If you are passionate about and dedicated to making a real difference to people in later life in Newcastle upon Tyne we would like you to think about joining our team.

Home Support Staff Needed

Evening and weekend work available

Do you enjoy the company of people, are you reliable, able to work flexibly, have good communication skills, and are willing to learn how to meet the individual needs of the person you are assisting?

If the answer is YES, then you may be interested to find out more about vacancies we have supporting people in Newcastle.

Duties may include assisting with personal care, assistance with social opportunities and accessing work.

We have a range of hours available between 16 to 30 hours per week, including evenings and weekends.
5.6 weeks of holiday per year, pro rata to hours worked.
Paid Disclosure and Barring Service certificate (DBS).
Free uniforms and PPE provided

Pay and Allowances:
Current salary rate is £7.50 per hour (also paid for shadowing).
Travel time is paid at £7.50 per hour.
Car mileage rate is 20p per mile.

Average salary per week is £350 and salaries are paid on a fortnightly basis.
Non drivers; A percentage of travel card cost is covered dependent on case load and distance travelled. Mobile phone allowance is paid for service related calls.

Qualifications and training:
QCF Level 2/Level 3 qualifications are desirable but not essential as we offer full training
Comprehensive company induction programme and care certificate training.
Our induction and continuation training is largely online based however, some training is more traditional as a legal requirement.

Valuing our staff:
Person centred care is at the hub of everything we do. Age UK Newcastle as part of this policy ensures everyone working for us feels valued and respected. Our management team are available for help, advice, guidance and mentoring when required; regular supervision meetings ensure you are aware of development needs and for you to raise any issues or development needs you might have.

We make every effort to ensure you receive the hours requested dependent on case load.

Specialist team
As well as a range of general vacancies, we are looking for staff to join a small team working in the Jesmond area, supporting a professional musician with all personal, domestic and social needs. It is essential that you have a full driving licence, valid for the UK, as you will be driving our customer to work using his vehicle, to appointments and social functions. There will also be opportunities to travel to events across the UK and abroad with him. Hours available are every Monday and Thursday 9am - 12am, and alternate Fridays and Sundays 9am - 12am.

We are also looking for staff to service palliative care packages, providing end of life care.

To apply, please complete the Care Worker Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form below and send to recruitment@ageuknewcastle.org.uk or to Recruitment, Age UK Newcastle, 2nd Floor, Broadacre House, Market Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6HQ.


Care Worker Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Care Worker Job Description


Volunteer Opportunities for Professionals 

Our busy back office team have lots of project based administrative, operational and marketing work for willing and able volunteers. You may have recently retired from professional/office work or are leaving University with a degree in a particular area of expertise eg. HR, Business Management and are looking to get some experience.

A can do attitude and competence in IT are also essential. Commitment can be one off eg minimum of a week or regular input on a weekly basis. Talk to us today and find out more about how you can be of help to us and support our work with older people in Newcastle.

Some of the current work we are looking for input into:

  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Office Administration
  • Website Editing

If you would like to find out more about these volunteer opportunities please contact recruitment@ageuknewcastle.org.uk