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Carers from South Africa

From South Africa, to the UK. Become a Live In Carer

Deborah's Helping Hands journey
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Since leaving South Africa and joining Helping Hands in the United Kingdom, my life has completely changed. Helping Hands staff have gone out of their way to assist me both in my career and personal life – from supplying letters of employment for opening bank accounts, driving and insurance advice, to placements to keep me busy and time off to relax and take care of me. The office has assisted me with support numbers, nursing staff, doctors visits, understanding medication and many other concerns I have had.

Angela, Live In Carer

Cape Town Event Attendee, March 2019

Read Angela's full story
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Upcoming South Africa Recruitment Events

Interested in coming to meet us at a recruitment event near you?

Several key members of our Helping Hands team are making the exciting journey over to South Africa very soon, including our Cheif Operating Officer, Karyn MacKenzie and Katie Lees, our South Africa Country Manager to come and join up with our dedicated South African-based recruitment teams to see you!

We’ll be visiting Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban on the following dates:

Johannesburg12th November 2019
Durban14th November 2019
Cape Town 16th November 2019

Our last events were an amazing success, with nearly 100 brand-new carers from an incredibly diverse range of backgrounds, coming to speak to us in March of this year. Angela, a Live in Carer from South Africa was a candidate from a previous event and talks about her experience with Helping Hands, giving you an insight into what the future could hold for you at Helping Hands.

Interested in finding out more?

Despite a hugely diverse set of personal, professional and life experiences, one thing binds all of our carers together – an unwavering passion for care. If you’ve got the same ethos, we’d love to hear from you.

Fill out the form below and one of our recruitment partners will get back to you as soon as they’re able to.

Please note: In order to be considered for this role, you must already have the Right to Work in the UK. Our recruitment team will need to check this before proceeding with your application, so please have a copy of this ready to send us in the near future!


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Could you be a live-in carer in the UK?

Do you live in South Africa but want to work flexibly in the UK?

If you have a genuinely caring nature and can put the needs of others before your own, we could have the perfect job for you.

Do you care about other people? Do you want to help them lead an independent life and be the person they want to be? If you answered yes to these questions, then we want to hear from you! Being a live-in carer with Helping Hands gives you a fantastic opportunity to help another person live in the comfort of their own home. We’ll carefully match you with one of our customers to suit both of you and you’ll benefit from plenty of support.

At Helping Hands, we have been recruiting globally for over 20 years with notable success across South Africa, and we are now looking for carers to join our team. Our friendly training team will help you settle in to the UK lifestyle and culture, as well as teaching you everything you need to become a skilled carer. Once you have completed your training with us, you will have the full support of a local care manager, someone who will answer any questions and ensure that your well-being is looked after, so that you can concentrate on your customer!

Working as a live-in carer, you will be accommodated in the customers home making this a great career for our international carers. If you are caring and compassionate and have the right to work in the UK, we’d love to hear from you.

Your next steps...

There really isn’t a better time to start your career as a Live-in Carer at Helping Hands! You can choose the length of time you live with and care for our customers here in the UK, with placement lengths tailored to suit your needs.

So if you’re used to caring for others, whether that be for a family member or professionally, or if care is your calling and you’re looking for a new career, we want to hear from you. Register your interest below and Deborah, our local South African based recruitment partner, will contact you to discuss your next steps!

Please be aware that only applicants who have the right to work in the UK can be considered for this job role.

Our wonderful training & recruitment team in the UK are all waiting to welcome you!

Applying from South Africa

If you’re currently based in Africa and want to work as a carer in the UK, contact our dedicated recruitment partner based in South Africa.

Following a detailed chat over the phone, and after we’ve carried out all of the pre-employment checks, you’ll attend our free five-day training course at our training centre in the UK before starting your first placement. Contact one of our South African partners today:

Live-in recruitment partner, South Africa Deborah Van der Bilt

Johannesburg Recruitment Partner


Live-in recruitment partner, South Africa Suzanne Van Greuning

Cape Town Recruitment Partner


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