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Rapid Responder


  • Part time
  • 2024-04-26
  • £17940 a year
  • Travel expenses: yes
  • Job term: Fixed term
  • Job code: 260324-49814

We have an exciting new opportunity to join our Discharge Team as a Rapid Responder. Here are some things our wonderful employees have to say about working for Age UK Plymouth.

“It’s a lovely charity to work for. Everyone is very caring and supportive. It is so nice to be appreciated, not just by the clients, but by managers and office staff.”

“I’ve found myself again working for Age UK Plymouth. I enjoy coming to work and being involved with such a great charity. My colleagues and manager(s) are awesome and so supportive and approachable. This job makes me feel human again, I am so grateful for Age UK in many ways.”

“I have been made so welcome by everyone in the building and cannot thank everyone enough. I feel privileged to be working with the whole team.”

Would you like to be part of a team helping to relieve the pressures on the NHS by supporting those leaving hospital?

This post involves providing a commissioned service as agreed with the NHS at the point of discharge for individuals living in their own homes. It will involve a variety of different task which may include, collection of patients from hospital, helping them to get to appointments, basic food preparation, light cleaning, shopping and collecting prescriptions for them. Successful individuals will be compassionate, organised and highly motivated to provide high levels of support to clients, ensuring that those initial weeks post discharge pave the way to returning to living independently at home.

Previous experience in a similar role is desirable but full training will be given. It is essential that the successful candidate has a clean driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes, and a willingness to take clients in their own vehicle to appointments. You will also require basic business insurance.  A mileage allowance will be paid (45p per mile).

A post of this nature is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Check through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The wellbeing of our employees is a priority so we have the following benefits:

•             On top of the 5.6 weeks annual leave with Age UK Plymouth your annual leave will also increase by an additional day with each year of service for the 1st 5 years.

•             Company sick pay is available after successful completion of the probationary period.

•             We have an Employee Assistance Programme with Bupa.

•             Social events.

The post is 30 hours per week working Monday – Friday between 9am – 5pm. This is initially a temporary contract until 30/09/2024, based on the needs of the service there could be a possibility to move to a rolling contract thereafter.

The pay rate is £17,940 per annum

Interviews will be held as and when successful applications are received

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter. Please visit the Age UK Plymouth website for further information or if you do not have access to the internet, please call Age UK Plymouth on 01752 256020 to request an application pack.


Travel expenses details:

45p per mile

Does the job role include personal care?: No

Working Patterns:

The post is 30 hours per week working Monday - Friday between 9am – 5pm.

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Job category

Community, Home care / Domiciliary care


Age UK Plymouth Age UK Plymouth

Type of organisation



Social care


Age UK Plymouth exists to care for and work with older people and their carers in and around the City of Plymouth to improve their quality of life through the promotion of choice, opportunity and independence.

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