Carer Careers in our Care Homes

As part of this vital team at a Barchester care home, you’ll provide the person-centred care and support that will ensure each resident gets the most out of this phase of their life. Whether you join us in an entry-level role or as an experienced carer, you’ll find this is a rewarding environment where your compassion and dedication will really matter.

Working under the guidance of your team leader, you’ll be the first point of contact for our residents. It means you’ll be able to get to know each individual – their life stories and all of their preferences. You’ll then help us to deliver on those preferences so that their experiences with us are tailored to their exact needs.

For some of our roles, you simply need to bring a passion for people and a warm-hearted approach. For others, including our regional roles, you’ll also need to have some experience of caring for older people and relevant qualifications. Whatever your level, we’ll make sure you have the training and development opportunities you need to thrive and deliver care that is second to none. The training we offer is wide-reaching and designed to help you make a difference to our residents’ lives, promote your understanding of clinical issues, develop your own career and ensure that you feel confident in all aspects of your role.

When you join us as a carer, you’ll build the well-rounded understanding of our organisation that could open up lots of other opportunities to you. You could take the step up to become a Care Practitioner, for example, or even move into nursing. Put simply, these rewarding roles will give you the perfect platform from which to build a lasting, highly fulfilling career.

There’s no limit to how far you can go in your career with Barchester:

Care Assistant

No two days are the same as a Care Assistant. With your passion for people, you’ll help our residents live every day to the fullest, as well as develop your skills. This is a chance to make a real difference to our residents, their families, and your career.

Care Home Assistant

Every day is different when you’re working to provide the best in person-centred care and our Care Home Assistants give us real flexibility. You’ll carry out a range of tasks across our Care, Housekeeping and Kitchen teams, developing new skills, looking after our residents and getting a feel for what each area involves.

Senior Care Assistant

Our Senior Care Assistants get to use their Health & Social Care qualification to the full by delivering first-class care and support. As well as supporting our clinical team, you’ll also supervise a team of Care Assistants alongside our Deputy General Manager. Do well, and you could train to become a Care Practitioner.

Care Practitioner

Our Care Practitioners know what it takes to inspire a team to deliver quality, person-centred care. You’ll lead by example – whether you’re providing support for assessments or care planning, our residents will be your unwavering focus. This role can also advance your skills and further your career.

Regional Care Assistant

The impact our Regional Care Assistants have is truly wide-reaching. You’ll travel to support care plans, make medical observations and bring meaningful one-to-one time to residents across your region. As you work with a range of dedicated teams, you’ll come across many opportunities for career and personal development.

Regional Peripatetic Senior Carer

Working across three different care homes, our Regional Peripatetic Senior Carers bring warmth and compassion to residents in their region. From carrying out clinical tasks to spending quality time with residents, everything you do will help them enjoy each day – and there’ll be plenty of career development along the way.

We’ve got the best benefits

We’ve got one of the best benefits and rewards packages in the sector, please visit our Benefits at Barchester page for further information.

Free learning and development

Automatic enrolment into our profit share scheme

A range of holiday, retail and leisure discounts

Unlimited access to our Refer a Friend bonus scheme

See for yourself

Become part of the Barchester Family and ensure people get the quality of care they deserve.

Senior Carer
Kim, Senior Carer

“I love my job and make every resident feel loved and cared for. I treat everyone exactly how I would like to be treated myself, without exception. I come to work cheerful every day and believe my job is worthwhile. It is demanding, but very rewarding.”

Care Practitioner
Sharon, Care Practitioner

“I was chatting to my manager one day and said that I felt like I couldn’t go anywhere else in my role. I wanted more clinical training. Also, I was working nights most of the time and there seemed to be no possibility for me to move to day shifts. So I was put forward for the Care Practitioner training programme, which took about 7-8 months. The training was very useful and I have learned a lot of new skills. This has changed my view of work and care – in a positive way.”