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.

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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Colchester & Tendring

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

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

Krissy has 20 years experience in the Health and Social Care Sector - although she has known the industry from a young age. Her mother introduced her to the care industry and was brought up around the sector. 

Prior to coming to Bluebird Care Krissy built her career by becoming an Office Manager for a different care provider and within this role she supported the day to day management of the business. In 2010 she then progressed to become a Care Manager.

Krissy has worked at Bluebird Care since its Tendring offices opened as the registered Care Manager. She is now the registered Care Manager for both the Colchester and Tendring offices and has completed her Level 4 Diploma in Management and Leadership health and social care. 

This year she has become our Registered Operations Manager and will be working towards an Operations Departemental Manager qualification. 

Nicola Christy
Community Psychiatric Nurse

I started working at Bluebird Care on 1st April 2019. Previously I was a charge nurse and before that as a community psychiatric nurse for the NHS.I have been a psychiatric nurse for 21 years and have always enjoyed working with patients and staff. 

What I'm really looking forward to in this role is being able to encourage staff and to bring out the strengths in everyone. 

The mental health of our customers is our concern but also the mental health of all our staff. 

I love my friends, always thinking about my next break. Always have a plan in life!

Julie Mayhew
Training Manager

In 1982 I came to England from Australia with my English husband for a 2 year working holiday to see where he grew up. 35 yeards later I am still here!

Julie worked for 25 years within the NHS as a Registered Learning Disability Nurse. After being made redundant in 2007 she branced out to Managing Services in the private and voluntary sector which is where i discovered i enjoed the training and development side of the role. I have now been doing this for 6 years. 

Sue Brown
Lead Supervisor

Sue has 12 years experience in Health and Social Care. Prior to working at Bluebird Care Sue worked as a domiciliary carer, she started with Bluebird Care as a Senior Carer and has now progressed to  Lead Supervisor. Sue is currently working towards her Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care.

Sandra Young
Clinical Lead Nurse

Sandra qualified as an adult nurse in 1984 in Suffolk, she worked in the Adult Intensive/Coronary Care Unit before going to Great Ormond Street Hospital to do a Children's Nurse Course. Sandra qualified as a Paediatric Nurse in 1986 and worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital some time before going to Australia for a year and working in both Adult and Children Intensive Care Units.
Sandra returned from Australia and worked in the Children's Intensive Care Unit at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge before going to Nottingham to complete a course in Intensive Care Nursing of Children which she passed in 1991.
Sandra continued to work with children on the children's ward for many years as an agency nurse and also working in A&E and the Adult Intensive Care Unit.

Sandra has recently started her new position as Clinical Lead Nurse working with the Supervisors to support customers with complex care needs and support within their homes.