Looking for a new career is important. After all, who you work for, how they treat you and the impact that this new role has on your life can be huge. Which is why we think it’s important to spell out very clearly exactly what we stand for, what we value and most importantly – what we can offer you. So, choose to join Bupa Care homes and you’ll be joining:
• A stable company – it’s important to be able to put your trust in an employer. To know that they’re well-established, growing and constantly investing in the future. Well we are. And, we’ve solid plans for the years ahead, so you can feel confident in being able to build a secure future with us too.
• A company with no shareholders – This means we re-invest any profits, so our buildings, our people, our residents and their relatives all benefit from our ongoing success. In fact we’re so committed to ensuring that we constantly continue to provide the very best levels of care to everyone, that we’ve created an internal initiative called 'Personal Best,' that aims to specifically recognise people at Bupa for going above and beyond in order to improve the experience of all residents and families here.
• A company incredibly focused on Training & Development – At Bupa we are very passionate about this because we believe that you can always learn more and be better. So even joining us as a manager, you still can progress, thanks to our ‘journey to excellence programme.' This ensure that natural channels for progression are always open to you and, due to the immense size and scope of our business – there’s no limit, either within the UK or across the globe to just how far you could progress.
• A company that wants you to be yourself – We know that just being yourself makes all the difference to our residents, that’s why we encourage and recognise you for bringing yourself to work, all of you.
If we were you, we’d want to be given some clear reasons for choosing to join Bupa Care Homes. We hope, we’ve given you some. We look forward to hearing from you very soon.
We are proud to have a team of committed, highly trained carers. We fully support staff that choose to take more formal qualifications, including NVQs in care and NVQs in catering, and have specific training programmes for staff that specialise in dementia care.
We also provide specialist training through our award-winning initiative called “Personal Best". This is designed to make sure that as well as being highly trained in their jobs, our staff know how to treat and care for you as an individual, remembering the little things which are really important to you.
Bupa is one of the largest organisations in the UK to gain the government-backed Investors in People (IIP) award, which sets out a level of good practice for training and development of people to achieve business goals.
At a Bupa care home each resident is cared for as an individual, having their own personal care plan which is regularly reviewed and monitored. Each resident has their own key carer or named nurse, whose initial aim is to get to know as much about that resident as possible. The personal care plan includes information to help us achieve this, such as:
We try to make rooms as much like home as possible, which is why we encourage residents to bring in personal belongings with them, such as pictures, ornaments or even small pieces of furniture. Each home has a team of housekeepers who will keep each resident's room and belongings clean and tidy on a daily basis. Training and development of people to achieve business goals.
At Bupa we believe that older people should be cared for with dignity and respect.
We’ve put into place a number of measures to ensure that we provide the high standard of care you would expect from a Bupa care home.