Care Assistant (Nights)

Care Assistant (Nights) York, England

Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust
Full Time York, England 11.23 - 12.94 GBP HOURLY Today
Job description


We consider ourselves to be no ordinary care provider. With 350+ people working together and 100 years of history, people remain at the heart of what we do. By people, we mean the people we support, and you, the Night Care Assistants that make everything possible.

We're all about creating fulfilling careers for our people. It's why we provide a benefits scheme that actually benefits you, a long-term career that's motivating as well as rewarding, and a working environment that promotes a real feeling of togetherness.

As a Night Care Assistant you have the opportunity to work 11 hour shifts across 2 nights, 3 nights or even full-time by alternating 3 and 4 nights a week.

Night Care Assistant Opportunities:

Full and part time opportunities available:

  • Hours: 22 hours (2 nights a week) 33 hours (3 nights a week), or 38.5 hours (3 nights one week and 4 the next)
  • Salary: Starting at £11.23 (£12.35 overnight) to £11.77 (£12.94 overnight) for Care Assistants holding a Health and Social Care Diploma (or equivalent).
  • Overnight salary: £12.35 - £12.84 (hours worked between 11pm and 7am)

It's more than just a benefits package, it's support where you need it most

Our benefits package goes above and beyond the standard list of perks offered by other care providers. It goes without saying that care work comes with its challenges. And yes, the role is highly rewarding, but when you're changing lives for a living we believe you deserve more! That's why we have developed a package that truly impacts your life both inside and outside of work.

The benefits package includes:

  • Receive a £500 Welcome Bonus!
  • Additional £1.12 - £1.17 per hour for hours worked overnight
  • 33 days paid holiday including bank holidays with the option to buy or sell more
  • Wellbeing Hub, face-to-face counselling, access to staff network groups and an Employee Support Programme offering confidential support 24/7, 365 days a year
  • Excellent Pension Scheme with a 6% employer contribution, plus Death in Service
  • On-call, Overtime and Shift enhancement bonuses
  • Fully funded coaching, mentoring, leadership and development programmes, plus NVQ 2 & 3 Certification support and increased pay
  • Cost of living support with discounts and vouchers with 800+ retailers, utility services and supermarkets via the Rewards Portal
  • Emergency Leave, Carers Leave and enhanced new-parent and adoption pay
  • Health Care Cash Plan and gym membership discounts
  • Free on-site parking, Season ticket Travel Loan and a Cycle To Work Scheme

It’s more than just a job, it’s a career

As you continue to develop in the role, JRHT will provide avenues for career progression and fully support you with training and the chance to gain care qualifications. Whether you’ve worked in care before or you’re switching careers, this is the ideal chance to learn new skills and really make a difference to peoples' lives!

Needless to say, we understand the challenges that care work can bring. However, we also understand the bigger purpose of care assistant work and what makes it an important career, not just a job. Working as a Night Care Assistant is not only rewarding, but also allows flexibility that supports your lifestyle. Our Night Care team complete their full working week over 2 – 4 nights, meaning they have more days off and more free time in the day – which is great for those with busy lifestyles and family commitments like school runs.

It's more than just a team, it's a family

We are looking for Night Care Assistants in two of our continuing care retirement communities in York, Hartrigg Oaks and New Lodge. These communities enable people aged 55 plus to remain independent and live life to the full. The genuine sense of community and togetherness felt among our staff is what makes these homes such great places to work. Along with assisting residents and helping with ad hoc night shift tasks, you’ll really get to know the people you support and become a familiar face to them and their relatives.

We're proud to provide an accepting work environment where people look out for each other and opinions and expressions are greatly encouraged. As a team, we guide each other, support one another and grow together as we journey towards common goals and all play a vital role in fulfilling JRHT's purpose.

About you

We're seeking compassionate and resilient individuals to join the JRHT Night Care Assistant team. Here are some of the qualities that we look for:

  • Naturally motivated by helping other people
  • To be dependable, diligent and reliable
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills and the adaptability to excel in different situations
  • Good time-management skills
  • The flexibility to keep up with changing standards and codes of conduct
  • A natural listener with excellent communication skills
  • The ability to be decisive and remain calm under pressure

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

At JRF/JRHT we give everyone an equal chance to succeed. Applications are accepted from all regardless of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or religion or belief, race, sex, sexual orientation, trans status or social economic background. We positively encourage applications from people with experience of living in poverty.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits of employment.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Part-time hours: 22 - 38.5 per week

Salary: £11.23-£12.94 per hour


  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free parking
  • Gym membership
  • On-site parking
  • Referral programme
  • Sick pay
  • Store discount


  • Night shift

Supplemental pay types:

  • Signing bonus

COVID-19 considerations:
Our residents and staff are kept safe by the safety and infection control measures we have in place. As part of our safety measures, we like to make sure that anyone who works in a residential or nursing care home is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • York: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Shift availability:

  • Night shift (required)

Work Location: One location

Reference ID: JRHT NCA - 2023

Care Assistant (Nights)
Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust
York, United Kingdom
Paul Kissack
$5 to $25 million (USD)
501 to 1000 Employees
Non-profit Organisation
Civic, Welfare & Social Services
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