In Wiltshire, we currently employ approximately 13000 staff within the Adult Social Care sector alone. Of these staff, approximately 9300 are involved in the direct care provision, working to provide care to customers on the front line within care home or supported living settings, in the customer’s own home or within a day care setting.
Care roles can enable both the employer and the individual to have some flexibility about when they work. Over half of the roles are full time, with the rest being made up of part time and zero hours or bank contracts. There truly is a role to suit everyone within the care industry.
We have a huge variety of job positions in care. These can be roles within care homes, people’s homes, hospitals big and small, GP practices, hospices, working in a community team or working with one individual. You may find that shift work is suitable for you and fits in with your lifestyle. Other roles may involve a more traditional work pattern. Some roles involve transport. Dependent on the role these may be suitable for those with vehicle transport, suit those who utilise public transport or wish to walk to work and as part of their role. Other roles may be based at a fixed location. There are opportunities in care to suit everyone.
Many of the current Wiltshire workforce have been in their organisation for quite some time, indicating they are happy and fulfilled. Many staff have gained training, new skills and knowledge and or progressed in their careers, which all brings a feeling of accomplishment and job satisfaction. A common theme reported by people working in the care sector is that there is a real sense of achievement when they see the difference that they can make to other people’s lives. Working in care truly can become a rewarding career. Make Care your Career!
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. Why don’t you explore what opportunities are available to you?