Homesitters seeks flexible workers to home and pet sit across the UK

Nationwide pet and home sitting company Homesitters is on the hunt for older people to work for them as home and pet sitters across the UK.

All homesitters are employed directly by the company and are free to choose how many assignments they undertake each year. While on assignment, homesitters receive a daily food allowance and travel expenses (both tax-free) and earn a modest remuneration to supplement their income. 

Alan Irvine, managing director of Homesitters, says the work, which involves looking after people’s homes and pets when they are away, can be an ideal flexible role.

“The majority of our homesitters are retired and in their 50s, 60s and 70s. They enjoy the job because they love spending time with animals and enjoy staying in different homes across the UK. The role is flexible so they can work when they choose, fitting it around other commitments, such as looking after grandchildren.

“We have an extensive network of homesitters, but we are looking for new recruits to join us. We are particularly keen to hear from people in London as we have many clients in and around the capital that are increasingly employing homesitters when they go away.”

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