Senior carer at Bupa

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

7 workers in this role at Bupa have taken the survey.

How much does Bupa pay senior carers?

Senior carer at Bupa
£9.41–9.79
Typical range
£8.97–11.50

Senior carer employees at Bupa are typically paid £9.41–9.79 an hour, based on data from 7 employees.

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What is management like for senior carer employees at Bupa?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do senior carers think Bupa 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

    0% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 7 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.

Not great
  • Managers aren’t respectful

    Do senior carers at Bupa feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    40% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 5 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

    Going home

    Worst thing

    Running round like headless chickens. No support from management

    2.5

    Care assistant, April 2021

    • £9.10 per hour
    • 45–54 years old

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What are the hours like for senior carer employees at Bupa?

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  • People don’t get proper breaks

    Do senior carers at Bupa get proper breaks?

    People don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    14% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 7 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.

Not great
  • Not easy to book holiday

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

    Most people find it hard to book holidays

    How we know this

    43% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 7 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.

  • Not easy to take sick leave

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

    Most people find it hard to take sick leave

    How we know this

    33% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

  • Shifts get changed at short notice

    Do Bupa managers change senior carers shifts at short notice?

    Most managers change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    57% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 7 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.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

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

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 14% report getting one week notice or less
    • 43% report getting two weeks notice
    • 14% report getting three weeks notice
    • 29% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 7 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.

  • People worry about getting enough hours

    Do senior carers at Bupa worry about hours?

    Most people worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    57% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 7 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.

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  • Good choice of shifts

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

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    50% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 6 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.

  • No unpaid extra work

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

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    43% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 7 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.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    Helping our residents and caring for them when they are lonely or a bit depressed or for those who have no family . Loving them like their my family . And treating them with dignity and respect.

    Worst thing

    Long hours, no time to sit down and when you lose a resident. Because it affects me because I care about them a lot .

    3.8

    Employee, June 2021

    • £9.10 per hour
    • 45–54 years old

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What is career progression like for senior carers at Bupa?

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  • No career progression

    Are senior carers given support to progress at Bupa?

    People aren’t given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 14% 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 7 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 Bupa?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    83% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 6 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 Bupa

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  • Best thing

    Looking after residents

    Worst thing

    Staff or lack off

    5.0

    Employee, January 2021

    • Manages people
    • £9.66 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Have a laugh with residents....my personal best is that

    Worst thing

    Bullying, picking on people, lies to get ones ssdss

    4.6

    Senior care assistant, December 2020

    • £9.60 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    My residents

    Worst thing

    Manager and work load .

    3.4

    Senior care assistant, December 2020

    • £9.99 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Caring for the residents

    Worst thing

    Extremely physically demanding with not enough time to properly look after residents

    6.5

    Senior care assistant, October 2020

    • £9.60 per hour
    • 25 or older

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How Bupa ranks

Bupa ranks joint 9th to work for in senior care worker employers

  1. 7= Independent Care
    5.5
  2. 9= Bupa
    5.4
  3. 9= The Priory Group
    5.4