New luxury Marston Moretaine care home creates 65 jobs for local people

Brand new luxury care home, Blakelands Lodge, is recruiting for up to 65 team members ahead of its eagerly awaited launch in April.

The home, which has been named ‘Blakelands’ after a small pocket of nearby land which was found on an old 1840s tithe map, is recruiting for various positions including care management, care assistants and kitchen and domestic staff. The new team will complete a thorough induction period before the home opens when they will provide first-rate residential and dementia care to up to 66 residents.

Blakelands Lodge, located on Gee View in Marston Moretaine, has benefitted from a £12m investment and will be provider Ideal Carehomes 29th home. The site boasts a lavish cinema, an airy botanical room leading onto landscaped gardens, a traditional tea shop with a balcony, beauty parlour and opulent Sky Bar.

The caring staff team will be focused on creating a welcoming and fulfilling lifestyle for the people who live at Blakelands Lodge via their round-the-clock support, regular and varied activities, healthy and nutritious food and laundry and housekeeping service.

Ideal Carehomes is passionate about investing in its people, providing them with a career in care. With development pathways in place to guide and progress its care teams, alongside its strong focus on staff wellbeing, be that mental or physical, Ideal Carehomes believes in fully supporting every single employee within each and every care home.

Sarah Colling, Head of Development and Engagement and regional finalist for the Great British Care Awards within the ‘Workforce Development’ category, said, ‘It is a great time to join the Ideal Carehomes family and even to start a career in social care if you are new to the sector. Over the course of the pandemic, the media has really shone a light on how amazing care workers are and it is wonderful to see them get the recognition they deserve.

“We have unique training and development initiatives, through our Ideal Academy, including industry-leading training, career progression opportunities via a range of learning resources such as E-learning and specialist workshops – there are always opportunities to progress for the right people.”

Sarah knows that supporting the Ideal Carehomes staff team is the first priority and has recently introduced a ‘Wellbeing Pathway’ to the Ideal Academy. The pathway consists of a regular exercise classes via ‘Wellbeing Wednesdays’, mindfulness techniques and advice on nutrition, and ways to improve overall health and wellness.

The company also recognises and celebrates their staff team each year with a glitzy awards gala evening, which sees thousands of nominations from colleagues, residents and their families and friends for carers and ancillary staff who have consistently gone the extra mile to make a difference to the lives of others.

Managing Director, Stacey Linn, said: “We are very excited to be opening our first luxury care home in Marston Moretaine and are keen to hear from people living in the local community who are seeking fulfilling careers within social care. Whilst our environments are second to none, it is our staff team who make our homes the best places to live, and who help our residents to retain their independence whilst supporting them to live an active lifestyle. We are looking for people who really want to make a difference and would like to be part of the Blakelands Lodge story right from the very start.”

For more information about working at Blakelands Lodge, visit www.idealcarehomes.co.uk/careers or contact the friendly recruitment team on 0113 385 3887 or via email recruitment@idealcarehomes.co.uk.