Home Care Assistant – Mercury Healthcare – North Essex - Working for Essex
Salary: £9.75 per hour
Closing date: 16 Aug 2022
Location: Colchester
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 8603
Role: Social Care
About the role

Home Care Assistant – Mercury Healthcare – North Essex

Permanent, Full Time and Part Time

£9.75 per hour

Location: Colchester and Clacton on Sea

Essex County Council (ECC) are delighted to be supporting Mercury Healthcare to recruit Home Care assistants for their home care service based around Colchester and Clacton on Sea.

The shift patterns vary with both full time and part time hours available and will require day and weekend working. Shift times can be discussed at interview stage.

Please note, the pay rate for this position is £9.75 per hour on weekdays and increases to £10.18 per hour at weekends.

Mercury Healthcare provides a range of flexible home care and home help services such as Respite Care, Dementia Care, Personal Care & Hospital Discharge Care in Colchester. They are devoted to providing specialised care in a range of contexts, including physical disability, old age, adults with learning disability and mental health difficulties such as dementia. Mercury Healthcare believe in providing the best care, treating people as they would want to be treated, with dignity and respect.


  • Supporting with washing and dressing
  • Light House keeping
  • Assisting with medication
  • Helping to prepare meals
  • Supporting with shopping
  • Encouraging meaningful activities with their clients, such as trips out.


  • 24/7 out of hours support.
  • 1st uniform paid for
  • DBS check paid for
  • Paid travel time and mileage
  • Employee of the Month Rewards, staff meals and events.
  • Company Pension
  • Refer a Friend Bonus

Please note as this is a home care role, applicants will need to have a full driver’s licence and access to their own vehicle.

Note: ECC are advertising this role on behalf of Mercury Healthcare and if successful you will be employed by Mercury Healthcare.

Mercury Healthcare applies a robust recruitment vetting process. If you are successful you will need to undergo a Pre-employment Vetting Procedure.

As part of employment should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription, and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

Mercury Healthcare are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults, and expects all employees, contractors, and volunteers to share its commitment to prevent abuse, harm or exploitation.

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If you have any queries regarding this role, please contact Care.Recruitment@essex.gov.uk