Employer Zone

Improvement body, West Midlands Employers (WME), and the regional branch of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (WMADASS) have launched an urgent appeal – #TimeToCare – to attract people to deliver essential roles in care across the West Midlands. We understand that many care and nursing homes were already under immense pressure and struggling to recruit before COVID-19 hit. However, with a significant number of vulnerable people requiring domiciliary care – and many existing care staff becoming ill and having to self-isolate due to the current pandemic – the pressures upon you, your business, your staff and those whom you care for are even more challenging. Our campaign is specifically aimed at supporting independent Care Providers like you. The Employer Zone is for the care providers who have roles to fill and want to access people who have applied to the West Midlands Adult Social Care Talent Bank. Please select your locality from the list below to find out how to access the Talent Bank.

Birmingham

West Midlands Employers Logo West Midlands Employers will search the Talent Bank for any suitable candidates that match your role(s) and location. Please click on this link to provide us with the details we require about your roles. Once we receive these details, a member of our team will make contact with you to pick this up further.

Coventry

The logo of Coventry City Council

Please email Sam Griffin, sam.griffin@coventry.gov.uk and confirm the following details in your email:

  • What roles you are looking for
  • Whether they are Temporary or Permanent
  • The hours or shifts you need filled
  • Any other details you feel would be useful to share at this stage.
Dudley

Logo of Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Please email Tina Farnell, tina.farnell@dudley.gov.uk and confirm the following details in your email:

  • What roles you are looking for
  • Whether they are Temporary or Permanent
  • The hours or shifts you need filled
  • Any other details you feel would be useful to share at this stage.

 

Herefordshire

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To submit your requirements, click on this link and follow the instructions towards the bottom of the page that opens.
If you have any queries please email the team at careheroes@herefordshire.gov.uk

Sandwell

West Midlands Employers Logo West Midlands Employers will search the Talent Bank for any suitable candidates that match your role(s) and location. Please click on this link to provide us with the details we require about your roles. Once we receive these details, a member of our team will make contact with you to pick this up further.

Solihull

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council Please email Carmen Smith, carmen.smith@solihull.gov.uk and confirm the following details in your email:

  • What roles you are looking for
  • Whether they are Temporary or Permanent
  • The hours or shifts you need filled
  • Any other details you feel would be useful to share at this stage.
Shropshire

Shropshire Council Logo Please email Deborah Webster, Deborah.webster@shropshire.gov.uk and confirm the following details in your email:

  • What roles you are looking for
  • Whether they are Temporary or Permanent
  • The hours or shifts you need filled
  • Any other details you feel would be useful to share at this stage.
Staffordshire

Staffordshire County Council Logo Please email the Care Market Development Team, cmdt@staffordshire.gov.uk and confirm the following details in your email:

  • What roles you are looking for
  • Whether they are Temporary or Permanent
  • The hours or shifts you need filled
  • Any other details you feel would be useful to share at this stage.
Stoke-On-Trent

stoke on trent city council logo Please email Lynn Johnson, Lynn.Johnson@stoke.gov.uk and confirm the following details in your email:

  • What roles you are looking for
  • Whether they are Temporary or Permanent
  • The hours or shifts you need filled
  • Any other details you feel would be useful to share at this stage.
Telford

West Midlands Employers Logo West Midlands Employers will search the Talent Bank for any suitable candidates that match your role(s) and location. Please click on this link to provide us with the details we require about your roles. Once we receive these details, a member of our team will make contact with you to pick this up further.

Walsall

West Midlands Employers Logo West Midlands Employers will search the Talent Bank for any suitable candidates that match your role(s) and location. Please click on this link to provide us with the details we require about your roles. Once we receive these details, a member of our team will make contact with you to pick this up further.

Warwickshire

Warwickshire County Council Logo Please email Lynn Bassett, lynnbassett@warwickshire.gov.uk or Katie Routh, katerouth@warwickshire.gov.uk and confirm the following details in your email:

  • What roles you are looking for
  • Whether they are Temporary or Permanent
  • The hours or shifts you need filled
  • Any other details you feel would be useful to share at this stage.
Wolverhampton

West Midlands Employers Logo West Midlands Employers will search the Talent Bank for any suitable candidates that match your role(s) and location. Please click on this link to provide us with the details we require about your roles. Once we receive these details, a member of our team will make contact with you to pick this up further.

Worcestershire

Worcestershire County Council If you are located in the Worcestershire area, you should have received an e-mail directly from them to capture any requirements that you may have. Should you have any further queries please contact Worcestershire County Council via e-mail at socialworkopps@worcestershire.gov.uk

Disclosure & Barring Service

Need help in fast-tracking your DBS checks? Our local councils may be able to help you. Each of the following councils provides a DBS service open to independent businesses to use across the West Midlands. For further information, including any administration costs, contact them directly via the contact details given below.

Council Contact email
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council Umbrella_ebulk@sandwell.gov.uk
Telford and Wrekin Council hrhelpdresk@telford.gov.uk
Stoke on Trent City Council Katrina.ibinson@stoke.gov.uk
Walsall Council DBS@walsall.gov.uk
City of Wolverhampton Council DBSenquiries@wolverhampton.gov.uk
Worcestershire County Council disclosurebarringservice@worcestershire.gov.uk

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) have provided guidance around the temporary measures available to help process DBS clearances during the COVID-19 outbreak. In response to these measures the CQC have issued interim guidance for providers recruiting staff and volunteers to health and social care services in response to COVID-19. Click here to access the CQC guidance

Training and Induction Support

Local councils

Many councils have developed and are delivering fast-track COVID-19 induction and training programmes. Further details on what support is available and how you can access it, can be obtained directly from the councils when you notify them of the your vacancies.

Skills for Care

Skills for care can you help you find the right learning provider for you. The Skills for Care Endorsement recognises learning providers who deliver high quality learning and development to the social care sector. For more information and to find a learning provider please click here

Recognising that this is an extremely challenging time for the social care workforce, Skills for care have identified the training that remains a priority during this period to ensure there is a skilled and competent workforce. The training is available as three individual packages of learning, rapid induction programme (aimed at new staff), refresher training (aimed at existing staff) and a volunteer programme. Find out more about these packages here.

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