The area offers endless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, with three canals and miles of footpaths right on our doorstep.

The overarching Council vision is “Halton will be a thriving and vibrant borough where people can learn and develop their skills, enjoy a good quality of life with good health; a high quality, modern urban environment; the opportunity for all to fulfil their potential; greater wealth and equality; sustained by a thriving business community; and within safer, stronger and more attractive neighbourhoods”


We provide a generous benefits package along with a flexible family-friendly working culture and opportunities for progression with a commitment to provide high quality training and CPD opportunities to all staff.

Here are some of our benefits:

  • Flexible Working Arrangements
  • 26 days annual leave + Bank Holidays (Increasing after 5 years’ service)
  • Local government Pension Scheme
  • Access to a range of learning and development opportunities
  • Free Car Parking
  • Employee Health Initiatives
  • Car Leasing Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Schemes
  • Employee Discounts

This is an excellent opportunity for you to develop your career in a supportive and team orientated environment.


We are actively reviewing applications so please don’t hesitate to submit yours. We wish to make the application process as straightforward as possible, so we just ask that you upload your CV and answer a couple of shortlisting questions.

For further information about any of our vacancies, please contact Karen Graham on 0151 511 7439.

At Halton Borough Council we want to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce and a vital part of this is to encourage diversity in all respects. We are committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and tailored to best suit the needs and strength of the individual. This includes making adjustments for people with a disability, neurodiversity or with long-term health conditions. If you require accommodations, please reach out during the recruitment process so that we can make this the best possible experience for you –


How to apply

To apply for this role, you should upload your CV and provide any supporting information via the Apply link below,

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