Why join us

Why us?

We change lives – on an incredible scale. As the leading independent provider of mental healthcare and adult social care in the UK, we help thousands of people to become happier and healthier every year. We treat over 70 different conditions and have 290 sites nationwide. So you’ll be joining a secure, stable employer that you can trust with your future. There’s a huge variety of roles and endless career opportunities. For instance, did you know that you can join us in Social Work, Healthcare, Central Services, Therapy, Adult Care, Medical or Psychology? And that there are clearly defined career paths in each of these areas? As you learn and progress, you’ll have the chance to move between paths, depending on your role. With our excellent training, you can advance alongside experts in your field.

Why care?

When it comes to careers, they don’t get much more rewarding than this: Every day, you’ll be playing your part in making somebody’s life better. And that feels amazing! It doesn’t matter whether you’re a nurse, a psychologist, a housekeeper, a home manager or an administrator – your work will be making an impact. However, we won’t pretend that what you do will always be easy or undemanding.

We work with people who have serious, challenging and complex problems that require patience and understanding. But that’s exactly why our roles are so worthwhile and varied. With our incredible team providing expert advice and support, you’ll help people achieve things that they’ve never done before. Like living independently, beating depression or overcoming an addiction. Or even just walking unaided or learning to brush their teeth. Every small step is a milestone – and that’s immensely fulfilling.

Our Colleagues

Priory’s 2024 annual Colleague Engagement Survey demonstrated high levels of satisfaction among colleagues.

  • 86% of Priory colleagues described themselves as motivated to do their best work
  • 85% of colleagues were confident that they could discuss career development with their line manager
  • 93% of colleagues said they understood the difference their work was making to the lives of people they care for


We’re proud to count many respected experts as part of our talented team. Especially as it means our professionals get the chance to learn from some of the brightest minds around. As a UK leader, we’ve been able to attract specialists who are recognised as authorities in their field. With modern, well-equipped facilities, extensive resources and outstanding support, we offer everything they need to keep on achieving.

It’s not just Priory’s size and scale that’s appealing to experts. We also work hard to maintain a reputation for excellence that’s built on compliance with national standards. All our services are subject to reviews by official UK bodies such as CQC, and we’re proud to have obtained ISO accreditation.

Along with this growing reputation, we’ve acquired an increasingly prominent profile. Since Priory was founded in 1980, we’ve expanded steadily, acquiring a string of services. As more and more experts are drawn by our size, status and network of great facilities, there are superb opportunities to learn alongside these fantastic specialists.

Career Pathways

Because we provide care and support in so many different areas, we can offer an incredibly wide range of roles. And whether you join us in Adult Care or Healthcare, you can expect ongoing development and an inspiring long-term career. With the chance to choose your direction and shape your future the way you want, we offer flexibility, choice and exciting prospects. Explore our pathways now.

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