Benefits at Barchester

We value all our staff and reward them well for a job well done. 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. For our General Managers, this can be up to 100% of their salary.

In addition to the supportive working environment and continuous professional development, we provide the opportunity for our people to maintain a positive work-life balance. From day one, we know you’ll feel ‘at home’.

We have many long-serving employees, which is a reflection of the happy working environment we promote and work towards.

Most importantly, we offer job security. Barchester is a stable company which, through our exciting plans for the future including our New Build programme, continues to grow.

We offer a comprehensive recognition, benefits and rewards package to all our employees. T & C’s apply.

Celebrating Success

Our ‘Celebrating Success’ programme recognises and rewards outstanding performance at Barchester. It’s an amazing opportunity to share in the success of your care home or hospital, and for us to celebrate the care you give to our residents and patients. The programme includes:

Profit share scheme

Our unique Profit Share Scheme means you can share in your care home or hospital’s commercial success. The higher your care home or hospital’s quality score (based on regulatory ratings) the greater the amount to share.

All care home and hospital employees are automatically eligible for the scheme. Our Profit Share Scheme really is a brilliant way for you to share in our success. If your care home or hospital successfully participates, we also reimburse one year’s NMC registration fees for eligible nurses.

Rewarding Excellence

We all know that giving exceptional care to residents and patients is our priority. External regulators measure how well we do this through regular inspections and ratings. The Rewarding Excellence scheme is our way of saying ‘thank you’ for your hard work when your care home or hospital achieves a Good or Outstanding rating (or equivalent).

Employee of the Month

Employee of the Month is a chance for you, your colleagues, your residents or patients, and their relatives to show their appreciation for the team members who go that extra mile to provide a great care service.

Care Awards

The Barchester Care Awards celebrate excellence in the quality of care we provide. They are a very special way to recognise the people who make a real difference to residents and patients. With award categories like Registered Nurse of the Year, Maintenance Champion, Chef of the Year and Volunteer of the Year, the whole team has a chance to shine and be recognised for doing an amazing job.

Your Benefits and Rewards

Childcare Vouchers – A great way to reduce the cost of childcare by up to £933 per year. You give up some of your salary, taking some of your pay as childcare vouchers. You save money, because you don’t pay tax or National Insurance on the vouchers.

Pension Scheme – It’s never too early or too late to start saving for your future. We automatically enrol all colleagues into our workplace pension scheme with the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST)*. *Subject to meeting criteria.

Employee Discounts and savings – A huge range of savings on big brands, with discounts and cashback offers – just for working for Barchester! You can access the discounts via our website or app, which include:

  • Holiday and travel discounts – savings on holidays, travel insurance and car rental.
  • Retail discounts – savings of between 5%-10% at popular high-street stores.
  • Leisure savings – at cinemas, restaurants, theme parks and on health club membership.
  • Vehicle benefits – access to breakdown cover and discounted servicing.

Refer a Friend – What better way to build a great team than by encouraging your friends to join us? If you introduce a friend to Barchester who fills a contracted vacancy, you can receive up to £500.

Nurse Mentor scheme – Many of our Senior Carers train to become Care Practitioners. Barchester Nurses receive £500 for each Senior Carer they support through their 6-month Care Practitioner training programme.

Long Service Awards – The Long Service Awards are a way for us to show our appreciation for the loyalty, dedication and the invaluable contributions our long-serving colleagues make. Everyone who works for us for 10 years receives a gift card – and we do it all over again if you stay for a further 5, 10 or 15 years!

Death in Service – In the unlikely event that you die while employed by us, we want to help support your family. This benefit offers a lump sum payment to your next of kin to help with funeral costs.

Best Doctors – This free benefit helps you make medical decisions with confidence. With access to the world’s leading medical specialist and definitive medical information, you can be sure you have the right diagnosis and treatment.

Employee Care

Sometimes we all need a listening ear. Employee Care offers free, confidential support to all our employees.

Telephone counselling – Confidential support from professional counsellors 24/7, to talk through any worries, issues or concerns.

Online support – Advice on work/life balance, well-being, lifestyle, family support and money issues as well as a range of well-being tools and health information.

Face-to-face counselling – Short-term, focused therapy to identify problems and work towards solutions.

Additional benefits

Offer to pay Tier 2 visa application fee for eligible nurses – If you are a sponsored non-EU national already working in the UK and want to transfer from another company to Barchester, we will offer to reimburse the Tier 2 visa application fee if you are eligible for sponsorship under SOC code 2231 – Nurses (excluding the immigration health surcharge and any dependent visa applications).

£2000 Golden Hello for eligible nurses – A payment of up to £2000 may be paid to new staff joining a participating Barchester care home or hospital in a qualified nursing/ clinical permanent role. Barchester reserves the right to change the participating care homes and hospitals included in this incentive at any time without prior notice.

£1000 Golden Hello Relocation Payment for eligible nurses – A £1000 relocation payment may be paid to new staff joining Barchester in specified qualified nursing/ clinical roles at participating homes. Barchester reserves the right to change the participating care homes and hospitals included in this incentive at any time without prior notice.