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Referrals and recruitment


All enquiries about the services offered by Arnfield Care Ltd are most welcome, and our Head Office staff will be happy to help with your questions.

All referrals are assessed by our Head of Care prior to consultation with the management team. A decision as to whether we can accept a referral will be given promptly after a risk impact and needs assessment have been carried out. For prompt response, referral enquiries should be made by telephone with additional information provided by email.  If you prefer, you may download an initial referral enquiry form here and email it back to us. Our email details can be found on the contact us page.

Our highly-skilled staff teams have a wide range of experience and knowledge in working with young people with a variety of emotional, behavioural and other issues. However, our primary consideration at all times has to be the best interests of the young people who are already placed with us. On rare occasions, therefore, we may not be able to accept a young person whose presence in the home may jeopardise the care or well-being of an existing resident.


Opportunities for Children’s Residential and Senior Care Staff

Established in 1997, Arnfield Care Ltd continue to support vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people from across the UK.

Full Time and Relief positions are available for qualified and unqualified staff. You must have relevant transferable skills and experience of working with teenagers, enjoy or have a passion for activity and the outdoors, have drive, determination and resilience, and knowledge and experience of the management of behavioural difficulties.

You will be helping children and young people overcome disadvantage and support improved outcomes.

We provide induction and ongoing training in safeguarding, first aid and health and safety, 28 days’ paid holiday, and access to a company pension scheme (after a qualifying period). Rates of pay (inc allowances) on application.

Male and ethnic minority enquiries are welcomed as these are under-represented in this sector. Additionally experienced and qualified staff enquiries are welcome.

For more information, an informal discussion and application form, contact Lynda Harries or Wayne Relf on 01625 573 797.

You can also send your CV directly to Arnfield Care Ltd, Brookbank House, Wellington Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 5JR.

All appointments are subject to satisfactory CRB clearance and a minimum of two employment references.

Driving license and 12 months’ minimum experience driving essential. You must be at least four years older than the oldest child that can be supported within our homes.

Short listed applicants may be required, post interview, to attend an observation shift at the home, usually around tea-time for a few hours providing opportunity for children and young people to meet and speak with prospectives and provide feedback as part of the recruitment process.

You may or download and print off a list of frequently asked questions about working for Arnfield Care Ltd here.

Contact details

Wayne Relf – Head of Care

If you require specific information about the programmes of care and education that we can offer, or if you are enquiring about making a referral.

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General Enquiries

Anthony Slinn – Administration

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Head Office


Arnfield Tower Activity Centre

Elaine French – Registered Manager

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Greenfield House

Michelle Snape – Registered Manager

01457 891 422

Outdoor Education Manager

Paul Jakubowski

01457 860 200

Arnfield Independent School

Jen Wager – Headteacher

01457 860 200


Terry Heathcote – Training Officer

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