Press release: September 10 2018
On-the-day interviews and offers of a job are on the cards at a joint health and social care recruitment event which takes place in Hereford at the end of the month.
Hereford Shirehall is the venue for jobs fair being staged by health and social care providers across Herefordshire who are looking specifically for new recruits to work out in the county’s communities.
The fair runs from 10am to 4pm on Friday, September 28.
Organisations behind the event include: Wye Valley NHS Trust, Herefordshire Council, 2gether NHS FT, St Michael’s Hospice, Taurus Healthcare (local GP federation), Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Hoople Ltd and other local care providers.
Visitors to the event will be able to discuss dozens of current job opportunities with the organisations – some of which the organisers will be hoping to recruit to on the day.
“If you’ve ever thought about a career working in either social care or within the health sector right across Herefordshire, this a jobs fair you can’t afford to miss,” said Karen Miller, head of recruitment at Wye Valley NHS Trust.
“We’re bringing together the partners within ‘One Herefordshire,’ for the event. One Herefordshire is the umbrella which brings together the local public service organisations responsible for commissioning and providing the majority of health and social care services across Herefordshire.
“We’re also hoping that local people who have worked in these sectors in the past, but have since left but want to return, will come along for a conversation about how we can support them with their training and to explore how we can help them regain qualifications or registrations,” added Karen.
Alison Wilmott-Miller, deputy HR director for 2gether, said: “The roles we have available are some of the most rewarding you will find. Supporting people with their health and care needs offers fulfilment but also variety – no two days are the same.
“We not only have clinical roles available, we also have positions in admin and hotel services, for example. Come along on the day to find out what we have on offer and how we can support you in your future career,” she added.
A number of jobs will be available on the day and representatives from the various organisations will be on hand to guide potential candidates through application forms and answer any questions.
“Health and social care services are key in any county, but they’re particularly important in a county like Herefordshire which is very rural and has an increasing number of older residents,” added Karen.
“With that in mind, we’ll be keen to speak to people who would like to work out in communities providing care close to, or in people’s homes.
“This will be a great opportunity for local people to find out how they can give something back to their own communities. If you’re interested, just call in.”
For further information please contact:
John Burnett, Communication and Engagement Manager, Wye Valley NHS Trust: 01432 372928 or Amanda Millichip/Fiona Gurney, Communications officer 01432 355444 ext. 5105.