Welcome to Bluebird Care Careers in Gloucestershire North

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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Gloucestershire North

Suite 4 Westgate House Westgate Business Centre The Island Gloucester GL1 2RU

01452 414952
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

John Chambers
Managing Director

John’s career spanned 32 years in the pharmaceutical industry, culminating in a position as Director of Production for a well-known multinational. Gained while working in the UK, Europe and India, John's pharmaceutical background is extremely useful in understanding the medication being taken by our customers, and in professional discussions with healthcare professionals.

 John also has a strong interest in health and safety, and has the Diploma in Safety Management. His expertise feeds into our health and safety and risk assessment processes and training, and contributes to the safety of staff and customers. He also has primary responsibility for the business finances.

 John says everything we do from care assessment and planning through to staff recruitment, training and management is underpinned by the simple vision “all of our customers should be looked after with the same care and concern that we would want for our own loved ones”.

Gareth Powick
Director

Gareth is a franchisee and Co-Director of the business, and the eldest son of Gillian.

Starting his career as a software engineer for civilian and military applications, he gained a solid grounding in process design which has been invaluable in identifying efficient business practices.

Deciding in 1997 that he was more of a 'people person', Gareth made his hobby a full-time occupation and became a professional martial arts instructor, teaching Karate and Aikido in Bristol, Swindon and Cheltenham. He still teaches classes in Cheltenham.

The diagnosis of a close family member with Vascular Dementia brought the Care Industry to Gareth's attention in 2007, and in 2008 he joined the family business. Since then he has worked within Bluebird Care as a Care Worker, Care Coordinator, Manual Handling Trainer, and most recently Director.

He sees his role as having responsibilty for Customers and Care Workers alike, and devotes a significant portion of his time to improving the welfare of everyone involved with Bluebird Care.

Gillian Manning
Director

Gillian Manning is a franchisee and Co-Director of the business. She and John are life partners as well as business partners.

Gillian is a qualified solicitor with many years experience in social welfare law, including employment, discrimination and welfare benefits. It was her background in working with people with disabilities which led her into the care business.

She also sits as a Judge on the Disability Appeal Tribunal, deciding appeals in relation to disability benefits.

She has achieved the NVQ level 4 Registered Managers Award, enabling her to perform the Care Manager's role if the need should arise.

Tracy
Registered Care Manager

Tracy joined Bluebird Care in 2014 as a Care Assistant. She has previously worked in a variety of office based and customer facing roles but this was her first venture into care. Tracy is caring, efficient, always cheerful, and has an instinctive empathy with customers. Such skills meant that Tracy was soon promoted to the role of Care Coordinator, Lead Care Supervisor, and most recently has become our Registered Care Manager.  

Tracy has a passion for supporting those living with dementia and is specialised in Dementia Awareness training, Tracy uses her enhanced knowledge and skills to support carers and the customers alike. Tracy is also qualified to deliver moving and handling and Parkinson's Awareness training. 

Tracy won the Bluebird Care national award for Team Member of the Year in September 2016 - quite an achievement within a network of over 200 franchises! 

Tracy has recently achieved a Level 3 Diploma in Leadership and Management, and is currently working towards her Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Donna
Deputy Care Manager

Donna joined Bluebird Care in July 2013 as a part-time Care Assistant. Donna has kept upskilling herself through our Career Journey, firstly being promoted to Supervisor after only a short time. Donna was then promoted to Recruitment and Training Liasion due to her natural empathy and supportive nature. Donna has proven herself to be an asset to the office team and has most recently accepted a promotion of Deputy Care Manager.

Donna is also our Dementia lead and delivers Dementia Awareness training to all new staff, along with yearly updates. Donna has also created further training for carers who have expressed a wish to become a dementia specialist. Donna has a great working-relationship with Gloucester Dementia education strategy and is extremely proud of this.

Poppy
Quality Assurance Coordinator

Poppy has always been passionate about health and social care, with previous experience including working as a domiciliary carer, and also as an NVQ trainer. Poppy has also worked in quality assurance within work-based learning, supporting assessors to deliver high quality training. As well as teaching on the BTEC health and social care course at a local college, leading a team of lecturers and ensuring consistency across all teaching.
 
Living locally to the Gloucester office, Poppy heard positive feedback about Bluebird care and is looking forward to her new challenge, supporting the team in delivering outstanding care.