Do you know someone who could work in Health & Social Care?



With widespread redundancies across the UK, more and more people are taking up jobs in health and social care – people from a huge variety of backgrounds. These jobs offer good job security in a time of economic uncertainty as well as being really rewarding – truly being able to make a difference in people’s lives.

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There are people in your community who need care

Care work isn’t just about working with older people - there are many different people who require some form of care. For example, many younger care workers support people of a similar age who have interests in common, such as going to the cinema, playing games, and even clubbing.

There are opportunities to support the Mass Vaccination programmes in Somerset

There are opportunities to join the nationally devised COVID-19 vaccination programme, delivering either administrative or care services to enable smooth flow of patients through the vaccination centres. Training and support are offered to become an unregistered vaccinator, with the opportunity to develop into a care role within regular health and social care services.

Career progression in health and social care

Where people start is not necessarily where they’ll end. In Somerset, the average salary in health and social care is around £9.43 an hour. In more responsible roles such as team leader or supervisor, the salary can range from an average of £20,000 to £28,000 per year.

There’s opportunity to go further still - moving into either social work (£30,451 - £34,728), a care home registered manager (average salary £30,406) or nursing (£24,907 - £37,890). There are excellent training packages available and many ways in which can help people progress in their career.

What can people bring?

Many people have transferrable skills - they may be really great at communication, have excellent listening skills, or might be creative and innovative, good at managing budgets, and have IT or customer service skills. Having empathy and compassion, and being able to work with others to support patients and residents are the most important qualities that are needed, not necessarily qualifications or work experience.

An offer of help to get started:

Prepare to Care with Yeovil College - The opportunity to learn about health and social care before applying and achieve a qualification to prepare people in the best possible way. With no cost involved, and no risk should they discover this isn’t quite for them.

Guaranteed interviews – for any role they apply for where they meet minimum requirements with any of the health and social care employers listed below.

Support through your application – we will fund all the clearances and checks that they need to work with vulnerable children and adults.

For more info, email: proudtocare@somerset.gov.uk

For job opportunities in Somerset visit: Proudtocaresomerset.org.uk and Jobs.nhs.uk  

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Created at 04/02/2021 08:41 by Jemma.Gillard
Last modified at 04/02/2021 08:41 by Jemma.Gillard