Current Vacancies

Rockdale is made up of caring and understanding staff. From administrative and support staff to carers and gardeners, we make sure everyone has the right tools to be happy in their work environment and do the best possible job.

Current Vacancies

Volunteer Choir Leader
1 hour bi-weekly | £0 / voluntary

Post Title: CHEF

Job Summary

As a member of the catering team the duties include cooking and preparing high quality meals for our residents with due consideration to their dietary needs and assisting with kitchen duties.

All applicants must:

  • Have great communication skills and be well presented
  • Have experience in a similar role
  • Be able to work under pressure and using own initiative
  • Have a good understanding of Food Safety and COSHH
  • A catering qualification is desirable but not essential

Accountable to: Housekeeping & Catering Team Leader

Hours of work

Part time, Permanent, 17.5 hours per week pro rata including weekend working.


£9.75 per hour basic (£12.19 enhanced)


Post Title: DAY RSW (Residential Social Worker)

Job Summary

Working within a team to meet the personal care needs of residents in a way that respects the dignity of the individual and promotes independence, and to help in the care of the residents’ physical environment and in the general day-to-day activities of the home.

All applicants must:

  • Be well presented and be able to work as part of a team
  • Have compassion for all of our residents
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Deliver care and support to a high standard
  • A Health and Social Care qualification is desirable but not essential

Accountable to: Home Manager

Hours of work

Full time, Permanent, 36 hours per week over 5 shifts either early 7:30am-2:30pm or late 1:30pm – 9:00pm.


£9.46 per hour basic (£11.83 enhanced)



We offer a pension and health cash-back scheme, 6 weeks annual leave increasing to 7 weeks after 5 years’ service, company sick pay payable after 6 months, a referral bonus scheme and full training and support with your professional development. Rockdale is a member of the Pensions Trust; Social Housing Pension Scheme and the post holder will be eligible to join.


The successful applicant will be offered the role subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check, and the taking up and verification of references.  We also reserve the right to contact any previous employers for a reference request on your behalf.


If you wish to be considered for this role, please submit your CV to Georgina Bozzini, HR Administrator, Rockdale Lodge, Rockdale Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1JT, email: or telephone 01732 458762 for an application pack.

Competency Framework

The competence framework sets out skills, knowledge and behaviours in four main competence areas, providing a means to assess performance of the above duties and responsibilities.

Competence Description Behaviours
Communicating effectively, internally and externally Engaging in written and oral communication that is clear, transparent, and responsive to the needs, experience and understanding of diverse audiences. Communicate using appropriate styles, methods and timing to maximise understanding, impact and inclusiveness.

Actively seek information from others to understand their needs and encourage them to access relevant information that will help them use services more effectively.

Working as a team Working effectively with colleagues and using the diversity of the team to create a working environment which helps to achieve optimum performance and success. Proactively contribute to the work of the whole team.

Actively seek input from a diverse range of people.

Be open to taking on different roles

Developing skills and knowledge Keeping up to date with new processes and information in our individual role, seeking opportunities to develop, and taking responsibility for own individual personal development Identify own skills and knowledge gaps to inform own development and discuss these with line manager

Recognise and take time to achieve own learning and development objectives.

Delivering effective performance Delivering timely performance with energy, taking responsibility and accountability for quality outcomes, and dealing with challenges in a responsive and constructive way Focus on providing the right solution and keep relevant parties up to date on progress.

Take responsibility for the quality of own work and keep line manager informed of how work is progressing.

Take ownership of problems, remaining positive and focused on achieving outcomes despite setbacks.