Health and Social Care Jobs with PrimeLife

At PrimeLife we understand that our business is about people, our clients, our staff and our team. Health and social care jobs can be an incredibly rewarding career path for individuals with the right skills and personality. If you are looking for a new direction and challenge within the care industry together we can make it happen.

PrimeLife has built and developed in excess of 60 care centres, providing high quality accommodation and care and a first class working environment. We offer excellent career opportunities in a rewarding industry where you can truly make a difference to other people’s lives.

Click here to find out more about the types of careers available at PrimeLife

If you are interested in working for PrimeLife then please use the application form at the bottom of this page, or call 0116 270 5678 9am – 5pm Mon-Fri.

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Why work with us?

Career development

PrimeLife is based on its relationship with people, respecting that we have a
responsibility, not only to offer meaningful employment, but to develop people’s
skills and that only through the development of such skills can the quality of
service be improved. PrimeLife are an equal opportunity employer, we recognise, promote and invest in our
workforce equally and fairly, irrespective of race, gender, culture, sexuality
or ability. Within the Health and Social Care industry we are regarded as having achieved a high level of success in managing our workforce, we positively motivate, we recognize and reward success, we provide opportunities and we involve and communicate with every member of our team.

Great rates of pay and benefits

Every employee is offered a long-term secure contract, a competitive rate of pay, a fully funded training programme and access to our stake-holder pension scheme, in addition to which we offer free uniforms, free CRB and referencing checks and access to Vocational Qualifications which in turn give access to higher rates of pay and promotional opportunities! Over half of our 60 plus managers started their careers as care staff, we take pride in our career development programme and are sure that if you join our team we can make a difference to your career, whilst you help to make a difference to people’s lives.

Flexible working hours

Whatever your preference and choice we have a role to suit you, whether it be full time and permanent or part time on our bank there is an opportunity for you at PrimeLife, we take pride in being able to offer a variety of roles and options to our staff team, respectful of the fact that you may be trying to work around a partner or child care commitments we would be happy to discuss all options with you.

Fully funded training

In 1997 the company was an early entrant to the ‘Investor in People’ programme and on an annual basis spends in excess of £500,000 a year on its fully funded training programme. Every employee, through the annual appraisal system, is encouraged to develop their skills and will be offered fully funded training as part of this scheme, by achieving certain training goals you will be given access to higher rates of pay, rewarding those who have shown a commitment to improving their core skills.

Promotion structure

We take great pride in our career development program which has resulted in over half of our 60 plus managers rising through the ranks to take on managerial roles, in fact over 50% of the senior management team of PrimeLife started their careers as care support staff, a fabulous testimony to our commitment to internal promotion and rewarding those who truly make a difference to our clients lives.

Quality Matters

Every PrimeLife home has an in-house mentoring scheme, with many staff having gained their NVQ in Health and Social Care (accredited
by EDI), their Institute of Leadership and Management accredited certificate and their Health and Safety and Food Safety
training (accredited by the institute of Environmental Health). We also provide specialist training around dementia care, moving and handling, management of medications and
numerous courses are also made available to staff as part of our in house provision, or on occasions through nationally recognized training organizations such as NAPPI UK.

More recently we have launched our own Quality Matters team, adapting a modern approach to training which focuses on placing staff into the shoes of our clients, to learn by experience and to monitor and develop the quality of our staff team, in turn improving the quality of our care and the lives of our clients.

Prime Life’s 2016 to 2017 gender pay gap data;

Difference in mean hourly rate of pay 1%

Difference in median hourly rate of pay -74.3%

Difference in mean bonus pay 52.4%

Difference in median bonus pay -17.6%

Percentage of employees receiving bonus pay

Male 1.3%               Female 1.7%

Employees by pay quartile Male Female
Upper quartile 21.3% 78.7%
Upper middle quartile 15.9% 84.1%
Lower middle quartile 18.1% 81.9%
Lower quartile 15.4% 84.6%