Colten Life

We believe in life lived well, full of companionship, laughter, music, hobbies, nature and experiences. We recruit the best people in a variety of exciting roles to support our residents wellbeing every day. We’re a passionate and nurturing organisation that ensures you’re always fully supported to do the job you’ve been hired to do.

Be Part of Something Special

As a part of the Colten Care team, you’ll be part of something truly special. For over 40 years we have provided high-quality older persons care with a difference, consistently going above and beyond to help our residents live fulfilled and meaningful lives.

Your Working Environment

You’ll enjoy a lovely working environment. As a provider that builds its own care homes, we are exceptional in the industry. Each home benefits from intuitive architecture, innovative building materials and elegant interiors and exteriors. We’re privileged to work in our residents’ home and to maintain environments where independence and dignity thrive.

Job Satisfaction

You’ll feel rewarded and appreciated. We do everything we can to provide residents with the opportunity to live meaningful and fulfilled lives to the best of their abilities, and you’ll play your part through those small interactions and more significant contributions.

Quality Time with Residents

You’ll share in the fun and laughter. Staying physically and mentally active can have a profound effect on our wellbeing, and so our homes are always full life, chatter and activity. Staff are actively encouraged to spend quality time with residents, which can be uplifting for everyone.


Food and drink are critical to our well-being in so many ways. Our homes have state-of-the-art kitchens, qualified chefs and dedicated catering teams, making sure residents and staff enjoy a diet that is not only full of choice, but is also wholesome, nutritious and well-balanced.


We are one of the few providers to employ our own nurses to be on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We believe that’s the bedrock of a safe and happy home, making sure our residents and staff are supported by nurse-led care in a calm, peaceful and luxurious environment.


We pride ourselves on our beautiful and stimulating gardens, a central feature to most of our homes. The gardens are enjoyed by residents and staff alike, providing that peaceful, calm and grounding connection to nature.

“Mum has been well looked after by friendly dedicated staff, many of whom are local and therefore bring a good community feeling. I am always welcomed by people I know when I visit and kept up to date about mum. This is so reassuring.” – P T, daughter of resident at Whitecliffe House, Blandford Forum

Our Values

Colten Care is a family-owned business built on core values that still guide us from the very heart of our business today. Our values shape the company culture and play out in our home every day through meaningful, heartfelt interactions between staff, residents and family members.

We are Friendly

A warm welcome starts with a smile and making sure there is time for our residents. As we get to know them better, we will continue to show respect, being approachable at all times. We will do our best to keep residents smiling and, when it is appropriate, encourage them to laugh!

We are Kind

Kindness is all about treating people as you wish to be treated yourself. It means being considerate and supportive of each other, taking an interest in how people are feeling, showing good manners and behaving in an appropriate and respectful way.

We are Individual

Residents want those who care for them to be genuinely interested in them, their life, their talents and interests. We are all unique and deserve to have a voice. We recognise each of our members of staff and residents as an individual.

We are Reassuring

Someone who is reassured knows they are in safe hands. They have trust and confidence in the people who support them. We want our residents to know they are listened to and that we will act on what they say. We embrace the highest standards in everything we do so we can provide a sense of fulfilment and satisfaction in each and every role.

We are Honest

Honesty involves a willingness to take responsibility and be accountable for your actions. Sincere people are not afraid to say, ‘I don’t know but I’ll find out’. It means operating in a fair and equitable way, being realistic, and putting up your hands and saying sorry when you have made a mistake.



We believe happy staff deliver the best care. That’s why we provide strong leadership, a positive atmosphere, opportunities to progress, and a range of benefits to show we truly value and appreciate our staff:

  • Paid breaks (hourly rate)
  • Uniform provided
  • Excellent inductions, training and ‘on the job’ support
  • Real career progression opportunities
  • Annual pay review
  • Additional hours / overtime opportunities to suit your circumstances.
  • Choice of hot or cold meals and drinks on duty
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Background checks at no cost to you



The driving force behind the exceptional care we provide to residents is our amazing staff.

Each year we hold our Colten Champions Awards to recognise and celebrate individuals and teams who deliver excellence in nursing, resident engagement, and other areas where we consistently exceed expectations. Our team’s commitment to going above and beyond is what sets us apart and makes a real difference in the lives of those we serve.

Colten Club

An Annual Celebration of  Dedicated Service

Every year, Colten celebrates this special relationship with long-serving staff by hosting a ‘Colten Club’ outing. The Colten Club is reserved for those who have been employees for 20 years’ or more, and between them, the 72 members have amassed a remarkable 1,675 years of service.



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.