In the health sector we employ at least 1,500 people across Wiltshire in health care assistant type roles in hospitals, GP surgeries, community teams, emergency response or hospice care. This number is increasing year on year.
In the social care sector a far greater number of carer workers are employed, estimated to be nearly 10,000, working in care or nursing homes, or in people’s own homes.
About half these staff are employed on full time contracts but the rest are on both part time or bank/zero hours contracts that enable both the employer and the individual to have some flexibility about when they work.
We have a huge variety of opportunities in care – for people who want to work shifts, for those who do not; for those who don’t mind travelling as part of their role (and have their own transport)and those who wish to work in one location. We have caring jobs in care homes, people’s homes, hospitals big and small, GP practices, hospices, working in a community team or working with one individual;
Much of our workforce has been in their organisation quite some time, indicating they are happy and fulfilled: many have progressed in their careers. Others have been able to move around from different organisations to find one that matches what they are looking for in a job. With the many health and care establishments across Wiltshire there are likely to be caring job opportunities not far from where you live – enabling you to contribute to the community you live in.