Care Workers

Let’s make a real difference together

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Care Workers for St Christopher's Personal Care ServicesAre you ready to make a real difference?
For nearly 50 years, St Christopher’s has provided the highest quality care to dying individuals in South East London. As part of our new personal care service, you will help keep people out of hospital and in their own home by assisting with bathing, showering, preparing meals and their medication.


No experience in care required – our Care Workers come from all walks of life; florists, hairdressers, school dinner ladies, printers, supermarket assistants, bus drivers and more! What they have in common is a kind heart and commitment to helping others; if that sounds like you, we can teach you the rest. You’ll gain a nationally recognised qualification, ongoing support and training and the satisfaction of rewarding work.

The difference you can make 
The care you will provide as part of our team has a huge impact on people at a difficult time in their lives. This is just a small sample of the feedback we receive on a regular basis;

“My family and I would like to thank you all for the help we received in connection with our Dad. The service that we received was second to none. On behalf of us all, thank you.”

“Nobody could have wished for more. The attention and care was beyond all expectations. We all thank you so much for what you do.”

“Every carer that stepped over my door was caring, compassionate, sensitive and very supportive to all members of the family. Truly amazing people and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you did for Mum.”

“The quality of selection and training of the care givers was excellent. They always greeted and spoke to my mother with respect and compassion even when hours before her death. The regular arrival of two excellent carers, three times a day was a great relief to us as a family as we looked after her in the last week of her life. It enabled her to have the physically comfortable, peaceful death in her own home that she and the family wanted. An excellent service. Thank you very much.”

“No group of carers could have provided a more professional, friendly, caring service, plus a great feeling of general concern always with great sense of humour. There was almost always laughter and chatter coming from the bathroom and bedroom. Also the back office support was friendly and efficient and gave me much positive support.”

“I cannot praise highly enough the personal care received by my Mother from your team. She, together with myself, was treated with respect, kindness and professionalism at all times. The care was consistently excellent, delivered by a highly trained team of lovely people.” 

Salary details

We offer two types of contract; flexible or guaranteed hours. In either case, ideally we need a minimum commitment of three days per week including weekend working.

Guaranteed hours

We offer guaranteed ‘annualised hours’ contracts, equivalent to 30, 24 or 18 hours per week. This means we guarantee you an amount of hours each year that can be worked flexibly throughout the year and you receive the same guaranteed salary each month, plus any overtime.

Benefits include:

  • £9.80 per hour paid from the start to end of your shift inclusive
  • Guaranteed regular monthly salary
  • Paid travel time between clients
  • Paid holiday
  • Sick pay entitlement
  • Paid monthly training sessions
  • Any overtime paid one month in arrears
  • Double pay on bank holidays
  • Employer pension contributions of 5%

Flexible contracts

Flexible contracts are paid based on your contact time with clients with a percentage added towards your travel time.

Benefits include:

  • £9.75 plus 18% travel time = £11.51 per hour
  • Weekend and evening rates of £13.23 per hour (including travel time)
  • Paid monthly training sessions
  • Double pay on bank holidays
  • 12.07% extra added to your pay in lieu of holiday entitlement (effective hourly rates £12.89 and £14.83)
  • Employer pension contributions of 5%


The service operates 7am – 10.30pm in three shifts. (7am – 1pm) (1pm-4pm) (5.30pm – 10.30pm)

We will work with you on a shift pattern that works for you and our service users

  • Weekdays: £12.89 inclusive of allowance for travel time and holiday pay
  • Weekday evenings and weekends: £14.83 inclusive
  • Bank holidays: £25.78 inclusive
  • Payment is based on contact time with clients.

Apply now

If you would like to apply please download an application form (at the bottom of this page) and send it by post or email it to us at

Chosen applicants will be invited to interview (see dates below). If successful, you will attend our 3 day induction course (please see dates below).

If you’d like to find out more or to request an application form by email, please complete the contact form below.


Car owner drivers preferred. We have a limited number of positions for non-drivers.

Further information and dates

Induction courses

If you would like to apply please download an application form (below) and send or email it to us and we will contact you. If you are successful at interview we will invite you to a 3 day Induction.  These take place throughout the year as set out below.

Induction days for 2018:

January 29/30/31
February 26/27/28
March 26/27/28
April 23/24/25
May 28/29/30
June 25/26/27
July 23/24/25
August 28/29/30
September 24/25/26
October 22/23/24
November 26/27/28

To download an application pack, including full job description, see below.

Only successful candidates will be contacted

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