Live-in Carer job description

Be a part of the UK’s No.1 “Best Care Company to Work For in 2021” and bring joy and purpose to elderly people’s lives. 

We would love to hear from you, whether you are new to the care industry or whether you are an experienced carer. The most important attributes to us are your character and personality, compassion, empathy and patience are essential. We are keen to find the right people to fit the job and the environment you will work in. Our Bright Care Training Academy will cover everything else you need to know.

Our intensive face-to-face onboarding training course delivers a range of courses that foster and support our team of Care Assistants to deliver the highest standard of elderly care. This initial training includes health and social care standards, lifting and handling, record keeping, medication, person-centred care, confidentiality, food hygiene and infection control.

**Please note that we are not currently recruiting from overseas and are not able to provide visa sponsorship at this time.**

Live-in Care Assistant job description

With a Live-in Carer job, you are there for all those little moments as you live side-by-side with your clients in their homes to provide personal care and companionship. You will have a contract with a guaranteed working pattern with your regular client(s). 

You’ll be able to choose from the following working patterns (inclusive of a 2-hour daily break):

  • 1 week on/ 1 week off
  • 2 weeks on/ 2 weeks off

There are always opportunities for progression, and we will review and upgrade your salary on a yearly basis, depending on performance. The role includes:

  • Providing regular companionship and genuine social support, such as playing games, reading, baking and gardening together.
  • Help with daily personal care, such as housework, preparation of meals, daily personal care.
  • Help with housework, preparation of meals and shopping.
  • Support with the administration of medications where applicable.
  • Assistance in running errands, attending appointments and handling household administrative tasks.

Rewarding live-in care work with Bright Care will allow you the time to build meaningful relationships with your clients. You would become part of a dedicated team of exceptional Bright Carers who take pride in the work they do.

Live-in Care Assistant job description as a downloadable PDF.


If you would like to know more, read Andrea’s story about her experience as a live-in Carer.

Elderly in-home care, Bright Carer and her client playing piano together

Why be a part of the Bright Care team – are you a good fit to work with us?

  • We want to find a contract that works for you. We offer salaried contracts where you will be directly employed by us.
  • You will receive paid, first-class training and ongoing development delivered by our Bright Care Training Academy.
  • A dedicated Care Manager will fully support you and help you thrive in your role.
  • We will cover your key regulatory costs such as your DBS and Care Certificate (England), or PVG (Scotland).

Benefits include:

  • A generous salary of £910 per week
  • Mileage paid at 30p per mile, and public transport costs are covered when applicable.
  • A contribution of £100 for a return flight, if required.
  • Paid holidays and pension scheme.
  • Full and bespoke Bright Care uniform and PPE kit provided.
  • £400 refer-a-friend bonus scheme
  • Funding support for SVQ qualifications.
  • Regular wellbeing events to reward our carers for the amazing work that they do.

What we seek in our Live-in Carers

  • Kind, joyful caring and compassionate individuals with empathy and patience in supporting elderly people to lead fulfilling lives.
  • Commitment, reliability and a mature and proactive approach to situations that comes from life experience.
  • A driving licence and car are required for this role.
  • Good verbal and written communication in English.
  • Proof of right to work in the UK.
  • To pass the DBS/PVG check.

We are proud to be an employer of choice, being named the UK’s No.1 “Best Care Company to Work For in 2021”.

Join our award-winning team

If a live-in Carer job is right for you, apply now to start a rewarding career in care with Bright Care.

Bright Care has won several awards as an employer, click on the links below for more details: 

Job Information

  • Role: Live-in Care Assistant
  • Location: jobs available throughout Scotland and England
  • Industry: Health Care
  • Hours: Shift work 
  • Salary: £910 per week
  • Country: United Kingdom