Working for the Bunbury Care Agency

Welcome to the Bunbury Care Agency

We take great pride in looking after all the staff who register with us, and we look forward to helping you find the right vacancies that match your skill and expertise.

As a specialist home care agency since 1968, we are always looking for experienced and high-quality daily and live-in carers for our clients who are predominantly elderly.

Your role as a Bunbury carer is a combination of caring, cooking, housekeeping and most importantly companionship. We like all our carers to build good relationships with their clients. As time goes by, our carers feel they become part of the family, making it a very rewarding experience.


Everybody needs somebody

The benefits of being self-employed

Did you know that if you are self-employed, your costs can be deducted from your income?

You could claim up to £10,000 worth of expenses, such as:

  • phones, laptops, iPads & broadband
  • training, police checks & insurance
  • PPE & clothing
  • mileage, car repairs, parking & public transport

The agency will support you with all the necessary guidance and advice regarding your tax return. Being self-employed means you will pay considerably less tax and National Insurance, which is increasing for employees in April.

More information in the download available below.

Our Home Care Services

We provide the following home care services:

  • Live in care (by a team on a rota)
  • Daily care (minimum of one hour)
  • After hospital care
  • Respite care (to give family carers a rest)
  • Weekend cover
  • Overnight (sleeping & waking)
  • Temporary care

The majority of our clients are elderly and some are well into their 90’s which is remarkable. They may have conditions that require carers with specialist skills and experience and some just need daily assistance or temporary help after a period in hospital. Others may require a high level of care during the day or night.

You will be able to look after a variety of people according you your expertise ranging from people who are seriously ill with Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson, MS and of course cancer. We also look after people who have poor mobility or who are just frail and lonely.

We know that our approach to caring has made a difference to other people’s lives and we invite you to become part our long-established team of live in and daily carers and companions.

Working for the Bunbury Care Agency

This has been a tough year for everyone and our carers have been unbelievable in their dedication and commitment to looking after their vulnerable clients.

We are now preparing for the future, when hopefully some sort of normality returns and are looking for an additional team of experienced and qualified Live-in and Daily Carers who would like to enjoy the benefits of being self-employed, so we can increase the service we offer to many more people.  So many have had to struggle on their own during this terrible year and now desperately need help and companionship so they can remain living in their home.

It occurred to me that there must be many superb Carers out there, who have been working full time over this very stressful year and might now like to work on a self-employed and part-time basis.

We can offer you up to 3 clients for you to look after on a regular rota basis, ensuring that trust and a good relationship develops between you and your Client.

Live in Rotas

  • usually 7 – 14 days depending on your availability
  • planned 4 – 6 weeks advance giving plenty of time to have a personal life again
  • some carers like to work alternate week, other 2 – 3 weeks per month
  • full-time care – £700 – £940 per week + 45 pence per mile travel allowance
  • night care – £120 – £160 per night
  • bank holidays – double pay
  • travel allowance – 45 per mile

We always try to work around your availability and wishes.

Daily Rotas

  • minimum of 1 hour, with an allowance for 15 minutes between bookings for travel
  • planned a month in advance
  • weekday care £14.50 per hour
  • weekend care £17 per hour
  • bank holidays – double pay
  • travel allowance – 45 per mile

We try to offer you a minimum of 20 hours + per week enabling you to choose the times that suit your lifestyle e.g. child care.

Freedom of choice

You are not obliged to accept just any booking but we are very experienced in matching your personality and skills to our clients. You are always free to work elsewhere, but we hope that you will enjoy looking after our clients and will give us a reasonable amount of availability as our clients need their regular carers on a regular basis.


You have the choice of when and where you work, enabling you to build your hours around your family, commitments and general lifestyle. We manage your rota on your behalf and around your availability. All we ask is that you give us plenty of notice if you are unable to work so we can find a suitable replacement carer.


As we are a family business it is important we work as a team. We like to look after our carers as much as we do our clients. We consider you as part of this family and are always available to talk to you to should you have a problem or some concerns.


Our carers have always been the backbone of our business and provide an invaluable service to us and our clients for which we have a unique reputation in the market place. You will find that your wages reflect the quality of your service.

What our carers say

“It took me a while to have the confidence to give up my permanent job with the local authority, but I am glad I did. I now work fewer hours to suit my lifestyle and still earn a good living. The main benefit however is being able to do my job in a less stressful way knowing that I really am making a difference to someone else’s life. I would highly recommend anyone who passionately believes that elderly people should remain living in their own homes, to register with Bunbury. They treat their carers as they treat their clients with kindness, understanding and compassion.”

Urgently required:

Elderly carers

If you have experience in elderly care and enjoy providing one-on-one care as part of a team, we’d love to hear from you.

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Available jobs

We currently have a lot of vacancies for experienced carers:

View our home care vacancies

We are a home care agency based in Bunbury, Cheshire helping families predominantly across the North West and North Wales, although we are nation-wide.

Bunbury Care Agency is registered with the CQC (Care Quality Commission),  a member of the Homecare Association and an associate member of SOLLA (Society of Later Life Advisers). SOLLA is the only association in the UK that can provide accredited financial consultants who can advise and assist people with the funding of elderly care.

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