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Alan Shearer Short Break - Residential Care Officer

Salary: £13.44 per hour (£25,859 per annum) plus sleep-in allowance of £68.00 per sleep-in and enhanced overtime rate.

This role also attracts a Welcome Bonus of up to £350

Closing date: 25 July 2024. 
Please note, St Cuthbert’s Care reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a sufficient number of applications is received prior to the closing date. 

Location: Working in our specialist Short Break Centre in Newcastle. 

Hours: Full and part time hours available to cover a 7 day rota.

The role

Do you have the passion and commitment to help make a genuine difference?

We are looking to recruit experienced care professionals who are passionate about providing outstanding care and support to adults living with a range of complex disabilities.

Our Alan Shearer Short Break provides respite breaks for adults living with a range of disabilities.  Our specially adapted service, part of the Alan Shearer Centre, enables parents and care givers to take a well-earned break, knowing their loved one is receiving outstanding care in a fun, therapeutic environment. 

Working closely with families, individual and care professionals we develop care plans that compliment day-to-day life, encouraging people to experience new opportunities through a structured, person-centre approach in a safe environment.

The successful candidate will also support our specialist residential home during busy times. Click here for the Job Description

Why join St Cuthbert’s Care?

St Cuthbert’s Care is a values-based, registered social care charity, committed to enabling people to reach their personal potential.

The charity’s areas of work include nursing homes for older people, children in care and services for people with disabilities.

We are proud to be the first regional charity in the North East, delivering adult social care as part of our work, to be accredited by the Living Wage Foundation.

Further information on our work can be found in our Annual Review.

We offer our staff a range of additional benefits including:

  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, including a day off for your birthday
  • Ability to buy and sell annual leave
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Staff savings scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Tech scheme
  • Free staff counselling service
  • Blue Light discount offering shopping discounts on thousands of stores
  • Charity workers’ discount
  • Free life assurance
  • Earn money and rewards with the Care Friends App
How to apply for this job:

To apply for this vacancy, please complete our online application form. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

If you would like to discuss your application further, please call our recruitment line on 0191 228 8803 or alternatively email

Please note: We are unable to employ candidates requiring international visa sponsorship.