13 Jul 2015
Job hunters have been invited to a series of recruitment days across the south to find out more about the 150 jobs on offer in the area with care home provider Anchor over the next 12 months.
The first recruitment day will be at Heathside care home in Coley Avenue where staff will be on hand from 10am to 3pm on Monday 13 July to talk to job hunters about careers with England’s largest not-for-profit provider of care and housing for older people.
The visitors will also be able to join in the many activities at the care home on the day so they can see for themselves how satisfying a job in care is.
The other recruitment days are: Birchlands in Englefield Green on 14 July; Greenacres in Banstead on 15 July; Oakleigh in Godstone on 16 July; West Hall on 17 July; Keswick in Bookham on 20 July; Limegrove in East Horsley on 21 July, Silver court in East Grinstead on 22 July; Linwood in Thames Ditton on 24 July; Bethune court in Hastings on 27 July; Sycamore Court in Brighton on 28 July; Dawson Lodge in Southampton on 29 July and Woodland Grove in Bath on 30 July.
This initiative follows on from the successful Care Home Open Day (CHOD) on 19 June where the organisation’s care homes around the country highlighted the wide variety of the 2,000 jobs becoming available in Anchor over the next 12 months.
Research carried out by Anchor to mark CHOD revealed that England could face a shortfall of 718,000 care workers by 2025, and an unprecedented number of men are needed to bridge the gap .
Chris Wray, Anchor’s Recruitment Manager, said there were a wide variety of jobs available in Anchor, such as activity co-ordinators, catering staff, handymen and carers.
Chris said: “The care sector needs to attract a wider range of staff: young and old, and we need more men to consider care as a potential career – particularly as men are living longer and male carers are likely to share their interests. Male carers bring a different perspective to care and we want our workforce to reflect the diversity of our residents.
“Applicants don’t need to have worked in the care sector before but we are looking for candidates who are passionate about providing top quality care and who have an empathy with older people. This is an opportunity for a career where you can do well by doing good.”
Anchor pays living wage salaries to care staff and activity co-ordinators who are qualified at NVQ Level 2 which amounts to £8.36 per hour in Surrey.
Slots to talk to care staff and Anchor’s recruitment team are limited so to book a place contact the recruitment team on 0207 759 7227 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more about careers with Anchor, visit www.anchor.org.uk/careers