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Join us to help keep Leicestershire safe and well at home

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Are you caring, compassionate, and driven by a passion for helping others? Do you want to do your part during the COVID-19 pandemic? We want to hear from you!

With the coronavirus outbreak, Inspired to Care (part of Leicestershire County Council), are supporting frontline care businesses to recruit new care professionals (often known as carers or care workers) to join their teams. With the possibility of up to 40% of the workforce going into isolation, we need people, like you, to help us protect the most vulnerable people across Leicestershire.

Our employers are looking for temporary and permanent staff to help during the crisis and its completely up to you to choose what type of contract you would prefer. We hope many people love it so much in social care that they find their vocation and decide to stay. However, we also understand that some people will be looking for temporary roles.

Key information about this opportunity

What is the role?

Care professionals work out in the community, providing care in peoples' own homes or in care homes to provide personal care, wellbeing support, and help with everyday tasks.

We help older people with a range of needs. As a care professional, you will play a vital role in ensuring that those most vulnerable to this virus are given the care and support they need during this challenging time.

What are the requirements?

You do not need any prior experience or qualifications to join a care team. Your employer will provide you with all the training you need to be confident in your new role. All they require is that you have the essential values and behaviours that mean you will help them to deliver high-quality care to the people they support.

What hours would I be working?

There are a range of contracts and shift patterns available. The hours will vary across different organisations and specific roles.

What is the application process?

  1. To get started, simply complete the enquiry form at the bottom of this page
  2. We will send your enquiry to employers who have vacancies in your area
  3. Employers will get in touch via email or telephone for an informal chat and to explain their application process
  4. The application process will vary between organisations, but it usually involves an application form, interview and a 'shadow' shift where you can get an insight into the role

Who would be my employer?

Inspired to Care / Leicestershire County Council are not the employer for these roles. We are working with care providers across Leicestershire to help them to find new community care professionals.

Am I safe to carry out care work in the community?

Don't worry, your employer will ensure you have all the relevant training and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) before you start work. You will also have senior colleagues and managers who will support you to stay safe and well.

Do you have any volunteering opportunities?

We are only recruiting for paid roles. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit our general vacancy page, or the Voluntary Action Leicester website.

Register your interest

Complete this form to register your interest in becoming a care professional. Your details will be sent to employers who have vacancies in your area.

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