We all know that nurses and carers worked valiantly to support our communities through the Covid pandemic, but are now facing huge financial challenges from the cost of living crisis, and care home jobs in Bristol were significantly impacted. This has led to the first nurses’ strike in living memory in response to a low NHS pay offer. Many NHS nurses have recently come forward talking about how they can’t save money, pay into their pensions, and even have to use food banks.
14% increase in base rates of pay across all care staff role
Bristol Care Homes conducted a staff survey which showed the main worries of the team to be pay and the cost of living. The company has therefore decided to bring its annual pay award due in April 2023 forward to 1 January, awarding a 14% increase in base rates of pay across all care staff roles.
‘We have brought forward our inflationary rise from April to December and made it significant enough that we will remain ahead of the national minimum wage by April 2023, with the vast majority of our team members paid at or above the real living wage’, says Richard Crocker, CEO of Bristol Care Homes.
Bristol Care Homes is committed to providing excellent lifetime care to residents. Two of its homes have CQC ‘Outstanding’ rating, whilst its resident fees remain extremely competitive and good value. This staff pay award, therefore, ensures that working with the company is an attractive well paid career, and will avoid staff shortages or excessive use of agency staff. If you want to discover more about why apply for a job at Bristol Care Homes, click here.
Other staff benefits included in the pay scheme are:
- Up to £250 welcome bonus
- Up to £250 refer a friend bonus
- 10% enhancement salary rate on hours worked on weekends
- Time and a half at Bank Holidays
- Profit share bonus scheme
- Excellent induction programme
- Excellent training and development opportunities
- Career progression and development opportunities
- A wide range of holiday, retail and leisure discounts
- Employee assistance programme
- Cycle to work scheme
- Free meal when working +8 hours shifts.
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Bristol Care Homes welcomes applicants to join its nursing and care teams – please search and apply here for care home jobs in Bristol.