Joined Up Careers Derbyshire have teamed up with NHS Cadets and St John Ambulance to deliver two paid work and volunteering programmes to local students, starting in September 2021. NHS Cadets aims to attract young people into careers in the healthcare system and develop their skills.
Young people could be the heroes of the hour in a bid to solve the recruitment issues faced by providers in the social care sector.
In Derby and Derbyshire, we are aware of an increase in requests for home care and providers in the private, voluntary and independent sector are trying to meet this upturn in demand.
While we know demand for home care services is growing, interest in roles in this area has increased recently due to the impact of Covid-19.
A reminder that Skills for Care have a dedicated web space to support registered managers in adult social care.
A new Sitting Service is now in operation for Derbyshire. The Service has been brought about from a partnership between Derbyshire County Council, Links CVS, the Derbyshire BME Forum, Joined Up Careers and the DWP.
A six-month pilot project commenced in May following a successful bid for funding by Links CVS to the National Lottery Community Fund. The Service is specifically targeted for the needs of BME communities in the county and will provide essential respite for individuals who act as informal and unpaid carers within their own family or community.
An article promoting the Joined Up Careers Derbyshire virtual work experience programme has been published in the summer edition of Decisionz e-zine – a digital magazine supporting young people to make informed career choices - see: http://magazine.decisionz.co.uk/books/sodp (page 16).
An innovative week-long event to showcase the diversity of careers and pathways into health and social care is to take place in Chesterfield. ‘Careers that Care’ week, a series of virtual events organised in partnership with Derbyshire Voluntary Action’s (DVA) Community Chesterfield project, the University of Derby and Joined Up Careers Derbyshire, will take place from 21 to 25 June.
Joined Up Careers Derbyshire is working in partnership with Springpod to revolutionise the health and social care work experience offer through the Future Talent, Future Heroes programme.
Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council are staging a virtual recruitment day on Thursday 22 April for roles in social care. For more information about the event, which starts at 10.30am, please read on.
Joined Up Careers Derbyshire are a key partner in the Pathways to Health and Social Care project which supports job-seekers in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire on their pathways into training or employment within the health and social care sector.
Joined Up Careers Derbyshire is working in partnership with Springpod to revolutionise the health and social care work experience offer. By providing interactive, innovative and completely virtual work experience programmes, students will be able to gain insight into different health and social care careers from real people working in Derbyshire.
Derby City Council have various vacancies in care with the Home First Team. You can earn £10.41 per hour, working the shift times available, see adverts on the website.
100 days ago Derbyshire began the biggest vaccination programme in the history of the NHS, and the NHS in Derbyshire has marked the milestone with a video bringing together some of the highlights from the journey so far.
An easy-to-use, specially designed career development tool has been developed for allied health professionals (AHPs) to support them on their career journey.
Thank you to everyone who has offered their support to the Call to Arms campaign. Every role we recruit to is extremely valuable to the success of vaccinating our Derbyshire community and those who provide those critical frontline, patient-facing services. We continue to be truly overwhelmed by the support and we are working hard to ensure that we interview, provide employment checks, deliver information, training and support to you on this journey.
Joined Up Careers Derbyshire is delighted with the public’s response to our Call to Arms campaign, which asked for volunteers to support the Covid-19 vaccination programme. The reaction from the people of Derbyshire has been overwhelming, with more than 900 expressions of interest since we launched the campaign in November. We have now paused the campaign, with the exception of registered professionals, while we process the applications.
The Call to Arms initiative to resource the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Derby and Derbyshire is temporarily pausing receiving all further expressions of interest (30 November 2020). This pause is for all roles except registered professionals where we still have some existing need for support.
The People Hub, run by Joined Up Careers Derbyshire, has produced a new animated video highlighting the #CallToArms campaign. #CallToArms seeks to create a pool of people willing to support the health and social care workforce during the coronavirus pandemic.
Parents, carers and young people are invited to attend our Virtual Health and Life Sciences Showcase from 6.00-7.00pm on Monday 30 November.
The Derbyshire Health and Care People Hub, part of Joined Up Careers Derbyshire, wants to recruit a Senior Project Manager (secondment or fixed term) to support the Call to Arms programme. This programme is concerned with rolling out Covid-19 vaccinations for staff and the public.
Joined Up Care Derbyshire are currently have a secondment opportunity for a Personalisation Programme Manager.
The local enhanced health in care homes group is asking for responses to a survey to improve support to care homes
We’re turning the spotlight on an AHP role with Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust. The Trust is currently advertising for a band six physiotherapist in the mental health physiotherapy team, based at their Kingsway site in Derby.
Joined Up Careers Derbyshire are teaming up with Futures for Business (formerly known as Connexions) to help promote opportunities for people looking to launch careers in the health and social care sector.
Registrations are now open for the 2020 Derbyshire Allied Health Professions Day, taking place on Wednesday 14 October, using Microsoft Teams.
Joined Up Careers Derbyshire has launched an interactive app helping shine the light on a world of amazing careers within health and care.
A Derby school student has won the Joined Up Careers Derbyshire art competition set up to celebrate our health and social care heroes.
A new career role linking up health and social care in Derbyshire is being developed by Joined Up Careers Derbyshire. The new Integrated Support Worker role is set to be introduced in three areas of Derbyshire once partner organisations have more fully worked up the details of the role.
Recruitment opens today for the first Step Into Work programme in Derbyshire. Step Into Work is delivered by the Joined Up Careers Derbyshire team to support individuals who are interested in a career in health and social care.
Joined Up Careers Derbyshire is set to launch Step Into Work (Derbyshire) – a new employment support programme. The programme aims to help prepare unemployed adults to obtain roles in health and social care following completion of a bespoke training programme. The programme is for people aged 19-plus who are in receipt of benefits or are disadvantaged within the labour market.
Joined Up Careers Derbyshire is encouraging children and young people to get creative in order to celebrate our health and social care heroes.
Joined Up Careers are promoting the five steps to improve your mental health and wellbeing during this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week.
Annual report 2019-20, published May 2020, brings together a review of the year and new initiatives for promoting and retaining health and care staff in Derbyshire.
During the current Covid-19 pandemic, health and care resources are being stretched like never before, and there is now a need for more staff to help out in Derbyshire’s care homes. Care homes throughout the city and county have a number of vacancies and there has never been a better time to consider a career in care.
New staff needed for health and care roles during Covid-19.
We are asking local organisations and businesses whether their teams can help bolster the temporary health and social care workforce.
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Information and signposting resources for health, social care and community colleagues
Joined up Careers Derbyshire is pleased to announce that a new health and social care work experience directory has been launched.
Our first integrated health and care apprentices programme has now concluded, with many successful apprentices completing the scheme and going on to secure employment within the health and care sector. We would like to thank all who took part on the scheme and all who supported it. An independent evaluation report of the scheme has been produced by external company Cordis Bright.
Newspapers, radio and TV have picked up on our promotion of Return to Practice
The NHS in Derby and Derbyshire is encouraging healthcare professionals who have had a break in their career to return to practice.
Joined Up Careers Derbyshire is busily promoting its future workforce champion role to all colleagues in the local health and care community.
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton are offering an employed Return to Practice Programme to support individuals to achieve Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) re-registration
This year’s adult social care recruitment campaign, Every Day is Different, has been launched, encouraging people to consider in a career in adult social care.
Day of celebration for AHPs
Do you work within health and social care and have a passion for what you do? We are looking for champions of the sector to join us in promoting the exciting and varied opportunities the sector has to offer.
Joined Up Careers Derbyshire is now active on Twitter
Welcome to our new website for Joined Up Careers Derbyshire. This new site gives us much more space and functionality to better promote the varied roles and opportunities for working in health and care across Derby and Derbyshire. Please take a look around the new site and let us know what you think.
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