If the last couple of years have taught us anything, it’s that caring for others is one of the most rewarding things you can do. At Helping Hands we’ve been doing this for over 30 years, so we know what we’re doing, and we do it well, but this wouldn’t be possible without our amazing Carers. We’re growing our team and need individuals who understand how important it is for people to remain in their own homes and who are as passionate about care as we are. In return we can offer you the flexibility to work around your other commitments.
As a Care Assistant, you will:
Help with personal care
Help with mobility around the home
Oversee medication and provide medical support
Help with chores such as cleaning and vacuuming
Prepare and cook meals
Run errands such as food shopping or picking up prescriptions
All we need from you is a full UK driving license with access to your own car and the desire to care for others, we can teach you the rest. Working as a Care Assistant isn’t always the easiest job, but we promise that it will be one of the most rewarding.
As well as the satisfaction of helping others, you will also receive from us:
Competitive pay rates between £10.25 - £13.25 per hour depending on location
Paid mileage of 35p per mile between calls
Full and part time opportunities available
Enhanced bank holiday pay rates
Our Carers are directly employed by us giving you access to holiday entitlement and our pension scheme
Generous refer a friend scheme with easy app access
Support to complete nationally recognised qualifications including your Care Certificate and NVQs
Access to our Employee Benefits Portal where you’ll get thousands of discounts and special offers
Access to our Employee Assistance Program supporting in times of need
At Helping Hands, we support a very diverse range of customers and to ensure we deliver a market leading standard of care, that perfectly matches the needs of the individuals we support, the make-up of our workforce needs to be equally as diverse. We are proud to employ people from 68 different nationalities outside of the UK and have an almost equal split of age ranges in the company.
How does the pay compare?
Care workers and assistants at Helping Hands are typically paid £7.82–11.75 an hour.
This job pays £12.25–£12.50 per hour.
Do care workers and assistants think Helping Hands head office understands what's happening where they work?
People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work
How we know this
76% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work
Based on information from 41 job reviews
Why this matters
At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.
To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.
Are care workers and assistants given support to progress at Helping Hands?
Only some people are given support to progress here
How we know this
In the last year, 53% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role
Based on information from 34 job reviews
Why this matters
A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.
This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.