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Home Instead
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Ilkley, England, United Kingdom

Company Description

An exciting Job Opportunity has arisen with Home Instead Ilkley.

We are the leading provider of non-medical care services for older people. With award winning training and an excellent reputation, we are immensely proud of the quality of care we provide. We match our Care Professionals to our clients, based on mutual interests and hobbies to help build bonds of trust and to enable us to provide personalised support.

Job Description

Becoming a Care Professional...

You must have a big smile that will make each clients face light up when they welcome you at the door.

As each day is varied, you’ll need to think on your feet… and it helps to be light on them too as clients often enjoy a dance following afternoon tea.

A good pair of eyes and ears are essential. Ears to listen to a lifetime of stories, and eyes to help them find their things if they have been misplaced!

You don’t have to be a Michelin Star Chef but being able to make a cuppa “just right" is essential.

We don’t wear uniforms (its friendlier that way), but you must be prepared to roll up your sleeves to cook in the kitchen or bring some flowers in from the garden.

Timekeeping is crucial, you should arrive on time, take your time to listen, take time to understand and take time to care – we measure time in hours and each one matters.

A GCSE in History is not required, but helping a client relive their memories by flicking through a photo album together will sure make their day.

You’ll need to bring oodles of patience and a sense of humour. We’re a social bunch at Home Instead who love getting together for regular training and we’ll always be here to support you, no matter what.

If you tick some of these boxes, then a job at Home Instead might tick yours.


Everyday tasks include:

  • Companionship and tailored wellbeing support.
  • Support with everyday tasks from cooking a meal to light housework.
  • Help your client access their community by accompanying them to the shops or appointments.
  • Support with personal care, such as washing, dressing & bathing.

Additional Information

At Home Instead we value the amazing work that our Care Professionals do every day. To help you achieve the best for yourself and your clients, we offer:

  • Every visit lasting 1 hour or longer with all clients.
  • Enhanced weekend rates of pay £14 per hour + Mileage contribution (35p per mile).
  • Paid travel time given between visits to allow you to get to your next client without rushing.
  • Guaranteed hours.
  • Continuity of Clients – We match our Care Professionals with our clients.
  • Guaranteed hours contracts, providing financial security every month.
  • Double time on Bank Holidays.
  • Unlimited £200 Refer a Friend Scheme (t&c’s) - bring on board your friends, family, or people you've worked before.
  • Blue Light Card - 100’s of online & in-store discounts to be used and enjoyed.
  • Paid Face to Face training + Online Learning and Development programme.
  • Ongoing support.

Please note we DO NOT offer sponsorship.