100 jobs on offer in healthcare recruitment drive in the south west – Bristol Live

Positions in nursing, home support and catering with both full and part-time positions are available in Bristol, Bath, Somerset and Wiltshire
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DOZENS of healthcare jobs are available in the Bristol region as part of a supplier's recruitment drive to take on 4,000 people nationwide. Four Seasons Health Care is looking for compassionate people to join their team in Bristol, Bath, Somerset and Wiltshire.
The roles up for grabs include nursing, home support and catering with both full and part-time positions available. There is no prior experience necessary for many of the roles and training will be given.
The recruitment comes after recently published England and Wales Census 2021 results, revealed a 20 per cent increase in the number of people aged over 65 over the past decade. While recently-released data from Skills for Care, found vacancies in the care sector rose to 11.1 per cent by August 2022, representing a 50,000 fall in filled posts – the highest levels since records began in 2012. The same data revealed that the south west had a vacancy rate of 12 per cent.
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Despite increased post-pandemic awareness of how vital a thriving adult social care sector is to the UK, the NHS Confederation reported that 99 per cent of NHS leaders agreed there was a workforce crisis in the sector.
Karla Hill, activities coordinate at Osborne Court Care Home in Bristol, said: “I’ve been at Osborne Court care home for 15 years, I always knew that I wanted a career that involved caring for people as it is very much in my nature. I first started at Four Seasons as a general assistant, and in my time since I’ve been a care assistant, a domestic assistant before now taking on the role of activities coordinator.
“I’ve been at Four Seasons for such a long time as I feel so connected to the residents and my fellow teammates here and I love coming to work and being surrounded by them. For me, the best part of my job is being able to improve the lives of our residents and help make sure that they have a high quality of life. Working in care comes with its challenges and it takes a lot of physical and mental effort, but it’s so worth it when you see the difference you are making to people’s lives around you.”
Care assistants and senior care assistants can take the accredited care home assistant practitioner [CHAP] programme. The CHAP programme develops the leadership skills, technical knowledge and practical experience to rapidly advance a career in social care. Qualified CHAPs work alongside registered nurses, delivering care to residents. For more information about the roles, visit here.


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