Become a Homesitter
Homesitters Limited offers occasional employment and an enjoyable break from routine.
We recruit fit and active, mature, responsible people who would enjoy occasional opportunities to move in and care for homeowners’ properties and pets while the owners are away. Many homesits include the care of pets, so a liking for dogs and/or cats and some hands-on experience is a great asset.
We require applicants to be generally available throughout the year but not looking for regular salaried employment. Homesitting may not be combined with any other paid employment – even if such work is carried out from home. Whilst we have no age limits, our sitters are mainly in their 50s and 60s having retired from a wide range of occupations – and all are securely settled in their own homes.
Who are we?
Homesitters Ltd was established in 1980 to provide a live-in house and pet sitting service, available throughout the year, in England, Wales and Scotland. We now have a network of nearly 1000 employees nationwide.
As a Homesitter, what would I actually do?
You stay in other people’s homes and care for their pets and possessions while the owners are away. Although for much of the time you are free to come and go as you please, you take on various responsibilities for the owner. You live in the client’s home (which maintains security). You keep the areas of the house that you use clean and tidy; take telephone messages; deal with callers; water houseplants and provide light garden care. If you are happy to homesit with pets or livestock, you care for them as instructed, maintaining their normal routines.
We leave nothing to chance. We give you a detailed brief to enable you to decide whether or not to take on the assignment, and usually you will have a preliminary meeting with the client long before the assignment begins.
It is essential that you and the client have a clear understanding of what the assignment involves, so before leaving home the client will complete a detailed “HOMESITTERS CHECKLIST” with you. The administrator at head office who is handling the assignment will keep in touch with you at every stage of the booking, including during the assignment.
We are looking for more sitter applicants and would be delighted to hear from you. However, to avoid disappointment, we would advise you to read all the pages on our website detailing what homesitting offers, our rules, frequent questions etc before proceeding. With regret, we will not respond to any applications which fail to meet our criteria.