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Social Care Recruitment & Retention Officer

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Part Time , Hours per week - 30 

Salary:£25,485 - Pro-Rata 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RA 


Closing date:06 December 2020 at midnight 

Would you like to work in a creative and inspiring team with the opportunity to make a real difference to the social care sector and its workforce? Inspired to care supports the external adult social care sector, in Leicestershire, to develop and support delivery of the four key themes set out within the Health and Social Care Sector Growth Plan;
• Improve the image of the sector 
• Support the sector with resilience and growth
• Develop and retain the current workforce
• Attract a high-quality workforce.
Our new team member will support change perceptions of working within social care, attract quality care professionals and support with creating meaningful career pathways to retain a quality workforce.
We are looking for someone who is creative and has passion and flair, who can think outside of the box, to influence decision makers and business owners on how to improve recruitment, retention and development processes and outcomes. Experience working within a social care recruitment role or within the social care sector is essential to help to consultatively coach and support with recruitment & retention best practice.     
The ideal candidate will have substantial knowledge of recruitment and retention techniques and the challenges within the social care sector and have knowledge of the candidate journey from beginning to end.
If this sounds like you or if you have any questions around the day in the life of the Social Care Recruitment and Retention officer, please feel free to contact Olivea Allegrini-Jones, External Workforce Lead, for an informal chat on Tel: 0116 305 1313 or Email:

Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
Interviews will be held on week commencing 7 & 14 December

We have some flexibility on how the 30 hours can split and a discussion can be had to determine what works best for both you and the team. 
Please note, we are also working remotely at the moment so some work from home will be required and equipment will be provided.

We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.   

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