Career opportunities in care

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On 3 November, the government launched the Adult Social Care Recruitment Campaign, where people across the country will be encouraged to explore a rewarding career in the care sector.

The campaign follows the announcement of £5.4 billion of additional funding to reform social care over the next three years, including £500 million to support training and career development for the workforce.

A growing sector, there are expected to be 500,000 extra job opportunities in adult social care expected over the next fifteen years.

Pennington Court is a care home based in Beeston providing residential, nursing and respite care as well as Extra Care support in independent apartments for older people. Part of the Westward Care group it is one of their three locations based in Leeds.

They are on a recruitment drive to encourage local people looking for a job and a new career opportunity to contact them. They are looking for caring people who are willing to learn and interested in being part of an outstanding team caring for older residents at Pennington Court.

Whatever your background and experience they are interested to hear from you.

Westward Care’s Managing Director and Trustee for Leeds Care Association, Peter Hodkinson, said:

“During the pandemic, so many of us were thankful for the dedication, compassion and resilience of those in the care profession. I would encourage anyone who was inspired to peruse that passion and join our growing sector.

“Not only does the care profession offer rewarding roles in personal care, but there are opportunities for those who want to explore careers in activities, outreach and administration.

“At Westward Care, we also ensure that our staff have plenty of opportunities to progress how they want to – as well as access continuous professional development.”

Current roles at Pennington Court include Registered Nurses, Care Assistants and Catering / Waiting staff.
All staff must be doubly vaccinated, be prepared to take Covid tests three times a week and wear masks and PPE whilst in work.

For details of specific vacancies and details of how to apply visit Westward Care’s website at:
Alternatively, you can email outlining your experience, availability and type of role you are interested in, and they will be in touch.