Care Assistant & Companion

  • Location

    Reading, UK

  • Sector:

    Adult Homecare Branch

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £11.00 - £16.50 per hour + 45p mileage allowance

  • Contact:

    Carol Raine

  • Contact email:

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


We are looking for Care Assistants & Companions who are motivated by a genuine desire to care for our elderly members of the community in the Reading area of Berkshire. Full and part time hours are available for potential Care Assistants & Companions who fit this description.  No previous care experience is needed because excellent training and a through and supportive induction programme will be provided. It is essential that you have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.


They can offer hours in most of the Reading area including Mortimer, Tilehurst, Southcote, Woodley, Earley, Lower Earley, Caversham and Emmer Green and surrounding areas.  If you live in any of these areas, they have plenty of local work for you.

Work for a company with wonderful values

Our client founded the company in memory of her Grandmother and with a vision to change the way older people are supported in the local community. The owner has a wealth of experience in the sector in both a hospital and community setting, so they know what it takes to provide the highest standard of support to the older people they support in their own homes. They are a terrific employer too and take a lot of time to ensure all their team feel valued and rewarded making it an excellent place to work. 

Job Description

Every person’s needs vary, from companionship, assisting with personal care, domestic duties and preparing meals, to helping with medication or taking them out to continue doing the things they love. If you think of the things that you would do for a relative or a friend, or even what you would expect for yourself when you’re older, this role is doing just that and offers a rewarding feeling like no other.

What they can offer you?

  • £11.00 - £16.50 per hour + 45p mileage allowance.
  • Weekends pay rate of £12.50 per hour + time and half bank holiday.
  • Christmas day and Boxing day double time.
  • Hours range between 06.30 - 22.30. If you have some availability morning, evenings and alternate weekends, then we would love to hear from you.

How do I apply or ask a Question?

If you have any questions about this Care Assistant & Companion job, or you wish to apply, please click on the apply button.  Once you have applied, we would carry out an initial pre-screen of your application, your CV & application is then passed to the end employer who would then contact you directly to progress your application further. This would usually be within 24-72 hours of applying and this telephone conversation is for you to ask any questions you may have and the end employer to find out more about you.