Offering care services across England, we enable our clients to live safely and independently at home. We care for the elderly and support young adults and children. Our specialisation is in nursing and complex care services.
If you’re looking for a care or nursing role with an organisation that understands care, carers and nurses better than most, look no further!
With more than 75 years’ experience of looking after clients, professional carers and nursing teams; we have a really good understanding of what good care looks like and how best to support our care teams to deliver it. And with such a long track record Prestige Nursing & Care really is a natural home for people who are looking to work an environment which values professionalism, respect, compassion and commitment. Our nurses and carers are the heroes of our business. And our ‘carer first’ mentality means that everything we do is designed to support you, so that you will thrive as much as our clients.
Benefits of working with Prestige Nursing & Care
As a Prestige Nursing & Care carer or registered nurse, you will enjoy the following benefits:
Competitive hourly rates that are usually higher than other agencies
Flexible working– the hours you want, when you want them
Working with a local team at a local branch
A variety of work matched to your skills and interests
Ongoing training and development
Multiple learning opportunities through our training programs
A competitive package with paid training
Future growth opportunities through staged care progression
We are professionals and our clients are at the heart of everything we do. Each client is an individual and we tailor the care we provide to their specific needs. But our professional carers and nurses are individuals too and we want you to grow, develop and thrive with Prestige Nursing & Care. We are part of Sodexo’s global homecare business, and with a strong national network of more than 30 branches and a central support team that is second to none, you will have plenty of opportunity to grow your skills in a culture that truly respects and welcomes your individuality and ideas.
We invest in your training and your career
We believe that consistent, quality care comes from long-term investment and recognition of our teams. We recruit to the highest standard and train in an interactive, hands-on way to ensure the best client care experience.
If you are considering a career in home care and have no prior experience in care, our award-winning Introduction to Care courses ensure you have the skills and know-how to provide professional in-home care services to elderly clients. These comprehensive courses are specifically designed for those who have no previous experience in the care field but are keen to get ahead. If you’re interested in booking a course, find out more about our training and support.
“I recently received my degree as a Specialist Practitioner in Adult Nursing from Brighton University. Working with Prestige Nursing & Care in Worthing has been a very positive step in my career as it allowed to me work directly with the elderly and build a strong base of experience in dementia and Alzheimer’s. I hope to continue advancing my career with Prestige, as they offer many opportunities in specialist care for older people.”
Charlotte – Registered Nurse
Jobs for returners to work
You may be considering a return to work after having had a family, brought up a family or even after you’ve retired or semi-retired. You might be looking for a full-time job, part time or just a few hours. Everyone’s circumstances are different, and our team of recruiters are here to explore what roles, shifts and opportunities might suit your skills and experience. At Prestige Nursing & Care you will be offered flexibility, as well as the warmest of welcomes. We sometimes get asked whether age might be a barrier to starting a new role, and the answer is that age is absolutely no barrier to joining our team as long as you’re fit, well and able to look after our clients.
We are looking for qualities such as empathy, understanding, patience, great interpersonal skills and previous experience of providing care. If you’re looking for a care role this could be as a care assistant, domiciliary carer, healthcare assistant or similar – or you may have recent experience of providing personal care for a friend or family member.
Our team at Prestige Nursing & Care come from many different backgrounds. Sometimes people decide that they are not ready for full retirement after all and our rotas offer them the opportunity to combine work with quality time to spend with family and friends. Others are passionate about helping people and home care isn’t just work, it is life altering work. There are many reasons why people have come out of retirement to join the team, and we think Prestige Nursing & Care is a natural home for people who want to make a difference to other people’s lives.
Andrew Needham, Business Director at Prestige Nursing & Care says: “What we look for in an applicant is that desire to provide the very best care. More mature candidates who are new to care bring life experience, knowledge and skills that are really valuable, and we have also taken on brilliant young people who are just embarking on a career in care who bring enthusiasm and a desire to learn. Age truly isn’t important, it’s all about attitude and the passion for helping our clients live well in the comfort of their own home.
There are a number of things to consider before you decide to return to work. You need to consider what hours might suit your lifestyle, finding time to complete the online training required, having access to a mobile phone so that the branch can contact you, arranging DBS checks, getting your CV together etc. Our recruitment team are here to support you all the way, so if you’re at the stage where you are just exploring what your options are, call us on 0808 239 9716 and our team will be delighted to help you.
“I never would have thought I’d go back to work so soon after retiring, but I felt I needed a way to connect with others again and thought, why not help those who needed it most. Through Prestige Nursing & Care, I’m able to assist the elderly who have lost their independence through an accident or sickness. I didn’t have any previous care experience, but with Prestige’s introductory care training I felt confident. The bonus is that I still have time to see my grandchildren and enjoy life while I’m still able.”
Maureen – Retired
“I first found out about Prestige Nursing & Care through another friend who had just took up working again after having kids. She said it offered great flexibility and allowed her to take care of the kids when she needed to still while offering an opportunity to help others in the community. Today, the thing I enjoy most is being able to help older people in their daily lives. It’s best type of job satisfaction!”
Joan – Mother
What shifts or rotas are available for professional carers?
Our branches have a wide variety of hours and rotas which means it’s possible to find shifts that fit in with your life situation, whether you want a full time role or are just looking for a few hours a week. All that we ask is that you commit to the hours you can do two weeks in advance.
Do I need care experience to join?
Six months’ professional care experience is ideal - such as a domiciliary carer, care assistant, homecare worker, support worker or healthcare assistant. However, if you are new to care some branches do offer training leading to care certificates, so please contact the recruitment team to discuss on 0808 239 9716.
Do I need a driving licence?
A full clean driving is required for some roles, but not all. Job roles normally state if a driving licence is required, but if you are unsure then please contact the recruitment team on 0808 239 9716.
What pre-employment checks do you do?
To join Prestige Nursing & Care as a professional carer you will be required to apply for a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, unless you are registered with the update service.
We also require two professional references, one of which should be your current or most recent employer.
Finally, you will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK, NI number, ID and proof of address. Your recruiter will talk you through all requirements and support you all the way.
What training do I need to complete before starting work?
You will need to complete both online e-learning modules and virtual training via Microsoft Teams. This is very flexible and can be completed from home as long as you have a compatible device. Find out more about the training we offer.
Is the training free?
Yes, the training is completely free.
Do you offer regular patterns of work?
Yes, our branches offer a wide variety of hours and shift patterns.
Will I be employed by Prestige Nursing & Care?
You would become a member of our team with a contract for services. You would be eligible for things like SSP and holiday, as well as a NEST workplace pension.
How old do you have to be to work as a carer?
You need to be 18 years old to join our care team and there is no upper age limit.