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Our Staff & Recruitment


J.M.Pattison: BSc (Hons), PGCE
Career: Technical Author; Lecturer in Further Education in English, Drama and Media Studies; tutor; College Governor and Union Officer; Honourable Secretary of HCA and Vice Chair RNHA (Local Branch)

J. Helliwell: Cert. Ed;
Career: Infant, primary and secondary teacher for 30 years; Deputy Headteacher; Union Officer; Executive member of HCA and RNHA


A. Bulley - Registered Manager / Matron
Career: Trained as enrolled nurse; joined the Royal Navy in 1990; left when started a family; worked in intensive care for 3 years; converted to RGN in 1997; NVQ assessor, D32/33; matron at Tudor Lodge for 7 months; Matron at St Ronans from 05/12/2000; Registered Managers Award (RMA)

S. Adams - Business Manager
Career: Worked in the nursing and residential care industry for 20 years; Director of a domiciliary care company 10 years; Exectutive HDCA Committee member 3 years, Secretary HDCA 3 years, Local Area Representitive HDCA 3 years, contract tendering 15 years, registered childminder 5 years, finance manager 15 years

"We had a wonderful half hour with Nan when she knew it was her birthday. The staff came in with her birthday cake and sang with us. Nan loved it!! Thank you to the staff for helping to make her day very special."

Jane Chant

Staff Qualifications

Registered Managers are trained to Registered Managers Award, NVQ IV or similar as a minimum

Trained Staff Nurses are RN level I or II

Nursing Assistants are supported and encouraged to become Level 2 qualified and progress on to their Level 3 or higher.

Housekeeping staff receive COSHH training and Manual Handling training as a minimum

Cooks are required to have Basic Food Hygiene as a minimum

All staff are encouraged through the training and development programme to gain as much knowledge, skills and qualifications as is appropriate and necessary.

Staff Structure

Senior Management Team

  • Proprietors       
  • Registered Manager / Matron
  • Business Manager
  • Deputy Matron

Care Staff

  • Registered Nurses: RN 1, RN 2
  • Nursing Assistants: Level 3*, Level 3, Level 2, Trainee Level 2

Ancillary Staff

  • Maintenance Team
  • Housekeeping Team
  • Kitchen Team
  • Social Activities Team
  • Staff Development Team


Thinking of  Career in Care of the Elderly

St.Ronans invests in, and values, its staff.  We all work together to ensure our residents enjoy a full and happy life.

All staff receive a complete and comprehensive induction. Applicants must be committed to providing quality person-centered care as well as being committed to continual training and self developement. Interested?

Positions Vacant

  • Registered Nurses: No vacancies, but we could contact you should a position become available
  • Care staff: We currently have a position available - please email or call for an application pack
  • Housekeeping: No vacancies, but we could contact you should a position become available
  • Kitchen Staff: No vacancies, but we could contact you should a position become available
  • Admin Staff: No vacancies, but we could contact you should a position become available


Please watch this space for future information.


If you want to be part of our team, then ask for an application form to be sent out to you by either:

Complete the form on the Contact page


Call us on 02392 733359

St Ronans Nursing and Residential Care Home
23-31 St Ronans Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO4 0PP

Matron and Nurses: 023 9273 3359   -   Finance and Admin: 023 9273 4259