Information for employers
There are around 7000 jobs in social care in South Gloucestershire (based on 2017 NMDS) and the population is expected to rise by 17% over the next 10 years. The biggest increase will be seen in those aged 65 and over, with a 69% increase in this age group and 184% in over 85s. Proud to Care South Gloucestershire is committed to supporting local employers to meet this demand and retain the right people for care and support work.
Proud to Care South Gloucestershire support for employers
The regional and local Proud to Care campaigns will direct interested people to the Proud to Care South Gloucestershire website. Attract job seekers to your opportunities by advertising vacancies on the Proud to Care South Gloucestershire website.
Simply complete the online form or email us a link to your opportunities.
or you can submit a link to the job directly on ProudToCare@SouthGlos.gov.uk
New Talk Health and Care portal
Watch a short video from the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care about his new portal. The idea is to create talk and activity from the health and care workforce to improve the sector as a whole, driven by you.
You can voice your ideas on 5 main areas to make things better for people working in health and care. Your comments will feed into the development of the long term plan for the NHS and the Social Care Green Paper.
You are able to register on this site and create your own account and then from the homepage post comments, see what others are talking about and chat online with other people working in the same sector as you.
Finding and keeping workers
Skills for Care has a range of information on finding and keeping workers, including how to widen your recruitment options, finding the right people and guidance on retaining employees.
For tailored support, contact Skills for Care South Glos Locality Manager’ , Skills for Care locality manager covering South Gloucestershire.
Values based recruitment
Values, behaviours and attitudes are important for any workplace, but using a values based approach in your recruitment and retention has potential to unlock new pools of candidates who are likely to perform well and stay with you. Read the Skills for Care toolkit on Values Based Recruitment.
Inspiring the next generation
Only 10% of the adult social care workforce is under 25. There are a range of opportunities to challenge misconceptions and attract more young people with the right values into care.
- Free, impartial Apprenticeship advice from Skills West
- Graduate Management Programme on Skills for Care
We work closely with local universities and education providers to encourage students to choose care and support work to supplement their income. By providing opportunities for students over evenings, weekends and holiday periods you will be gaining a committed workforce that is willing to work when others ask for time off.
Investing in your people and nurturing their talents will help you tackle skills gaps and recruit and retain the right people. Skills West is a partnership between Business West and Western Training Provider Network (WTPN). Skills advisors provide free, impartial advice and can help negotiate the right training for your business, including access to government funding incentives.
Skills for Care can also provide advice and link you up with government workforce development funding. Contact Skills for Care South Glos Locality Manager’ for details.
South Gloucestershire Council’s Workforce Development service offers a wide range of learning and development opportunities for social care staff and employers. Find out more https://learning.southglos.gov.uk/cpd/portal.asp or email HRWorkforceDevelopment@southglos.gov.uk
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