See what Kelly, one of our HCA's says about working with us.


Current Pay Rates

  • £10.50 - £18.00 per hour
  • Rates vary by shift with the higher rates available for evenings and weekends.
  • (Rates are inclusive of holiday pay.)

Living Your Best Life

Make More Time For You With A Great Work/Life Balance.


Our philosophy is Live Happy Care Well

We believe you need to Live Happy to give your best at work.

Working with a great nursing agency like Ocean Healthcare enables you to choose how and when you work.

If you need to earn more money by picking up extra shifts, that's always an option with Ocean Healthcare.

You can also take time off, work less or change the times you are working to adapt to what's going on for you.

This can be a great way of life for a healthcare worker.

Why Join Ocean Healthcare?

Our approach is simple, we serve our healthcare workers well by providing them with flexible work opportunities. All of which is underpinned by honesty, mutual respect, clear communication while never losing focus that ultimately we are helping ensure vulnerable people are well cared for.

Our agency workers are very much part of our team. You're not just a number to us.

Our aim is to understand what works for you and then do all we can to support you.


Ocean Healthcare is a nursing agency specializing in the supply of agency nurses, support workers and HCAs to nursing homes, residential homes, hospices and private hospitals throughout Devon and West Somerest.

Originally started in October 2013, Ocean Healthcare has grown to become a key provider of healthcare staffing support in the local area and now has offices in Torbay, Exeter, Barnstaple and Somerset.



Working With Ocean Healthcare

  • Excellent Pay Rates

  • Guaranteed Hours

  • Agreed Mileage Payments

  • You Control When You Work

  • Full, Part Time And Top Up Hours Available

  • Free Uniform

  • Ongoing Training

  • Free DBS

Ready To Join Our Team?

You Can Book Your Own Interview Below


Freedom! It's A Great Feeling!

Live Your Best Life Now!

Discover What Ocean Healthcare Can Offer

you choose

You get to choose when you work and how much you work. This is the stuff dreams are made of! Most people stuck in jobs have to work at the times they are told to. This freedom to choose is a wonderful benefit.

great pay

Not only do you get to choose when and how much you work, but you get well paid for it too! Double bonus!


While we love working with the people we care for and the teams we work with, every day in the same building can sometimes get monotonous. Working in different places keep us fresh and sharp and interested!

Ready To Be Part Of Ocean Healthcare?

More PraiseFrom Our Team Members

  • Love working at Ocean. Great and friendly admin team.

    star Mariana P. May 2021
  • Ocean Healthcare is a pleasant team to work with. They are approachable and professional. I am so glad that they could accommodate flexible shifts in my preferred locality. I enjoy working from different care homes and meeting new colleagues. I'm looking forward to book more shifts with Ocean.

    star Chad F. June 2021
  • The most understanding, helpful and friendly team to work for. Lots of work available all the time. They will do anything they can to help, no better company to work for.

    star Fran B. June 2021
  • Excellent company to work for. Friendly & very supportive admin team. Deeply grateful receiving a birthday card today one of the BEST by far. THANK YOU

    star Oni K. April 2021
  • Got registered yesterday to start with Ocean and the help and support I have received so far has been amazing. Shifts are already coming through and I’m excited to start my new journey with them.

    star Jennifer M. May 2021
  • Lovely to Join Ocean again for some extra shifts. They are all so lovely in the office and being back after 2 years was like I’ve never been away!

    Lovely to see you all today for a return back and especially Thankyou Hayley and Helen for refresher Training. Highly recommend Ocean welcomed back with no problems at all.

    Thankyou Guys

    star Tina B. May 2021

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Frequently Asked Questions

Ocean Healthcare is a recruitment agency which specialises in providing Healthcare Assistants, Nurses and Support Staff to nursing homes, residential care homes, hospices, private hospitals and supported living environments across Devon and West Somerset.

We also have a specialist Complex Care division providing care to vulnerable adults and children in their own homes.

As well as working primarily with the servicer users own homes, the role of a Complex Care HCA can include providing enhanced clinical or mental health support. This can include medication management, peg feeding, epilepsy, tracheostomies, ventilators, oxygen management.

Agency shifts are in care home settings nursing homes, residential care homes, hospices, private hospitals and supported living environments.

Yes, we ask that all applicants have a minimum of 12 months experience as a healthcare worker or care worker in a formal setting. In some special circumstances we will take less but only once the person has also undertaken some shadowing shifts.

For Complex Care we require a minimum of 2 years care experience.

As many of our care settings are remotely located having your own transport is fairly essential as public transport to these areas is often limited or non-existent.

However, for some areas such as Torbay and Exeter we can accommodate some non-drivers so please do get in touch and we can discuss it in some detail.

For those who live in large towns travel is generally within the scope of the town however, for more remote areas we expect you to travel up to 15 miles for HCAs. We pay mileage after these miles at a set rate. This will be discussed with you during the recruitment process.

Previous employer references will be taken and if you are not a UK citizen we will need to see your proof of the right to work in the UK. Successful applicants are also subject to a DBS check.

Successful candidates will be required to undertake mandatory online training and our in-house Health and Safety training. We also run a number of other non-mandatory training and courses at our local branches.

Yes, we offer ongoing CDP and Revalidation support as well as supervision support to our Nurses.

You decide when you work.

Once registered with us we ask for you to provide us with your availability via our BookMeIn app. This availability is important and is your commitment to being able to work shifts.

We will then schedule work based on your stated availability.

This could be full time, part time, nights, days, weekends or just top-up hours to give you extra income around your existing work commitments.

Agency shift patterns are generally between 8-8 although there can be some variances.

You are in complete control of when you work all we ask is that you communicate effectively with us about your availability and honour whatever you tell us you’re willing to do.

Unfortunately, due to the nature of our clients’ requirements it is highly unlikely that we can we can accommodate working around school hours.

Relationships are at the heart of our business and within all parts of the business, we take time during the recruitment process and once you star list-unstyledt working with us to get to know you. For agency shifts, your designated booking co-ordinator will use that understanding, along with your availability to match you to shift requests.

In Complex Care it’s a little more complicated. The complex care recruiters, team leaders and care managers spend time during the recruitment process evaluating your skills, experience and personality so you can be carefully matched with specific service users. Generally, once matched you will remain with that service user for the duration.

If you don’t want to work at a particular location or setting please let us know and we will ensure our bookings teams are aware of this.

Our rates are competitive but do vary depending upon what shifts you are working. Please contact the office for our latest pay rates. For Nurses it is higher please contact the office.

We are happy to offer guaranteed hours for good workers. However, we regularly have lots of work available, so everyone gets the hours they want if they work with us and do their bit with availability. It is rather dependent upon you and this will be discussed with you prior to joining to make sure we are able to meet your needs.

You will be paid weekly direct into your bank account.

Once you make initial contact with us one of our recruitment team will be in touch. They will run through some simple questions to make sure you have the experience that we need and what we offer suits your requirements. They will also answer any questions that you have.

The next stage would be to arrange an interview in one of our branches where we will discuss your experience, collate your ID documents and let you know more about the role. We’ll also take a picture of you for your ID badge.

On successful completion of the interview, you will be asked to complete some online training and if needed, apply for an up to date DBS certificate.

The final stage of the process is for you to attend a registration session where we will sort out your contract, sort out your pay details and get you set up on our BookMeIn system. You will also complete your Moving & Handling refresher training.

Once this is all completed, you should be able to start work.

It’s up to you, if you bring the correct documents and complete the training quickly, you can start working with us within a few days.

If you have not already supplied one, a complete application form.

Proof of address x 2 (this can be your driving licence, council tax bill for the current year or utility or bank statement dated within the last 3 months)

Proof of Identity this will be either Your Passport, Driving License (or Provisional) your UK Birth certificate AND National Insurance Number

Training certificates

Right to work (if required)

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If you want to arrange an interview. You can book an appointment right now by clicking on the “Book Your Own Interview "


If you want to know a little more before you commit to an interview just complete the “register your interest” form using the click through buttons below.



01392 343179
Ocean Healthcare, 308 Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 6HG

Ocean Healthcare Complex Care

01803 470025
Ocean Healthcare Complex Care, 45 Devon Square, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 2HH.

Torbay (Head Office)

01392 343179
Ocean Healthcare, 252 Torquay Road, Paignton, TQ3 2EZ


01392 343179
The Business Centre, 2 Cattedown Road, Plymouth, PL4 0EG


01392 343179
Ocean Healthcare, Design Space, Upcott Ave.,Pottington Business Park, Barnstaple, EX31 1HN