“I would always give Christies top marks. Other agencies do not provide the same level of training or support.”

“I would always give Christies top marks. Other agencies do not provide the same level of training or support.”

“I would always give Christies top marks. Other agencies do not provide the same level of training or support.”

The Application Process

What are we looking for?

To be a good carer, you must want to care. You must be compassionate and want to make other people’s lives better. So even if you have no previous experience but have a caring nature, we would still like to hear from you.

You must be legally be allowed to work in the UK. If you are unsure if you can legally work in the UK please look at the home office website. Please note that we are unable to assist with, or sponsor visa applications.

Our clients need to understand you and you need to be able to understand them. So we need to know that you can speak and understand English well. We will carry out a telephone interview with you to help us judge this.

It is important that you are able to cook. You must be able to prepare basic English meals, from scratch. To help our carers we’ve produced a cook book and a recipe book available on our carer’s extranet.

It is not vital that you have a driving license, though it is a huge advantage to both you and our clients. If you hold a non-EU driving license you can drive legally in the UK for up to 12 months from when you enter Great Britain. This includes any small vehicle (such as a car or motorcycle) listed on your full and valid license. However some insurance companies in the UK may not cover you when driving for a client unless you change this to a full UK license. For more information please visit the government pages on driving.

To work for Christies Care you must be legally entitled to work in the UK. You must tell us if you have any previous criminal convictions.

You have to be fit to be a carer. This type of work can be physically demanding and involves a lot of bending and stretching and possibly carrying heavy items such as shopping bags.

Why be a carer at Christies?

Our carers tell us that with Christies Care, they get the work they want. This is why we have so many carers who have been with us for ten years or more. We have a dedicated member of staff whose job is to introduce carers who have just finished training to their clients. This way, newly trained carers also get the clients they need.

Our carers tell us that the reason they stay with Christies Care for so long (more than 1/3 of our carers has been with us for more than 5 years) is that we look after them. Our carer support team is always there at the end of the telephone, or our advisors can always visit you and talk, face to face.

Our free training is recognised as being the best, and it equips carers to be able to do almost any caring task. Further, in-depth, condition specific training is also available, free of charge.

Our carers earn £500 to £800 a week, and have free board and lodging when they work.

Christies Care’s Local Area Advisors visit and fully assess our clients, identify any risks that might be evident and evaluate the working conditions. Once a client has started, we do a full re-assessment whenever necessary and if you feel that you could do with a face-to-face chat with someone, our local advisor will come and visit you.

If, through no fault of your own, your work is cancelled (say your client goes to hospital, or passes away), we will offer you free accommodation here in our guesthouse. And if there are weeks when you don’t want to work, you can stay in our subsidised guesthouse.

To keep you up to date, to share ideas and stories about your caring lives, we have a carers website and newsletter. This may carry a story from a carer, telling how she has taken her client on holiday, or it may contain important information about how to avoid a scam.

What Next?

If a live-in home care job sounds like something you would like to do, click any of the “Apply Now” buttons, fill in the application form and we’ll be in touch to let you know more.

“Chris