Looking for work in care? Recruitment fair on Saturday 4 February

The Care Workers recruitment fair is at the Guildhall on Saturday 4 February 2017.

Do you work in care and are looking for a new challenge, or are you interested in getting into care work?

Plymouth City Council, in partnership with domiciliary care, supported living and care home providers within the City, are holding a recruitment fair at Plymouth Guildhall on Saturday 4th February 2017 from 10am to 4pm, to promote working in the care sector.

Councillor Lynda Bowyer, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care for Plymouth City Council said: “I would like to encourage anyone who already works in care or who is interested in working in care to attend this recruitment fair. Professional care workers make a real difference to the lives of people who are in need, and at the recruitment fair you will get the chance to register your interest with care providers.

“Our population continues to grow and people are getting older and living longer with care and support needs.  Therefore the demand for care workers is increasing.

“This makes the care sector the fast-growing with an ever expanding workforce offering good prospects and opportunities for career advancement – could you be part of it?

“As a Council we continue to work closely with our joint commissioners at NHS Northern, Eastern, Western (NEW) Devon Clinical Commissioning Group continue to drive up standards in domiciliary care and services commissioned to provide home care.”

All Plymouth care contracts have minimum standards set out within them including:

  • All home visits will last a minimum of 30 minutes
  • All staff will be paid at least the Living Wage
  • Care staff will be paid travel time between each visit
  • Only those staff who request zero hours contracts will have them
  • Full induction, and high quality, ongoing supervision, training and appraisal for all staff

If you would like further information regarding this event, please contact 01752 307385 or email qaiteam@plymouth.gov.uk