Careers at Colten Care


Working as a Nurse in a care home environment is an extremely rewarding and fulfilling professional vocation. Not only does it utilise your initiative, strong communication skills and wide range of clinical skills, you also get to form wonderful relationships with residents.

The Heart Of Our Care

We believe the foundation of a safe and happy home is an experienced and dedicated nursing team, on-site and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

As a care home nurse, you will play a crucial role in providing expert care to support and manage the complex medical conditions of our nursing care residents. You will work closely with our care teams to create a comfortable and familiar environment for our residents, ensuring that they receive the best possible individualised care every day.

Making a Difference

Your expertise will be highly valued as you assess, plan, and deliver care to meet the individual needs of each resident.

You will be responsible for administering medication, keeping track of all nutrition and fluids, managing wound care, monitoring vital signs and providing support for activities of daily living.

You will also play an essential role in creating care plans and liaising with family members and healthcare professionals to ensure that our residents receive holistic, individualised care.

“The best part of being a nurse at Colten Care is having the privilege to care for people who have given so much in their lives. I have the opportunity to learn and develop my career.” – Kelsea, Registered Nurse at Bourne View

Use Your Nurse Skills

Your skills learned to date will be helpful to you in a care home setting, supporting residents with a wide range of medical conditions and nursing needs.

Using your clinical knowledge to communicate effectively with GP surgeries and out-of-hours services you will be able to support our residents at all stages of their later life.

To work as part of our nursing team, you’ll need excellent clinical knowledge and judgement, along with experience in promoting best practices in wound management, nutrition, tissue viability, end-of-life care, and other essential clinical interventions.

Progression Opportunities

As a nurse with more experience, you can become a Senior Nurse. You’ll work alongside other nurses and senior care leads, as well as local multidisciplinary teams, while receiving round the clock on-call support from Colten Care’s clinical and quality experts.

With further management development, you could have the opportunity to become a Clinical Lead, or even manage one of our homes as a Home Manager.

Our goal is to support you in achieving your career aspirations while providing exceptional care for our residents.

From Nurse to Care Home Manager

At Colten Care we focus on careers not just jobs.

Outstanding resident care depends entirely on the dedication and attention to detail of our amazing team. We are always thrilled when individual members of our team show loyalty and stay with us over time.

For those who wish to acquire new skills and progress their careers, we’re happy to invest in them and promote them to take on new roles and responsibilities.

Meet Priya, Home Manager at Woodpeckers Care Home. Find out more about her journey from Nurse to Home Manager at our wonderful New Forest care home.


As a nurse in a care home, you will be part of a team that works together to provide residents with a comfortable and enjoyable living experience. You will also work closely with residents and their families.

Your role will require you to have knowledge and experience in maintaining residents’ health and well-being. This includes managing longer-term conditions such as strokes, Parkinson’s disease, and diabetes, as well as providing nursing care for a variety of acute conditions and end of life care.

In this role, you will develop the skills to create a comfortable and trustworthy environment for our residents. You’ll learn how to effectively communicate with them, gaining their trust and confidence while empathetically addressing their concerns and fears. As an active listener, you will remain vigilant to any changes in their physical and emotional well-being, ensuring prompt and appropriate action when necessary.

You’ll learn to work as part of a wider multidisciplinary team, including care home staff, primary healthcare professionals, residents, and their families, and you’ll contribute to providing a positive and enjoyable living experience in our homes. You’ll acquire an in-depth understanding of long-term conditions, and will be able to develop comprehensive care plans that cater to individual residents’ needs.

Being able to handle emotionally charged situations will be an essential part of your role. Each day, you may be required to assist residents in coping with illnesses, providing emotional support and care, or liaising with family members to ensure their loved ones’ needs are met. You will need to adapt and respond to each unique situation with compassion, professionalism, and a calm demeanour.

At Colten Care, we understand that healthcare is an ever-evolving field, with advancements in technology and shifting resident needs. We are committed to helping our nurses stay up-to-date with the latest healthcare issues and practices to ensure their continued professional development.

You will have the opportunity to specialise in longer-term conditions, such as dementia, as you build your career within Colten Care. With further management development, you could have the opportunity to become a Senior Nurse, Clinical Lead, or even manage one of our homes as a Home Manager. Our goal is to support you in achieving your career aspirations while providing exceptional care for our residents.

At Colten Care, we pride ourselves on providing an environment where independence and dignity thrive for our residents. Our care homes are furnished to the highest standard, with first-class care facilities, comfortable living spaces, and beautiful gardens, all designed to create a place where our residents can truly feel at home.

As a member of our team, you will be part of a close-knit group that works together to provide exceptional care and support for our residents. Each role is crucial in delivering a high quality of later life for our residents, and we value the contribution that every team member makes to our community.

Colten Care is a family owned, award-winning care home group with an outstanding reputation within the industry thanks to our amazing people and our focus on keeping the resident at the heart of everything we do. With over 40 years in the care industry, we continue to strive to be the best we can be and invest in our staff to be their best, which is why all 21 of our nursing homes are rated at least good and six are rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC.


Find the role that’s perfect for you. Join us and make a difference to our residents’ lives every day. If a career in elderly care is for you then you want to be part of the team at Colten Care.