Balquhidder House

Balquhidder House is a purpose built care home, designed with individuality, care and comfort in mind. We are proud to provide Nursing, Dementia and Residential Care.

Our approach is very much tailored to each individual, with person-centred care at the heart of our offering. We believe in dignity, respect, choice and independence for all: providing the highest quality of care is always of the utmost importance.

Current opportunities

At Balquhidder House we are looking for someone who is a keen gardener or an enthusiastic learner to assist with our extensive grounds, role includes: Vegetation clearance, heavy lifting, digging and tree planting, someone with a knowledge of growing plants, grass cutting using lawnmower and then bagging for removal of grass, weeding, tidying and care of tools is essential, reasonable level of fitness and good communication skills.

Balquhidder House are looking for volunteers who are interested in organising some Arts and Craft activities with our residents, we would like someone who enjoys being in the company of older people and would be happy to assist when necessary. Tasks include: setting up for the activity, organising materials and clearing away materials once the activity has finished. Ideally we would like someone who can assist our residents to participate in the activities and provide some support in their choice of activity, any new ideas are always welcome and our residents might want to try to do something different. Any Arts and Craft activities will be considered but tasks such as card making, glass painting, mosaics, working with material or clay work are some that are popular.

We would like someone who is interested in passing on baking skills to our residents, we would like someone who is keen to help others with their baking and cake making activities. Ideally we would like someone who has experience either in a work setting or a keen amateur of baking, we would like someone to support others to create and present their baked goods as well as supporting them with clearing the kitchen area leaving it ready for others. We don’t need formal experience just someone who has good home cooking knowledge and is able to pass that on to others.

Balquhidder House are looking for someone Qualified in Aromatherapy or Massage to provide sessions within our premises to our residents. We would like someone trained in Holistic Therapies, this role offers a great opportunity to practice your skills as well as develop new ones. Ideally we are looking for someone who can provide the following Therapies: Reflexology, Reiki, Relaxation, Aromatherapy and Massage. This role will allow you to develop your professional skills as you deliver a range of therapies to our residents. You would gain experience of working with a particular client group and also help you develop Salon Standard skills such as maintaining your work area and stock control