Put 'care' into your career

Did you know that one in five of Derbyshire’s population are aged 65 or over and that this figure is set to increase in coming years? Adult social care does not only support elderly people, but also those with physical disabilities, autism and mental health issues.

A career in care provides the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of adults living in Derby and Derbyshire. Hundreds of local care workers are helping people stay safe in their own homes, residential homes and in the community. There are a range of rewarding and challenging roles within the care sector for people wanting to have a direct, visible impact on people’s lives. A career in care is not only rewarding, but offers flexibility, variety, and opportunities for progression and promotion. Training is provided in many caring roles to help you gain new skills and progress your career.

Please contact us to find out more about the new Pathways to Health and Social Care project and the many ways in which we may be able to support you to achieve your goals or find employment in the sector. Please contact Brian Grant on 07534 679648 or email Gabi Johannesmann at dhcft.joinedupcareers@nhs.net

Every day is different - take up the challenge

In social care ‘every day is different’ and the latest Department of Health and Social Care campaign aims to re-affirm this message in boosting recruitment to the sector.

The campaign is designed to inspire people with the right values and attitude to consider a career in care. The campaign highlights the rewarding, varied and flexible roles available across the sector, as well as showing people that all you need to start are the right qualities, as there’s training for everything else.

In response to this campaign, Joined up Careers Derbyshire are supporting Derbyshire County Council and the private, voluntary and independent sector with their recruitment. We are looking for caring, compassionate individuals who feel they could make a positive difference to people’s lives. No previous experience is required as full training and support will be given. 

If you feel you have the right skills and values to work in adult social care, in the first instance, please register your interest by emailing your name, employment status, and contact phone/email to hazel.jones@derbyshire.gov.uk