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Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire

Amber Mace£ 11.25 - 12.5 per hour

****Experienced and non experienced can apply - up to £12.50 ph or Salary options are available**** Role: Care Assistants...

Posted 17th May 2022
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Darlington, Durham

Health Recruit Network£ 17 - 18 per hour

Staff Nurse -Darlington - £18/hr - Days & Nights, - Full & Part Time Job Setting A Good CQC...

Posted 16th May 2022
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Farnborough, Hampshire

Goodness & Mercy Healthcare£ 10 - 12 per hour

Are you warm, friendly, compassionate? Do you consider yourself to have great value and flair for caring for others? Have...

Posted 16th May 2022
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Wembley, Greater London

Barchester Healthcare£ 1 - 1 per hour

ABOUT THE ROLE As Regional Peripatetic Senior Carer with Barchester care homes, you'll look after the different needs of our...

Posted 14th May 2022
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Windsor, Berkshire

Amber Mace£ 11 - 12 per hour

Support Worker - Windsor- up to £12.00ph plus mileage Hours: Full time 5 days a week/part time also available...

Posted 12th May 2022
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Long Eaton, Nottingham, Derbyshire

Nurse Seekers£ 22000 - 31000 per year

We are looking for fantastic Community Carers! This could be the perfect role for you! The Company Nurse...

Posted 12th May 2022
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Ilkeston, Derbyshire

Nurse Seekers£ 24000 - 30000 per year

We are looking for fantastic Community Carers! This could be the perfect role for you! The Company Nurse...

Posted 12th May 2022
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Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

SYK Recruitment£ 12.5 per hour

£12.50 per hour – Circa £25k | 38.5 Hours – Nights | Very Good CI Report A 25+ bedded...

Posted 11th May 2022
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County Laois, Laois

TTM Healthcare€ 37500 - 45900 per year

Waking Night Care Assistant, Co. Laois Contract: Full-time Permanent Location: Co. Laois Salary: €37,500 - €45,900 TTM Healthcare...

Posted 6th May 2022
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Taunton, Somerset

Nurse Seekers£ 24000 - 33000 per year

Nurse Seekers are working on behalf of one of the top Charity Healthcare providers in the UK, and they are...

Posted 5th May 2022
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Reading, Berkshire

Howard Finley Care Ltd£ 10 - 10.6 per hour

Domiciliary Carers - Reading Ref: CW10778 Howard Finley Care are currently recruiting for Domiciliary...

Posted 3rd May 2022
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Radstock, Somerset

Clinical Employment Services Ltd£ 11 - 13 per hour

Currently looking for Health Care Assistance, Support Worker – Experience or No Experience Needed. Candidates interested in this...

Posted 30th April 2022
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Ayr, South Ayrshire

SYK Recruitment£ 12.4 per hour

£12.40 per hour – Circa £24.8k | 33 / 38.5 Hours – Days | Private Nursing Home A 35+...

Posted 28th April 2022
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Coleshill, Birmingham, Warwickshire

SYK Recruitment£ 21500 per year

£21,500 per annum | 40 Hours | Day Shifts A highly reputable, established and rapidly expanding Domiciliary and Complex...

Posted 26th April 2022
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Tadworth, Surrey

Merco Medical Staffing£ 22444 - 25675 per year

Health Care Assistant - Children Location: Tadworth, Surrey Salary: £22,444 – £25,675 per annum (dependent on experience) Hours: Full or part-time hours...

Posted 26th April 2022
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St Andrews, Fife

Prestige Nursing£ 10.02 - 13.36 per hour

Care Assistant £10.02 - £13.36 per hr , plus 35ppm mileage and holiday pay Part Time & Bank Positions...

Posted 23rd April 2022
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St Andrews, Fife

Prestige Nursing£ 10.02 - 13.36 per hour

Support Worker Pay rate: £10.02 ph Mon to Fri & £13.36 ph at weekends plus holiday pay ...

Posted 22nd April 2022
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Cupar, Fife

Prestige Nursing£ 10.02 - 13.36 per hour

Care Assistant £10.02 - £13.36 plus mileage & holiday pay Full Time and Part Time shifts available in CUPAR...

Posted 22nd April 2022
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Kirkcaldy, Fife

Prestige Nursing£ 10.02 - 13.36 per hour

Care Assistant > KIRKCALDY> Experience preferred but not essential as full training given > Competitive rates of pay + ...

Posted 22nd April 2022
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Tayport, Fife

Prestige Nursing£ 10.02 - 13.36 per hour

CARE ASSISTANTS - FULL & PART TIME IN TAYPORT £10.02 - £13.36 per hr, plus 35p mileage and holiday...

Posted 22nd April 2022
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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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