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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Glasgow home care provider to boost workforce in major recruitment drive

Written by The Editorial Team

Glasgow’s largest home care provider is undertaking one of its biggest recruitment drives as it seeks to boost its workforce by 300 employees.

With a variety of positions available across the entire city, Cordia Services LLP is recruiting due to a demand for its home care services created by the demographic pressures of an aging population as well as the creation of a new supported living initiative which will be rolled across the city over the next six months.

Cordia delivers 95,000 visits a week to 6,300 individuals with home carers providing support through a range of personal care tasks - enabling the elderly to lead independent lives at home in their communities with the assistance of carers and families.

A wide range of shift patterns are available including seven days on / seven days off and weekends, based on a competitive salary with successful applicants given an extensive induction course to ensure they are fully trained for the role. The posts will be temporary with a view to becoming permanent.

Interested candidates may include individuals with a previous background in nursing training or social care who are eager to undertake a new role in home care however the organisation is also keen to hear from people looking to join the sector.

All candidates will be required to undertake a PVG check and positions are on temporary contracts with options for extension.

Frances McMeeking, Cordia’s Head of Care Services said: “This is a massive recruitment campaign to increase the capacity of our home care service within organisation by 10%. We’ve seen a surge in demand for the vital services which we deliver to the elderly and vulnerable individuals across Glasgow so the new employees will meet these requirements.

“Our home care service has undergone a period of transformation which should enhance the provision we deliver and this bolstered workforce will only help support this evolution.

“Working within Cordia Home Care is a great opportunity for someone who  hoping to break into the care sector, maybe with personal experience of looking after a relative or friend, or an experienced practitioner seeking a new role in an organisation which offers many benefits, training and opportunities for progression.

One such employee is 54-year-old Carol Quigley who has worked for Cordia for 18 years, beginning as a home carer but being promoted a number of occasions, eventually to Home Care Manager.

Originally working in the evenings, Carol (pictured) joined the organisation in 1999 as a way to make some extra money whilst her children were at school. She originally thought it would be a temporary option but has been with the Cordia ever since.

To apply for these vacancies please visit http://www.cordia.co.uk/Jobs/Current-Vacancies.aspx