Benefits of Working with Forest Care

At Forest Care, we are proud to create positive working environments in each of our care homes by encouraging employee participation and humour in the workplace, this is reflected by our many long-serving employees.

We offer a competitive salary and value the hard work of our employees. As a family-owned and managed company, we believe our employees should be generously rewarded for their dedication to providing quality care. That is why we offer the following benefits and rewards.

All Forest Care full time employees are entitled to 28 days holiday per annum. All team members accrue holiday during their employment with the company.

We demonstrate our appreciation for long-serving employees through our annual Years of Service awards where we give out monetary prizes. This scheme celebrates your 2nd and 5th year with the company and then every half decade of employment thereafter.

Our care homes are newly refurbished. Employees can enjoy modern surroundings, beautiful woodland landscapes and up-to-date professional equipment.

Comprehensive induction training is provided to all new employees to ensure they feel confident and comfortable in their role at the care home.

We seek to employ the best people and ensure that all members of staff are provided with ongoing training and development, regardless of previous experience and qualifications. We do this so our staff can build their skill-sets and provide better care to our residents. Examples of free training we provide includes eLFY online courses and Virtual Dementia tour training.

Celebrating a job well done is important to us. Our Employee of the Month scheme is an opportunity for you, your colleagues, your residents and their relatives to appreciate and recognise the hard work of team members who go the extra mile to provide person-centred care.

Forest Care operates an automatic enrolment facility into the pension scheme. Employees will normally be automatically enrolled after 3 months of continuous service.

We believe developing your skillsets will help you provide exemplary care to our residents and contribute to your career progression within Forest Care. That is why we will pay for and encourage you to complete further NVQ training.

All full time, contractual employees can enjoy paid breaks when working at any of our care homes.

You shouldn’t have to pay for your uniform, that is why Forest Care is happy to provide you with your uniform. We’ll even replace them free of charge when they become damaged from normal wear and tear.

We will fund your DBS checks subject to successful applications.

Rewarding employees for their hard work is important to us, that is why we give all contractual employees free access to a “Perks at Work platform”, offering thousands of discounts and offers across high street brands.

Forest Care’s sister company is Oakley Hall Hotel. All contractual employees can benefit from generous discounts for food, activities and accommodation at Oakley Hall Hotel, an elegant & luxurious Georgian hotel set in the lovely countryside.

I have been supported with relevant training to develop my care and enhance my skill sets.

Care Assistant, Holly Lodge

I’m proud to care for our lovely residents and for a company where residents matter most.

Activities Coordinator, Rowan Lodge

Family orientated care homes, creating positive working atmospheres for staff.

Senior Carer, Rowan Lodge

Forest Care highly values their staff, that’s clear. They also provide lots of development opportunities.

Care Assistant, Cedar Lodge

Teamwork and humour is encouraged, it’s like one big family.

Registered Nurse, Oak Lodge

It’s nice to see members of staff, at all levels, work as a team to the benefit of the residents.

Care Assistant, Oak Lodge

We’re given all the tools needed to provide person-centred care that’s needed in luxury care homes

Senior Care Assistant, Cedar Lodge

Forest Care supports its staff as much as it supports its residents.

Kitchen Assistant, Holly Lodge

Why work for Forest Care?