Date: February 2016


Managers at the new Richmond Witney retirement village were astonished when over 700 people visited their recruitment fair last month, interested in finding out more about the 150 full and part-time jobs soon to become available at its new community at Curbridge Road, Witney.

Left to right: David Westerby (village manager), Laura Hoskin,
Tracy Gardner, Wendy Middleton and Dominic Kiewiet.

Commented David Westerby, village manager of Richmond Witney, “We were astonished by the number of people who turned up for the recruitment fair, and hugely encouraged to see so many showing an interest and wanting to be part of this new retirement community.

“Richmond Witney will be a great place to live and work, and we much look forward to having the right people joining the team, and getting everyone fully trained and ready to deliver the level of service we expect to offer our new residents.”

Once fully operational the village will employ some 150 people, with a mix of full and part-time positions in care, hospitality, housekeeping, administration, maintenance and gardens, as well as drivers, and fitness instructors and beauticians to work in the wellness spa.

Opening in the summer of 2016, Richmond Witney will offer a great choice of retirement accommodation within a safe, sociable and supportive environment.

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About Richmond Villages

One of the pioneers in bringing the retirement village concept to the UK, Richmond Villages has been designing, building and operating its own villages for almost 20 years.  The company currently operates five luxury retirement villages located in Cheshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire, with its new village at Witney, Oxfordshire now opening, and construction at Aston-on-Trent, Derbyshire already well underway.

Richmond Villages is one of the leaders in the retirement living sector, and has an established reputation for the provision of quality service and care, and won numerous awards.

For further information about Richmond Villages, please visit or telephone 0800 0987 094

About Bupa

Richmond Villages is part of Bupa.  Bupa’s purpose is longer, healthier, happier lives.

As a leading global health and care company, it offers health insurance, medical subscription and other health and care funding products; it runs care homes, retirement and care villages, primary care, diagnostic and wellness centres, hospitals and dental clinics.  It also provides workplace health services, home healthcare, health assessments and long-term condition management services.

Bupa has 29 million customers in 190 countries.  With no shareholders, it invests its profits around the world to provide more and better healthcare and fulfil its purpose.

It employs almost 80,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, New Zealand and Chile, as well as Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, India, Thailand and the USA.

For more information, please visit

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Ref: RV11/2016