Nurse at Care UK

People in this role may also be known as nurses.

9 workers in this role at Care UK have taken the survey.

How much does Care UK pay nurses?

Nurse at Care UK
£11.65–17.27
Typical range
£12.61–20.79

Nurse employees at Care UK are typically paid £11.65–17.27 an hour, based on data from 9 employees.

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What is management like for nurse employees at Care UK?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do nurses think Care UK 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 8 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.

Excellent
  • Managers are respectful

    Do nurses at Care UK feel treated by respect by their managers?

    People feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    88% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 8 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

    It’s a lovely place to work, colleagues are hard working and manager is very good and approachable

    Worst thing

    Sometimes long hours, don’t get paid overtime, seeing residents, families and staff sad due to current restrictions

    7.2

    Administrator, January 2021

    • Manages people
    • £26,500 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older

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What are the hours like for nurse employees at Care UK?

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  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do nurses get of their shift pattern at Care UK?

    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
    • 29% report getting two weeks notice
    • 14% report getting three weeks notice
    • 43% 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.

Good
  • Good choice of shifts

    Do nurses at Care UK get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    57% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 7 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 short notice shift changes

    Do Care UK managers change nurses shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    33% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 6 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 get proper breaks

    Do nurses at Care UK get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks

    How we know this

    71% 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.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do nurses at Care UK do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    29% 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.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for nurses to book a holiday at Care UK?

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    100% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 8 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.

  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for nurses to take sick leave at Care UK?

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    100% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    Working 3 x 13.5 hour days and 4 days off

    Worst thing

    Bad management

    5.9

    Pharmacy technician, September 2020

    • £26,000 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older

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What is career progression like for nurses at Care UK?

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  • No career progression

    Are nurses given support to progress at Care UK?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 25% 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 8 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 nurses get enough training when they start at Care UK?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    78% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 9 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 nurses at Care UK

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  • Best thing

    People that I work with

    Worst thing

    Not very flexible with shift changes

    6.1

    Staff nurse, May 2020

    • £29,800 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older

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How Care UK ranks

Care UK ranks joint 16th to work for in nurse employers

  1. 15 Elysium Healthcare
    5.8
  2. 16= Care UK
    5.6
  3. 16= Cygnet Health Care
    5.6