Hocine Benhafsi has been appointed Head of Recruitment at Chesterfield based care provider, Heathcotes Group.
Hocine brings over five years’ experience, encompassing both agency and internal recruitment within the health and social care sector.
“I am very excited to have joined Heathcotes Group, a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation with a strong belief in investing in people through training and qualifications,” Hocine said.
“Ninety per cent of the senior management started out as care support workers, so they appreciate the value of nurturing skills and helping staff to realise their potential with genuine career progression.
“Heathcotes’ person-centred care is focused on enabling people to achieve a transition from a residential care setting to a more independent life. The work can be life-changing for our service users and helping to make this happen brings enormous job satisfaction – this is a key message that I will be seeking to emphasise to attract candidates.”
Prior to joining Heathcotes, Hocine spent two years as Talent Acquisition Business Partner at Turning Point, a leading social enterprise providing health and social care services for people with complex needs in 200 locations across England and Wales. He will now be overseeing recruitment for over 62 specialist services for adults with learning disabilities, mental illness and associated challenging behaviours.
Mikkel Togsverd, Managing Director of Heathcotes Southern, said: “Hocine is an excellent fit for Heathcotes as we continue a recruitment drive which is vital for our growth plans. He has particular expertise in recruiting managers, nurses, support workers and care assistants for supported living and mental health specific services, so he will play a key role in identifying and attracting talented and caring people to work at services in each region.”