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We specialise in providing the highest quality 24-hour live-in care for clients in their own homes from as little as a few days’ respite care to long term placements stretching over months or years.
The UK left the EU on the 31st January 2021. A Frontier Worker permit lets you come to the UK to work while living elsewhere. Please visit this page to find out your eligibility and apply online. Also, you can visit here to see what action you may need to take if you do not hold a UK passport.
Apply for a national insurance number if you do not already have one. We regret we are unable to offer work to holders of student visas and we are unable to help with applications for work permits. You can visit www.workgateways.com/working.html, which offers useful information on working in the UK – tips and information on getting around, work visas, health, cost of living and banking.
Yes. When you arrive in the UK we are legally obliged to apply for a police check for you here. This takes about 2-3 weeks to process and costs £49.40 and is processed through the DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service). If this is your first time working in the UK we expect you to have a Police check from your country of origin. Please look at the DBS website to check you can comply.
Yes, you are required to attend an interview. We are conducting face-to-face interviews at our offices in Tidworth. If you are unable to attend a face-to-face interview, a virtual interview can be arrange via WhatsApp or Teams. Please e-mail (email@example.com) or telephone (01980) 846690 for an appointment. Or alternatively please follow this link to fill in an application form https://www.oxleycare.co.uk/carers/jobs/ and we will be in touch to arrange an interview if your application is successful.
You cannot commence work without an interview, completing training and paperwork and submitting all documentation required. The nearest Station to our offices is Grateley on the London Waterloo/Exeter line. If you are invited for an interview and you are travelling by train we may be able to pick you up and return you to Grateley station. Please enquire when booking an interview.
Some experience in care is beneficial, whether this was gained professionally or caring for a close friend or relative. We accept previous experience and training obtained via other agencies, provided it is relevant, in date, and certified.
OxleyCare provides a range of blended learning opportunities from e-learning to face-to-face, hands-on training. Our training courses are designed for new and experienced carers and are part of the regulatory requirements laid out by CQC, Care Quality Commission.
We pride ourselves on continuing personal and professional development. Our core courses are a requirement for all, however additional training may also be available.
Yes. OxleyCare promotes a balanced diet and the use of fresh ingredients on a daily basis. Ready-made meals are only used in emergencies.
Being able to drive is preferable but not essential. Most of our clients prefer to have a car driver. Remember to bring your licence and insurance documentation with you. You will also be asked to disclose any previous driving convictions.
No. Most of our clients prefer you not to wear a uniform. However, we insist on smart casual clothes and no jeans or track suit bottoms.
We have a 24-hour on-call service which ensures that a member of the management team is always available to answer your queries.
Having a bank account in the UK is preferable but not essential. There is a charge to have salaries paid to an oversea account. If at all possible arrange to have a bank account in the UK before you leave your home country. Seek advice from your own bank. Alternatively visit www.workgateways.com/moving-uk/uk-bank-accounts for information on their services for overseas travellers.
You are paid weekly direct to your bank account. Holiday pay is accrued per assignment and paid when holiday is taken.
Each assignment varies but the rate is £105-116.50 depending on skillset and placement. All board and lodging are paid for by the client as are your travel costs or petrol for your car from your home to the client’s location up to £110. The mileage allowance is 45p per mile.
We do have plenty of work for suitable carers, but we are unable to guarantee work. You are likely to get more if you are flexible, prepared to travel and work with our clients who require more assistance.
Assignments vary depending on suitability and availability, but the maximum number of weeks you can work continuously is 14 weeks then 2 weeks compensatory rest. Time off is 20 hours per week. If you have any specific work preferences they can be discussed at interview.