Why work for us?
"Experience has taught us that promoting internally creates huge benefits across the board – at Nellsar we call it 'Growing our own'!" Gillian Dixon, Operations Manager Residential Services
Our aim is to provide the highest level of care possible – by enabling our staff to be the best they can be. Internal promotion is one of the biggest indicators within a company that staff are valued and that the company is prepared to invest and develop them. Fewer changes in the staff team equals continuity of care – a major factor in keeping our residents safe, happy and contented.
From the outset, Nellsar employees receive a thorough induction in addition to a personalised training program. For many Nellsar staff this is just the beginning of the journey!
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Lao-Tzu 604BC.
Read George's story about his career with Nellsar
Hi, my name's George. I am the deputy manager at The Old Downs. I started with Nellsar in February 2006, as a Bank Staff for cleaning and other domestic jobs. At the time, I didn't really know what I wanted to do – I just needed an opportunity.
I stayed in this role for seven months then my Manager (Gillian Dixon – currently Operations Manager of Residential Services) asked me if I want to be a Care Assistant as she had noticed my interaction with the residents. When I showed the interest to become a Care Assistant, she offered me all kinds of training and supported me in my new role. In August 2009 , she promoted me to a Senior Carer after being a relief Senior for a year. Now that I managed people, I could see how important it was that I was well trained and because I worked in other roles within the Home , I could understand the issues they sometimes faced.
In February 2013, I was promoted to Deputy Manager. Throughout my years with Nellsar, my Manager has always been right behind me, to guide and support me. Now I'm doing my Level 5 training, the next step will be hopefully to become a Manager.