Our employees are Shaw; we are a skilled, unique, caring and diverse family. We are majority owned by our employees and we deliver the quality of care that we would want for our own loved ones. Our family of over 3,500 permanent employees hold a wide variety of roles to ensure that the care we deliver meets the exacting needs of those who use our services.

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Work with us

Click here to view our current vacancies, information about careers and more detail about our employee benefits.

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Training is essential to what we do at Shaw. We have a central team of trainers and service based trainers spread across the UK who deliver a comprehensive range of training and qualifications to prepare individuals for any role within Shaw and keep them abreast of best practices.

Employees training requirements are identified and a clear path of training mapped out and monitored. Our range of training courses has been created with careful consideration of helping individuals achieve a chosen career path; all levels of training for any care related role.

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Individual Benefits

  • Full paid induction programme
  • Child care vouchers
  • Quarterly incentive scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Excellent development and promotion opportunities
  • Work towards qualifications
  • Retail discounts and vouchers
  • Holiday discounts
  • Online benefits and cashback rewards
  • Refer a friend bonus scheme (earn up to £1000)
  • Excellent rates of pay
  • Employee assistance program to all contracted staff including face to face counselling
Each of our employees have access to a range of benefits designed to make their money go further including discounts on purchases at high street stores, restaurants, supermarkets, travel agents, etc.

We also offer an Employee Assistance Helpline where employees can access free advice to guide them through any situation that may affect them, in or outside work.

Another free and confidential service has been set up for frontline teams who are directly affected by COVID-19 which can be found here.

Your View Surveys

We carry out a company-wide annual survey each year to monitor how we are performing as an employer around our brand values, communication, being responsible managers and generally making Shaw a positive and engaging place to work.

We feedback to employees what we have done based on their feedback and comments. This is an ongoing process and we are committed to improving.


Suggestion Scheme

We encourage employees to share their ideas of how we can improve our business, if their idea has benefits then we implement it and financially reward those individuals for their creativity and insight.

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Incentive Scheme

We incentivise each of our services to excel in the care they delivery, engage, manage and retain their employees and keep within budgets with a financial reward in addition to their allocated budgets to spend on their services.


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We hold an annual reward and recognition programme each year which is initially carried out on a regional level culminating in a national final.

Employees nominate their colleagues in a range of categories based on their outstanding actions which have made a difference to the lives of those who use our services. These people have listened to the needs of individuals and have adapted how they work to have a positive impact.

Administrator of the Year – Rachael Steele (Maes-y-dderwen)

Champion Service – Thackley Green, Corby
WHK Award – Donna Culley (Burleys Wood)

Clinical Excellence Award – David Thompson (Surehaven Glasgow)

Star Baker – Leanne Cape (Maes-y-dderwen)

Carehome.co.uk Award – Warmere Court
Inspirational Individual – Patrycja Stepka (Elizabeth House) & Karen Jeffries (Shaw Red Hill)

Resident/Relative Contribution – Mary Davidson, Peter James & Igor Srzic Cartledge
Exceptional Leader – Debra Derham (Training & Development)

Most Successful Mentor – Sandra Cairney & Zoe Icke (Thackley Green)

Special Recognition – Martin Thole (Finance)

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Dear Relatives,

We would like to thank you for your ongoing support of all our care homes and hard-working staff throughout the past year. It has been an incredibly challenging year for everyone, and we recognise the impact that the pandemic has had on all those connected to our homes and within our local communities. We are now hopefully seeing a way back to normal and look forward to opening our doors fully in the coming months.

However, following the recent announcement by the government, we are pleased to advise that from Monday 12th April 2021 our care homes in England will be able to allow visits from 2 named visitors(subject to a negative Lateral Flow Test and PPE being worn). We will also be extending visiting into the weekends as long as it is booked in advance. Your care home will discuss with you the guidelines we need to follow for you to become a named visitor.

Furthermore, we are also delighted to announce that for the first-time visits can include a child or baby. Children under the age of 2 will not count towards the 2 named visitor quota. Clearly, visits involving children will need to be carefully managed and in agreement with the home manager. As per the guidance those over the age of 11 will need to wear PPE and be tested (with parental consent).

Another development in the new approach to visiting is the nomination of an ‘essential care giver’. The essential care giver role is intended as a way of supporting the relatively small proportion of our residents who need some element of care and support that could only ever be provided by someone with a unique personal relationship with the resident, perhaps formed over many years. It is likely that this person will already be part of the ongoing care plan for the resident. All this will be at the discretion of the manager and the care giver will be subject to the rigorous testing regime currently undertaken by our own staff. Please speak with your Home Manager for further details.

In summary from 12th April 2021 the new government guidelines for care home visits allow for;

1. 2 named visitors (see the guidance for help on how you could become a named visitor and what restrictions apply)

2. Children can also visit with those under the age of 2 not counted as part of the 2 named visitor quota (see the guidance for help and what restrictions apply)

3. A person can apply for essential carer status but this will need to assessed and agreed by the Home Manager and is subject to rigorous testing.

The Government guidance on care home visiting in England can be found HERE.
The Government guidance on care home visiting in Wales can be found HERE.