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We are always looking for people to work for us on either a paid or voluntary basis, with the right experience, motivation and willingness to learn. Click here to find out about our current vacancies and how to apply.

"It’s brilliant here. There’s always something different going on." "I like the way Dementia Care works. It’s all about choice, dignity and respect."
Quotes from staff (IIP report, 2014)

A message from Jane Thackray

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“I have been employed as the Head of HR & Training since January 2012. In that time I have seen how much Dementia Care has grown and developed. As a charity it is a very rewarding place to work, making a difference to the lives of people with dementia and seeing the impact our services can have.

From an employment perspective, there is absolute recognition that we could not achieve high standards and levels of care for those that we support were it not for our employees working directly with these people. We are always looking to encourage, train and develop people to be the best.

We recently achieved the Investors In People Bronze accreditation, a credit to everyone working at Dementia Care. Over the next few years we will be working to achieve the Investors in People Gold accreditation. We recognise that there is more we can do and working towards the Gold accreditation will help us achieve this.

People are at the heart of what we do and providing a workplace within which people feel valued, heard, understood and taken seriously is key”.

What we offer

Whatever role you have within Dementia Care, we can offer you a rewarding job, helping people in need.

For our paid roles, we require people who have a genuine interest in the caring profession and are willing to work to improve the lives of people with dementia and other degenerative neurological conditions. In return, we offer:

  • Competitive hourly rates of pay for care work in the North East
  • Paid travel time at the National Living Wage rate
  • NEST pension scheme
  • Guaranteed hours contracts (typically 40 hours, 30 hours or 20 hours per week)
  • Fully-funded specialist training
  • Career progression opportunities
  • A range of additional employment benefits

For more information, click here.

Who we need

We are looking for people that are willing to work across all of our services:

Care is not a 9 - 5 job, and you will be expected to do some evening, early morning and weekend work on a shift basis.

In addition to care roles, we will on occasion recruit for office based roles. Successful applicants for office based roles must have an interest in dementia and supporting us in making a difference.

We also have opportunities for volunteers to help in our care services or other areas of our organisation, or to become a Trustee of the charity.

For more information and to apply for any of our vacancies, please click on the links below.