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.

The campaign has a central webpage which signposts to the job pages of the partnership’s health and local authority employers and includes details of where individuals can find out about qualifications and training.

Your Caring Career is a digital-led campaign with adverts being placed on social media channels and web search engines during the next couple of months. The aim of Your Caring Career is to complement the promotional work that the individual employing organisations already have in place to boost recruitment.

Susan Spray, programme lead for Joined Up Careers Derbyshire, said: “There are a large number of vacancies across the sector, both locally and nationally, some with more shortages than others. We know that Derby and Derbyshire is a wonderful place for people to live, work and enjoy. We’re looking for people who might never have worked in the sector before to consider taking up a career in care, and also people who might wish to further their existing career here in our great city and county.”