Make a difference every day with a career in care

Accommodation now available for Nurses and Carers

If you want to work in Cornwall, in a homely environment, in stunning locations, now is your chance to be part of a friendly team where you can make a real difference every day.

We offer fantastic career opportunities for registered nurses, healthcare specialists, healthcare assistants and support workers in one of our care homes across Cornwall. These include full-time and part-time roles, as well as day-shift and night-shift work.

We have different types of contracts to suit your needs however all contracts offer the same benefits that come with being a Swallowcourt employee:

  • Free parking
  • Free meal whilst on shift
  • Pension scheme
  • Free DBS
  • Free uniform
  • Night time and weekend enhancements
  • Opportunities for professional development and progression through various level 2 qualifications
  • Access to industry leading training which you are paid to attend at no cost to yourself
  • Double time is paid on Good Friday, Easter Monday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day
  • The ability to access your earnings prior to pay day through FlexEarn
  • Dedicated support team for one to one meetings, telephone calls, face to face supervisions and appraisals.
  • Health Insurance scheme through Simply Health which will be available on completion of probation from £2.50 per month (where you can claim monies back from opticians, dentists etc costs)
  • Christmas bonus
  • Access to the CareFriends app, where you can refer friends and family to join the Swallowcourt team and earn up to an additional £250 (terms apply)

What are the options for contracts?

Standard contract

You will be contracted to work an agreed number of hours per week and you are guaranteed to be on the rota for at least this number of hours each week. You are entitled to 5.6 weeks paid holiday each year. Following completion of your probation period, usually 6 months, you will be eligible to join our Simply Health scheme for £2.50 per month for the basic level with an option to pay for an upgraded level.

Bank contract

You are affiliated with one Swallowcourt home and will be offered any vacant shifts that arise at that home before they are offered to Agency staff.

Swallowcourt Agency Team contract

You will be offered vacant shifts across our 6 care homes after our bank staff have been given an opportunity to pick up shifts .

Click the video below to hear what advice our team would give to someone thinking of working in a care home:

Nursing Jobs

Nursing roles in our elder care homes including:

Clinical Lead

Registered Nurse – Days

Registered Nurse – Nights

Registered Nurse – Agency contract

Registered Nurse – Bank contract


 Specialist Healthcare Jobs

Senior care roles in our elder care homes including:

Specialist Healthcare Assistants (SHCA)


Healthcare Assistant Jobs

Care roles in our elder care homes including:

Healthcare Assistant (HCA) – Days

Healthcare Assistant (HCA) – Nights

Healthcare Assistant (HCA) – Agency contract

Healthcare Assistant (HCA) – Bank contract


Support Worker Jobs

Care roles in our learning disability homes including:

Support worker – Days

Support worker – Nights

Senior Support Worker


Other Care Home Jobs

Other roles in our elder care and learning disability homes including:

Activities Co-ordinator

Caretaker and Maintenance

Chef and Kitchen Porter


Registered Manager


Head Office Jobs

Head office roles including:







Alternatively, register on our recruitment database and we’ll keep you in mind for future positions.

What happens next?

We’ve created a simple process to help the right nurses, healthcare specialists and healthcare assistants join Swallowcourt.

1. Choose the role that interests you.

2. Complete the short application form

3. Our team will be in touch within 48 hours

Frequently Asked Questions

Our standard rate starts from £12.00 per hour, weekend shifts are paid from £13.50 and night shifts offer an additional £0.50 per hour enhancement.

Good Friday, Easter Monday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day are paid at double time.

We do not distinguish anyone who is under 25 years of age and therefore operate a scale of hourly pay rates based on the National Living Wage as its minimum level.

Band 4 starts from £18.60 per hour, Band 5 starts from £19.17

We pay a weekend enhancement of £1.50 per hour and a £3.00 per hour enhancement is paid for night shifts.

We have developed a pay banding scale for Nurses based on the core competencies and requirements placed upon these positions. Determination of the rate is assessed in full consultation with the Nurse and the supporting information. The rates for each band are reviewed regularly to ensure they are competitive.

The residents needs are the central element in determining the shift patterns and therefore staff needs. However, we acknowledge the issues this can present for staff members and always endeavour to work with our teams wherever possible to ensure the best outcome is achieved.

Register on our recruitment database and we’ll keep you in mind for future positions.