Y/Our Future recruitment campaign to promote Rutland
A new recruitment campaign unites five major health and social care employers with the aim of promoting Rutland, Leicester and Leicestershire as leading career destinations for health and social care professionals.
Rutland County Council, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, LOROS Hospice, and Leicester City Council have joined forces in a bid to recruit doctors, nurses and health and social care workers to work in hospitals, hospices and communities in their areas.
Together, they have a 38,000-strong workforce.
While each of the partners has individual recruitment needs, by working together in the Y/Our Future Recruitment campaign their vision is for recruitment to be more effective and affordable.
Dr Peter Miller, chief executive, Leicestershire Partnership Trust said: “Y/Our Future is a strategic and collaborative campaign to attract health and social care workers to Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
"Located in the heart of England, the region offers a fantastic place for them to enjoy fulfilling careers, an excellent standard of living, with affordable housing, central transport links and great schools.
"We have a wide range of benefits and working options, strong relationships with our local universities, and an extensive learning and development offer."
The initiative also creates an attractive opportunity for recruits to build their careers across the partner organisations and for the partners to deliver more joined-up services to local people.
A multi-media campaign will support the launch, together with a dedicated website which will be a central hub for signposting job advertisements from the partner organisations.
Mark Andrews, strategic director for people at Rutland County Council, said: “We’re extremely pleased to be part of Y/Our Future recruitment campaign and offer people the chance to join our social care teams.
"We operate in a way that allows staff to shape the services they provide, deliver the best possible care and see first-hand the positive impact they can have on people’s lives.
"Our size means that we can be responsive and provide truly personalised support for those who need it. A role in one of our Social Care teams is challenging and hugely rewarding.
"It’s an opportunity to make an impact, both on Rutland and on your own career, and to get closer to the things that really matter."
Job seekers visiting the Y/Our Future site can view the complete range of health and social care opportunities across the entire region.
News and case studies will also be featured on the website, highlighting successful healthcare professionals living and working in the region.
The campaign aims to help address the UK-wide skills crisis in healthcare.
Figures published by NHS Improvement this year highlighted that one in 11 jobs across NHS hospitals, ambulance and mental health trusts are vacant and the nursing shortage is at a record high.
Social care providers across the UK are struggling to recruit and retain qualified staff.
The 2018 Skills for Care report estimates that 8 per cent of roles in adult social care are vacant, an average of approximately 110,000 vacancies at any one time.
The vacancy rate also rose by 2.5 percentage points between 2012/13 and 2017/18.
The rate of staff turnover of directly employed staff working in the adult social care sector was 30.7 per cent which equates to approximately 390,000 people leaving jobs over the year.
So what career opportunities are on offer?
Leicestershire Partnership Trust (LPT) provides a range of health and wellbeing services. It serves one million people and employs almost 5,500 staff, providing services in adult mental health and adult learning disability services; families and young people and children’s services and community health services.
Its goal is to recruit qualified nurses, some speciality doctors, good quality apprentices and people who want flexible bank contracts.
The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust is one of the largest, acute teaching hospitals in England, with a 15,000 strong workforce.
It offers an extensive range of education, learning and practice development opportunities. Currently, there are vacancies for Consultant Radiographers, junior grade doctors in Maxillofacial, doctors specialising in Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Nurses, Theatre staff (ODP and TSA) Radiographers and Physiotherapists.
Hazel Wyton, director of people and organisational development at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust said: “We hope that by working together Y/Our Future will allow us to promote the benefits and job opportunities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
We offer great career paths, education and development opportunities, whilst helping our staff to strike the right balance between their work and personal life through a range of working options - from part time to term time contracts and job shares.
"With hospitals up and down the country competing for a finite number of staff, it is important for us to really sell the benefits of living and working in the heart of the country."
LOROS Hospice is a local charity that cares for 2,500 people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. It provides free, high-quality, compassionate care and support to terminally ill adult patients, their families and carers.
The Hospice is looking for clinical nurses, AHP as well as administrative staff and a wide range of volunteers.
Ruth Auton, director of education and workforce said they were an adult hospice providing in-patient, day therapy and community care.
"As a charity we offer a breadth of careers unique to healthcare providers, ranging from nursing associates to nurse specialists; porters to physiotherapists; housekeepers to healthcare assistants; social workers to shop managers; fundraising to finance roles; complementary therapists to chefs, chaplains to councillors."
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