We want you! Recruitment events for health and social care
NHS and social care employer organisations from across Derby and Derbyshire are coming together to host two recruitment events this summer. Attendees will be able to learn about a world of wonderful careers in the sector at the events - spanning hundreds of different roles, to suit all ages, experience and abilities. The events take place on Tuesday 28 June 2022 at Chesterfield College (Heartspace) and on Wednesday 29 June 2022 at Derby College Roundhouse. Both run from 10am to 4.30pm.
Open days in Derbyshire to explore social care careers
Adult health and social care open days are being hosted by Derbyshire County Council in May to promote the many great opportunities in social care. There are vacancies available in both residential and homecare settings within the Belper and Ripley areas, with the chance to chat with managers or have an on-the-day interview.
Start your admin career in the local NHS
University Hospitals Derby and Burton (UHDB), in collaboration with Derby College Group (DCG), are offering a three-week pre-recruitment course with guaranteed support to get to interview on completion for a position with the hospital in an administration role.
Find your new role supporting newly qualified nurses
A great opportunity has arisen with Derbyshire Community Health Services who are recruiting for a clinical practice facilitator for the Newly Qualified Nurses (NQN) System Rotations programme (band 6).
Increasing awareness of the hundreds of local caring careers
The health and care sector in Derby and Derbyshire is launching an awareness campaign to promote the range of careers available in the local NHS and social care. The campaign, called Your Caring Career, is being run by Joined Up Careers Derbyshire, which brings together health and care organisations across the city and county to support the current and future health and social care workforce.
Making best use of our funds to promote apprenticeships
NHS employer organisations in Derby and Derbyshire are being encouraged to make greater use of apprenticeship opportunities through levy gifting – with support for the process available on the Joined Up Careers Derbyshire apprenticeships webpage.
Recruitment underway for a clinical lead for urgent community response
Team Up Derbyshire are recruiting to a clinical lead role for the urgent community response programme. Team Up Derbyshire is an ambitious programme in Derby and Derbyshire that aims to create one team across health and social care who see all housebound patients in a neighbourhood.
Course and job interview for a children's residential care worker
Blue Mountain Homes, in collaboration with Derby College Group, are offering a three-day pre-recruitment course with a guaranteed interview on completion for a Children’s Residential Care Worker position with the company.
Explore new opportunities in health and social care in Bolsover
A recruitment and information awareness raising event is being held in Derbyshire on Tuesday 8 March for everyone seeking a career in health or social care. The event takes place at the Bolsover ACE Centre, with sessions from 10am to 1pm, and 3pm to 6pm.
Free training programme to become a ‘Wellbeing Enabler’
A new, free training programme is being established for people in and around Chesterfield to become ‘Wellbeing Enablers’. The three-week scheme will provide an introduction into skills such as workplace behaviours, workplace health and wellbeing, coping with change, and developing confidence.
Five new apprenticeship case studies on our website
National Apprenticeship Week 2022 is the 15th annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships. The week in February brings together businesses and apprentices across the country to shine a light on the positive impact that apprenticeships make to individuals, businesses and the wider economy.
HEE appeal for AHP support on project
Health Education East Midlands has an exciting opportunity for Allied Health Professional (AHP) Support Workers to be involved in the development of the AHP Support Worker role descriptors.
Chance to become a NHS Cadet
Following the implementation of Derbyshire’s first two foundation cohorts of the NHS Cadets programme, new recruits are now being sought for the advanced programme.
Encouraging the next generation of workers in health and care
Locally, Joined Up Careers Derbyshire is involved in a huge range of initiatives aimed at creating more staffing capacity across the health and social care sector. View this article to see the many ways you can be helped into a caring career.
A pathway to a new career
Joined Up Careers Derbyshire is supporting homecare providers across Derby and Derbyshire to help recruit people to provide much needed support to vulnerable residents in our communities.
Two new roles created to help deliver personalised care
Joined Up Care Derbyshire are recruiting for two new roles supporting the personalised care agenda in healthcare. The roles are a Project/Programme Manager and a Project Business Administrator in personalised care.
Derbyshire apprentice in the spotlight
An inspiring apprentice on a scheme run by Joined Up Careers Derbyshire has become a finalist in the Derbyshire Apprentice of the Year awards. Mia Cooper was a runner-up in the category which was part of the 2021 Business Awards run by East Midlands Chamber. The ceremony took place at the Derbyshire County Cricket Club on Friday 12 November.
Your invite to… #HealthcareSupportWorkerLaunch
To mark Healthcare Support Worker Day on Tuesday 23 November, Joined Up Careers Derbyshire is hosting an interactive Teams talk.
Hundreds of staff sign up to the AHP career development tool
The allied health professional (AHP) career development tool, launched in early 2021, has now attracted more than 400 users. The tool helps support AHPs with coaching conversations, career development planning and measuring progress against objectives.
Week of webinars to support social care recruitment
Filling social care vacancies is a big challenge and Joined Up Careers Derbyshire have teamed up with partners to promote a week of web events.
New NHS Cadets programme launched
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.
Interest in working in care roles is increasing
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.
Support for adult social care registered managers during Covid-19
A reminder that Skills for Care have a dedicated web space to support registered managers in adult social care.
Joined Up Careers supports new BME Sitting Service
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.
Virtual work programme highlighted in magazine
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).
Joined Up Careers supports Chesterfield virtual careers showcase
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.
New partnership with Springpod to develop virtual health and social care work experience
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.
Virtual recruitment day
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.
On a pathway to a new career - let us help you
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.
New partnership with Springpod to develop virtual health and social care work experience
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.
Care vacancies available with Home First
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.
Video marks 100 days of Covid-19 vaccination programme
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.
New career development tool launched for AHPs
An easy-to-use, specially designed career development tool has been developed for allied health professionals (AHPs) to support them on their career journey.
Update on Call to Arms campaign
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.
Huge response to resourcing local vaccination programme
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.
Pause on expressions of interest in Call to Arms
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.
New video to promote ‘Call to Arms’
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.
New Health and Life Sciences Academy at UTC Derby Pride Park – showcase event
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.
Recruiting for a Senior Project Manager
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.
Secondment opportunity to help deliver more personalised care
Joined Up Care Derbyshire are currently have a secondment opportunity for a Personalisation Programme Manager.
Exciting opportunity awaits for Derby-based physio
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 supports programme to open up access to health and care careers
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.
Book your ticket for AHPs Day celebration 2020
Registrations are now open for the 2020 Derbyshire Allied Health Professions Day, taking place on Wednesday 14 October, using Microsoft Teams.
Virtual reality app launched by Joined Up Careers
Joined Up Careers Derbyshire has launched an interactive app helping shine the light on a world of amazing careers within health and care.
Inspirational young artist wins Joined Up Careers’ competition
A Derby school student has won the Joined Up Careers Derbyshire art competition set up to celebrate our health and social care heroes.
Innovative new caring role set for future launch
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.
Step Into Work programme now recruiting
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.
Helping jobseekers step into the workplace
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.
Celebrate our health and social care heroes through creative art
Joined Up Careers Derbyshire is encouraging children and young people to get creative in order to celebrate our health and social care heroes.
Five steps to wellbeing during Mental Health Awareness Week – May 18 to 24
Joined Up Careers are promoting the five steps to improve your mental health and wellbeing during this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week.
Joined Up Careers Derbyshire launches first annual report
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.
Make a difference to people’s lives – become a care worker today
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
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.
First cohort of apprentices complete the scheme
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.
NHS offers return for professionals who have had a career break
The NHS in Derby and Derbyshire is encouraging healthcare professionals who have had a break in their career to return to practice.
Become a ‘champion’ for your career
Joined Up Careers Derbyshire is busily promoting its future workforce champion role to all colleagues in the local health and care community.
Support for returning to practice
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
Consider a new role in adult social care
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.
Joined Up Careers Derbyshire needs YOU!
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.
Welcome to our new website for Joined Up Careers Derbyshire
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.