Care home jobs

Careers that make a difference

Looking for a residential care home job with heart?

If caring for others comes naturally to you, you could be a care assistant in one of our care homes or nursing homes. We also offer care jobs for students. No experience is required as we offer full training and support as you embark on a rewarding career that will make a real difference.

For experienced care workers, we have a range of senior care assistant and registered nurse jobs.

Working in one of our care homes means that you can enjoy community and company, with support from a friendly and professional team.

Our family-owned care group has been providing professional care since 1986 and has grown to be one of the largest in England with 3000 staff.

We are committed to supporting career progression and growth and have recently introduced new and improved benefits.

We are currently particularly looking for care workers and nurses in our care homes in these locations:

Care home job benefits

  • Friendly and professional team
  • Above average pay rates for the sector
  • £500 welcome bonus
  • Paid induction training
  • Free ongoing Continuous Professional Development
  • Fast-tracked job offer system
  • Flexible working patterns
  • DBS paid
  • Contracted hours
  • Excellent career progression & long service bonus
  • Free meals on full shift
  • National Health & Blue Light Card Discount Schemes, offering up to 60% off high street names
  • Employee Assistance Programme with access to medical, financial and emotional support
  • Earn up to £1,000 when you refer a friend
Care home jobs with Agincare - Samson

Care home jobs near me

See our care home job vacancies in the following counties:

Search care home jobs and apply online

Nursing home jobs near me

We also have nursing home jobs in the following locations:

  • Derby
  • Poole, Dorset
  • Bexhill, East Sussex
  • Hayling Island, Hampshire
  • Farnham, Surrey
  • Littlehampton, West Sussex
Search nursing home jobs and apply online
Agincare Care Homes & Nursing Homes - Care Jobs & Careers

Why become a care assistant?

Caring about others and pursuing a career in care needs individuals who have a desire to improve people’s quality of daily life.

Joining our care team offers you a chance to fulfil your call to care, with competitive pay, great benefits and flexibility as well as a fully supported training programme.

We recruit globally, because care is universal.

Care home jobs infographic

Care assistant job description

Some of your duties will include:

  • Personal care – help to get up or going to bed, washing, bathing, dressing and going to the toilet
  • Supervision of medication – overseeing when medication is taken (training will always be given according to the customer’s care plan)
  • Companionship – offering emotional support, making conversation, keeping one another company
  • Social interaction – including helping residents take part in leisure activities, games, and day trips

We place huge importance on getting to know our residents. Understanding their needs enables you to nurture your relationship with them, and this is the foundation of good care.

Care experience is not essential. If you have the passion to care for others, we will ensure you have the right training for your role.

See full care assistant job description (PDF)
Care home jobs - current vacancies

Care Team Leader

Dorchester, DT1 2EN

We are currently recruiting for a Night Care Team Leader to join our dedicated, passionate team in Our Cheriton Care Home.New £500 welcome bonus available!Up to £11.65 per hourShift 8pm - 8amPaid induction trainingAlternate weekendsFree DBSRefer a friend scheme up to £1000Outstanding career developmentFully funded training and career developm... Read More

We are currently recruiting for a Night Care Team Leader to join our dedicated, passionate team in Our Cheriton Care Home.New £500 welcome bonus av...

Salary
£11.65 Per Hour

Posted
30/09/2022

Domestic Care Assistant

Poole, BH13 6JF

We are currently recruiting for a Domestic Care Assistant to join our dedicated, passionate team in our  Chalgrove Care & Nursing Home, PooleNew £500 welcome bonus available!Up to £9.50 per hourAlternate weekendsFree DBSRefer a friend scheme up to £1000Outstanding career developmentFully funded training and career development (up to level 5)... Read More

We are currently recruiting for a Domestic Care Assistant to join our dedicated, passionate team in our  Chalgrove Care & Nursing Home, PooleNew £...

Salary
£9.50 per hour

Posted
30/09/2022

Care Assistant Nights

Swindon, SN3 6LF

We are currently recruiting for a Care Assistant to join our dedicated, passionate team in our Edgehil Care Home. New £500 welcome bonus available!Up to £9.50 per hourAlternate weekendsFree DBSRefer a friend scheme up to £1000Outstanding career developmentFully funded training and career development (up to level 5)Blue Light Care discount pa... Read More

We are currently recruiting for a Care Assistant to join our dedicated, passionate team in our Edgehil Care Home. New £500 welcome bonus available...

Salary
£9.50 per hour

Posted
30/09/2022

Day in the life of a care home worker

Trafalgar Care Home in Weymouth - Callum

Frequently asked questions

Do you need experience to become a care assistant in a care home?

Experience is not essential as we offer successful candidates comprehensive training. It’s important that you have a desire to care for people and improve their quality of life. We expect good written and verbal English and strong communication skills.

What qualities does a care assistant need?

We are looking for caring and friendly people who are trustworthy, patient and kind, as well as being resourceful in their approach to caring for others. Often you will need to adapt to situations as they arise but we are here to support you and ensure you have all the backing you need to meet any challenges you may face. Ultimately, we need people who have a good heart.

What do care assistants in a care home do?

Our care home assistants provide practical support and care to residents. We pride ourselves is getting to know our residents and your role as a care assistant is really important to providing that level of personalised care. Responsibilities include washing, dressing and helping with everyday tasks like paying bills, as well as providing emotional support and companionship.

How flexible is the work of a care assistant?

Working as a care assistant offers flexible hours that fits around your lifestyle. There are full time and part-time roles and hours can be tailored to the days and times that you are available for work.

How much do care assistants get paid?

We offer a welcome bonus of £500 and competitive rates of pay. See individual jobs for exact rates.

Can you work in a care home without a DBS?

No, because all roles in our care homes have the opportunity to have regular contact with the adult residents living there, an enhanced DBS check is essential.

Do I have to pay for my DBS?

No, Agincare will pay for your DBS check.

What is the recruitment process to work in a care home?

The first step towards working in the care sector for Agincare is to use our job search functionality to find the job type most relevant to your experience and interests. Once you have applied online, one of our recruitment team will call you back for a telephone interview. The next step is for pre-employment checks including enhanced DBS and two references. Finally you will be invited to a two-day assessment course and then a paid induction course. You are then hired!

What kind of career progression is available through care home Jobs?

The first role on the ladder as a care worker is as a care assistant, for which no experience is needed as full training is provided. Once you have some experience in this role and have gained relevant care sector qualifications, more senior job types are available including senior care assistants, nurses and care managers.

Can I work in a care home with no qualifications?

Qualifications and experience are not essential for care assistant job types as we offer successful candidates free training. We do however need all candidates to have a high standard of written and spoken English and strong communication skills. It’s also important that you have a desire to care for people and improve their quality of life.

Can you work in a care home without a degree?

Yes, a degree is not essential for most care sector jobs. When using our job search functionality, you will see the requirements for each role.

Do I need to be a qualified nurse to work in a nursing home?

No, there are many other jobs available in our nursing homes including care assistants, chefs, kitchen assistants and activity co-ordinators. When using our job search functionality, you will see the requirements for each role.