Nursing Careers in our Care Homes

As part of the nursing team at a Barchester care home, you’ll deliver the compassionate care and support our residents need to live the kind of fulfilling lives they deserve.

This is work that’s every bit as rewarding as a more traditional nursing career. You can expect true autonomy as you carry out diverse clinical responsibilities and you’ll be joining an organisation that takes real pride in developing and promoting its nurses. Not only that, but you’ll be working alongside very knowledgeable supportive colleagues in environments that have been designed with residents and staff front of mind.

We offer care 24/7 and, because this can be complex, we make sure our nurses are always up to date with the latest clinical developments. You’ll also be encouraged to continually develop your clinical skills with support from our internal team, our L&D initiatives and the wider medical community. We offer preceptorships for newly-qualified nurses, opportunities to develop new clinical skills, and a clear and achievable path into management. We have supported many nurses to develop from both a clinical and managerial perspective, and set no limits on the aspirations of any of our staff.

The training and support we offer is designed to ensure you’re confident in your decision making and in taking the lead on clinical issues. You’ll be working within the boundaries of a person-centred care plan tailor-made for each person you care for, but the core decisions will be down to you. If you need specific training to help you manage particular conditions, we’ll make sure you have it.

If you’re a newly-qualified nurse, we recognise that you’ll need support to make the transition from being newly-qualified to confidently applying your skills and knowledge. Our comprehensive Preceptorship Programme has been designed to support you in that transition, and it’s suitable for any nurse who has qualified within the twelve months prior to joining Barchester.

You’ll have a mentor to support you throughout your Preceptorship. We’ll also provide you with an induction portfolio, designed to help you maintain your continuous professional development as your career progresses.

If you’re an experienced nurse, you can look forward to undertaking more specialist training to help you develop your career. We provide access to a range of clinical courses, including a BSc in Nursing Studies (Care of the Older Person).

We encourage our Senior Nurses to act as a mentor to newly-qualified nurses and Senior Care Assistants. This is a great stepping stone into a management role, and again we can provide you with support to help you make the move into that area.

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

Clinical Lead (RGN/RMN)

As a Clinical Lead you’ll use your professional judgement to make critical clinical decisions, manage projects and evolve care levels to make sure every residents’ needs are met. You’ll also make sure our team is updated with the latest clinical developments by providing coaching, training and mentoring that will engage and inspire them.

Clinical Development Nurse

Our Clinical Leads are one step ahead when it comes to the latest clinical regulations and policies. You’ll have a diverse range of responsibilities, but your main focus will be engaging your team to deliver the highest standard of care that’s up-to-date with any clinical developments.

Deputy General Manager

Our Deputy General Managers lead by example, inspiring their teams to deliver exceptional standards of care. If you’re a Registered Nurse (RN/RMN) with a teaching, mentoring or supervision qualification, this is your opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of our residents. You’ll provide cover for the General Manager too.

Peripatetic Nurse

Our Peripatetic Nurses provide clinical expertise and support across a region to ensure we consistently deliver the high standards we’re known for. As a Registered Nurse (RGN/RMN) you’ll lead teams across a number of homes to give the person-centred care that makes all the difference. Expect real freedom and true autonomy.

Registered Nurse (RGN)

Looking after the physical, psychological and social needs of every resident is at the heart of our person-centred approach to care, which is why our Registered Nurses (RGN) are so highly valued. If you have a good knowledge of the latest clinical practice and frameworks, this is a role that offers real autonomy.

Registered Nurse (RMN)

Our person-centred care focuses on our residents’ physical and psychological wellbeing, and our Registered Nurses (RMN) help to provide it. Drawing on your mental health expertise and taking full ownership of clinical decisions, you’ll ensure our residents’ needs are met and that they’re always treated with dignity and respect.

Senior Nurse – General

Our Senior Registered Nurses (RGN) use their expertise to create a safe and supportive environment for residents with a range of mental and physical needs. From assessing the needs of new residents to administering medicines, all aspects of this autonomous role call for strong leadership skills, real dedication and a caring approach.

Registered Nurse – (RNLD)

We want every resident to get the most out of life and our Registered Nurses – Learning Disabilities are integral to that aim. Your expertise will see you taking ownership of clinical decisions, inspiring a multidisciplinary team and ensuring all residents with learning and other disabilities are well cared for and supported.

Senior Nurse – General

Our Senior Registered Nurses (RGN) use their expertise to create a safe and supportive environment for residents with a range of mental and physical needs. From assessing the needs of new residents to administering medicines, all aspects of this autonomous role call for strong leadership skills, real dedication and a caring approach.

Senior Nurse – Mental Health

Our residents have a range of mental and physical needs and by providing hands-on clinical leadership, our Senior Registered Nurses (RMN) ensure we always give them the quality care they deserve. If you’re an experienced mental health nurse, expect real clinical autonomy and the chance to lead and inspire a dedicated team.

Unit Nurse Manager (RGN)

Our Unit Nurse Managers – General provide the kind of hands-on, compassionate leadership that makes a real difference to the day-to-day lives of our residents. In this autonomous role, you’ll plan, manage and monitor the delivery of person-centred nursing as well as mentoring staff and building relationships with external stakeholders.

Unit Nurse Manager – RMN

It’s important that our residents receive the highest quality nursing and mental health care and our Unit Nurse Managers – Mental Health ensure that’s exactly what we provide. A natural leader, you can implement person-centred care plans, lead and support a team and make the most of the autonomy this role offers.

Care Home General Manager and Clinical Lead

Our General Managers with Clinical Lead responsibilities set the standard when it comes to person-centred care. From leading your team and balancing budgets to spending time with residents, you’ll use your leadership skills and nursing background to make your home a place we can all be proud of.

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.

Golden Hello payment of up to £2000*

Free learning and development

Automatic enrolment into our profit share scheme

A range of holiday, retail and leisure discounts

Nurse Mentor and Refer a Friend bonus schemes

Offer to reimburse Tier 2 visa application fee for eligible nurses

See for yourself

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

Clinical Lead
Phil, Clinical Lead

“Barchester is supporting me to continue my postgraduate studies in Older People’s Nursing at Dundee University. I love my job and I love working with older people. It’s not just about studying and gaining professional qualifications; it’s about having fun with people and enabling them to enjoy themselves.”

Clinical Lead
Soraia, Clinical Lead

“I started my role as an RGN, and I am currently a Clinical Lead. As part of my role I ensure that the care our residents receive is of the highest standard and is delivered in a person-centred way. I believe in working as a team and I enjoy working alongside my team, providing support and guidance when needed. I really enjoy what I do and I always try to make sure everybody in our home is safe and happy.”