Join our established and exceptional team and really make a difference

We are an established live-in care provider who has been delivering care at home for over 50 years. We are always looking for experienced and compassionate carers to join our wonderful team. Located in the heart of Oxford, our reputation is built on high standards of care that are trusted by families throughout our local community and beyond.

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Live-in care work is
immensely rewarding

When you become a live-in carer with Oxford Aunts you will be providing one-to-one live-in care typically to an older person or a couple to enable them to live safely and comfortably in the place they love best – their own home – whilst avoiding an unnecessary move into a care home. It is an immensely rewarding career choice that has many benefits, not least that you are able to provide highly personalised one-to-one care with the time afforded to really make a difference to someone’s life, which is not easily achieved in a care home setting or if you are rushing from one household to the next.

Live-in care job description

The role of a live-in carer is very fulfilling and rewarding. As a live-in carer with Oxford Aunts you will be responsible for enabling an older person to live well in their own home, providing support with day-to-day tasks and activities that they no longer can perform alone, whilst offering all the care and companionship they need.

The role includes assistance with personal care, support of complex conditions, like dementia, domestic tasks, housekeeping and support with socialisation. Each client will be assessed by our expert Care Assessor before Oxford Aunts provides a carer to live in their home. Depending on their overall care needs and their choices as to how they wish to live their life, we will take time to match the best carer to ensure all their needs are met. We look at a carers experience and ability to meet a clients’ care needs, and then match backgrounds, personalities and interests so both carer and client can enjoy life together.

We offer four different levels of care packages to our clients and a carers rate of pay will be based on the level of care they are providing – the lower pay rate will reflect a level one package and the higher rate based on a level four, where more complex care is needed.

  • Menu planning, shopping and meal preparation for clients and/or guests
  • Light domestic duties
  • Personal laundry/ironing
  • Pet care
  • Plant care/light gardening
  • Arranging a clients’ social diary
  • Attending social outings with client
  • Visiting friends and family
  • Attending church
  • Money management as per care plan
  • Minimal assistance with personal care and/or dressing/personal grooming
  • Prompts to take medication as per care plan
  • Responding to occasional night calls for general reassurance
  • Minimal assistance with mobilising and transferring
  • Assistance with personal care and/or dressing/personal grooming
  • Assistance with toilet care
  • Responding to night calls for care needs
  • Dealing with a slight degree of memory loss and/or depression
  • Dealing with intermittent periods of frustration, anxiety or agitation
  • Assistance with medication as per care plan
  • Minor procedure requiring signing off by a medical professional
  • Assistance with manual handling
  • Preventative pressure area care
  • Full assistance with personal care and/or dressing/personal grooming
  • Full assistance with toilet care including incontinence
  • Full assistance with manual handling including hoists
  • Basic catheter care
  • Pressure area care for immobile client
  • Supporting a person living with dementia, who may be experiencing challenging behaviours and problems with communication and memory loss. The client may also be experiencing frustration, anxiety and/or agitation
  • Basic stoma care
  • Advanced procedure requiring sign off by medical professional
  • Post-operative care following elective surgery or hospital discharge
  • Complex procedure requiring signing off by a medical professional
  • Supporting a person in the later stages of dementia who is living with challenging behaviour and other medical concerns associated with the condition.
  • Post-operative care following major surgery
  • End-of-life care

Benefits of our live-in care jobs in Oxford

  • Flexible working patterns to meet lifestyle choices
  • Opportunity to maximise your earnings with longer placements and exceptional rates of pay
  • Generous time off whilst in placement allowing you sufficient time to rest, recharge and enjoy life
  • Holiday pay
  • Training and development, including an induction programme followed by on-going update training and professional qualifications. Free accommodation for training is included and subsidised travel to/from training
  • Professional and friendly support from a dedicated care team who are local to you in your placement
  • Accommodation is offered to our carers subject to availability for rest periods or to take a break in between placements

Find out more about working for us or apply today for a live-in care job using our simple online application. Making a real difference is only a few steps away.

Comprehensive training

No matter what your level of experience or professional background, all carers who join Oxford Aunts are required to complete our one-week induction training programme. The programme not only covers modules relating to the role of caring, but provides an opportunity for carers to understand more about Oxford Aunts, how we work and what we expect, as well allowing new joiners to get to know each other and share experiences. It doesn’t stop there. We continue to train our carers and offer an annual update training programme so we know that you have the up-to-date knowledge and skills to deliver the quality care our clients should expect.

Unrivalled carer support

We know through our experience of providing care services for over 50 years, that live-in care can be a demanding and, at times challenging role. We are here to support our carers every step of the way – there is always someone on the end of the phone. You will be supported by a Care Assessor who is local to your placement and a Care Manager who will ensure you have everything you need to deliver the high standards of care our clients should expect.


Our rates of pay are very competitive. You can expect to earn between £651 – £700 gross a week, depending on the level of care you are required to provide.


“It is an honour to help people at a time of their life when they need you the most and add joy to their day. I am very proud to be part of the Oxford Aunts team as a live-in carer – there is so much support and I know the team are just a call or email away.”

Fiona, Oxford Aunts Carer

Read more about what our carers say or see what life is like as a carer at Oxford Aunts

Live-in care jobs –
what we are looking for

If you would like to join our exceptional team you need to have:

  • Eligibility to work in the UK with a valid police check from your home country
  • Experience of hands on care in a formal setting or nursing experience
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Organisational skills and ability to work using your own initiative
  • Well presented and fit and well to care for our clients
  • Respectful and flexible to adapt to our clients’ lifestyle
  • Driver desirable but not essential for our live-in care jobs

We also look for the following characteristics in those who join our team:

  • Empathetic
  • Kind
  • Caring
  • Compassionate
  • Sensitive
  • Respectful
  • Understanding
  • Willing
  • Resilient
  • Flexible


If you are looking forward to starting your own rewarding career in care and you have some hands-on experience, we would love to hear from you. We are always looking for experienced and compassionate carers to join our team.

To apply for one of our carer vacancies, you must complete a simple online application form. If you have completed the application form successfully and we are interested in furthering your application, we will arrange for a Skype interview at a mutually convenient time.

If you successfully complete your interview and we would like you to join the Oxford Aunts team, we will ask you to join the next induction training week in either Oxford or London.

Learn more about our straightforward carer recruitment process.


Apply online or call our friendly and approachable team to learn more about our carer vacancies.

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