Experts in Residential & Domiciliary Care

Home Care Assistant Team Leader

Shaftesbury, Dorset

Full-time, Temporary

Salary: £9.75 to £12.25 /hour


Bramley Home Care, a Domiciliary Care Provider operating throughout the Blackmore Vale and beyond, is currently looking for a Team Leader to join its highly professional team of Home Care Assistants. This role is initially for 9 months, to cover maternity leave, but a permanent role could well be on offer at the end of the contract.




Working for Bramley Care

Bramley Home Care prides itself on being a Home Care Provider with a difference. We want to provide the very highest standard of care to all our clients, and to do that, we know we need to recruit and retain the very best Home Care Assistants. We hope that the support we provide to our loyal team of Home Care Assistants is second to none.

Top of the list is that we always make sure our carers have enough time allocated to each client, so that they can do their job really well, without feeling rushed.

We also ensure that you are fully prepared for every client, whatever their needs. If you need additional training, we will provide it.

Is Bramley Home Care a good company to work for?

We certainly hope so! Bramley Home Care is part of Bramley Care, a small, family-run business, consisting of two luxury residential care homes and a home care agency. At Bramley Care, we hold regular events to bring all our staff together (Covid-19 permitting), such as Christmas meals and summer barbecues. Each Christmas, all of our staff receive a fantastic Christmas hamper, we have regular awards for staff who have shown particular dedication, and we also offer bonuses and tokens to show our appreciation for hard work and loyalty.

Here are a few of the other benefits you will get if you work for Bramley Care:

· Free DBS check.
· Workplace pension.
· 20 days annual leave (pro rata), plus bank holidays.
· £300 Refer-A-Friend bonus scheme.
· Uniform provided free of charge.
· Shopping Discounts (via Perkpal).

Will Bramley Care support me in my career development?

At Bramley Care, as well as providing the very best standards of care and service to our residents and clients, staff development is extremely important to us. We offer a comprehensive training package to QCF Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care and encourage all our staff to study beyond this if they are keen to progress to management roles.

At Bramley Care we have a strong culture of staff training and improvement. Many of our staff have gained their career foundations with us and moved on to exciting jobs in the health sector, but we are also very keen to promote internally and encourage our Care Assistants to take on additional responsibilities, giving them opportunities for promotion to Senior Carer roles. Several of our Senior Managers have worked their way up from Care Assistant roles and as a result our staff retention is very high. Our commitment to staff development is vitally important to our ethos and is reflected in our CQC report and the feedback from our Investors in People accreditation.

I’m not sure if being a Home Care Assistant is right for me!

It takes a very special person to be a really good Care Assistant. We don’t care a jot about your age, your gender, your race or your religion. What matters to us, and to our clients, is that you have the right personal qualities for the job. 


Uniforms & Cars Provided

Our staff are provided with smart clean uniforms, including fleece jackets, and many of our full-time Home Care Assistants are provided with quality company cars

We always pay our carers for the time they spend travelling between clients. If you work for us full-time, we may well provide you with a Bramley Home Care car, but even if you only work for us part-time, we will pay for the petrol you use to drive between clients.

We offer a competitive hourly rate, paid travel time for Home Care Assistants, and full or part time career opportunities.

What about Covid-19?

Our existing staff have all been vaccinated against Covid-19 and any new staff would be vaccinated as soon as this could be arranged. Our staff are given ongoing practical and emotional support to help them cope with the current challenges. We always ensure that our staff are fully provided with all the PPE they need to ensure not only their own safety but the safety of our clients as well.

Vacancy Information

What hours would I need to work?

This is a full-time role, for approximately 30 to 40 hours per week. The shifts would vary between 7am and 10pm.

What would I get paid?

The salary for this role would start at £9.75 per hour but would increase up to £12.25 per hour as soon as probation had been completed. This hourly rate can be increased by attendance bonuses.

What skills and experience would I need?

For this role, it is essential that you have experience as a carer. You must have a QCF Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care, and ideally you will also already have a Level 3 Diploma. You will have a truly caring nature, as well as being reliable and trustworthy. You are someone who cares for others and wants to make a real difference to our clients’ lives. You understand that there will be challenging days, but that you will also have many truly enjoyable times with our clients. You will have good communication skills and will enjoy working as part of a friendly team. You will really value the rewarding moments you have with our clients and will always strive to provide the highest standards of care, ensuring that you show the utmost respect to our clients at all times, championing their dignity and independence.

How to apply

Email us … If you have a current CV please attach this or if not, just tell us a little bit about yourself and why you are interested in joining us.  Make sure you include your preferred contact information and we will soon be in touch.