Change lives with a change of career

We welcome people who have previous experience or qualifications in care, but this is not essential as we will provide all the training and support you need. It is important that you are able to get on with people of all ages from many different backgrounds, but it is often the elderly people in our communities who have the most need for our services and a lot of the time you will be working with them.

There are certain qualities that we have identified as being essential for care work:

Are you/do you/can you?

  • Friendly and caring
  • Professional
  • Take pride in everything you do
  • Honest, trustworthy, responsible and reliable
  • Respectful of others
  • Use your own initiative and able to apply common sense
  • Work on your own and as part of a team
  • Flexible within your approach and adaptable to change?

You’ll also need:

  • A full driving licence and access to your own transport
  • Basic literacy skills for completing care forms in the clients’ homes

You will be required to undergo a DBS Enhanced check through the Disclosure and Barring Service, which we will pay for. This is a legal requirement for anyone entering into a health or social care role.

Not sure if care work is for you? Read more about careers in health & social care.

We have been accredited with the Investors in People award since 1999 and were recently awarded Bronze level.  Our training programmes are second-to-none and tailored to your individual role’s responsibilities. We can also offer opportunities for Volunteering, Apprenticeships and Gap Years.

Want to work with us?

Click here for our Current Vacancies or contact us now to kickstart your career with Candlelight Care. 

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I want to say how grateful I am for all the help you have given to make me feel better. You are wonderful.

Mrs B
Frome, Somerset

It’s so nice to have the same girls regularly, I feel so comfortable with them.

Mrs M
Shepton Mallet, Somerset

We have had nothing but wholehearted support from your carers that we’ve worked with for Mum’s care.

Mrs B
Radstock, Somerset

I would like to express how delighted we are with the excellent services you have been consistently providing. Thank you.

Mr G
Street, Somerset

Your Client Care Plans are very comprehensive and provide us with lots of useful information. Thank you.

Therapy Team
Yeovil District Hospital

Thank you all for the amazing care you took of my dad. I feel very blessed to have found such a good care company.

Mrs H
Poole

I shall certainly recommend you to my friends. At a stressful time, your help has been very much appreciated.

Mrs M
Bradford-on-Avon

The carers are always cheerful and I always feel good when they have been to see me.

Mr. P
Wadhurst, E Sussex

The service I receive has always been very good and my life is made much easier by it.

Mr C
Wells, Somerset

We look forward to the four visits we receive each day. The carers are always cheerful and make us laugh.

Mr H
Westbury, Wiltshire