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Hailsham, East Sussex

Prestige Nursing & Care£15.01 - 22.52 per hour

Professional Complex Carer Hailsham £15.01 per hour, weekday nights £18.27 per hour, weekend nights 20:00...

Posted 19th July 2024
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Barry, Carnoustie, Angus

Prestige Nursing & Care£12.67 - 13.31 per hour

Support Worker Female only £12.67 ph Mon to Fri and £13.31ph at Weekends -...

Posted 18th July 2024
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Croydon, London, Greater London

Barchester Healthcare£ £14.44 per hour

ABOUT THE ROLE As a Residential Senior Carer at a Barchester care home, you'll look after the different needs...

Posted 18th July 2024
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Croydon, London, Greater London

Barchester Healthcare£ £14.44 per hour

ABOUT THE ROLE As a Residential Senior Carer at a Barchester care home, you'll look after the different needs...

Posted 18th July 2024
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Bromley, London, Greater London

Barchester Healthcare£ £15.50 per hour

ABOUT THE ROLE As a Residential Senior Carer at a Barchester care home, you'll look after the different needs...

Posted 18th July 2024
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Carshalton, Greater London

Service Care Solutions£13 - 13.2 per hour

Service Care Solutions is looking for an enthusiastic and self motivated Nursery Practitioner to join an established...

Posted 16th July 2024
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Hambleton, Poulton-Le-Fylde, Lancashire

Prestige Nursing & Care£12.12 - 12.12 per hour

Female Support worker Hambleton Min £12.12 per hour (Enhanced bank holiday rate) Due to the...

Posted 16th July 2024
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Blackpool, Lancashire

Prestige Nursing & Care£12 - 12.5 per hour

Care Assistant Blackpool and surrounding areas Min £12.00 per hour with weekly pay Full Time and...

Posted 16th July 2024
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Bromley, London, Greater London

Barchester Healthcare£ £15.00 per hour

ABOUT THE ROLE As a Residential Senior Carer at a Barchester care home, you'll look after the different needs...

Posted 16th July 2024
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Cork, Cork

CPL Healthcare€37000 - 44000 per year

Cpl Healthcare is delighted to announce that we are working with one of the largest private providers of childcare...

Posted 15th July 2024
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Meath, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€33630 per year

CPL Healthcare is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the role of Social Care Worker...

Posted 15th July 2024
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Kirriemuir, Angus

Prestige Nursing & Care£12.2 - 12.57 per hour

Care Assistant £12.20 ph Mon to Fri and £12.57ph Weekend Rate, Mileage at 45p per mile Locations...

Posted 15th July 2024
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Liverpool, Merseyside

Prestige Nursing & Care£12 - 12.36 per hour

Care Assistant New Brighton Areas Minimum £12.00 per hour with weekly pay (enhanced bank holiday rate)...

Posted 15th July 2024
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Bootle, Merseyside

Prestige Nursing & Care£12.12 - 13.75 per hour

Support Worker L20 / Bootle area of Liverpool £12.12 per hour Mon - Fri / £13.75 per...

Posted 15th July 2024
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Dundee Technology Park, Dundee, Dundee City

Prestige Nursing & Care£12.2 - 12.57 per hour

Care Assistant Dundee £12.20 - £12.57, paid mileage at 45p per mile F/T working a 4/3...

Posted 15th July 2024
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Kirkcaldy, Fife

Prestige Nursing & Care£12.2 - 15.82 per hour

Care Assistant Kirkcaldy /Burntisland £12.20 per hour weekdays & £14.85 - £15.82 per hour at weekends, plus...

Posted 15th July 2024
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Dundee Technology Park, Dundee, Dundee City

Prestige Nursing & Care£12.2 - 12.57 per hour

Care Assistant Dundee £12.20 - £12.57, paid mileage at 45p per mile P/T working a...

Posted 15th July 2024
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Barry, Carnoustie, Angus

Prestige Nursing & Care£12.2 - 12.57 per hour

Care Assistant £12.20 Per Hour Mon to Fri and £12.57 at Weekends, Mileage at 45p per mile ...

Posted 15th July 2024
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Exeter, Devon

Barchester Healthcare£ £14.93 per hour

ABOUT THE ROLE - A £750 Golden Hello is just one of the ways we'll reward you when you join...

Posted 13th July 2024
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Chichester, West Sussex

Barchester Healthcare£ £13.55 per hour

ABOUT THE ROLE As a Residential Senior Carer at a Barchester care home, you'll look after the different needs...

Posted 12th July 2024
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Carer jobs: frequently asked questions

Welcome to our carer jobs page, featuring all the latest roles throughout the UK, as well as frequently asked questions below.

What is a carer?

Carers help vulnerable people to manage their daily lives, and to live as independently as they possibly can.

Carers are often also referred to as care workers or care assistants.

Technically, all terms can be used interchangeably.

As a carer you may be required to work within a person’s home or elsewhere in the community – but typically, you’ll work within a residential care home.

The people you support could either be adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health conditions or older people.

Being a carer is all about supporting people with a variety of everyday tasks, getting to know their needs, and treating them with respect and compassion.

What are the daily responsibilities of a carer?

As a carer your day-to-day tasks can vary greatly, but will often include:

• Assistance with dressing, washing and cleaning

• Preparing food and assisting with eating and drinking

• Getting to know the people you work with and how to personalise your approach

• Monitoring health and conditions

• Checking prescribed medications are being taken

• Helping with activities

• Co-ordinating events and outings

Your shift pattern can vary, as care work is a 24/7 operation.

But this provides a lot of flexibility too.

What skills and qualifications do you need to become a carer?

You don’t necessarily need any qualifications to become a carer.

Some providers may ask for GCSE A-Cs in English and/or Maths, but not all do.

Many carers enter the workforce with a Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care, but again this isn’t strictly compulsory.

It’s often possible to develop this qualification and more once you start a job.

In terms of skills, the key personality trait you’ll need is compassion.

You’ll also need to be patient and resilient – working as a carer isn’t easy, but it is rewarding.

Experience of supporting vulnerable people can be very useful – even if it’s just caring for a family member.

There are lots of opportunities for career progression, and carers often choose to develop qualifications and skills that allow them to become support workers, social workers and care managers further down the line.

How much do carers get paid?

Carer pay is difficult to define.

It’s mostly unregulated because the majority of carers are employed outside of the NHS.

And unfortunately, carer pay has remained fairly stagnant for many years.

According to industry statistics, the national average hourly rate for carers is around £8.30 per hour, and average annual salaries are somewhere between £15,000 and £17,000.

There are significant regional differences too, with carers in Greater London earning more.

However, in the NHS, carers would tend to earn a Band 2 salary, which is now just over £19,000 a year.

The government is currently attempting to recruit huge numbers of carers, and there are ongoing discussions about carer pay.

It’s hoped it will increase considerably in the coming years.

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