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Barchester Healthcare Overview

London, England
10000+ employees
Company - Private
Healthcare Services & Hospitals
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Founded in 1992 with just one care home, Barchester Healthcare now employs over 17,000 people to care for 10,000 residents at over 200 purpose-built care homes across the UK and seven private hospitals in the North East.

Our care homes specialise in elderly ... Read more

Mission: We believe that excellence should come as standard and this is reflected in the recruitment, training and career progression of all our people.

In return we offer a competitive salary and impressive benefits; not least an outstanding profit share scheme.

Barchester Healthcare – Why Work With Us?

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 which includes a competitive salary and impressive benefits; not least an outstanding profit share scheme.


All of our people share in this commitment – they take pride in making a real difference to the lives of so many residents and patients. The satisfaction they get from their work is one of the biggest reasons why they join us and why they choose to stay with Barchester. Our focus is on providing environments that are well-staffed, comfortable, secure and happy. We also believe that every resident and patient deserves dignity, choice and independence. We listen to what our residents and patients tell us, and we do all that we can to make each day as enjoyable as possible.

It all makes this a very rewarding place to work, no matter where you join us or in which role. After all, we know that if you get the most out of working here, then you’ll be even better placed to help others. You’ll find that you’re surrounded by supportive colleagues and you’ll have access to a wealth of training and development opportunities that will enable you to progress your career with us. We also have one of the best rewards packages in the care sector.

All in all, we believe a career with Barchester is truly fulfilling in every sense.


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..


Barchester Healthcare Reviews

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    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Customer Relationship Manager in Ipswich, England
    Current Employee - Customer Relationship Manager in Ipswich, England
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    I have been working at Barchester Healthcare full-time (More than a year)


    Great management and leadership team


    None that I can think of.

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Barchester Healthcare Photos

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Barchester Healthcare photo of: Cleaning team, Lucerne Care Home
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Barchester Healthcare Interviews



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Getting an Interview





    Registered Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Reading, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Barchester Healthcare (Reading, England) in December 2019.


    Great communication throughout and very friendly approach. The General Manager was informative on the home and the members that they care for, and you could tell there was a passion for the role.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did I choose to be a Nurse.   1 Answer
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Barchester Healthcare Awards & Accolades

  • 25 Best Big Companies, Best Companies / UK Sunday Times, 2014
  • Top Employers United Kingdom Certification, Top Employers Institute, 2014
  • The Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250, Sunday Times Top Track 250 league table for 2018, 2018
  • 1 Star Accreditation, Best Companies Group, 2019
  • Top 20 Large Care Home Groups,, 2019
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