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At The Good Care Group, we warmly welcome international carers who have either professional or personal experience of caring, and who are eligible to work in the UK, to join our team.
We welcome applications from EU, EEA or Swiss citizens who were resident in the UK on or before the 31 December 2020. Anyone wishing to stay and work beyond 30 June 2021 is required to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme doing so will allow you to:
- work in the UK
- access the NHS
- enrol in education or study in the UK
- travel in and out of the UK
We currently employ people from over 40 different nationalities in our business, what everyone has in common is a real desire to provide outstanding care. Our diversity is part of our DNA and why we think there’s nowhere better to join if you are looking for a job in live-in care in the UK.
If you’re thinking about coming to the UK to work, you probably have a lot of questions. How will I be paid? How do I pay tax? How will I travel to work? Will I receive training? Who do I talk to if I need support? You might be wondering what it’s like to work in the UK and whether it’s for you.
We will cover all these questions for you when you talk to our recruiters, but we have also put together some information to guide you through what we think you need to know before making the move to the UK.
If you’d still like to talk to someone, please call us on +44 203 728 7570. We also run regular online events which is a great way to learn more about us, and we often have Care Ambassadors attend the events which means you can ask them directly what it’s like to work as a live-in carer for The Good Care Group.
With a bit of forward planning from you and lots of support from us, we’ll make sure the process is as straightforward and hassle-free as possible.
Living and working in the UK
You may be considering working in a number of different countries, including the UK. Here’s why we think you should choose Great Britain.
The UK is a beautiful country steeped in heritage and tradition yet highly multi-cultural. This could be an exciting opportunity to meet new people and experience new things.
If you are not a British national we have huge community networks which operate here in the UK. Concerts, shops, local community hubs, radio – there are many opportunities to get connected.
Looking to expand your English Language skills? As a result of working in the UK you will develop your language abilities and enhance your career opportunities. You will be fluent before you know it.
Despite being hundreds of miles away from your friends and family back home you are only a click away. You will have WIFI access during your placement so feel free to make a Skype call or send a message at any time during your break.
What qualifications do I need to work as a live-in carer?
To be considered for live-in care roles, you must have:
- A high standard of written and spoken English
- The right to work in the UK
- Clear police, occupational health and reference checks
- Good professional and personal references
- Good family cooking skills
- Ability to run a home and keep it clean
- Professional care experience, this could be as a care assistant, carer, homecare assistant, domiciliary carer, healthcare assistant or another health or social care related role. Alternatively, you have recent experience of providing personal care for a friend or family member.
Joining us from overseas
So long as you are eligible to work in the UK you can apply to work with us even if you live abroad. However, it is important to bear in mind that there are currently restrictions on overseas travel due to the ongoing pandemic. It is advisable to check if there are any travel restrictions that would impact you travelling to and from your placement in the UK. You can check up-to-date government advice here.
We continue to welcome applications from EU, EEA or Swiss citizens who were resident in the UK on or before 31 December 2020. Anyone wishing to stay and work beyond 30 June 2021 is required to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. There is an on-line questionnaire that helps people work out whether they need to make an application, based on their individual circumstances. See “Continue to live in the UK after it leaves the EU”.
Our living standards are some of the best in the world, and we work hard and we play hard. We have a unique sense of humour and believe in the right to diverse beliefs and opinions. There are so many benefits to living and working in the UK.
The best way to experience the UK, is to come and see for yourself. Even though the UK is relatively small, there are huge regional variations. You’ll get a better idea on the culture and pace of life in each corner of the UK from the following websites:
The UK is also an ideal launch pad from which to explore the rest of Europe. You can find useful travel information on the websites below.
If you are joining us from overseas, you are responsible for booking and paying for your return flight to the UK for placement. Unlike most of our competitors, we will contribute towards the cost of any return flights over £150, so long as your flights have been booked in advance (as outlined in our expenses policy). We have an online booking system offering you cheaper flight options; this also means that you do not need to pay for the cost of your flight in advance as the cost will be deducted from your monthly salary.
Once you arrive in the UK all of your travel expenses will be covered when traveling to your placement, and then from your placement back to the UK airport again.
Why work for The Good Care Group?
We have built a fantastic reputation for being the best live-in care provider in the UK. For training and support there is nowhere better than The Good Care Group. We want the very best and we believe our committed carers deserve excellent employment packages.
We’ll provide you with:
- A competitive salary offered with merit-based pay progression. Your salary will be reviewed after 6 months and annually thereafter.
- Transparent pay bands, rewarding individual experience, skills, training and qualifications
- Paid annual leave based on working patterns
- Carer referral scheme – up to £500 per referral
- Client referral scheme – up to £500 per referral
- All UK travel expenses paid whilst in placement
- Family discount on TGCG services (5%) plus 50% reduction on initial fee
- Enhanced rates paid for Christmas day, Boxing day, New Year’s day, Good Friday and Easter Monday
- Enhanced payment in specific couple-care placements
- Flexible working patterns
- Access to an innovative wellbeing programme to support you in supporting our clients; introduction of wellness plans to support positive mental health at work
- 24/7 access to a confidential employee advice line
- Regular contact with the Care management team; support from Carer Services team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Support through client or (personal) bereavement from our in house Consultant Admiral Nurse
- Carer community portal
- Annual refresher programmes with the opportunity to engage with your colleagues
- Regular programme of informative and development webinars