Multi-Site Relief Care Worker

Date:  8 May 2024
Job Location: 


This is a Gloucestershire County Council job.

  • Job Title:                            Multi-Site Relief Care Worker
  • Job Location:                     Shire Hall 
  • Salary:                               £24,294 - £25,545 per annum (pro rata) 
  • Contract Type:                   Casual 
  • Job Requisition Number:   8900 
  • This post is not open to job share

Are you compassionate, empathetic, caring, and hard working?

Are you looking for a career where you can make a real and meaningful difference to the lives of others, but you are not able to commit to a permanent role? Then we would love to hear from you!

About the role:

Joining as a Multi-Site Relief Care Worker is a fantastic career choice that allows you to do just that! We are currently looking for Relief Care workers who are active, kind and respectful to join our multi-site relief staffing team. You will work across the Adult Social Care in-house services within GCC, to supplement existing care teams when required, to ensure the quality, safety, and effectiveness of the service.

Whilst you are under no obligation to accept shifts, we do ask that you are committed to supporting our permanent teams by working shifts where possible. Relief Care Workers are crucial members of the team that ensure consistent care across the in-house services during busy periods, when permanent staff are unwell or on leave and they do make the world of difference - seeing a friendly and familiar face is so important to the people we support when permanent team members aren't available.

Our Services are continuously evolving, and as such, this role and related responsibilities may be subject to minor change. Please email to arrange an informal discussion

About you:

You will be experienced in supporting or working with vulnerable people, ideally adults in a care setting.


You will use your strong communication and listening skills to communicate effectively with a range of people in a clear, open and easy to understand way. You will treat the people you are supporting with compassion, dignity, respect and empathy. You have a positive attitude and can confidently deal with challenges and problems that may arise.


You will have a Level 2 qualification in Health & Social Care or be willing to undertake it. You will also be willing to undertake the Care Certificate learning as part of the induction programme for the role.


Our values are at the heart of everything we do and how we treat each other. They provide essential guiding principles about the way that we work and set the tone for our culture, and identify what we, as an organisation, care about:


Accountability - we do what we say we will

Integrity - we are honest, fair and speak up

Empowerment - we enable communities and colleagues to be the best they can

Respect - we value and listen to each other

Excellence - we continually improve through listening, learning and innovation


If you hold the same behaviours and approach, then we want to hear from you! In exchange, we will provide you with full training and support to help you succeed in your role.


About us:

This is a great time to join Gloucestershire County Council, as Adult Social Care is on an exciting innovation journey, which focuses our approach into being more creative, strengths-based and person-centred, to ensure that we work together to ‘Make the Difference’ to our local communities.




Please write your application with consideration for the essential criteria in the Job Profile (see link below). Your application should include examples of why you should be considered and cover the experienceskills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.


For an informal discussion or to find out more about the apprenticeship opportunity, please contact to arrange a convenient time for a call back.

Additional Information: 

To access the Job Profile for this role, please follow the link below:

Multi-Site Relief Care Worker Job Profile

This Position is subject to a DBS check. 

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining excellent people to work for us, so that we can best serve all of Gloucestershire’s diverse communities.  Our promise to you is that we will provide an inclusive and supportive working environment that enables you to bring your whole self to work and realise your full potential.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early due to the volume of applications received and / or due to the needs of the service. The advert will be open for a minimum of 7 calendar days. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

Hybrid working arrangements are available for the majority of our roles, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice, with a mix of both remote and office working.