4.5

Northcare

What it’s like working at Northcare

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  • Breaks aren’t paid

    Do workers at Northcare get paid breaks?

    No. People don’t get paid breaks

    How we know this

    80% of people say they don’t get paid breaks

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • People don’t recommend their team

    Do people at Northcare recommend working with their team?

    Very few people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    80% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • People don’t get sick pay

    Does Northcare pay sick pay?

    No. People don’t get proper sick pay

    How we know this

    100% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

Not great
  • People are paid below market rates

    Does Northcare pay market rates?

    Most people are not paid market rates

    How we know this

    60% of people are paid below the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • No career progression

    Are people given support to progress at Northcare?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 60% of people report not 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 5 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.

Good
  • Good choice of shifts

    Do Northcare workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    60% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 5 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.

  • Enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Northcare?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    60% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 5 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.

  • People are paid enough to live on

    Does Northcare pay enough to live on?

    Most people are paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    60% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The Real Living Wage is currently £9.50 per hour, and £10.85 per hour in London.

  • 4+ weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do people get of their shift pattern at Northcare?

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

    How we know this

    • 40% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 20% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 40% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 5 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
  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Northcare managers change shifts at short notice?

    Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    80% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 5 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 worry about getting enough hours

    Do workers at Northcare worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    100% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 5 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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How Northcare ranks

Northcare ranks joint 162nd to work for in social care provider employers

  1. 162= HC One
    4.5
  2. 162= Northcare
    4.5
  3. 173= brighterkind
    4.4

Northcare job reviews

  • Best thing

    Lovely residents

    Worst thing

    Not enough care staff and end up feeling overworked and exhausted

    5.7

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Its local

    Worst thing

    Other domestics, clients self important families

    4.5

    Domestic, October 2019

About

Northcare is a Scottish care home operator.

northcare.co.uk

Jobs by location

  1. 2 job openings

Handy to know

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

40% report getting one week notice or less
20% report getting four weeks notice or more
40% report having a fixed rota

Based on 5 employees

How are people paid?

By the hour 100% of people report they get paid by the hour

Based on 5 employees

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