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Location:   in all areas of Northamptonshire

Rate of pay:  £8.42 per hour

Northampton and south of the county

Hours of work:  afternoons from 2pm, evenings and weekends.   

About the role

We are recruiting carers to undertake in the home, on a temporary basis, a range of personal care, domestic or other tasks normally performed by the carer. The main focus of the Carers Siting Service is to provide support to the carer to enable them to take a break.  These tasks may include personal washing and changing clothing, maintaining continence, toileting, meal preparation, light housework, changing sheets and bedclothes, laundry and ironing, shopping and running errands. 

About you

You will ideally have experience of working with older people and of care work and the hands-on experience and life skills that will enable you to provide a caring, professional service.  You must have empathy with, and an understanding of, the behaviour of others and the contributory factors behind this.  Good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and keep accurate records are also 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 Pamela Kom on 01604 611200.

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

Job description (90 KB)

Application form (PDF version 152 KB)

Application form (Word doc 151 KB) 

Equal opportunities policy (95 KB)