Senior Care Assistant

Lancashire County Council
£19,264-£20,043 Per annum
Closing date
17 Aug 2022

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Do you want to make a real and positive difference to the lives of older people? Are you kind, warm, reliable, committed, have a passion to help others and a desire to provide a high standard of care?

Well, look no further, this job could be for you!

We are recruiting…….

We are currently looking to recruit a Senior Care Assistant at Milbanke Day Centre in Kirkham to provide person-centred support to our day centre clients. Our day centre is open Monday to Friday, 09:00 until 17:00 (including bank holidays).

You do not need to have any care experience to join our team and we welcome applications from all sections of the community. In return, in addition to paying 'living wage' pay rates, we will make sure we provide and pay for your training, disclosure and barring service (DBS) application and uniform. 

Hours of work:

This is a part time, permanent position and you will be expected to work bank holidays. The hours will be:

Week 1 – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 13:45-16:45

Please note that the salary quoted is full time equivalent and if successful the salary received will be paid on a pro–rata basis. This, however, is an hourly rate starting at £9.99 or £10.39 depending on qualifications. In addition, enhanced rates of pay will be paid for bank holiday working.

Here are a few things we look for in our Care Assistants:

A caring nature - Do you have a genuine desire to make people's lives better?

Great people skills - Do you enjoy spending time with people and building relationships? Can you listen and put yourself in other people's shoes?

A team player – Do you work well with others?

Judgement and creativity - Can you use your own initiative and knowledge to deliver great care based on a person's individual needs? Can you use your creativity to make someone's day brighter and happier?

Ambition - Do you want to learn, develop your career and be even better at what you do?

If you can answer yes to these questions, we look forward to receiving your application.

What you will get in return:

We have a lot to offer people who join our Older Peoples Care Service including a comprehensive training and support package.  

Lancashire County Council also offers great staff benefits with generous annual leave entitlements including the option to purchase additional leave days, a well-established staff Health and Wellbeing programme and the opportunity to progress as part of an exciting, well-established service that is looking to bring real benefits to the people of Lancashire.


Find out more about the benefits Lancashire County Council has to offer on our website here.

Apply Now…

If you want to know more about the role, please contact Arlene Finley on 01772 671169 for an informal discussion.

The proposed interview date is to be confirmed.

For further information on this role please see the attached role profile.

The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Further information can be found on the 'Our Recruitment Process' tab.

This post is a COVID-19 critical post. The successful applicant/s will be required to undergo regular COVID-19 testing and are strongly encouraged to take up the offer of the COVID-19 and flu vaccinations.

We reserve the right to close down a vacancy early, before the closing date, if we receive sufficient applications.

Additional Information

  • Minimum Salary: 19264
  • Maximum Salary: 20043
  • Pay Basis: Yearly
  • Schedule Type: Part Time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: 15.00017
  • Closing Date: Aug 17, 2022

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