Jobs in our Older People's Service

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Jobs in our Older People's Service

Our residential care homes and day centres have opportunities to suit people with varying levels of care experience including:

  • care assistants (day and night),
  • senior care assistants
  • business support officers
  • management roles

It's time to feel good about a hard day's work and finish each day knowing you have made a difference. If you would you like to be part of our award-winning team, browse our current vacancies, and apply now.

Experience and training

You do not need to have any care experience to join our team. The right values, attitude and behaviours are more important than your previous career background.

Even if you've never thought about working in care, you probably have the life experience and skills we're looking for: kindness, empathy, and patience. If you have the ability to make people smile, then you already have the skills to be a great carer.

We will provide all the training and support to help you reach your full potential. The Care Certificate will form part of your induction programme and is made up of the 15 minimum standards that define the knowledge, skills, and behaviours you need to work in care.

We also offer opportunities to progress if this is something that is important to you.

The difference you make in someone's life can quickly add up to make a difference in yours

Caregiving is a job unlike any other. It is about supporting people who need a little extra help to live an enjoyable life, as independently as possible, whilst maintaining their dignity and control. This could include assisting someone with their personal care or supporting someone to regain skills they may have lost after a hospital admission.

What our staff say

Find out about what some of our great employees have to say about working in our Older People's Service and how their careers have progressed.

Hello, my name is Sylvia, and I am a Care Assistant at Lady Elsie Finney House, in Preston.

I originally started working at Lady Elsie Finney House as an agency worker and loved the home so much that I applied for a permanent job here! I have been a permanent member of staff for 5 years now.

I see my role as making a difference to people's lives every day, however big or small. It is such a rewarding job and it's such a good feeling to love what you do. Every day is different – there is always something going but it is always such a good atmosphere – we are like one big family!

Everyone at Lady Elsie Finney is so supportive and the support from the management team is second to none. They are always willing to listen to you and this has really helped with my confidence. It is so nice to be part of a team where you feel valued. From day one, I was offered lots of training and support, which has increased my confidence and care skills, so now I am confident with tasks such as administering medication. My NVQ level 2 was fully funded by Lady Elsie Finney House, and I was given lots of encouragement and support to achieve it. I am already thinking about going on to do NVQ my Level 3!

You have to be passionate to work in care, but you can't beat that feeling you get at the end of each day when you know you have made a difference.


Hello, my name is Wendy, and I am the Assistant Care Manager at Beaconview Care Home for Older People.

I started with Lancashire County Council back in 1989 on a youth training scheme and came to Beaconview in 2000 as a Senior Care Assistant and the rest is history!

I love working for Lancashire County Council. Senior management are very supportive, and our home is very well led, with our residents right at the very heart of everything we do.

My role is to support the Registered Care Manager and management/care staff team to provide a person-centred, caring, and supportive environment for our residents. Our residents come here because they can no longer stay at home, so our job is to provide physical, emotional and reenabling care and support. We do this by building the best relationships with residents and their families, making sure their needs are always met, and always going the extra mile.

We are a good team here at Beaconview. Everyone is always so positive and that is because of how rewarding this job can be. We see residents who have come here on rehab, leave our care being able to physically walk out healthier and happier, and it really makes us feel like what we do is making a difference every day. Staff feel supported as lots of training is given, and this gives staff the opportunity to progress if they so wish, just like I have done over the years.

In this service, every day is varied, and you never stop learning something new. It really is nice to know that we are all part of an exciting, well-established service that works tirelessly every single day to make a real difference to the lives of older people in Lancashire.


About us

Our Older People's Care Service supports over 1,000 adults across Lancashire.

We run 16 residential care homes and 13 day centres, supporting people with a variety of care needs, including dementia and help with rehabilitation.

In 2022, our Older People's Care Service colleagues were awarded the national Customer Service Excellence standard and given special recognition for their hard work during the pandemic.

Your kindness pays...reasons to join us

Lancashire County Council offers great staff benefits – too many to cover here in fact! However, with generous annual leave entitlements, Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution, and a huge range of discounts for cycle to work, child day care, dog care, holidays, health and fitness, restaurants, music lessons, holidays home and abroad, Medicash (to name but a few!), we hopefully have it covered.