Life

The people we employ are the very heart of Sanctuary Care, because they enrich the lives of our residents in so many ways. We work hard to recruit the best staff. To ensure we retain these special people; we nurture their careers and take care of them. By investing in our staff, we make a Sanctuary Care career one that’s deeply rewarding, making those who are fortunate enough to be part of our team feel proud.

Nurturing your potential

We invest in training so our staff, whether working in our care homes or central support teams, are fulfilled and happy in their roles. We have our own dedicated Learning and Nurse Development Team, who enrich the lives of our staff by supporting their continual learning and career progression. We champion the people working for us to fulfil their potential, supporting them every step of the way.

There are so many personal rewards and benefits to enjoy with Sanctuary Care, from generous annual leave entitlement, round-the-clock access to an external support service providing expert medical, emotional and legal advice, discounts in high street stores, money off holidays and even family days out.

 A career to be proud of

We pride ourselves on retaining wonderful staff, so we invest in them with fabulous training opportunities. In turn we have some amazing people who have been with us for over 10, 15 and even 20 years! Take Leanne Carter, home manager at Bartley Green Residential Care Home in Birmingham. Starting her career as a care assistant with us 14 years ago, Leanne is now managing her second Sanctuary Care home.  

She says: “I love my job and being in a position where I can have an impact on our residents and staff. I think Sanctuary Care is a brilliant provider to work for in terms of benefits, training and future development.”

Our amazing volunteers

Our volunteers are also a great asset to our homes and care teams. They support us to enrich our residents’ lives and remain truly connected to the communities in which they live. From school children who volunteer to take part in activities, to retired professionals who want to give something back, our volunteers are as diverse as our teams and residents.

Since launching our volunteering programme two years ago, we have had over 1,600 volunteers and 1,000 work experience students give up their precious time to our homes and residents. From the retired English teacher who sits and reads the papers with a resident who loves the daily news, to a group of corporate professionals who transformed one our care home’s gardens, every hour they spend with us is priceless.

Highlighting what it’s really like to work for Sanctuary Care, Nurse Louie Tayag joined us at Watlington District and Nursing Home in Oxfordshire in 2011. Today Louie is as devoted ever and describes his career working for Sanctuary Care as getting “better and better”, with “endless” opportunities.

He says: “As soon as I came here, I instantly knew that it was going to be the career for me. I have to say that being able to home smiling and wanting to go back to work smiling again is something I have to be proud of.”

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