Overnight Carer job description

Make a difference to elderly people’s lives by bringing joy and purpose, caring for them in their own home, as an Overnight Care Assistant for Bright Care. Voted the UK’s No.1 “Best Care Company to Work For in 2021”.

Whether you are an experienced carer or new to the care industry, we would be happy to hear from you. 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 all you need to know about the role.

Our intensive face-to-face onboarding training course delivers a range of courses that foster and support our elite 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.**

Overnight Carer job description

As an Overnight Care Assistant, you will be expected to provide care and companionship to our elderly clients in their own homes from 10pm-7am. You will support clients at bedtime and sometimes during the night. You’ll have your own bed and are permitted to sleep and will be paid at £81.00 per shift.

The role includes help with nightly personal care and support with the administration of medications where applicable. Our overnight care is delivered as two options; either a sleepover care service or a waking night service. 

With an overnight carer job, you would be part of a dedicated team of exceptional Bright Carers who take pride in the support they offer their clients.

Overnight Care Assistant job description as a downloadable PDF.


If you would like to know more, read Flavia’s story about her experience as an Overnight Care Assistant.

Overnight Care Assistant giving client water

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 £81.00 per shift. 
  • Mileage paid at 30p per mile.
  • Paid holidays and pension scheme.
  • Full and bespoke Bright Care uniform and PPE kit are 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 Overnight Care Assistants

  • Kind, joyful and determined individuals, who love to bring out the best in others.
  • Empathy and patience to support older people lead fulfilling lives.
  • Commitment, reliability and a mature and proactive approach to situations that comes from life experience.
  • Good verbal and written communication in English.
  • A driving licence and car is required for this role.
  • 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”.

  • First-class training and ongoing development, delivered by our Bright Care Academy
  • A contract with a guaranteed working pattern agreed in advance with your Care Manager.
  • Good work-life balance. You can choose not to do extra shifts on your weeks off.
  • All mileage paid, as well as covered public transport cost.
  • A contribution of up to £100 towards travel between Scotland and England if required.
  • Accrued paid holidays.

Join our award-winning team

If an overnight 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: Overnight Care Assistant
  • Location: jobs available throughout Scotland and South East England
  • Industry: Health Care
  • Hours: Shift work 
  • Salary: £81.00 per shift
  • Country: United Kingdom