Senior carer at Barchester Healthcare

People in this role may also be known as senior care workers.

13 workers in this role at Barchester Healthcare have taken the survey.

How much does Barchester Healthcare pay senior carers?

Senior carer at Barchester Healthcare
£9.51–10.38
Typical range
£9.00–11.49

Senior carer employees at Barchester Healthcare are typically paid £9.51–10.38 an hour, based on data from 13 employees.

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What is management like for senior carer employees at Barchester Healthcare?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do senior carers think Barchester Healthcare head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    83% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 12 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

Good
  • Managers are respectful

    Do senior carers at Barchester Healthcare feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    73% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 11 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    Residents and colleagues! Great company to work for ,very supportive management!

    Worst thing

    Covid 19

    10.0

    Employee, February 2021

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What are the hours like for senior carer employees at Barchester Healthcare?

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  • Not easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for senior carers to take sick leave at Barchester Healthcare?

    Most people find it hard to take sick leave

    How we know this

    67% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 12 job reviews

  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do senior carers at Barchester Healthcare get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    62% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 13 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • Shifts get changed at short notice

    Do Barchester Healthcare managers change senior carers shifts at short notice?

    Most managers change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    75% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 12 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • People don’t get proper breaks

    Do senior carers at Barchester Healthcare get proper breaks?

    Most people don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    67% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 12 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • People do unpaid extra work

    Do senior carers at Barchester Healthcare do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Sometimes. Most people do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    73% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 11 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for senior carers to book a holiday at Barchester Healthcare?

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    54% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 13 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • 4+ weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do senior carers get of their shift pattern at Barchester Healthcare?

    Most people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 15% report getting one week notice or less
    • 23% report getting two weeks notice
    • 8% report getting three weeks notice
    • 38% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 15% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 13 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

Excellent
  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do senior carers at Barchester Healthcare worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    83% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 12 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    The people i care for are fantastic

    Worst thing

    Poor management long hours no respect to staff would not recommend working for them

    3.0

    Employee, July 2021

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What is career progression like for senior carers at Barchester Healthcare?

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  • Opportunities to progress

    Are senior carers given support to progress at Barchester Healthcare?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 55% of people report being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 11 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

Excellent
  • Enough training

    Do senior carers get enough training when they start at Barchester Healthcare?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    85% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 13 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

Latest reviews from senior carers at Barchester Healthcare

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  • Best thing

    Very rewarding and privilege to help others

    Worst thing

    No appreciation, respect, no trust don't feel safe

    3.8

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Meeting lots of new residents,, people from all walks of life

    Worst thing

    Not always enough support

    6.5

    Senior carer, March 2021

  • Best thing

    People i work with

    Worst thing

    Nurses

    4.5

    Senior care assistant, February 2020

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How Barchester Healthcare ranks

Barchester Healthcare ranks joint 15th to work for in senior care worker employers

  1. 15= Barchester Healthcare
    5.0
  2. 15= Four Seasons Health Care
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  3. 15= Homecare
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