Proud to Care Wiltshire | Working in Wiltshire
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Working in Wiltshire

Boasting the world famous landmarks of Stonehenge, Avebury Stones and Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire is an enchanting place to live and work. Wiltshire offers quintessential English countryside, with almost half the county designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Renowned for our iconic white horses carved into the rolling downs, history and culture seeps through every pore. One of the perks of living and working in Wiltshire is its stately homes and National Trust properties. There is the spectacular Stourhead and Lacock Abbey, as well as Wilton House near Salisbury, to name but a few. Perhaps this is something that you may find yourself visiting as part of your work role, or as part of your own down time. Children living in Wiltshire may visit some of these fantastic locations as part of their school education. Wiltshire certainly is a place that has an abundance of history and picturesque sights to see.

Caen Hill Locks

New Forest

Bars and Restaurants

Stonehenge

Salisbury Cathedral

Longleat Safari Park

Swindon Designer Outlet

Fitness and Leisure

Carta Magna Memorial  in Runnymede

Home to the famous Magna Carta, Salisbury is ‘the city in the countryside’, offering a thriving market, buzzing arts scene, and some of England’s finest historic houses and classic architecture. For the perfect family day out there is Longleat Safari Park, or if you’re looking for an adventurous short break there’s Center Parcs Longleat Forest. The cosmopolitan city of Bristol and the tourist mecca that is Bath are both within easy reach, whilst the Swindon Designer Outlet offers plenty of retail therapy. And being only an hour and a half away from London, means that even the latest West End shows are accessible.

To the south of the county sits the ancient woodland of the New Forest National Park, whilst just outside Devizes on the Kennet and Avon Canal sits the Caen Hill Locks, a spectacular flight of 29 locks that will take over five hours to traverse by canal boat.

And if you’re relocating with the family, you’ll be pleased to hear that Wiltshire is well served by high performing nurseries, primary and secondary schools, with GCSE performance above average for the South West.

Carta Magna Memorial  in Runnymede
Adult Social Care

So what can you expect if you work in Care in Wiltshire? The average pay  for a Care Worker is £8.25 per hour, rising to a average of £9.02 per hour for Senior Care Workers. Support and Outreach workers receive an average of £8.85 per hour.  Remember that this an average pay, with some providers paying higher rates and others offering other financial incentives such as unsocial hours plussage or Sleep-In allowance.

Over 53% of the Wiltshire Care workforce already have a relevant Social Care qualification, and many providers offer opportunities to obtain a qualification as part of the role.

There is an 8% vacancy rate within Wiltshire. Of the current workforce, 57% of the existing staff were recruited from within Adult Social Care. With a growing population in need of care and support, new providers and services being developed, there are plenty of exciting, emerging opportunities for anyone looking to work in the care industry.