Welcome to Bluebird Care Careers in Colchester & Tendring

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

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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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Colchester & Tendring

4 Lanswood Park Broomfield Road Elmstead Market Essex England CO7 7FD

01206 827605

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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
Registered 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.

Chris Cornwall
Care Coordinator

Chris has 30 years experience within the care industry working with the elderly and adults with learning disabilities and autism.

Chris has been with the Bluebird Care team since its offices opened and is responsible for the logistics in running the domiciliary care services for Colchester & Tendring, working closely with Chloe.

Holly-Ann Clampin
Care Coordinator

I started my career in care over 20 years ago would you believe! I began as a Care Assistant working in different care sectors. I have worked with people with dementia, nursing needs, elderly care, learning disabilities, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's and many more. I was able to work my way up from a Care Assistant to Senior Care Assistant to my current role as a Care Coordinator.

I began working part-time as a Care Coordinator, as during that period of time I was looking after my Grandma who had dementia and who sadly died two years later. I'm now a full-time Care Coordinator, having joined Bluebird Care in April 2024. So far it has been excellent and everyone has made me feel very welcome!


Outside my work, my hobbies are Arts and Crafts, watching films, walking my dog and spending time with my family and friends.

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.

Nicola Christy
Community Psychiatric Nurse

I qualified as a Psychiatric Nurse over 20 years ago and have a range of experience working within the NHS in various psychiatric Care Settings including secure units in hospitals. Prior to joining Bluebird Care, I worked as a Community Psychiatric Nurse as part of the NHS team.

I transferred to the private Sector and joined Bluebird Care in April 2019. As part of my current role, I help new customers learn more about Bluebird Care and the type of Care and support we can provide for their mental health needs, and support the Supervisors in building a bespoke Care Plan to match the customers’ needs, lifestyle and ultimately help them remain independent within their own home. As part of this, I provide bespoke training to staff to educate them on mental health needs as well as to structure support for staff to help build their internal resilience and understand how to improve their own mental wellbeing.