A company that cares for you
We are a growing company who have been providing care at home for 30 years. We care about our staff and this is reflected in our working conditions and we fully recognise that our staff are our greatest resource. 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.
Flexible Working Hours
As a care company we are “open” seven days a week, every day of the year including bank holidays, between the hours of 7.00am to 10.00pm. We need people who can work at various times between these hours either on a full or part-time basis, including alternate weekends and evenings. We can arrange your work pattern around your availability.
For part-time work we require a minimum commitment of 16 hours a week (to include working alternate weekends). Evening-only or weekend-only care work can be arranged to suit individual situations. Waking nights and sleepover shifts are from 10.00pm at night to 7.00am.
Good Rates of Pay
We offer very good rates of pay. You are paid for the time you spend with each client with higher rates paid for weekend work. Your own transport is required but we give you a generous tax-free mileage allowance.
We recognise the importance of training all our care staff to the highest professional standards to ensure, not only your safety and well-being, but also that of our clients. You will always be paid for any time that you spend in training. See more details about our Training Programme here.
Uniform and Equipment
We supply everything you need to do your job at no cost to you including: SMART phone, uniform, protective apron, gloves, hand gel, fob watch, torch, personal alarm and identity badge.
Professional Development and Career Opportunities
If you do not already hold a Diploma or NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care we will encourage you to work towards this once your probationary period has ended. In-house training courses for your further development are run on a regular basis and your manager will work with you on this. You can ask for additional training in any areas that you might like to specialise in.
With experience and qualifications there are a wealth of opportunities at Candlelight for your career progression:
- Senior care worker
- Regional care and support worker (guaranteed hours)
- Reablement care and support worker (some areas)
- Assistant care staff manager/ assessor
- Care staff manager
- Care coordinator
- Managerial positions
We look forward to the four visits we receive each day. The carers are always cheerful and make us laugh.
Candlelight helped my father during the last weeks of his life and cannot be praised highly enough.
I really couldn’t be without them. It is lovely to have carers who really care.
My grateful thanks to the carers who have been so kind and helpful. I have happy memories of all our little chats!
It’s so nice to have the same girls regularly, I feel so comfortable with them.
Shepton Mallet, Somerset
I would like to express how delighted we are with the excellent services you have been consistently providing. Thank you.
Mum is very pleased with the care she has. The family thank you for the care you give her each day.
You are not just carers, you are friends and friendship means so much.
I want to say how grateful I am for all the help you have given to make me feel better. You are wonderful.
I shall certainly recommend you to my friends. At a stressful time, your help has been very much appreciated.
I cannot speak highly enough of the carers who come to me, I would be lost without them. Thank you.
Shepton Mallet, Somerset
I’d like to thank you very much for your excellent support and flexibility. It has been very much appreciated.
Bradford on Avon
We have had nothing but wholehearted support from your carers that we’ve worked with for Mum’s care.
Thank you all for the amazing care you took of my dad. I feel very blessed to have found such a good care company.
Your Client Care Plans are very comprehensive and provide us with lots of useful information. Thank you.
Yeovil District Hospital
The carers are always cheerful and I always feel good when they have been to see me.
Wadhurst, E Sussex
The help of the carers visits to me gives me the confidence to stay in my own flat.
Heathfield, E Sussex
I would like to say a big thank you for all your help. It gives my family a break from coming twice a day to see me.
Ringmer, E Sussex
The service I receive has always been very good and my life is made much easier by it.
I have nothing but praise for the service I receive.
Uckfield, E Sussex