Welcome to Bluebird Care Careers in Oswestry

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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4 Albion Hill Oswestry Shropshire SY11 1QA

01691 749128

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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

Ian Barnes
Franchise Owner

I started Bluebird Care Shropshire in 2009 having left my employment as Managing Director of a successful chain of Garden Centres shortly before. At that time I felt that my commercial skills and experience were well suited to the Bluebird Care franchise model and decided to be my own boss for the first time. It was a big step for me and a bit scary, but I was confident that I could make a difference in the Care Sector and wanted us to be the best in the county. 

I had been very poorly myself having had kidney failure over a number of years and then needed a kidney transplant in 2007. My sister very kindly gave me one of hers, it is still going strong so must have been a good one!! I will always be very grateful to her for giving me such a precious gift, but also to the numerous people in the NHS and the care sector who helped me when I needed it. To be honest that care has never stopped and continues today. 

So in starting Bluebird Care Shropshire I had an opportunity to repay some of the help and kindness that I was shown and set out to provide a high standard of care to the people of Shropshire who needed it. It was my chance to give something back. Through Bluebird Care, I am passionate about providing excellent care and that passion has not diminished over the years. 

The culture of my business is about delivering excellent care to people in their own homes and to go the extra mile for the people we support. A culture that is shared by the senior team in Shrewsbury, Church Stretton, and Oswestry. We open in Telford in 2023 and they will operate with the same core values at their heart. 
That has enabled us to grow our service rapidly over the last 15 years. We have established a good reputation and work hard to maintain it. We are not perfect, far from it and things do go wrong from time to time, but we try hard to improve and learn. I am proud of what we have achieved together and look forwards to the next 15 years.

I have lived in Shropshire with my wife Rosanna for the last 32 years, raising our 2 young children here. They are both grown now: Gemma is a qualified Social Worker and Senior Manager with Action for Children and is mum to my two granddaughters Mia & Evie; Chris works in Bluebird Care managing our payroll and has recently started his own property development business. 

I am a keen golfer and play at Church Stretton most weeks weather permitting, and I enjoy spending time with my two granddaughters.

Claire Flavell
Director Of Care

My journey in social care began in 1989 when I started working evenings in a local care home after my first child was born. My love for working in the care sector took off from there.
I found that I really enjoyed working with people who had an acquired brain injury and in 2009 I became an outreach worker for Headway Shropshire and progressed to Care Coordinator (Care Manager) whilst completing my level 5 in health and social care. In July 2013 I joined Bluebird Care Shropshire as the Registered Manager and whilst here I completed my level 7 in management. 
I love my job as Registered Manager. As a team we strive to find solutions and make things work, adapting to the needs of our customers and the organisation. I have such a fantastic team around me and that makes a world of difference – understanding each other and having a good working relationship is key to our growth and development. 
In my spare time, I love running and I have completed a few half marathons and several 10k’s. I also enjoy mountain biking and climbing mountains. I met my husband in 1987 and we have two grown-up children and 3 wonderful granddaughters. We also have a rescue dog called Molly and love long weekends away in our campervan exploring our beautiful countryside with her.

Kirsty Holland
Business Development Supervisor

I joined Bluebird care in 2012 as a care assistant. This is when I truly found my passion within the care industry, enabling people to live fulfilled and enriched lives in the surroundings that they felt most comfortable. I feel very privileged to have been part of my many customers lives. Whether it is after a hospital stay, to assist with frailty or towards the end of their lives. I followed the Bluebird Care career pathway and this saw me become an assistant supervisor, supervisor and then care manager. This progression allowed me to complete several qualifications to enrich and develop my skills, the latest being a level five in health and social care management.

In 2017 I had my beautiful son and on my return from maternity leave I started a new challenge as specialist care coordinator. This role currently sees me leading the live in care team. I am truly blessed to able to work very closely with my care team and customers in this role, developing person centred care plans which not only meet our customers daily care needs but allow for further enrichment from visits out and fully flexible, ‘no day is the same’, holistic support.

Growing and progressing through the ranks here at Bluebird care has given me unique insight into the care worker role. This allows me to support the care team to meet their personal development milestones, and to deliver the best possible care to our much valued customers.

Outside of work I love to spend time with my husband and son, engaging in local events and walking our little dog Winnie. I have a keen interest in conservation and wildlife and have spent time volunteering in a wildlife hospital. I have a wide circle of friends and we like nothing more than attending Folk festivals and listening to music along with little get a ways in our caravan.

Claire Gwilliam
Training Officer

I started in the care industry in 2013  working for Bluebird Care Shropshire as a Care Assistant, then became a Supervisor for the Shrewsbury area. Within my supervisory role, I did some training for other staff and decided that this was something I was passionate about.  In April 2016, I got promoted to Training Officer and my role consists of induction and ongoing training for new and existing members of staff.  I have completed my Level 5 in Health and Social Care and continue to develop new skills.

Kerry Blagbrough
Finance Assistant

I am the Finance Assistant for Bluebird Care, which involves maintaining the company sales and purchase ledger accounts.  I have 30 years of experience in accounts, working in a variety of industries. 

I am a mum to two boys and we also have a dog called Harrison.  In my spare time I enjoy walking my dog, music festivals and reading.

What I love most about working at Bluebird Care is being part of a team that all work and support each other every day to make someone else's life better in every way we can. 

Steph Riddell
care coordinator

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