About us

Farthings is an award-winning family-run care home who genuinely care. Our dedicated and long-serving team of friendly carers are tirelessly committed to the wellbeing and happiness of our resident’s lives. It’s what our care is all about.

Farthings is a small home with a big heart, and an excellent reputation, all gained through over 30 years of being in existence.

Ashall Care believes that people should be encouraged and helped to continue the life they have always lived. Maintaining an individuals right to choose is the foundation of their wellbeing and promotes happiness and contentment throughout the home, not only for our residents but for the families and our staff too. From here, we can do wonderful things to enrich the lives of everyone who lives here. That’s what Ashall Care is all about.


If you are looking for a career where you truly make a difference, then this could be the position for you. We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Care Assistant to join our team.


Farthings Residential Care Home in West Drayton near Retford are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed Care Assistant. Farthings has farmhouse origins and is a home from home privately owned Care Home with 22 beds.

Farthings is rated ‘good‘ in all areas inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and is band 5 Nottinghamshire County Council rated. The home holds a 5* food hygiene rating and has won the Care Home of the Year award at the local C.H.A.S.E awards. In addition, Farthings has been awarded a score of 9.6 on carehome.co.uk, the leading UK care home review website.

Please have a look on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Farthings-Residential-Care-Home-2248792575163185/

As a Care Assistant at Farthings, you will provide person centred care and support our residents to maintain their independence, this will include supporting with personal care, at mealtimes and during activities as well as offering emotional support.

Previous experience caring for the elderly would be advantageous, ideally you would have a minimum NVQ2 in Health & Social Care and Care Certificate or be willing to work towards. Full training will be given.

Successful applicants are required to provide an enhanced DBS and sign up to the update service.

As this as a bank position days and hours are negotiable, you decide when you can work.  Shifts can be pre-planned on the rota or picked up as and when through our electronic staff rostering app.  The hours available will be shift work including weekends and bank holidays. We pay staff breaks, overtime rates for all bank holidays (1.5x or 2x) and provide a workplace pension.


Salary: £9.99 / Hour (£8.91/hour + £1.08/hour casual worker holiday pay supplement)


COVID-19 Considerations:  The Home does not have any symptomatic or positive cases of COVID-19. Sufficient stocks of PPE are available, face masks are to be worn at all times, with the exception of staff breaks.  Three times per week coronavirus testing is in place for all staff.  All staff can access a coronavirus vaccine.


Please forward your CV to Lynne Fardell-Wain (Registered Manager) to farthings.manager@ashallcare.co.uk or contact on 01777 838 219 for further details.