Welcome to Bluebird Care Careers in Richmond & Twickenham

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

Let's make a difference - Live-in and Hourly Care

You’re a key part of our story

We’re looking for calm, compassionate people with good availability and all kinds of life experiences to join us in delivering the future of homecare…

Care at Home is changing all the time and it’s not just a job anymore.  Now, for the right people, it’s a real career, offering great training and prospects - with plenty of opportunities to specialise. 

It's not just a job, It's a way of life

Our Customers and their families often tell us that it’s taking the time to listen and making an extra effort that sets us apart.

The level of service and support that we provide doesn’t just happen by chance. And,by the way, it’s no coincidence that many of our team have been with us for years. 

We recruit great people and look after them properly

Everyone who joins us is supported and encouraged from the very beginning.   At Bluebird Care, Richmond and Twickenham  you will receive ongoing training throughout your career to build and develop your skills and knowledge.

How can we help each other?

Young? Older? Returning to work? A background in health , just personal experience or interested in supporting others?

Whatever your story, if you have a genuine care for others, good communication skills and good availability, we’ll provide excellent pay, training, flexibility and the support to launch and build a fulfilling and rewarding career. 

Whilst care experience is useful, it isn’t always essential.

So what are you waiting for? 

Come and play a vital role in the story of our Customers’ lives – and help shape the future of care at home. 
 

Let's do it right, together.
 

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Contact us

Richmond & Twickenham

Electroline House 15 Lion Road Twickenham London TW1 4JH

020 3141 9516
About us

At Bluebird Care Richmond & Twickenham 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.

Find out more about us

Meet our team of care professionals

David Mitchell & Maria Leonard
Franchise Owners

David Mitchell and Maria Leonard are long-time residents in East Twickenham.  David is a native Scot and Maria is from Liverpool: we’re well known all over Richmond as we’re keen cyclists and it’s our preferred method for getting around! We both worked in IT for many years where David held senior management posts and Maria worked as a trouble-shooting consultant.

Our decision to join Bluebird Care came following our own personal experience of our parents getting older. It’s not easy for ‘the sandwich generation’  to juggle a busy job, a growing young family and older relatives who need help with living day to day, especially if, like us, you live some distance away.  We looked, unsuccessfully, for a caring, reliable, agency that could help out with the day to day tasks that our parents were finding less easy to manage.  At the time (over 12 years ago now) we identified that there would probably be plenty of people like us, with careers and families elsewhere, whose parents are still living in Richmond Borough. Also, as we’re getting older ourselves, we started to wonder what would be in place here when we get to the stage where we need a little help!

We’d come across Bluebird Care when we were doing our searches: we recognised that they hold many of the same values as us. We decided to join them and provide a service in Richmond that we would want for ourselves and our families and we’ve spent the past years working hard to provide what we believe is the highest quality service at a reasonable price. We’re very proud that we have gained an unequalled reputation with the healthcare professionals and third sector organisations across the borough through working closely with them to provide the best and most appropriate support for our customers, time after time.   During this time we’ve also managed to recruit and employ a fantastic team – hard working, trustworthy caring and professional. Most of our careworkers live in or around the borough – providing that extra bit of local knowledge that makes all of the difference.

it was a big change for us, moving from high tech industries where people often take second place. We love working in Social Care, with passionate, caring, involved people with the opportunity to make significant change for the better in peoples’ lives every day. You could say, we're hooked !

Natasha
Registered Manager

I have over 30 years’ experience in health and social care, starting my career as a carer in residential care for Richmond Social Services, I became an assistant manager and then moved on to working in social day centres and dementia day care.

I then started to work for Surrey Social Services, as an advisory officer and in care management roles, before becoming a registered manager for domiciliary care. I have worked in domiciliary care ever since in various roles.

About eight years ago I took up an assistant manager’s role for a private domiciliary care provider, and discovered a real enthusiasm for training others in all aspects of health and social care.

I joined Bluebird Care in July 2015, and found a team who are committed to providing high quality care to all their customers, I hope to provide carers with meaningful, relevant training and learning opportunities, I have a particular interest in Safeguarding and Dementia care. In December 2019 I took over as the Registered Manager then in February 2020 we had a CQC inspection and I am pleased to say had an overall rating of Good, with Outstanding for well lead.

I hold the following occupational qualifications: Registered Managers Award, NVQ 4 in Care, A1 Award, V1 Award and CTTLS. One of my favourite things is to roll up my trousers, walk along the shore and paddle in the sea, whatever the weather !

 

 

Tamara
Customer Care and Deputy Manager

Originally from NZ, worked in a Care Home with hospital as well as a special needs unit and self-contained cottages in the complex. I was responsible for 40 residents, senior supervisor on shift.

I moved to UK in 2011 and have been working for Bluebird Care since May 2012. I’ve come up through the ranks: worked as a carer, support supervisor then care supervisor. i recently successfully completed my Level 5 in Health and Social Care. 

I look after live in care as well as working across the borough. I enjoy the interaction with customers, carers and colleagues and working in a team. I have a love of helping and caring for people and enjoy being able to make a difference in the lives of older people as well as families that require support.

When I’m not working I enjoy travelling, spending time with family and friends, football.

Kelly
Office Operations Manager

After a successful career in retail management i moved into care with  Bluebird Care bringing the skills that I’d learnt in my previous career to support admin and recruitment.

I’ve really found my niche. I am now office operations manager; dealing with all aspects of office admin and recruitment

In the time I’ve been here, I’ve learnt a lot more about how businesses run. I’ve completed

Level 2 QCF Business & Admin Diploma

Level 3 diploma in HR

Level 5 award in HR Management

GDPR data controller training

I like to keep up to date with the changes in HR legislation and  the past few years I have added to my CPD by completing various online courses in Employment law, Right to work, Equality and diversity.

I love my job!!

No two days are the same, every day is different.

I get to give people a chance at a new career, and get to support them to develop and progress further.

I get to talk to people ALL day. In the office, on the phone……

When I’m not working 😉

I eat cake and watch 80’s movies.

Walk my dogs and  spend time with my family

Sophie
Customer Care Manager

I started working in care 12 years ago as a care worker. I joined Bluebird Care 6 years ago as Support Supervisor and I've progressed to Customer care >anager  

I have experience in working in domiciliary care and residential care for adults with learning disabilities.

I studied my Level 2 in Health and social care at Richmond college. Since I;ve been with  Bluebird care I have now completed my Level 3 as well as Care Certificate assessor.

Working in care can be tough some days but the difference and joy you can make to someone’s day and/or life is a feeling like no other.. Every day brings new challenges and I'm always happy to take them on as I love dealing with people, sorting out their issues to satisfaction, seeing them enjoy their lives.  

When I’m not working I love to spend time with my son taking him to different places. I love the sun and enjoy going on holiday visiting different places.

Virginie
Customer Care Manager

I  cared for my late husband for 5 years, he had Neuropathy which it is part of the MND.

After his death, I needed to work so I can raise my children.

I did a lot of courses but all of them keep bringing me to health care, that is where my path started.

I  have been doing care as profession since November 2005, and I have only worked for 2 agencies.

After 12 years of being care worker, I become support supervisor, then in 2017 I was promoted to Customer Care Manager.

I study and have a degree in economy.

I have a diploma in Child care and Education

I have a certificate in Health and Welfare management

I have a diploma in Health and Social Care level 2 and 3

I have successfully completed the People Handling Train The Trainer

I was great British Care Awards carer of the year in 2015 for Greater London and a national finalist 

As care worker, I used to enjoy bringing a smile on my customers face, making sure that they start their day with a positive thoughts

As a CCM, I enjoy going out meeting with the customer and their family, writing the care plan that reflect their needs

I love making sure that they have the carer that match with their character.

I like to interact with the carers, and work along side with them as they know the customer better than myself and their feedback is very important.

As a trainer, I am happy that I can share my knowledge with the care workers.

I like the good spirit of team work we have in the office.

What I do when I’m not working 😉

I like going for a walk it boost my energy and moral, I like meeting friend and going out for a meal with my children and family.

I go to church every Sunday and occasionally collecting and dropping food to the food bank in my church.

I sometimes do meditation which helps me get rid of negative vibe

I like listening to the music, watching documentary on TV and films (romantic, historic or just a good movie…)

I am very motivate to learn new skills and improve what I already have as skill.

I find it amusing to do window shopping