Nurse Positions

We believe brilliant care starts with brilliant people and we are looking for Registered Nurses to come and join our team.

Encore Care Homes provides specialist care and support to older people – delivering nursing, dementia, residential, respite and palliative care. We need you to lead the care team during your shift.  You will ensure that we fully meet residents’ medical, physical, and emotional requirements.

As a Registered Nurse, your focus will be to support our residents by providing consultancy and guidance for your colleagues to improve the quality of care we deliver. You will be responsible for the clinical assessment of our residents, ensuring appropriate care is planned, implemented, and evaluated.

  • You will maintain all clinical records and provide verbal and written feedback appropriately and as required.
  • You must hold a valid NMC Registration and be able to demonstrate principles of accountable practice as a Registered General Nurse (RGN) or Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN).
  • You must be competent across a range of nursing skills, supported by clinical knowledge and the ability to effectively communicate and work within a team.

As a Clinical Lead Nurse, you will lead the delivery of a quality and comprehensive dementia care and nursing care. It is a hands-on role with the opportunity to spend time with residents and staff. You will have dedicated management time to ensure the effective running and allocation of work to a team of Registered Nurses and Healthcare Assistants.

It is not essential that you have experience in a care home environment, but it is important that you live our values.

We have full-time, part-time, day/night, and Mobile Working positions available.

£60 Shift Bonus* for every additional full shift

We know that receiving care from a permanent team is best for our residents.  It provides them with stability, familiarity, and consequently, they feel more at home.

Therefore, when you become a member of the Encore care team, we offer you the chance to take on extra shifts and be rewarded for doing so.

£60 Shift Bonus for every additional 12.5-hour shift.
£24 Shift Bonus for every additional 6.5-hour shift.

You earn more money, and our residents receive the best care and companionship!

The more additional shifts you volunteer to take on, the more opportunities you will have to earn more money, which in turn, will boost your career development and progression.

We also want to encourage ‘keeping it in the Encore family’.  If you take a Bonus Shift at one of our other care homes that is not your permanent base, we will also pay your milage at 25p per mile.

*Shift Bonuses are over and above your contracted hours.  Paid with your normal wages at the end of each month.  Subject to normal tax and deductions.

Mobile Working Contracts

Earn £2 per hour more by being flexible and working across any of our care homes**.

If you have transport and are happy to share your expertise with the teams across our four homes in Dorset and Hampshire, we have the ideal opportunity for you in our Mobile Working team.

Our Mobile Working opportunities are permanent contracts on either a part-time or full-time basis. Your mileage is paid at 25p per mile when you travel further than your nearest home.

**In line with current COVID-19 Government regulations

Generous Benefits

We want you to feel part of the Encore family. We are proud of the care we give our residents; and we want you to be too.
It’s a hands-on role that allows you to make a difference every day.

In return for you making a difference in our residents’ lives, you will receive:

  • A £1000*** Welcome Bonus
  • Paid breaks
  • FREE meals on duty
  • Flexible day and night shifts available
  • Increased rates of pay
  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Uniform
  • Paid DBS check
  • Paid NMC fees and revalidation support
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Personalised training plan
  • Refer A Friend Reward scheme – earn up to £2,000 per referral

***Welcome Bonus

Payable to those on contracts of 36 hours plus per week:
£500 paid upon successful probation period£500 paid after six months successful service.

Payable to those on contracts of 20-35 hours plus per week:
£250 paid upon successful probation period£250 paid after six months successful service.

Travel disclaimer
Mobile Working positions will enjoy the variety of working across all four of our homes. However, this will be by arrangement and under strict adherence to COVID-19 government regulations.   The role will be block-booked at a fixed location for a set period.  Subsequently, the position will be located at another home for a fixed number of weeks.  Weekly COVID-19 testing will continue to take place, as well as swift implementation of any new government guidelines.
The travel element within this role is subject to change at short notice in response to local COVID-19 outbreak status, public health and government guidance.