We’re encouraging older people to consider a career in care and believe that age should not be a deterrent for those interested in applying for roles (March 2022).
Ricky Rossiter, our Director of Integrated Services says: “Many older workers join us looking for a change in career with more flexible working hours. They bring with them a wealth of life and work experience that is an asset to our teams, which is why we welcome mature workers to our sector.
“We of course treat our team members in the same way, regardless of age. If you are kind and compassionate and looking for flexible working hours to fit your lifestyle, then you’ll fit right in. We often find that our older team members want to schedule work around family commitments, especially spending time with grandchildren and we’re pleased to be able to offer that flexibility to them.
“We offer free, full training, to all new recruits and support them throughout their career with us.”
High quality homecare
We are committed to providing high quality homecare in Southampton. There has been a growing demand in Southampton from those seeking help and we’re keen to provide the support needed, so have vacancies for 50 new carers.
We offer flexible working arrangements that would be suitable for not only for mature carers, but parents returning to the workforce after having children or students, wishing to work around their studies.
New recruits are given their birthday off as a paid day’s leave, free uniforms, free training, PPE and all the equipment they need to make their calls.
No experience necessary
Ricky adds: “No experience is necessary to become a carer, as we cover all the costs of DBS checks and training for staff who remain with us after their probationary period and pay staff to attend training sessions. We offer new recruits an induction and on-boarding programme, as well as buddying-up with other experienced team members, and we train staff to an industry standard with all employees completing a Care Certificate.
“We also offer flexible working hours, both full and part-time, plus competitive wages, £10.50-£13.64 per hour, which are due for review at the end of March, plus paid travel time, and a generous holiday allocation, including giving an additional free day for a team member’s birthday. Further details of the current and evening roles we have are here.
“Joining us as a carer is a great opportunity for people to achieve a recognised qualification and they’ll also be able to access a career pathway, if they wish, through from carer to management. Plus, you’ll be joining a charity, not some large money-making machine, we’re strictly not-for-profit and care is at the heart of what we do.”
Interested in flexible working?
Get in touch and see our current vacancies here.