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New national recruitment campaign aims to get people into caring role

Published: 12 February 2019

We’re supporting a new national recruitment campaign aiming to encourage more people to take up a career in care.

Carer dancing with old person

The Every Day is Different campaign, which launches on 12 February 2019, features a new website giving lots of information about the wide range of career options available in the adult social care sector.

It also links to a job finder page to help anyone looking for work to find vacancies in their area.

Our Cabinet Member for Adult Care, Councillor Jean Wharmby, said:

“As people live longer and have more complex needs, it’s vital we have enough staff to help meet the growing demand for care.

“If you’re the sort of person who treats others with respect, listens to their needs, understands their emotions, and is warm, kind and honest, then caring could be the career for you.

“We’re pleased to be able to support the national Every Day is Different campaign as we are well aware of the vitally important role care staff play in our community.”

We have a substantial direct care service which helps older and disabled people in Derbyshire lead independent, fulfilled and dignified lives.

We're offering a range of care roles across the county. However, there are also care jobs available in a wide variety of other businesses including the NHS as well as private, voluntary and charitable organisations.

Councillor Wharmby said:

“Our care workers do a fantastic job supporting older and disabled people in Derbyshire.

“Jobs in adult care are very varied, you could be supporting an older or disabled person to stay independent or be making sure residents stay healthy and happy in our care homes.

“We’re also working in partnership with Joined Up Careers Derbyshire to help highlight the wide range of career options on offer across the county.”

Susan Spray, Project Lead Joined up Careers said:

“Joined up Careers Derbyshire has brought together health and care organisations to deliver a system-wide approach to supporting and developing the current and future health and social care workforce.

“This innovative partnership is supporting the integration of services and exploring new ways of working, including the joint health and social care pilot, that are required to enable a resilient and flexible workforce.

“Joined up Careers strives to recruit and retain individuals with the right values to enable the delivery of high-quality care to the people of Derbyshire.”

We offer good terms and conditions, pay rates above the National Living Wage and paid travel time between calls. we also offer staff:

  • five weeks holiday and eight bank holidays a year - pro rata. After five years staff get an extra five days (pro rata)
  • extra pay for unsocial hours - for working after 7pm or before 7am
  • extra pay for working on a Bank Holiday
  • no zero hours contracts

Read more about the Every Day is Different national campaign

Find out more about a career in adult care with us or search for care jobs across the sector at Joined Up Care Derbyshire.