Start a career in care

Independent Lives is always on the look out for caring people who want to make a difference in people's lives. It doesn't matter what your employment history is, if you are looking for a new job then Independent Lives is for you.

You don't need any experience or formal qualifications to start a new career in care. What matters most is that you want to support people to live independent lives.

We have a range of vacancies within our care and support services. We offer great rates of pay and flexible contracts designed to work around you.

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Great rewards

Our competitive rates of pay start in excess of £12 per hour with enhanced rates for bank holidays and great opportunities to progress.

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Work life balance

We flexible offer shift patterns and contracts that help you balance work and life. Our shifts are between 7am and midnight with no overnight calls.

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Free work kit

As well as free uniforms and PPE, new starters after February 2023 will receive a free workplace tool kit worth over £150.

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Help to get ahead

Our training and development programme will ensure you have the skills you need to do your job and progress with your career.

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Time to move

We make sure our staff have adequate time to get to appointments and pay all travel expenses while on shift.

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Extra holiday

Get an extra day of annual leave on your birthday each year in addition to your contracted annual leave entitlement.

Frequently asked questions 

What is working in care like? We've got answers to the questions that we get asked the most.

If you have any questions that are not answered here then why not get in touch. We're always happy to have a chat. Call us on 01903 219482 or email

A day in the life of a health care support worker

Working as a care worker with Independent Lives is a really rewarding role. No two days are the same and you will get to meet some great people.

Join us on a behind-the-scenes journey to discover what a typical day looks like for our dedicated care workers.

Join Independent Lives today

Start your new career in care with Independent Lives and help to make a real difference. View our current vacancies or check out the full list of our employee benefits using the buttons below.

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Joshua's story

Watch Joshua's story and find why your next job should be with Independent Lives.