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We are presently looking for Healthcare Assistants to work in the heart of Ireland.

About Thomond

The designated centre provides 24- hour nursing care to 48 residents, male and female who require long-term and short-term care (assessment, rehabilitation convalescence and respite). The centre is purpose built providing single ensuite bedroom facilities and a variety of communal spaces. The philosophy of care is to provide a high standard of care and welfare in a living environment that maintains residents’ independence and well-being.

Employee Benefits


The home is located in the town of Ballymahon, Longford, even though it is small it has everything you need on your doorstep, bars, restaurants, supermarkets, hair salons etc. 

If you like the outdoor life there really isn’t a much better place to be, with fishing, kayaking, horse riding and walking tracks and trails becoming a daily part of your life. If you want to explore Ireland you are based in the heart of Ireland so it also acts as a great base to tour the whole of Ireland. 1 hour 20 min to Dublin Airport, and Dublin City, 1 hour to Galway and the Atlantic coast, 1 hour 30 min to some of the best surfing in Europe, and 2 hours 30 min to Belfast.


  • The employer will be able to provide you with accommodation when you first arrive, in one of the onsite bungalows, which is a 1km walk to the centre of town.


  • Working a 40 hour week, earning €12 per hour will result in a monthly take home pay of €1,820, and could exceed €2,000 with premiums for night and weekends and a little overtime.

Thomond OFFER

Your salary will be €12 per hour as an HCA  


Thomond Lodge Nursing Home

Company address

Thomond Hall, Ballymahon, Longford, Ireland

Company website

What is the Hourly rate for a HCA


What are the weekly contracted hours


Are premiums paid for nights and weekends and what are they


Are breaks paid


What is the annual leave

20 Days per annum for full time employees

Do you pay Bi-Weekly or Monthly


On what date to you pay

Every other Tuesday

Are meals provided at work


What is the shift rotation

7.45-20.00 19.45-08.00 16-22.00 7.45-14.00

Are there any concerns regarding recruiting male or female candidate


Do you have a minimum requirement relating to experience.

1 year

What is the uniform

Tunic and Navy Trousers

Is the uniform provided, is it free or is there a cost

First two tunics provided free of charge

Will you pay for the candidates relocation flight to start work


Will you be able to provide a meet and greet at the airport


Will you provide assistance with getting a PPS Number and bank account


What training opportunities are available

Induction training on arrival – training courses throughout the year for continuous learning.

Will you provide temporary accommodation for the candidate when they first arrive


If yes what will this look like

One bed bungalow or sharing a two bed bungalow

Will you cover the cost of the temporary accommodation

Won’t be temporary

Will the candidate be able to stay in the temporary accommodation at their own cost after this date


Will you offer a salary advance for a candidate to pay first month’s rent and deposit


Will you assist candidates in sourcing permanent accommodation


What is the standard induction period

4 days extended according to needs of applicant

What does the first week look like

First week will consist of working alongside another care assistant. Meeting residents, learning routine, shown to fire panel, escape routes etc. Shown paperwork that needs completing etc.

What stage of the process will the candidate sign a contract

On arrival

Please add any information that you believe will attract candidates to your organisation

48 bed nursing home, all rooms en-suite. Friendly environment.


These interviews will fill quickly so don’t hesitate and apply now


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