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To work at Age UK Kent Rivers, it isn't all about what qualifications or experience you have.

For us, it's about your ability to show compassion and empathy for older people, and adults with learning disabilities, and dedication to our core values as a charity - to make sure everyone is able to Achieve Life's Fullness.

If you can show us you have these qualities, the rest we will do for you. We will provide you with good rates of pay, expenses and mileage cover, and, most excitingly, we will give you access to our new staff benefits scheme which includes rewards for staff who go and above beyond to help people like Alf.

If you would like to join a dynamic team of professional and caring people, making positive change to the lives of hundreds of older people each week, then apply today!

Join us, and be the change we need to see in society, and take the time to #AskAboutAlf

  • All the training and support you need to help you deliver the exceptional level of care and consideration our clients expect from the nationally respected Age UK brand.
  • Belonging to a charity whose culture intrinsically values those who demonstrate the ALF Principle in their everyday work.
  • The chance to win an a staff recognition award in our ALF Kudos Scheme, where you may be invited to a Gala Dinner and WIN a week's stay for you and your family at our coastal holiday home, with the additional annual leave to go with it.
  • Being part of a team which prides itself on working together to make a real difference to the everyday lives of older people and adults with learning disabilities in Medway, North West Kent and Faversham & Sittingbourne.
  • Work for an employer which encourages its staff to also Achieve Life’s Fullness, through a supportive and flexible environment and culture that celebrates personal growth and achievement.
If you feel you have what it takes to become a part of the Age UK Kent Rivers team, and help older people Achieve Life’s Fullness each day, take a look at the opportunities below.

Current vacancies

Community Care Worker - Medway or Faversham

As a Community Care Worker you will be working as part of a strong team of carers who provide care and support to clients at their home. You will be assisting clients with everything from getting washed and dressed in the morning, to preparing a meal for lunch or tea, and assisting clients into bed of an evening.

Job Type: Permanent, Zero-hours

Location: Medway or Faversham

Starting rate: £11.44 per hour plus mileage and travel to/from calls paid (see benefits).

Requirements:

  • Empathy and previous experience of care work / working in the community with older people
  • A valid UK driving licence and access to own vehicle
  • Own a smart phone
  • Must be prepared to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Benefits:

  • Enhanced rates of pay for evenings and weekends
  • DBS, training and uniforms all paid for by Age UK Kent Rivers
  • Petrol paid 45p per mile
  • Paid time travelling between calls
  • The opportunity to work towards an NVQ 2 qualification
  • Full time/part time contracts
  • Pension scheme
  • Staff reward scheme, with the chance of winning a week's stay in our beautiful ALF Cottage, with the annual leave to go with it - as well as many other prizes!
  • Healthcare scheme with Simplyhealth

As an organisation we maintain high quality standards, rated as 'Good' by CQC. Our teams work together to ensure that we support every customer, every time, to Achieve Life's Fullness. This is also the reason that a lot of our carers have worked with us for 16 years or more.

We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable CV’s/applications.  An application pack is required to be completed as part of the recruitment process.

To apply please attach a CV or complete an Application Pack and email to recruitment@ageukkentrivers.org.uk or post to Age UK Kent Rivers, Second Floor South, Fitted Rigging South, Anchor Wharf, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TZ.

Download an application pack here

Community Domestic Worker - Medway

As a Community Domestic Worker, you will be providing an agreed level of domestic support to the older people that use our services, assisting with shopping and housework services including cleaning, cooking, washing up, laundry, ironing and pet care. 

Job Type: Permanent, Monday to Friday 9am-2pm

Location: Medway

Starting rate: £11.44 per hour plus mileage and travel to/from calls paid (see benefits).

Requirements:

  • Previous experience of care work / working in the community with older people
  • Empathy towards older people and the issues they may face
  • A valid UK driving licence and access to own vehicle
  • Own a smart phone
  • Prepared to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Benefits:

  • Enhanced rates of pay for evenings and weekends
  • DBS, training and uniforms all paid for by Age UK Kent Rivers
  • Petrol paid 45p per mile
  • Paid time travelling between calls 
  • The opportunity to work towards an NVQ 2 qualification
  • Full time/part time contracts
  • Pension scheme
  • Staff reward scheme, with the chance of winning a week's stay in our beautiful ALF Cottage, with the annual leave to go with it - as well as many other prizes!
  • Healthcare scheme with Simplyhealth
  • Further qualifications

As an organisation we maintain high quality standards, rated as 'Good' by CQC. Our teams work together to ensure that we support every customer, every time, to Achieve Life's Fullness. This is also the reason that a lot of our carers have worked with us for 16 years or more.

We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable CV’s/applications.  An application pack is required to be completed as part of the recruitment process.

To apply please attach a CV or complete an Application Pack and email to recruitment@ageukkentrivers.org.uk or post to Age UK Kent Rivers, Second Floor South, Fitted Rigging South, Anchor Wharf, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TZ.

Download an application pack here

Community Footcare Assistant - North West Kent

As a Community Footcare Assistant, you will be working as part of the homecare department, providing a basic foot care service to people aged over 50, within their own home.

Job Type: Permanent, Zero-hours

Location:Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley, and surrounding areas.

Starting rate: £11.44 per hour plus mileage and travel to/from calls paid (see benefits).

Requirements:

  • Previous experience of care work / working in the community with older people
  • Empathy towards older people and the issues they may face
  • A valid UK driving licence and have access to own vehicle
  • Own a smart phone
  • Must be prepared to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Benefits:

  • DBS, training and uniforms all paid for by Age UK Kent Rivers
  • The opportunity to work towards an NVQ 2 qualification
  • Pension scheme
  • Staff reward scheme, with the chance of winning a week's stay in our beautiful ALF Cottage, with the annual leave to go with it - as well as many other prizes!
  • Healthcare scheme with Simplyhealth

As an organisation we maintain high quality standards, rated as 'Good' by CQC. Our teams work together to ensure that we support every customer, every time, to Achieve Life's Fullness. This is also the reason that a lot of our carers have worked with us for 16 years or more.

We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable CV’s/applications.  An application pack is required to be completed as part of the recruitment process.

To apply please attach a CV or complete an Application Pack and email to recruitment@ageukkentrivers.org.uk or post to Age UK Kent Rivers, Second Floor South, Fitted Rigging South, Anchor Wharf, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TZ.

Application Pack - Medway

Application Pack - Faversham

Application Pack - North West Kent

Community Dementia Outreach Worker - Medway

As a Community Dementia Outreach Worker, you will be providing an agreed level of support and care to older people living with dementia, enabling them to stay in their own homes wherever possible, whilst adhering to the company code of professional conduct and all other relevant policies.

Job type: Permanent, Zero-hours

Location: Medway

Starting rate: £11.44 per hour

We are looking for:

  • Previous experience of care work / working in the community with older people
  • Empathy towards older people and the issues they may face
  • A full UK driving licence and access to own vehicle
  • Own a smart phone
  • Prepared to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Why you should apply:

  • DBS, training and uniforms all paid for by Age UK Kent Rivers
  • Petrol paid 45p per mile
  • Paid time travelling between calls
  • Pension scheme
  • Staff reward scheme, with the chance of winning a week's stay in our beautiful ALF Cottage, with the annual leave to go with it - as well as many other prizes!
  • Wellbeing scheme with Simplyhealth
  • Further qualifications

We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable CV’s/applications.  An application pack is required to be completed as part of the recruitment process.

To apply please attach a CV or complete an Application Pack and email to recruitment@ageukkentrivers.org.uk or post to Age UK Medway, Second Floor South, Fitted Rigging House South, Anchor Wharf, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TZ

Click here for an application pack

CRS Care Worker - Medway/Kent

As a CRS Care Worker , you would be working with our dedicated Carers Relief Service (CRS) team, who support clients with Learning Disabilities by providing client-led activities within the community – which could include trips to the cinema, bowling, shopping, walks, gyms, snooker, social clubs and sit-in services.

In this Social Work role, you would be working as part of the team that delivers care and support to the clients using our support services, part of which would also include transporting our clients to and from their homes in order for them to engage in the activities of their choice.

Job Type: Flexible, Zero Hours

Location: Medway/Kent

Starting salary: £11.44 per hour

Requirements:

  • Previous experience supporting people with Learning Disabilities
  • Some knowledge of issues relating to people with Learning Disabilities and their needs
  • A full UK driving licence and access to own vehicle
  • Prepared to undetake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Why you should apply:

  • Further qualifications and training
  • Petrol paid at 45p per mile
  • Wellbeing scheme – Simplyhealth
  • Paid time travelling between calls
  • Staff reward scheme, with the chance of winning a week's stay in our beautiful ALF Cottage, with the annual leave to go with it - as well as many other prizes!
  • DBS, training and PPE provided and paid for by Age UK Kent Rivers.

We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable CV’s/applications.  An application pack is required to be completed as part of the recruitment process.

To apply please attach a CV or complete an Application Pack and email to recruitment@ageukkentrivers.org.uk or post to Age UK Kent Rivers, Second Floor South, Fitted Rigging House South, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TZ.

Download an application form

Dementia Coordinator - Faversham

As a Dementia Coordinator you will be working under the leadership of the Dementia Coordinator Team Leader at Dementia Hub in Faversham, providing support to people diagnosed with Dementia, or memory loss, their carers and family.

Job Type: Fixed-term (contract ends 31st March 2025), Full-time (35 hours, Monday-Friday 09:00-16:30)

Location: Faversham Dementia Hub

Starting rate: £12.62 per hour 

Requirements:

  • Previous experience of working in the community with older people living with Dementia, their carers and wider family network
  • Experience of working within Health and Social Care (and with Heath and Social Care systems)
  • Empathy towards older people and the issues they may face
  • Must be prepared to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Benefits:

  • Further qualifications and training
  • Pension scheme
  • Staff reward scheme, with the chance of winning a week's stay in our beautiful ALF Cottage, with the annual leave to go with it - as well as many other prizes!
  • Healthcare scheme with Simplyhealth

We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable CV’s/applications.  An application pack is required to be completed as part of the recruitment process.

To apply please attach a CV or complete an Application Pack and email to recruitment@ageukkentrivers.org.uk or post to Age UK Kent Rivers, Second Floor South, Fitted Rigging South, Anchor Wharf, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TZ.

Download an application pack here

Dementia Service Support Worker - Faversham and Sittingbourne

As a Dementia Service Support Worker, you will be working under the management of the Dementia Services Team Leader, providing support and assistance to older people living with Dementia both within the day centre and the community of Swale.

Job type: Permanent, Full-time (37.5 hours per week 08:30-16:30)

Location: Across the Swale regions of Faversham and Sittingbourne

Starting rate: £11.44 per hour

We are looking for:

  • Previous experience supporting people living with Dementia
  • Empathy towards older people and the issues they may face
  • A full UK driving licence and access to own vehicle.

Why you should apply:

  • DBS, training and uniforms all paid for by Age UK Kent Rivers
  • Pension scheme
  • Wellbeing scheme with Simplyhealth
  • Staff reward scheme, with the chance of winning a week's stay in our beautiful ALF Cottage, with the annual leave to go with it - as well as many other prizes!
  • The opportunity to work towards an NQV 2

We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable CV’s/applications.  An application pack is required to be completed as part of the recruitment process.

To apply please attach a CV or complete an Application Pack and email to recruitment@ageukkentrivers.org.uk or post to Age UK Medway, Second Floor South, Fitted Rigging House South, Anchor Wharf, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TZ

Click here for an application pack

Hands 2 Help Gardener - Swale

As a Hands 2 Help Gardener, you will undertake a range of gardening tasks, maintaining the gardens to a highest possible standard and making improvements where possible to help our clients to feel comfortable and safe in and around their own home.

Job Type: Permanent, Zero-hours Monday to Friday

Location: Across the Swale regions of Faversham and Sittingbourne

Starting salary: £11.44 per hour

Requirements:

  • A full UK driving licence and access to own vehicle
  • Willing to undertake a Disclosure and Barring (DBS) Check.
  • Minimum experience of 5 years+ in gardening
  • Empathy towards older people and the issues which they may experience.

Why you should apply:

  • Further qualifications and training
  • Wellbeing scheme – Simplyhealth
  • Staff reward scheme, with the chance of winning a week's stay in our beautiful ALF Cottage, with the annual leave to go with it - as well as many other prizes!
  • DBS, training and PPE provided and paid for by Age UK Kent Rivers.

We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable CV’s/applications.  An application pack is required to be completed as part of the recruitment process.

To apply please attach a CV or complete an Application Pack and email to recruitment@ageukkentrivers.org.uk or post to Age UK Kent Rivers, Second Floor South, Fitted Rigging House South, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TZ.

Download an application form

Homecare Team Leader - Medway

As a Homecare Team Leader, you will be organising and coordinating the Community Carers' working schedules, working closely as a team with the Community Services Manager to supervise a team of Community Care Workrs to ensure they provide high quality care and support.

Job Type: Permanent, Full-time

Location: Office based in Medway, with care calls out in the Medway community

Starting salary: £12.76 per hour, plus on-call payments of £200 per week

Requirements:

  • A full UK driving licence and access to own vehicle (Business Use Insurance)
  • Willing to undertake a Disclosure and Barring (DBS) Check.
  • Previous experience in a supervisory role
  • NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care or keen interest to work towards
  • Empathy towards older people and the issues which they may experience.

Why you should apply:

  • Further qualifications and training
  • Wellbeing scheme – Simplyhealth
  • Staff reward scheme, with the chance of winning a week's stay in our beautiful ALF Cottage, with the annual leave to go with it - as well as many other prizes!
  • DBS, training, uniforms and PPE provided and paid for by Age UK Kent Rivers.

We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable CV’s/applications.  An application pack is required to be completed as part of the recruitment process.

To apply please attach a CV or complete an Application Pack and email to recruitment@ageukkentrivers.org.uk or post to Age UK Kent Rivers, Second Floor South, Fitted Rigging House South, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TZ.

Download an application form

Mainstream Day Centre Carer Driver - Medway

As a Day Centre Carer Driver, you will be safely transporting customers between their homes and the Gillingham Day Centre, at the beginning and end of each working day, as well as participating in the planning, implementation and evaluation of all activities, whilst attending to the personal care needs, of Service Users at the centre.

Job Type: Permanent, 37.5 hours per week, 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday

Location: Based at The Mackenney Centre, Gillingham and within the Medway towns 

Starting salary: £11.44 per hour

Requirements:

  • Willing to undertake a Disclosure and Barring (DBS) Check.
  • A full UK driving licence (with D1 entitlement is beneficial but not essential)
  • Hold an NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care, or be willing to work towards.
  • Experience of working with older people and related medical conditions.
  • A flexible approach, and excellent communication skills.
  • A creative flair and an interest towards contributing to the planning and provision of stimulating activities for Service Users.
  • Able to work as part of a team but also able to use own initiative.

Why you should apply:

  • Further qualifications and training
  • Wellbeing scheme – Simplyhealth
  • Staff reward scheme, with the chance of winning a week's stay in our beautiful ALF Cottage, with the annual leave to go with it - as well as many other prizes!
  • DBS, training and PPE provided and paid for by Age UK Kent Rivers.

We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable CV’s/applications.  An application pack is required to be completed as part of the recruitment process.

To apply please attach a CV or complete an Application Pack and email to recruitment@ageukkentrivers.org.uk or post to Age UK Kent Rivers, Second Floor South, Fitted Rigging House South, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TZ.

Download an application form

Support Worker - Faversham and Sittingbourne

As a Support Worker, you will be working to support, where needed, the Dementia, Wellbeing and Hands2Help team, under the management of the Client Services Team Leader. You will be providing support and assistance to older people both within the day centre and the community of Swale.

Job type: Permanent, Full-time (37.5 hours per week 08:30-16:30)

Location: Across the Swale regions of Faversham and Sittingbourne

Starting rate: £11.44 per hour

We are looking for:

  • Previous experience of working with, and supporting the needs of older people and older people living with Dementia
  • Demonstrable knowledge if the types of medical conditions older people may be affected by
  • Empathy towards older people and the issues they may face
  • A full UK driving licence and access to own vehicle.

Why you should apply:

  • Pension scheme
  • Wellbeing scheme with Simplyhealth
  • Staff reward scheme, with the chance of winning a week's stay in our beautiful ALF Cottage, with the annual leave to go with it - as well as many other prizes!
  • The opportunity to work towards an NQV 2

We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable CV’s/applications.  An application pack is required to be completed as part of the recruitment process.

To apply please attach a CV or complete an Application Pack and email to recruitment@ageukkentrivers.org.uk or post to Age UK Kent Rivers, Second Floor South, Fitted Rigging House South, Anchor Wharf, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TZ

Click here for an application pack

 

Working with Us

We are an equal opportunity employer, are committed to diversity and inclusion and ensuring that all employees and applicants receive equal treatment. We proudly promote our passion of growing an inclusive working environment where everyone can feel safe and free from barriers or discrimination.

Get in Touch

If you'd like to talk to us about any of our roles before applying, please don't hesitate to call us on 01634 572616 or email recruitment@ageukkentrivers.org.uk