Be valued
and appreciated

A career with Encore is fulfilling & rewarding

Competitive
Pay & Benefits

Get the most out of a career in care

Progression
& Opportunity

The sky’s the limit with our established career pathway and training programmes.

Work with
meaning

Make real a difference to people’s lives – in a job that matters

Exciting opportunities at a care home near you

Are you looking for a role where you’ll feel fulfilled and valued? Our colleagues tell us there’s nothing more rewarding than seeing a resident smile, and helping them get the most out of every day. What matters are your attitude and values, as our Encore Academy will help with the training and practical skills you need. It’s all about being caring, understanding and wanting to support our residents, focusing on providing what each of them needs.

Encore provides the finest care, comfort and companionship, and delivers expertise in all five types of elderly care: dementia, nursing, residential, respite and palliative.

There’s even a welcome bonus! Receive £1,000 as a Healthcare Assistant, or £3,000 as a Registered Nurse*

Generous Benefits

We’re always excited about welcoming new colleagues to Encore. Whether you’re an experienced healthcare professional, or new to care, you’ll feel part of the Encore family. We are proud of the care we give our residents; and we want you to be too.

Care is a hands-on role that allows you to make a difference, every day.

Encore Academy training programme

Fully-funded NVQ / QCF training

Day and night shifts available

Enhanced bank holiday pay

Paid breaks and FREE meals on shift

Structured career progression

Excellent earning potential

Free uniform provided

Paid DBS check

Workplace pension scheme

Assistance Programme

Flexible working opportunities

Eligible for Blue Light Card discounts

Eligible for Concerts For Carers

Refer A Friend Reward scheme

Make a difference tomorrow, and apply to Encore today

Making a difference every day


“I feel so proud of the difference I make every day – putting a smile on a resident’s face is such a great feeling!”

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“I feel so proud of the difference I make every day – putting a smile on a resident’s face is such a great feeling!”

Things have really picked up pace!


“I’ve just got my NVQ level 3 and can’t wait to start my nursing training.”

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“I’ve just got my NVQ level 3 and can’t wait to start my nursing training.”

A fantastic experience


“It’s been great to shadow the other carers – I’ve learnt so much already.”

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“It’s been great to shadow the other carers – I’ve learnt so much already.”

I’ve been able to progress so quickly!


“My salary’s just increased to over £27,000 a year as I’ve been able to progress so quickly – I love it!”

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“My salary’s just increased to over £27,000 a year as I’ve been able to progress so quickly – I love it!”

Promoted already!


“I’ve already been promoted to Senior HCA – thanks to what I’ve learnt in the Encore Academy.”

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“I’ve already been promoted to Senior HCA – thanks to what I’ve learnt in the Encore Academy.”

A clear path to the role I want


“My old job wasn’t interested in developing me at all, but the Encore Academy has given me a clear path to the role I want.”

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“My old job wasn’t interested in developing me at all, but the Encore Academy has given me a clear path to the role I want.”

I go home happy


“I was working in retail and wasn’t getting anything out of it – at Encore I go home happy knowing I’ve improved my residents’ days.”

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“I was working in retail and wasn’t getting anything out of it – at Encore I go home happy knowing I’ve improved my residents’ days.”

Like family already


“The team are fantastic, we’ve become like family already.”

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“The team are fantastic, we’ve become like family already.”

I’m not just a Mum doing the school run


“The Encore Academy has reminded me I’m not just a Mum doing the school run, I’m using skills I’d forgotten I have and I’m loving learning.”

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“The Encore Academy has reminded me I’m not just a Mum doing the school run, I’m using skills I’d forgotten I have and I’m loving learning.”
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A variety of care home roles to suit you

Man and woman Encore carers looking at binder

Healthcare Assistants (HCA’s)

Our Healthcare Assistants are fundamental to providing the care we deliver and the wellbeing of our residents.

Healthcare Assistants assist in the delivery of care, which is planned and assessed by Senior Healthcare Assistants and Registered Nurses, by directly providing practical, physical, social, and emotional care.

Whether you are an experienced carer, or you are new to the care sector, we will provide you with all the support and training that you need to develop your career in care.

Nursing

We believe brilliant care starts with brilliant people and we are looking for Registered Nurses to come and join our team. Our nurses support our residents by providing consultancy and guidance for your colleagues to improve the quality of care we deliver.

They are responsible for the clinical assessment of our residents, ensuring appropriate care is planned, implemented, and evaluated.

Support roles

While we are always looking for fantastic Nurses and Carers, there are many other essential roles in the team that make sure our care homes operate smoothly and successfully.

Those roles include welcoming visitors to our home and supporting the home’s residents and management team, cooking freshly prepared delicious meals for our residents, and keeping the home well-maintained and adhering to all the relevant safety regulations to ensure we are offering a safe and comfortable home for everyone who lives and works there.

Call us today on on 01202 088 066 to talk to our friendly recruitment team.
Or alternatively click here to view our current vacancies

Staff Case Studies

Matt, Healthcare Assistant at Oakdale

Matt Craddock is one of the Healthcare Assistants at our Oakdale care home and has been with us since summer 2021. He says that every day is different, and one of the things that he enjoys the most is having a good laugh with the residents and his colleagues.

Maria, Healthcare Assistant at Great Oaks

Maria Rodrigues, who has worked as a Healthcare Assistant (HCA) at Great Oaks in Bournemouth for three years, said that she loves spending time with the residents as it enables her to get to know each of them personally.

Tina, Care Practitioner at Hamble Heights

Originally an agency carer, Tina noticed the stark difference between other care homes and working at Hamble Heights. She dreaded being sent to other places, so she jumped at the chance to work for Encore permanently.

Sarah, Nursing Associate at Fairmile Grange

Sarah joined Encore in 2017 as a Healthcare Assistant. She had previous experience as an HCA and always wanted to train to become a nurse but could not afford to be a full-time student.

Sophia, Healthcare Assistant at Oakdale

Meet Sophia Wood, one of our Healthcare Assistants (HCAs). Sophia’s been with us at Oakdale since March 2020, joining the team to work night shifts, which she loves. Sophia worked in insurance before and was brand new to care when she started. She says:

Staff Testimonials

Dedicated Care: Jenny and Sarah from Fairmile Grange

Our dedicated care teams are specialists in providing a range of residential, nursing, dementia, palliative and respite care.

Wellbeing: Kim from Fairmile Grange

At Encore Care Homes, we take pride in providing dedicated care and engaging wellbeing activities for our residents.

Flexibility, Understanding & Reward

We have part-time and full-time roles available in each of our homes across all disciplines, for both experienced healthcare professionals and those who are new to the care sector.

Whether you have worked previously in care, or perhaps in sectors such as hospitality or retail and are looking for an exciting and fulfilling change in career; we are looking for people who can commit to our values and become a welcomed member of the team. If you’re looking for work in one of our care homes, visit our Current Vacancies page now.

You can choose from a 12, 24 or 36 hour contract, to suit your lifestyle. Overtime is available, and if it takes you over 36 hours per week, a shift bonus is payable.

Part time – from 12 hours per week

Full time – 36 hours per week

Day / Night positions available

Rewarding pay for rewarding work

We pride ourselves on the amazing people who work at each of our care homes. Our teams are integral to making every day a memorable day for residents.

At Encore, we are dedicated to making every person feel unique and cared for. Happy teams make for happy residents and happy relatives. As such, we value and reward our staff because we know that if our teams feel appreciated each day, then in turn, so will our residents.

*Welcome Bonus T&Cs: Healthcare Assistant –  you’ll receive £500 after 6 months’ successful service (subject to completion of probation), followed by a further £500 after 1 years’ successful service. Registered Nurse – you’ll receive £500 after 6 months’ service (subject to completion of probation), followed by £500 after 1 year’s successful service, plus another £1,000 after 18 months, and a further £1,000 after 2 years’ successful service.