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Location:  North-west and north-east Milton Keynes

Hours of work: flexible,  12 -15 hours preferred minimum per week, over three to five days

Salary: £9.22 per hour

About the role

Due to increasing need for our service we need more Independent Living Assistants to provide the practical support that enables older people to carry on living independently in their own home and taking part in activities in their community. 

This vital service offers flexible support that suits our clients and enables them to make the most of life.  Having a reliable, caring person to help with domestic cleaning and shopping makes a huge difference to older people who may have a health condition that restricts what they can do.  Many of our clients use the service to take them to medical  appointments and other engagements, occasionally at weekends.  Not all our clients are in poor health or disabled but they all benefit from the reassurance of knowing that Age UK Milton Keynes has their best interests at heart.  PPE will be supplied for this role.

About you

We are looking for people with a caring nature and who enjoy doing light housework, shopping tasks and general duties that help and support older people. This role would also suit people who can spend time with an older person, keeping them safe whilst their carer or a relative has a break (no personal care is involved).  Mileage is included in the rate of pay and use of your own car is essential.  An enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) certificate will be required.  If you do not have one that is within 12 months of issue we can apply for one for you and the fee of £40 will be deducted from your first pay.  The fee will be refunded after completion of a satisfactory probationary period.

How to apply

You can use our online form  or download and print out a PDF or a Word document using the links below.  If you prefer you can fill in the Word version electronically by typing in the grey boxes, but you must have Microsoft Word installed on your device and be able to save it before filling it in.  Then email it to or print and then post it.  Or call us on 01908 557887 and we will send you a form in the post to complete and return.  Please do not send a CV as this will be discounted.  If you have any questions please email or phone us on 01908 550700. 

Closing date: open ended

Interview date: to be arranged


Job description (229 KB)

Application form to download and open with Microsoft Word  (104 KB)

Application form as a PDF to download and print out (209 KB)

Notes for completing the application form