Welcome to Bluebird Care Careers in Braintree & Uttlesford

Join the Bluebird Care team and help make a real difference to someone's life with an incredibly rewarding career in care.

Join Bluebird Care

They say ‘home is where the heart is’ and we at Bluebird Care keep our customers safe and cared for in theirs.​

More people than ever are choosing to receive care at home, but what makes them choose Bluebird Care?

Our staff members are the face of our company and it’s our care teams that enable our customers to stay in the comfort of their own homes. Our teams provide vital care and support as well as building and growing relationships, bringing smiles to the faces of our customers, laughing, sharing experiences, listening to stories and sometimes wiping away tears.

Being a part of our dedicated Bluebird Care team is immensely rewarding, but it also demands commitment and professionalism. Working with some of the most vulnerable members of society can give enormous satisfaction to the right person. It offers the opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives; a vocation rather than just a job.

We are looking for people who are passionate about great care. If you share our commitment to provide the best home care services, get in touch with us today.

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Braintree & Uttlesford

12 Freeport Office Village Century Drive Braintree CM77 8YG

01376 314090
About us

At Bluebird Care we believe that care matters and we are committed to providing the highest quality home care so that our customers can remain in their own homes.

We work alongside families and individuals to tailor our services to help our customers stay in control of their own care for as long as they are able to. Delivering the very best homecare is our passion, and we strive to achieve this every day.

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Meet our team of care professionals

Melvyn Plum

My journey with Bluebird Care started when my Father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. I was working as a Senior Social worker for Essex County Council and thought it would be a simple task to find a quality care company to support both my father and mother at our family home in Tendring. Unfortunately, this was not the case and proved to be a very difficult task.

During my search for a company that cared for its customers and shared my values I found Bluebird Care, however its services were not provided in the Tendring area. My experience and difficulty with finding the right provider made me realise how significantly I wanted to make a positive difference in the community to help and support people in their own homes and deliver the quality of care they deserve.

In March 2010 Bluebird Care Colchester & Tendring first opened its offices in Wivenhoe providing care across the Tendring and Colchester areas. Since 2010 the company has grown vastly and is continuing to do so, now providing care throughout North East Essex. We are committed to our customers and our staff, many of which have been with us from the beginning.

“Would this be what I would want for my family?” This question is something that is imbedded in our team’s values and drives them to provide the best possible care to our customers. Our mission statement since the first day has been “we aim to set standards of excellence and innovation for the care we provide our customers and for the training and support we give to our staff” and this still remains at the heart of the business.

If you would like to speak to me about home care please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Krissy Rice
Operations Manager

I am the Operations Manager for Bluebird Care Colchester and Tendring and Bluebird Care Braintree and Uttlesford.

I previously worked as an Office Manager and then onto Registered Manager for a  company but was fortunate enough to find my place at Bluebird Care back in February 2013 where I began my journey at Bluebird as the Registered Manager for our Tendring office.  In April 2016 our two locations were merged, and I became Registered Manager for Bluebird Care Colchester and Tendring.  In 2017 I also became the Registered Manager for Bluebird Care Braintree and Uttlesford.

It has been an extraordinary journey to support our team to develop into the group of amazing and dedicated people they are today providing high standard of care to our customers.

I passed the Registered Manager reigns to my colleagues Rebecca Dixon Bluebird Care Colchester and Tendring and Abigail Black Bluebird Care Braintree and Uttlesford in 2023 and I now have the pleasure of working very closely with them as they develop and grow into their new roles.

Now as the Operations Manager, I have the wonderful job of shaping the business, developing creative and innovative care strategies and solutions for our staff and customers ensuring they are safe and happy. 

I have the honour of leading the business to achieve the Gold Standards Framework Hallmark of Excellent in end-of-life care and I am very proud to have built our Rapid Response End of Life Care providing rapid care solutions to people who are at the end of their life.  Whilst working

I am married and have two teenage children and two cats one being a Bengal.  I love spending time with my husband and children, going to football matches and family days out.  When I am at home, I love to cross stitch and cook.  My mother was a Registered Nurse and built her own care company in our dining room when I was just 9 years old.  I have grown up surrounded by care and with it being a huge part of my life.  Working in care isn’t just a job for me, it is part of my identity and has helped shape the person I am today.

I am extremely proud to be the Operations Manager working with such a wonderful team of caring, enthusiastic people.

Abby Black
Registered Manager

I started working in care in 2017 with Bluebird Care as an administrator and care worker. I enjoyed getting to know the customers and care workers and would be the first point of contact in the office to assist with queries. After I had gained some valuable experience, I was promoted to Coordinator. This gave me further insight to the care industry ensuring customer visits were scheduled and staff rotas were completed. I would often assist the supervisor with carrying out reviews and attending new customer assessments and when the opportunity came about, I became a Supervisor in October 2020. It’s lovely to be able to get to know customers and their background and to create person centred care plans to meet their needs. No two days are ever the same.

In September 2022 I relocated and joined the team of Colchester & Tendring and joined the Braintree and Uttlesford office as Branch Manager in Decemebr 2022. As of June 2023 I am now the Registered Manager of the office.

Shannan Wood
HR & Compliance Manager

My career in the care industry began back in 2021 where i started my journey as a care assistant within domiciliary care. I continued to work and progress within community care as a Support Worker. Very quickly caring for the elderly and vulnerable became a huge passion and an extremely rewarding career. I was then promoted to Senior Support Worker in a Mental Health unit.

In May 2022 I decided I wanted to further my career into the Palliative care sector but soon after in June 2022 my physical health had declined. This meant I now had to make the difficult decisions in no longer providing care to the elderly and vulnerable but to put the needs of my health first. I was given an opportunity to become the HR & Compliance officer and in turn be able to support the staff within the organisation. Due to changes within the organisation I was then given an opportunity by Melvyn Plum with Bluebird Care to become their HR & Compliance Manager.

Since being in the role of HR & Compliance I have found a hidden passion with learning and understanding everything related to HR & Compliance. I am excited to further my career with Bluebird Care and one day gain my Level 5 CIPD to further enhance my chosen career path.

Sue Brown
Training and Development Manager

I started my career in Care just over 18 years ago as a Care Assistant in a residential home; I was introduced to Care when I had my first baby, and was looking for a flexible role that could make a difference but also fit around my new family life. Members of my family already worked in Care, so I knew that it was something I wanted to try.

20 years later and I love the difference that you can make to people's live in the community. I am thankful for the qualifications and knowledge I have gained over the past 18 years' in different care settings, and I'm pleased to be able to pass on that knowledge and support our Care team to be the best they can be for our customers in the community.

I have two children of my own, and my youngest is so proud of what we do and the difference that we make, that she hopes to grow up one day to be a Care Assistant herself. I love how much the Care team and my own career has inspired her, and I hope to inspire more people to get involved in the Care industry; there really is nothing quite like the feeling you get when you're helping someone, and knowing because of you they can remain independent in their own home in the community. 

With my current role, I support the Care team to continue reaching and exceeding the high standards of Care we provide at Bluebird Care. I create meaningful and educational training content to inform and support the Care team's understanding of their roles, and equip them with the tools they need to be prepared for any situation that they could face in the community.

Joe Bowker
Accounts Manager

Football has always held a special place in my heart. I am an unwavering supporter of Manchester United, proudly wearing their colours and living and breathing each match. But my connection to the beautiful game runs deeper than that. I am an active participant, and on every Saturday, you'll find me on the field, donning the Kings Park Rangers jersey. Football isn't just a hobby; it's a passion that fuels my spirit and provides me with a sense of purpose.

In 2020, I embarked on a career in the care sector, assuming the role of a finance manager. Over the course of three years, I've taken on the responsibility of managing the financial aspects of the industry, ensuring that resources are allocated efficiently to support the care of those in need. My journey began with a small, family-centred care company, where I gained invaluable experience and developed a deep understanding of the financial intricacies involved in providing quality care.

I started with Bluebird Care in January 2023 this marked a significant turning point in my career when I joined Bluebird Care, a distinguished care organization renowned for its commitment to delivering high-quality, person-centred care. Here, my expertise in finance has found a new purpose as I contribute to the financial stability of the organization, enabling it to continue making a positive impact on the lives of its clients.