Leading care home providers launch coronavirus recruitment drive


Leading care home providers Four Seasons Healthcare and Sunrise Senior Living and Gracewell Healthcare have launched a recruitment drive targeting those out of work because of the coronavirus.

Four Seasons said it was targeting up to 3,000 people at risk of being made redundant or being asked to take extended unpaid leave while Sunrise Senior Living and Gracewell Healthcare is offering full time, part time or bank employment to fill its vacancies.

Jeremy Richardson, CEO of Four Seasons Healthcare Group, said: “We know that this is a very difficult time for many people who are at risk of losing their jobs or being made to take periods of unpaid holiday.  We have a unique opportunity to help those people by inviting them to help us continue to deliver consistent, high quality care to our residents in a period of huge uncertainty.  Our residents need good care whatever the social backdrop and this is a fantastic opportunity for those, who through no fault of their own find that they have time on their hands and want to help.

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“This campaign is specifically targeting people in the hospitality and airline industry that have been hit so hard by the pandemic as we feel their skills are absolutely transferable to the care sector. Working in a care home is demanding but incredibly rewarding and if you have the right attitude, and want to help the most vulnerable in society then we want to hear from you.  Please get in touch with our recruitment team – the elderly in society need you”.

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Sunrise Senior Living and Gracewell, meanwhile, is looking to fill a range of vacancies, including: chefs and sous chefs; catering and kitchen assistants; activity coordinators; housekeeping and laundry assistants; carers; and nurses.

Helen Shocker, Recruitment Business Partner at Sunrise and Gracewell, said: “I get to work with brilliant, friendly and talented colleagues at an organisation that believes in their employees. We recruit by embracing diversity and providing an excellent service to all. Don’t worry about your previous experience, all is required is excellent customer service skills, hospitality and adaptability combined with a desire to make a difference. We take pride in the training we provide and the career development opportunities are endless. The sector needs amazing people more than ever. Come and join us.”

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Stow Healthcare, Balhousie Care and Brunelcare and Ideal Carehomes are among the other leading care home providers to have launched recruitment initiatives.


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