Live-In Roles: Becoming A Live-In Carer

The live-in carer role

As a live-in carer, you’ll provide care and companionship for our elderly clients in the comfort of their own home. As you live with the person, it means you’re on hand to assist with all aspects of daily life, from personal care, to household chores, to trips out and about; but most importantly, you’re there for those little moments in life, like reading the papers together, or drinking a cup of tea in the garden.

Working with Bright Care is more than just a ‘job’, it gives you a sense of pride, achievement and fulfillment.



Bright Carer

Job Description

You’ll work in a small team of carers to look after a client. This will usually involve living with the client for one or two weeks, and then having one or two weeks off (when your team member will then go and live with the client). We occasionally offer longer placements depending on the client’s needs. During the week/s, you’ll be:

  • Assisting clients with personal care, such as getting up, washed, dressed, and toileting
  • Helping clients with light housekeeping, such as cleaning, laundry, cooking
  • Going on outings, whether that be grocery shopping, social events, or hospital appointments
  • Providing friendly and ongoing companionship
  • Supporting clients with taking their medication, or picking up prescriptions

Want to know more? Hear from one of our live-in carers, Andrea, about her experience of this role at Bright Care.

Why Bright Care

Bright Care is a family run in-home care provider for the elderly, with a focus on providing quality care and companionship. With branches across Scotland, we specialise in working with self-funding families who are looking for an alternative or top-up to statutory services.

Becoming a live-in carer with Bright Care is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a highly motivated and enthusiastic team. We’re thrilled to have won some recent and notable awards that showcase our dedication to employees:

There are other benefits too:

  • Ongoing training and support, with a three-day training course and e-learning modules
  • A contribution towards travel expenses to/from a client’s house
  • Accrued paid holidays
  • The opportunity for SCQF (former SVQ) qualifications and career development
  • A competitive salary of £102 per day (£99 during a six-month probationary period)
Bright Carer and her client walking on the beach

We’re thrilled to have won some recent and notable awards that showcase our dedication to employees, including The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For 2018.

Tim Cocking

Founder and Managing Director

What We’re Looking For

Those who have:

  • Life-experience. It’s essential. It helps us all to gain empathy and understanding.
  • Positivity. We want you to be warm-hearted, patient and have great communication skills.
  • Caring Experience: It’s highly valued, whether in a professional or informal capacity.
  • Reliability. We seek commitment and professionalism to our clients and in situations.

You’ll also need:

  • A driving licence. It’s beneficial if you have your own transport too (depending on your location).
  • Language. The ability to speak English clearly, both spoken and written.
  • Work Permit. We’ll need you to have the right to work in the UK.
  • To pass the PVG. This is the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) checks.
  • Qualifications. Although you don’t need any formal qualifications, we support all our staff to work towards a SVQ2 in Social Services and Healthcare (SCQF Level 6) if you don’t already have it.

Ready To Apply

If you think this role is for you, please click on ‘Apply Now’ to fill in our online application form.

Alternatively, if you have any questions about what it looks and feels like to work as a live-in carer at Bright Care, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.