Find your next care job

Find your next care job

Join the thousands of self-employed carers who are finding rewarding work through Elder’s online platform. Earn between £720 and £845 a week, get double pay over bank holidays and gain access to an award-winning loyalty programme.

Join the thousands of self-employed carers who are finding rewarding work through Elder’s online platform. Earn between £720 and £845 a week, get double pay over bank holidays and gain access to an award-winning loyalty programme.

Complete our short online application form

Take 10 minutes to let us know how best to contact you, the type of care jobs you’re looking for.

Chat with our dedicated team

Pick a convenient time for a short phone call and fully remote onboarding session with one of our friendly team.

Access the latest jobs

Create your profile and start applying for placements that match your needs and preferences, all from your Elder hub account.

A rewarding career at your fingertips

Take control of your care career with the free Elder Hub app

Easy

Get notified of new placements that meet your requirements, and apply straight from your phone.

Supportive

Get support around-the-clock via the daily newsfeed and help centre, or chat with the Elder team.

Flexible

Set your preferences, choose when and where you work, and book breaks with ease.

Rewarding

Earn, manage and claim exclusive loyalty rewards with each day of care you provide.

Start your application

Let us know a few simple details about yourself and you could start working in as little as 2 weeks

Why choose Elder for your next placement?

Embrace flexible working

From on-going live-in carer jobs and specialist dementia care, to short-term placements and elderly companionship care, you’re free to pick and choose work that fits around your life and makes the most of your skills.

Fair & competitive compensation

Take control of your earnings by choosing from placements offering £720-£845 a week. Plus, we’ll help with travel costs to and from your placements when providing live-in care, to make your money go further.

A young live-in carer arrives with a bunch of flowers on her first day with her new client.

A wide range of rewards

Live-in carers on the Elder platform can gain access to exclusive third-party rewards that support your physical, emotional, and financial well-being. These include mental health counselling, online-learning, physiotherapy, shopping discounts and more.

What do I need to join?

Families put a lot of trust in the carers on our platform, so you’ll need to meet the following eligibility criteria to join  –

Frequently asked questions

  • I'm new to live-in care, how does it work?

    Carers are required to live at the property with the care recipient and offer one to one support with daily activities. This often includes personal care, domestic tasks such as cooking and light housework, mobility support and companionship. 

    Live-in care enables older people to stay in the familiar surroundings of their own homes, and maintain their own daily routine – all while getting the dedicated, 24/7 support and supervision they need.

  • How does Elder work?

    We've built an intuitive platform to help you find the care placements and easily communicate with families you match with. Our platform also makes it easier to manage your work and book breaks, and get the right support when you need it from our dedicated team.

    Once you have access to the platform you can search for and browse a wide variety of placements, and set your own working preferences (e.g placements that are under 20 miles away, or placements where there are no pets)

    There's no limit to how many job applications you can submit, and you'll always have the freedom to choose which placements you accept. We'll never assign you to a placement without your input.

  • What types of placements does Elder offer?

    Currently, Elder offers two types of placements – 

    Short-term placements can last between 3 days and six weeks. On these placements, there will be an end and start date listed on the placement advert, and you’ll be expected to remain on the placement for the entire duration.

    Long-term placements are ongoing placements. On these placements, the carer becomes the primary caregiver. You can schedule break periods during these placements by giving two weeks notice.

  • Does Elder take on carers of other nationalities?

    Yes, if you're an experienced carer with clear, fluent English and have the relevant documentation to work in the UK, you’re free to apply to the Elder platform.

  • What experience do I need?

    We ask that the self-employed carers have 6+ months of professional experience in adult or elderly care and must be happy to provide references.

  • Do I have to be self-employed to work as a carer with Elder?

    All carers on the Elder platform are self-employed. This means that you are responsible for your own taxes and National Insurance contributions. For information on being self-employed and registering with the HMRC please click here.

  • Is the application process fully remote?

    Yes, you can apply to become an independent carer on the Elder platform from wherever you are in England, Scotland, or Wales and our application process is fully remote.