Care home resident with care worker

Care Service & Care Home Jobs

Our vision is that all older people have the opportunity to live fulfilled lives. Could you help us achieve this? ..

From health care, to fundraising, to operations, it takes a range of skills to work towards our vision. We work in nine regions across England and offer some great benefits. Are you considering a care home job or just working with older people? Check out our latest job vacancies to see if there’s something for you.


Why Work For Friends Of The Elderly?

“I think it is great that we are a charity because it just feels that our values are very different to everybody else’s as well and I love that we are part of one big family.”

Management and Support roles

As well care worker vacancies we often have vacancies for office-based roles at our central office in Victoria, London as well as in our services. These include roles that support our communications, marketing and charitable activities.


Care home and Day care vacancies

If you are looking to take your first steps into a career in care or you are an experienced carer or registered nurse, please click below to see our current vacancies.

We have a variety of roles within our services from housekeeping and maintenance through to activities and management that all provide care in some way. We’re always looking for bank staff too if you’re looking for flexibility.

Visit the careers portal 

I love chatting with the residents and seeing that they’re happy. All the staff here work together as a team – we’re just one big happy family.

Abigail, Health Care Assistant
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The way we work

Work for our charity and you will be offered extensive opportunities to progress your career with learning, development and promotion.

Many members of our organisation have been with us for over 20 years; working their way up from care positions to management positions.

Career progression at Friends of the Elderly

Our Wellbeing Pledge

staff benefits

Rewards and Recognition

We really value the hard work and commitment of all of our staff.

  • Access to a free and confidential employee assistance programme, offering advice, counselling and support on life matters..
  • Retail discount schemes to make your salary go further.
  • Access to loans at affordable rates, saving directly from salary and advance pay already earnt.
  • Access to Unmind, an app for your mental health and wellbeing.
  • Health cash plans for you and your family, to help with everyday healthcare costs.
  • Monthly prize draw, with 3 prizes to be won.
  • Interest free travel loans and ride to work scheme.
  • Long service awards, that increase with length of service.

Refer a friend to work for us and you both receive a £200 bonus.

Equal opportunities

Friends of the Elderly strives to treat all staff equally and be a diverse and inclusive workplace, where everyone can be themselves and everyone accepts each other’s differences, a charity where everyone is equal but definitely not the same.

We welcome applications from anyone who shares our values regardless of their age, gender reassignment. being married or in a civil partnership, being pregnant or on maternity leave, disability, race including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.



Recruitment checks

As a responsible employer we adhere to safe recruitment practice and all our employees are subject to background checking during the recruitment process, particularly when the role involves unsupervised access to vulnerable adults. This involves the checking of official registers (e.g. DBS Checks), employment references, qualifications, gaps in employment and appropriate interview questioning.

Right to work in the UK

Under Section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act, we, as a responsible employer need to ensure that we do not employ anyone illegally. To avoid discrimination we treat all job applicants equally. We therefore ask all candidates selected for interview to bring original documentation to show their Right to Work in the UK and a copy of these will be taken.

Our Pension and Life Assurance Scheme (1978)

This is a pension scheme that some Friends of the Elderly employees joined prior to 1996.

See relevant documents


Contact for membership related queries