Jobs at Friary Meadows

We have many exciting opportunities for employment. Join the team today!


We need great people to provide a great service at a great development. At Friary Meadow no-one will be paid less than the Real Living Wage as set by the Living Wage Foundation and we’ll provide training throughout your employment with us. You’ll need to be flexible and hard-working, have good people skills and a caring attitude. 

If you think you fit the bill then these are the jobs we are recruiting for at present.

Send applications by email to or by post to Oak Retirement Ltd., Manzano, St Mary’s Lane, Pilton, Somerset, BA4 4BD.

General Manager

Friary Meadow is development of luxury retirement properties with communal spaces that include a restaurant and on-site staff who provide flexible, personal care services and hospitality. We are looking for an experienced manager who will take overall responsibility for our operations including acting as the CQC registered manager, developing care plans, supervising staff, budgeting, planning rotas, managing maintenance and overseeing all operational matters on a day to day basis.

This will be no easy task – our property owners will demand high quality, responsive and flexible services. Personal care must be delivered safely, to the highest standards and we operate 24/7.

The person we are looking for will have a strong personality and clear ideas about what needs to be delivered. You must be an experienced manager with good supervisory and coaching skills. A Level 5 Diploma for Health & Social Care (Adults) or equivalent is essential. RGN or RMN would be preferable. You must have 3 years care experience at Registered Manager level or 5 years at Deputy level.

We will offer a competitive salary. When applying please state your current salary and your future expectation. A full job description and application form can be downloaded here. As well as completing the application form please provide a covering letter explaining how you see the role and your suitability for it.

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General Manager Friary Meadow job description

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Negotiable.


Duty Manager

A team of duty managers is required.

The successful candidates will be experienced and responsible carers with good ‘people skills’ and will not only be able to respond to the care needs of our clients should they arise but also be involved in the communal life of the development and support the hospitality we offer. In addition, when not supporting our residents, the post-holder will carry out housekeeping duties including cleaning, laundry and restaurant service and will supervise the housekeeper/carers who are on the same shift.

Shifts are from 8am to 8.15pm and 8pm to 8.15am, and post holders will work on a rota that requires both day and night shifts as well as weekend and bank holiday working.

A job description and application form can be downloaded here:

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Duty Manager Friary Meadow Job Description

Salary:  £11/ hour on day shifts and £13 / hour nights


Housekeeper / Carers

A team of Housekeeper / Carers will provide domestic help such as cleaning and laundry at Friary Meadow  as well as providing personal care services including help with dressing, moving about, toileting, eating, taking medicine etc.

The successful applicants will be a responsible and caring individuals with experience of providing personal care. Hours are flexible and we will have opportunities for full time and part time staff. In addition, we will need Housekeeper / Carers to work night shifts.

Weekend, bank holiday and evening work will be needed from time to time. The pay rate is enhanced by £1 per hour for weekends and bank holidays.

Responsibilities and Duties

Cleaning and laundry (including ironing). Personal Care. Some waiting table in our restaurant.

Qualifications and Skills

Good literacy, numeracy and communication skills are mandatory.

Some experience of providing personal care is essential and care qualifications are highly desirable but training can be provided if care experience is limited.

You can download the application form and full job description here:

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HKA – Carer Friary Meadow Job Description

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: Day shifts: £9.46 /hour £10.46 /hour bank holidays and weekends. Night shifts: £10.46 /hr and £11.46 /hr bank holidays and weekends.



A team of housekeepers will have a vital role making sure our residents don’t have to worry about a whole range of household chores. We’re looking for a cleaning specialists who will exceed client expectations, ensuring that all properties are in great shape, that bathrooms are sparkling kitchens look great and floors are spotless.

Responsibilities and Duties

Duties will include:

Dusting, vacuuming, window cleaning, ironing, laundry and general housekeeping duties in private properties within the development and in the communal areas. The successful candidates will also help out with other tasks such as occasional waiting at tables in our restaurant.

Qualifications and Skills

Previous experience of work as a house keeper is highly desirable. You must be able to demonstrate that you work hard and have a responsible and caring attitude. Good spoken English is needed.

Appointment will be dependent on a satisfactory DBS check and two references.

You can download the application form and a full job description here:

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Housekeeper Friary Meadow Job Description

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: £9.25 /hour


Cook – Chef

Friary Meadow includes a restaurant with a fully equipped kitchen serving lunch time meals and catering events as well as a cafe. We need  cooks with experience of creating great traditional cuisine.

Formal training would be great but not essential if you have real experience of working as a cook or chef. We can be flexible over hours and shifts and initially we will be looking to make part time appointments.

You can down load an application form and job description here:

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Cook Friary Meadow Job Description

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: £10.67 /hour