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Location:   in all areas of Northamptonshire

Rate of pay:  £9.26 per hour  payment is also made for travel time and mileage

Must be able to travel throughout Northamptonshire.

Hours of work:  Salaried night-time carers (nights and hours by agreement), weekend carers and casual contracts.

About the role

We are recruiting Care Assistants for the Extra Help Team.  This service provides high-quality care to people in the last days and weeks of life.  The service works in collaboration with other health care professionals to give practical and emotional support as required.  This care is part of a range of services that enable someone to die with dignity in their own home.

This is a varied role which involves personal care tasks as required which may include personal washing and changing clothing, maintaining continence, meal preparation, changing sheets and bedclothes.  A full training programme is provided.

About you

You may have experience of care work and the hands-on experience and life skills that will enable you to provide a caring, professional service.  Empathy, good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and keep accurate records are essential.  You will need a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.

For more information or an informal chat about these posts please call the team on 07500 065 600.

How to apply for our vacancies

Download our job application form and equal opportunities policy.  Complete either the Word or PDF version of the application form and either email to or post it to:

Age UK Northamptonshire
31 Billing Road

Please do not send CVs as they will be discounted.  For more information about these roles and working for Age UK  Northamptonshire, call us on 01604 611200 or email

Closing date for applications:   open ended
Interviews:  to be arranged

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