Plymouth City Council’s commissioned care providers are joining forces to host an outdoor jobs fair to promote the huge number of job vacancies available in local care homes, domiciliary care and supported living care.
Coordinated by the Skills Launchpad Plymouth team, the event will open on Saturday 30 July between 11am and 3pm at Place de Brest (outside Barclays Bank) on Armada Way.
Local people can drop by to find out more about the job opportunities available working in the health and care sector including care assistants, domiciliary home care (walking and driving routes), domestics, administration, catering and activities coordinators.
The recruiting care providers involved are Arrow Support Ltd, Beyond Limits, Colebrook, Down House Nursing Home, Guinness Care, Hamberley Care Homes, Havencare, Home Life Carers, Lifeways, Mannamead Care, Network Health Care, Nightingale Healthcare Solutions, Salutem Care, Sanctuary Care, Tamar Home Care, The Dove Project, Trevi House and Your Choice.
Kelly Radford, Manager at Tamar Homecare said: “Tamar Homecare is taking part in the event because we are always on the look-out for people looking to improve the lives of themselves and others. We have an expanding team of dedicated people and are pleased to offer a hugely flexible position to anyone who, like us, wants to make a difference to lives of the vulnerable adults in our community. We are looking for someone who is dedicated, honest, reliable and isn't afraid of a challenge! In return we will offer flexibility, on-going training, and a whole host of other benefits. You don't need to have a car; you don't need to have experience. We are more interested in the right people! If you're looking for a rewarding career, with lots of progression opportunities, Tamar Homecare is the place to be! Now is the time!”
Caroline Paterson, Strategic Commissioning Manager at Plymouth City Council said: “I am delighted that our commissioned care providers are coming together to champion the sector, providing the perfect opportunity to meet and match local people with current vacancies available right now.”
Representatives from City College Plymouth and On Course South West will also be on hand to discuss the training pathways available through the fully funded Health and Social Care Skills Accelerator Programme to support those joining the sector and those who would like to progress their career.
Councillor Charlotte Carlyle, Cabinet member for Education, Skills and Children and Young People said: “With 15.5% of Plymouth jobs in the health and care sector and significant job vacancies available, it is critical that we work together to increase the number of people joining the sector and to improve awareness about the skills, training and education pathways available. The Skills Launchpad Plymouth team are providing a fantastic service to help local people connect with these opportunities and I encourage anyone interested to come along and find out about all the free help and support available.”
The Health and Care Jobs Fair takes place on Saturday 30 July, 11am – 3pm, on the Place de Brest outside Barclays Bank on Armada Way.
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