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Health & Social Care

The services provided by the Heath & Social Care sector are vital to society and are in constant need of qualified, skilled individuals.

There are many rewarding opportunities within the sector, with roles that focus on counselling and child protection to residential care and community work.

You could choose to provide care for a specific group of people such as children, the elderly, or those with ill mental or physical health or learning disabilities.

Example Job Profiles

The following profiles are intended for reference only to offer an example of the type of positions available within this sector, along with a brief description and a starting salary. 

Entry-Level: Care Worker, Health Care Assistant

General Average Annual Salary: £14,000 – £25,000

Description: Carers provide frontline support to individuals who need extra assistance. Tasks may include washing, dressing and feeding the client, as well as providing emotional support and company. Clients will vary, but may include those who are disabled, elderly, terminally ill or have learning difficulties.

Requirements: Enhanced background check (DBS), Level 1 Certificate in Health and Social Care

Mid-Level: Senior Carers, Support Workers, Mentors

General Average Annual Salary: £17,000 – £27,000

Description: Senior Carers, Support Workers or Mentors provide help to children or adults (known as service users) with a wide range of care and support needs, which may include a learning disability, physical disability, mental health needs, or other health needs or vulnerabilities. The main function of the role is to enable the service user to live more independently and achieve positive outcomes.

Senior-Level: Care Home Manager

Average Annual Salary: £25,000 – £55,000

Description: A care home manager oversees the daily operations of a residential care facility, managing staff, ensuring regulatory compliance, handling budgets and maintaining the overall facility with the team. The care home manager’s role is to ensure high quality care for residents, families and staff, ensuring all problems or issues are managed professionally and effectively, while promoting a safe and nurturing environment for residents and other staff.

Requirements: Level 5 Certificate in Health and Social Care

For more information on Health and Social Care please visit:

Opportunity North Somerset Homepage

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