Applying from Zimbabwe and South Africa

Caring in the UK

If you're based in Zimbabwe or South Africa, have right to work in the UK and are interested in a live-in care job in the UK, you've come to the right place. Our nearly 20 offices provide flexible, managed and award-winning live-in care, and by applying to one of our locations, you would have access to all, from Bournemouth to Derby.

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What our clients say

Why care with GoodOaks?

GoodOaks is a CQC regulated homecare provider, which means we actively manage our clients’ care, and don’t leave it up to family members and carers to work things out between them. We have certain standards of training, development and support for our staff that ensures we remain compliant and offer a safe, caring service.

We are a franchise network, which means that we have nearly twenty locally owned offices across the country, which support their local clients and really get to know them, and the care professionals that work for us.

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Access to a whole network of offices

Our nearly twenty CQC registered locations throughout the country give applicants from overseas many more options than just joining one care company.

Industry-leading training

A full training and induction programme, and frequent further development, including access to the GoodOaks Academy.

Market-leading employment package

We provide excellent weekly pay rates, holiday pay, and flexible working arrangements, as well as pension contributions.

What’s required to become a Live-in Care Professional with GoodOaks?

Live-in care can be a challenging role, and that’s why we ensure people are right for it before inviting them for training and inductions. We look for:

  • Previous experience working in a care home, a hospital or a healthcare setting is preferred, however if you have never worked in care before but have cared for family members or friends, we can assist you in acquiring the skills and knowledge you need.
  • Patience and a caring nature, and a match with our PRIDE Values of Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Empathy
  • Right to Work in the UK (ESSENTIAL) – You must have either a British passport, a British Ancestry Visa, or Pre-Settled/Settled Status. Unfortunately we are not currently offering sponsorship of visas.
  • The ability to a home and cook healthy and nutritious meals
  • Those who can hold a conversation and be a good companion as well as Care Professional to our clients

Our Recruitment Consultant

Hi, I’m Tricia and I am here to help connect caring people in Zimbabwe and South Africa with GoodOaks, an award-winning care provider in the UK.

I have worked for many years in international recruitment, and I’d be happy to answer any questions you have.

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Patricia Gush

International Recruitment Consultant

Our hiring process

Online application

Following your application, our international recruitment consultant will get in touch with you to find out more about you and your motivations.


As part of our recruitment process, you will have a one-on-one interview with our international recruitment consultant, as well as a second interview with one of our UK-based members of staff.

Checks, induction and training

You will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS check and provide three references before commencing employment. We will then work with you to arrange relocation and induction training with our team in the UK.


Live-in care

The GoodOaks team welcomed me warmly upon arrival in the UK and I was eager to begin working. After my training and my first few placements, I learned how to adjust to the weather, environment, people, and how to cheer myself on as I adjusted to my new environment. I understood what my trainer meant when she said, “Care is in your Heart”. For everything involving care, it is doable when it is done with love, compassion, and patience. While I’ve had my good days and bad days, I’ve missed my family, but what kept me going is the ‘Care in my Heart’ and what I do to make a difference for my clients every day.

GoodOaks welcomed me after I relocated to the U.K. from Zimbabwe after a very difficult decision. I was filled with mixed emotions as to what to expect, but I felt completely at ease the moment I met the GoodOaks Team – what a warm welcome! Throughout the recruitment process, I was well informed, and I was well communicated with.

There is a fantastic way in which the company is run, which makes working there easier. In my role as a Live In Care Professional, I work to build relationships with every client and make their day brighter. GoodOaks is an organisation where you never feel alone because there is always someone at the end of the phone. I am glad I decided to take the leap and look forward to working with them for many more years.


12 months’ experience in health or social care is preferred, but not essential.

A caring, patient nature and a fit with our PRIDE values of professionalism, respect, integrity, dedication and empathy

Fluency in English is required in speaking, reading, and writing.

Police Clearance/ DBS

At least three references, two professional and one personal

You will receive support throughout the application process from our Overseas Recruitment Agent, who has a wealth of experience in preparing you for a career as a Care Professional.Whether you are compassionate, caring, or a person who thrives on helping others, this opportunity could change your life completely. Get in touch below to discover how you can get started.