Parents to work around children thanks to returners programme

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We have launched a campaign this month (December, 2018) to help parents return to work after having their children.

We want to encourage full-time parents back into the work place with our new returners programme.

We appreciate that it’s not easy for parents returning to work after having kids,so we are setting up a returners programme, not just for mums but for dads too,to help normalise the hiring of those returning to work after having children,as part of our recruitment process.

Lots of potentially excellent candidates for the roles we have to offer in care do not feel confident enough to apply for our jobs. There are potentially hundreds or thousands of people in Wales wishing to return to work after bringing their children up who would not normally contact us about our vacancies because they are worried about the process of applying and how they will be viewed.

We’re hoping that by having a specific, returners programme they will be encouraged to apply. Anyone who has taken time out can lack confidence as they haven’t been in a work environment often for several years. They are also concerned with how their CV will be perceived if they have career gaps.Other issues relate to childcare arrangements and flexible working.

We understand that working and looking after children can be difficult, so we are offering flexible hours to potential new care staff who are returning to the workforce.

As well as providing continuous care to our service users, we also always make sure our staff are looked after, so as part of our returners programme, we’re offering the opportunity for people to take on weekend or evening work.

Weekends and evenings are our busiest times and these hours could be ideal for parents too. Our hours can fit around their childcare, as we are able to be very flexible. Anyone interested should give us a call.