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A total of 500 new health visitor posts will be created over the next four years, Scottish Health Secretary, Alex Neil has announced today. On a visit to the Goodtrees Neighbourhood Centre in Edinburgh with Minister for Children and Young People Aileen Campbell, Mr Neil said the new posts would…
Leeds health and social care provider, Westward Care is building new independent living apartments alongside its newly refurbished care facility at Southlands in Roundhay, Leeds as part of a £3.2 million expansion project. The development is being undertaken with support from NatWest and will create much needed accommodation for local…
More than 200 new jobs will be created in Nottinghamshire boroughs, Mansfield, Ashfield and Sherwood after a care firm won a contract to look after 900 older people in the county. Care UK was chosen to run the service providing around 9,500 hours of care a week to older and…
Devon County Council says closing care homes is the ‘only way’ the authority could plug a £200million Government funding gap. Twenty Devon County Council care homes are set to close in a bid to slash social care spending by £10.7m. More than 750 jobs could be lost and 260 residents…
Kent County Council (KCC) has awarded Avante Community Support contracts to deliver Home Care services to new localitions in Kent. The company will continue to provide services for KCC clients in Canterbury and Coastal, Dartford, Gravesend and Swanley and Swale whilst moving into the two new areas, which are Ashford…
A Poole care home which looks after up to 50 people with dementia, is due to shut after a change in the contract between Borough of Poole and Care UK, which provides the council’s dementia services. At two meetings held on yesterday, care staff were told the home is due…
A community healthcare provider has announced it has 300 jobs up for grabs on the day it unveiled a £2m investment plan and opened new offices in Belfast. Co Armagh based, Homecare Independent Living said it is currently recruiting across its range of services and is investing heavily in smart…
Skills for Health have launched a new Roles Directory, an online resource designed to promote the sharing of jobs and roles across the NHS, independent and voluntary sectors. The Directory is an interactive library of over 170 roles that will act as a valuable resource for the development of new…
A £15m grant scheme has been allocated for the creation of some 6,000 new childcare places across rural areas, areas of disadvantage and within schools, the Northern Ireland Executive has announced. Up to 750 new jobs are also expected to be created within the childcare sector with the introduction of…
More than a fifth of social care professionals worry about losing their jobs – considerably more than in 2009 in the wake of high-profile scandals affecting the sector, according to new research from specialist recruiter Randstad Care. In a study of over 2,000 British employees, Randstad Care accessed feelings of…
Forty extra nursing posts are to be appointed following the review of staffing levels at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. The jobs will be distributed between the accident and emergency (A&E) department which will have fifteen new nurses and the Acute Medical Unit (AMU) which will appoint 25 new…
Plans by Devon county council to press ahead with up to 170 youth worker job losses were condemned by union Unite. Unite said that its members were being made ‘scapegoats’ for a critical Ofsted report on the authority’s children social care service – though youth workers were not even part…
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Dress for success

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Although some companies have relaxed their dress code for employees, many still expect a professional look in interviews for new recruits. Here we look at why it is still important to companies.

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Resigning with class!

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Are you preparing to resign from your current job? Some job seekers have a hard time doing so, either because they love the job and their colleagues or because they can't stand the job and can't wait to leave. 

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When the workplace is a hell place

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Founder of Just Fight On, Jo-Anne Brown, spoke exclusively to us about bullying and harassment in the workplace. Bullying only happens to weak people. It only happens in school playgrounds.

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