Prestige Nursing + Care appoints Belinda Berkeley as Managing Director

Prestige Nursing + Care, one of the UK’s most established private nursing care and support
care businesses, has appointed Belinda Berkeley as Managing Director.

Belinda joins from The Good Care Group where she was Managing Director. She replaces
Jonathan Bruce, who has been appointed as CEO of Sodexo UK Homecare.

As part of her role, Belinda will be responsible for the future direction of the organisation,
including Elite Care Scotland.

Commenting on her appointment, Belinda Berkeley, said:

“Prestige Nursing + Care and Elite both have long-established and well respected
reputations in the UK. I am delighted to continue the great work of Jonathan Bruce and his
family, who founded and built the company.

“I am passionate about delivering high quality services and seeking ways to continually
improve what we do, making a difference to the lives of the people we care for. The care
sector can be challenging and to deliver a great service to clients, we need to value and
support our staff in the best way we can. Our aim is to make Prestige Nursing + Care and
Elite a supportive and rewarding place to work, offering professional development to all.”

Jonathan Bruce CEO, Sodexo UK Homecare, added: “Since the acquisition of The Good
Care Group by Sodexo in April, I have been working closely with Belinda. I’m really excited
about her future plans for the organisation and am looking forward to continue working with
Belinda to support the outstanding work that those working in care provide.”

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Jobs FAQs

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 can help you apply via your local branch. When you work with children and vulnerable adults a DBS check is a legal requirement. Find out more about DBS checks: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service/about.

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.

How often will I get paid?

We pay all our professional carers weekly.