Why choose Barchester

Our People

Barchester is all about doing things a little bit differently. Our unique approach to the care sector sets us apart, so to make things happen our people need to be a little bit different too.

Our residents, patients and their families expect great services, so our professional and dedicated team of specialists actively recruits people who are focused on continually improving the quality of life for the people in our care, to achieve our ambition of Barchester as the leading provider of care services.

In return we provide one of the best rewards packages in the care sector. We offer a competitive salary and impressive benefits; not least an outstanding profit share scheme, unrivalled in this sector, designed to recognise the excellent performance of our teams across the business.

We value our employees

Our people are as diverse and as individual as our residents and patients. We promote equal opportunities and encourage all our employees to treat one another and those we care for with honesty and respect. We aim to create a family environment in all our homes, hospitals and offices. 

We are focused on providing equal opportunities to prospective and existing employees at Barchester and display the Disability Confident logo with pride.

Learning about why Barchester is unique within the care sector is central to our induction programme. Our new staff receive a comprehensive overview of all elements of our business so they can feel confident in fulfilling their role and contributing to our vision.

The learning doesn’t stop there. Our people have opportunities throughout their Barchester career; from refreshing their knowledge and learning new skills, to continuing their personal and professional development. 

We also actively encourage our people to review their performance and develop their role at Barchester by using our bi-annual Performance Development Plan. Many of our people have exceeded their aspirations in successfully completing externally accredited qualifications.

There are no limits to how far our people can progress their career at Barchester. 

We value our communities

Barchester’s Charitable Foundation was created by Barchester Healthcare in 2000 to give something back to people in the communities where our care homes are located.

The Foundation is a registered charity that helps older people and other adults with disabilities across England, Scotland and Wales.

We give grants to help reduce isolation and loneliness, promote group activities and generally improve people’s independence, mobility and quality of life. We aim to give grants that will help people lead more fulfilled lives and reach their full potential. Visit our Charitable Foundation website to find out more.

Celebrating Success

Celebrating Success is our sector-leading employee recognition programme, which is designed to reward all staff who work hard to help our homes and hospitals meet the high-quality care and business standards we set ourselves.

In addition, throughout the year there are a number of opportunities, such as Employee of the Month and the Barchester Care Awards, which recognises our committed people across the business for a job very well done.

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