23 August 2022
An open day with a difference aims to secure new recruits to our local NHS in Pembrokeshire.
The recruitment event, held on 22 August 2022 in Pembrokeshire College, was organised by Hywel Dda University Health Board and was attended by people who had registered their interest in applying for health care support roles in home-based care, following a recent advertising campaign.
The innovative approach to the event meant that those people were not required to submit an application form or go through a shortlisting process in the traditional way. It is hoped that from this first recruitment event the health board will recruit approximately 20 health care support workers to work within Pembrokeshire county.
Lisa Gostling, Director of Workforce and Organisational Development said: “We are working hard to improve our recruitment processes, and this new approach, by removing the requirement for an application form to be completed, has proven successful thus far.
“We are also working on other initiatives to make it easier and quicker for people applying for jobs with us and we plan to launch these in due course.
“The health care support worker role will strengthen home-based care across Pembrokeshire, reflecting the health board’s strategy and vision to create a healthier mid and west Wales.”
Sonia Hay, General Manager for Community and Primary Care in Pembrokeshire added: “We have been very impressed with the calibre of people who came to this event and I’m confident that we will be successful in recruiting new staff as a result.”
This recruitment initiative is in partnership with Pembrokeshire County Council in a bid to increase community care capacity within the county. The health board and local authority are also recruiting 15 joint health and social care apprentices, the first apprenticeship opportunity of its kind in west Wales.
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