Nursing Careers in our Hospitals

As part of the nursing team at a Barchester independent mental health hospital, you’ll experience the complexities of delivering clinical care in an environment that has been created specifically to give every patient the best possible outlook.

We strive to make each of our six hospitals welcoming and homely. We know that a positive, calm environment can make all the difference to our patients. They benefit from high quality, nutritious food, engaging and comfortable surroundings, and activities that are based around their individual preferences and abilities.

All of this means that when you join us as a nurse, the care you provide really will make a difference – absolutely everything in our hospitals has been designed with patients front of mind, and to empower you to do your job without unnecessary hurdles or distractions.

We have a wide range of opportunities for nurses. Some of our roles are about delivering one-to-one clinical care; others are about supporting the wellbeing of our patients in broader ways.

Your personal qualities will matter as much as your professional background here. Our patients have complex, long-term mental health conditions and may be detained under the Mental Health Act. That can mean dealing with antisocial or challenging behaviours, so your caring approach will need to be matched by your resilience and pragmatism.

It’s perhaps because this can be such a challenging environment that you’ll form such a strong bond with your colleagues. Our teams always go out of their way to support each other; they look out for each other and they have real camaraderie. These workplaces are characterised by mutual trust and empathy.

In every nursing role in every Barchester hospital, your work will make a tangible difference to the lives of our patients. This is a rewarding place to be in other ways too. We offer one of the best rewards packages in the care sector along with exceptional training and development. If you need specific training to help you manage particular conditions like Huntington’s disease, working-age dementia, schizophrenia and dementia with complex behaviours, we’ll make sure you have it.

This is your opportunity to use your nursing skills in an environment where they really will matter – to our patients and to their families. We think it’s a nursing career that will fulfil you like no other.

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

Clinical Services Manager

We’re always looking for ways to take our clinical standards even higher, and our Clinical Services Managers help us identify and implement those changes. With your motivational skills, you’ll inspire our teams to deliver the best possible care and support, making a real difference to our patients’ lives.

Deputy Hospital Director

Our Deputy Hospital Directors help us to reach both our clinical and commercial aims. An ambitious and experienced individual, you’ll take our hospital to the highest standards so our patients can lead fulfilling lives. On top of that, we’ll help you to progress your leadership career with us.

Hospital Clinical Lead RMN

The impact our Hospital Clinical Leads (RMN) can have on our mental health care provision is impressive. You’ll do everything from lead and inspire your team through to mentor them to make sure our patients’ needs are always put first. Along the way, you’ll find plenty of career development opportunities.

Hospital Director

Our patients, their families, and our teams rely on our Hospital Directors to lead the way to quality care and support. With your clinical and management experience, you’ll be full of ideas of how we can keep improving our services, with all the support and resources you need.

Hospital Unit Manager

To keep our units running smoothly, our Hospital Unit Managers lead the team to ensure we’re always delivering quality care. As a compassionate yet robust individual, you’ll build meaningful professional relationships with patients and find ways to improve their day-to-day lives, all while developing your career with us.

Mental Health Act Administrator

We can deliver the quality care we do thanks to our Mental Health Act Administrators. A natural communicator with a flair for organisation, you’ll make sure that we’re always up-to-date and in compliance with Mental Health Act regulations – it’s truly a role that keeps our hospitals running smoothly.

Occupational Therapist Assistant

As part of our all-round quality care and support, our Occupational Therapist Assistants help patients to work through the barriers that stop them from getting the most out of life. With your compassionate and understanding nature, you’ll be helping our patients to regain their independence, and ultimately, confidence.

Occupational Therapist

We create tailored treatment programmes designed to improve our patients’ quality of life, and that’s down to our Occupational Therapists. You’ll be experienced and dedicated, ready to lead your team to help our patients meet their individual needs and aspirations – making a real difference to their day-to-day lives.

Registered Nurse Neuro Rehab

Our Registered Nurses (Neuro Rehab) are an integral part of our expert teams who deliver 24-hour care to patients with complex neurological or respiratory conditions. With your compassion and resilience, you’ll help rehabilitate our patients and build meaningful professional relationships with them and their families.

Registered Nurse RGN

Dignity and respect are at the centre of the care we deliver, and our Registered Nurses (RGN) always set a shining example of how that’s done. A proactive and dedicated team member, you’ll improve our patients’ quality of life by doing everything from clinical tasks to spending one-to-one time with them.

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.

Staff Nurse

We pride ourselves on the safe and supportive environment in our hospitals, and we rely on our Staff Nurses to maintain it. A natural leader, you’ll make sure we’re delivering care that meets our patients’ diverse and complex needs – and you’ll have lots of development opportunities along the way.

Team Leader

Our patients’ families and friends trust us to deliver person-centred care, and it’s our Team Leaders who make sure that always happens. Naturally warm-hearted yet robust, you’ll be a role model your team can look to for supervision, motivation and knowledge. You’ll make a real impact on our patients’ lives.

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*

*Terms and Conditions Apply.

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.”

Divisional Director
Sue, Divisional Director

“Barchester support our staff in various different ways, we have a support network that surrounds people such as Divisional Clinical Leads, Divisional Director, Regional Director and a whole host of people who come along to help. We also offer formalised supervisions and we encourage people to talk about how they’re feeling and where they’re up to. “