Top tips to a career with Peninsula Care

Top tips to a career with Peninsula Care


Have you ever thought about a career in the care industry only to be put off by the prospect of long, unsociable hours which don’t fit around your personal needs? Or maybe you already work in the industry but can’t get flexible hours to suit you, or you are bored of the same place day after day.

At Peninsula Care we put the emphasis on you! Here are a few things to help you in your decision to join Peninsula.

Flexibility – Peninsula can offer flexible shifts to suit your needs. We promote a healthy work/life balance, perfect for people with other responsibilities around their working life. For those looking more fixed hours we can offer block bookings to ensure you get the amount of amount of hours you need on a weekly basis.

  • Need weekends off?
  • Can only work term time?
  • Need time off at short notice?

You don’t need to worry about any of the above. We offer the flexibility that permanent jobs cannot. We find out your needs, and try our very best to get you the working hours that suit you. With morning, afternoon, evening, and night shifts available, as well as sleepovers, there is something to suit everyone.

Keep an open mind – We supply to a number of different care settings including:

  • Nursing Homes
  • Residential Homes
  • Learning Difficulty Units
  • Day Centres
  • Supported Living Houses
  • Hospices
  • Domiciliary Care/Homecare

We recommend not excluding yourself from any type of care work. Although your experience may be in one particular setting, we often find staff members who try something different get on really well and enjoy the variation in their work. If you don’t like a particular setting, at least you have tried it. You have nothing to lose.

Availability РKeep us updated of your availability as far in advance as you can. Each Monday we send a text to ask what you are available to work for the upcoming week, but we understand people with other jobs may have rotas further in advance. We often have shifts available for weeks ahead and by letting us know when you can work, you can secure this shifts well in advance.

Priority on shifts will always be given to those who have informed us of their availability before being send to other staff.

Self Book - We promote self booking to our staff. If you work with a client and get on well, and enjoy your shift, there is no problem leaving them your personal number to contact you directly if they need any additional cover. This means you get first choice of the shifts with that particular client.

Professional Development – At Peninsula, we offer staff the chance to progress in your career. We run yearly QCF Level 2 & 3 courses in Health & Social Care, which are offered at a subsidised rate. Employees can save as much as 75% on regular course fees, and this can de deducted from your weekly wage so it is paid off in small manageable payments.

Act Now – Perfect as a first or second job, feel free to contact Peninsula today for more information on the career opportunities we are currently offering. Call 028 9182921 or email Alternatively email your CV to the previous email address or download our application from the jobs section of our website.