The Abbeyfield Perth Society Ltd.


  • Staff and recruitment
  • Volunteers

The home employs a manager, senior charge nurse, charge nurses, team leaders, care assistants, administrator, catering and domestic staff. All are employed through a safe recruitment process including PVG checks. If you would like to work in Viewlands House please either download the application form to complete and return to Viewlands House for the attention of the manager or alternatively, check out for our current vacancies.


We are currently recruiting for


Full and Part Time Care Assistants - Various hours are available. As a Care Assistant, you will be part of the team maintaining high standards of care and service towards our residents, their relatives, visitors and other members of staff. You will be providing a range of personal and practical care to our residents.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • SVQ Level 2 in Health & Social Care
  • Caring and sensitive to the needs of others
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Able to provide emotional and social support
  • Committed to providing a high standard of care, promoting dignity and respect


Domestic AssistantTo work as part of a team to maintain a high standard of cleanliness and hygiene within the public areas and residents rooms within Viewlands House, ensuring a safe, comfortable environment at all times.


  • Ability to communicate effectively at all times and at all level
  • Satisfactory Disclosure Scotland check
  • Ability to work as part of a team


  • Experience of working in the Care of older people
  • Experience housekeeping/domestic work

Main Responsibilities

  • Ensure all areas of the home are maintained to a high standard of cleanliness at all times. This includes the public areas, bedrooms, toilets, bathrooms and corridors.
  • Adhere to infection control policy
  • Show courtesy and respect to residents, families and visitors at all times to ensure that the residents enjoy the highest quality of life, and respect the confidentiality of residents and their families. Seek to develop a respectful but open and trusting relationship with residents.
  • Report any observed change in the condition of a resident, any incidence of diarrhoea or vomiting (staff or resident) or any untoward incident in the Home to the person in charge/ Manager without delay
  • Be aware of, and at all times comply with all relevant company policies including fire arrangements, health and safety issues including moving and handling. COSHH regulations maintaining records diligently and accurately as required.
  • Greet all visitors and answer the telephone in a friendly courteous and efficient manner and promote the company and the unit in particular positively at all times in the local community.
  • Attend and participate in training sessions and staff meetings.
  • Maintain good working relationships with all colleagues at all times.
  • Provide cover in the laundry or kitchen areas if staff levels require.

This job description indicates only the main duties and responsibilities of the post. It is not intended as an exhaustive list.

Position is 30 hours per week.


Bank care assistants and bank nurses.


Please complete and return our Application Form. Successful candidates will have a satisfactory PVG record, become a member of SSSC, have SVQ2 or above, or be willing to undertake SVQ 2 and will be required to provide two references. We offer good rates of pay, free Death in Service Benefit, together with a contributory pension scheme and a sick pay scheme. 

Employment Application Form

Employment Application Form for Registered Nurses and Team Leaders



There are various volunteering opportunities at Viewlands House.

We have a board of Trustees who hold quarterly meetings as part of the management of the home and many of the Trustees also take on some additional responsibilities. Our "Friends of Viewlands" volunteers are essential to help create a homely, welcoming atmosphere. They provide many extra services for the residents e.g. a trolley shop, art classes, assist with outings, etc.  

We also welcome young people who are participating in the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, or who wish to gain some volunteering experience to aid in their future careers. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

We are always happy to have volunteers join our group, and at the moment we are specifically recruiting for a Treasurer

Volunteer Application Form


© 2019 The Abbeyfield Perth Society Ltd.
Member of the National Abbeyfield Society, under the royal patronage of HRH The Prince of Wales KG, KT, GCB

Registered Office: 2 Tay Street, Perth, PH1 5LJ
Industrial & Provident Society 1901R (S) An exempt Scottish charity (SC008993)