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Roles at Carers Trust Thames

We have many different roles at Carers Trust Thames, offering our staff opportunities to progress and develop. We pride ourselves on our training (offered free of charge if you stay with us) and induction process, which will give you the ability to walk into your new role with confidence. This also gives our clients reassurance that our staff are well-trained and knowledgeable.

Care Support Workers

Carers Trust Thames is looking for friendly, practical, and reliable people to provide care in our clients’ homes and support them to get out and about. If you would like to make a difference to vulnerable or disabled people in your community, then we would love to hear from you.

You should have a positive attitude, common sense, and be committed to supporting others, plus be comfortable with carrying out personal care. Good communication skills are essential as you will be dealing with a variety of age groups, disabilities, and social and ethnic backgrounds.

Further Information

Pay ranges from £8.75 to £13, depending on qualifications and hours worked, plus mileage at 40p per mile or public transport expenses. Previous care experience is desirable but not essential as we provide a full induction programme and shadow training.

We require all applicants to work a minimum of 15 hours a week on average, and you must have your own car/motorcycle (except in Hounslow and Ealing).

Please contact one of our friendly local teams on the numbers below for a chat to see if the job is for you! You can also ask for an application pack to be sent to you, if required.

Applying by Email

To apply for a job via email, please download, complete, and return the application form and equal opportunities form below to jobs@carerstrustthames.org.uk.

All applicants are subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check and reference checks. Please note that pay rates include an allowance for time spent travelling between clients.

Administrator- Milton Keynes

Carers Trust Thames provides support to carers and people with care needs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Each area office needs to run smoothly and effectively in order to facilitate this. Our Administrators are key to making this happen. The role is a part time post for 20 hours a week, Monday to Thursday.

Our team members are encouraged to see their work as contributing to the charity’s overall aims. The job description is a broad description of the duties an Administrator may be expected to perform. This is not an exhaustive list and Administrators may be asked to do additional tasks..

A person’s belief in and adherence to our values is just as important as their technical or professional experience. Our values are that we are:
Trustworthy, accountable and transparent
Passionate, with a commitment and dedication to providing quality services
Outward focused, innovative and open to working in partnership with others
Inclusive, valuing difference and diversity and treating everyone with dignity and respect.

Applying by Email

To apply for a job via email, please download, complete, and return the application form and equal opportunities form below to jobs@carerstrustthames.org.uk.

Senior Care Practitioner

Senior care practitioners are required to provide care in our clients’ homes for part of the week and take on additional tasks including staff spot checks and client reviews and assessments the rest of the time. If you are experienced in care work and reliable, enthusiastic, and IT literate, and would like to help make a difference to vulnerable and disabled people in your community, then we would love to hear from you.

You should have a positive attitude, a willingness to develop your skills, and be comfortable in carrying out personal care. Good interpersonal, speaking, and writing skills are essential as you will be dealing with a variety of age groups, disabilities, and social and ethnic backgrounds.

You must work a minimum of 16 hours a week, and be available during some office hours. Successful candidates will also need to be available to work 2 evenings or early mornings per week and to cover some weekend shifts on a rota. You will also need to have your own transport.

Pay ranges from £8.75 to £13, depending on the tasks you are doing, qualifications and hours worked, plus mileage. The hourly rate for your senior care practitioner duties is £9.20 if you have an NVQ/Diploma Level 2 or equivalent in health and social care, and £9.67 if you have level 3. We provide a full induction programme and pay for your DBS and equipment.

Quick Apply

All applicants are subject to a DBS check and references. We will continue to recruit until we find the right people for these roles. Please return completed applications to jobs@carerstrustthames.org.uk.

Live-In Care Support Workers

Can you provide consistent, high-quality care and support every day? Are you patient, resilient, and compassionate? When you are willing to become a key part of a client’s household, supporting them to live their lives in the way they choose, then we may have a great opportunity for you.

About the Role

As a live-in care support worker, you will support our client as and when they need it, and live your life alongside them. You will prepare and assist with meals, washing and dressing, personal care, and also escort them on trips out.

We offer full training, DBS checks, and all the required equipment. Paid holidays include 28 days per pro rata annum. You also receive up to 4 hours of breaks per day. You receive £89 per day, and job share is considered, for example, 2 weeks in 4. Accommodation is provided with food and all bills taken care of for you.

Quick Apply

Young Carers Officer

Hillingdon Carers and Carers Trust Thames have  a long-standing partnership and work closely together to support carers. Both charities deliver high quality support to unpaid family carers of all ages and the two teams are experienced, hard-working and committed to improving lives. Both are working in Hillingdon as part of the Hillingdon Carers Partnership and Carers Trust Thames is delivering a Carers Support Service on behalf of Ealing Council.

About the Role

They are seeking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to deliver support to young carers, across the two boroughs.

Both partners are happy to consider the post as one combined role:

31 hours per week - £20,371 actual

or two separate roles:

Ealing (21 hours per week) -
£13,800 actual

Hillingdon (10 hours per week) -
£6,571 actual

PLEASE ENSURE THAT
YOU DOWNLOAD AND COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM AND JOB DESCRIPTION RELEVENT TO
THE POST YOU ARE INTERESTED IN.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED
IN THE COMBINED POST, PLEASE CONSIDER BOTH JOB DESCRIPTIONS IN YOUR APPLICATION.
THE PERSON SPECIFICATION IS THE SAME FOR ALL ROLES.


The successful applicant will be able to travel across relevant or both boroughs depending on the post applied for. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for this post.

Guidelines on Completing the Application Form

Thank you for your interest in Carers Trust Thames.

Please complete the application form in black ink or type (preferable). We use this application form to decide if you will be given an interview so please fill it in very carefully.

Please complete all sections of the application form. We do not accept CVs. If you need more space for a particular section, then continue on a separate sheet of paper.

Part A - Referees

You must give your last 2 employers as referees. If you have only 1 previous employer, you may give the name of another person who can provide a reference for you, but this should not be a partner or a member of your family. If you are currently self-employed, you may use a client as a referee. If you are still in full-time education, please give details of someone in authority from an educational establishment.

Part B – Employment History

Please give details of your present post together with the full name and address of your employer. It is essential that you provide a full work history and account for any gaps.

Information in Support of Your Application

Selection for interview will be made on how well you demonstrate you meet the criteria in the specification. Read through the job description and person specification and think of an example from your present or most recent job that shows you have the required skill or experience.

If you are unemployed or have been out of paid employment for some time, or have just left school/college/university, you may wish to include relevant experience from voluntary work or education. Do continue on additional sheets if necessary.

The Equality Act

We accept applications in a number of formats including audio and large print.

A disability is defined under the Act as a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal activities. If you tell us you have a disability we will make reasonable adjustments during recruitment. If you are appointed to the post, we will make reasonable adjustments to where you work and your working arrangements.

Equal Opportunities Form

Please complete the equal opportunities form to help us to monitor our recruitment process. The information given will be used for statistical purposes only.

Data Protection

The personal details on this application form will only be used for selection and interview purposes as well as employment records if the application is successful. If the application is unsuccessful, the information on the application form will be kept for 6 months and then destroyed.

Acknowledgement of Applications

Unfortunately, we are not able to respond to everyone who applies for a post. We do appreciate the time you have taken with your application and thank you for your interest in Carers Trust Thames.

CONTACT our care charity in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, when you would like to join us.