Social care recruitment event to be held in Edinburgh

LOVE Care Event

LEADING Scottish care provider LOVE Care is organising an event in Edinburgh to boost recruitment into the care sector amid the economic and unemployment turmoil presented by Covid-19.

Taking place on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd of October at LOVE Gorgie Farm, the organisation seeks to attract a wide range of candidates, from those new to the sector to senior and experienced care workers, as well as social care students.

Based in Hamilton but active across Scotland, LOVE Care, part of social business the LOVE Group, offers a wide range of professional care services, tailored to individual service user needs and undertaken by highly trained carers.

Interested candidates can sign up to the event online that will take place at Edinburgh’s famous urban farm, which was acquired by the charitable arm of the LOVE Group earlier this year. The farm serves as the local base for the social business to run its professional training programmes in the social care and education fields.

Attendees will meet with senior staff, learn about the available positions and the selection process. Once hired, they will receive ongoing mentoring, training and development opportunities to provide them with an exciting and rewarding career path, with positions across Edinburgh and the Lothians.

In addition to Real Living Wage pay and fully funded qualifications, salaries are reviewed yearly, reaching up to £12 per hour after two years of employment. Those with previous experience can apply for more senior positions and higher salaries.

Although the main theme of this event is recruitment, LOVE Care is also inviting experienced workers to share their experiences in the sector and their opinions on how the sector should improve. Their testimonies will be the base to shape ongoing discussions between the organisation and the Scottish Government on how the care sector should be transformed.

Lynn Bell, CEO of LOVE Care said:

“This recruitment event comes against one of the greatest public health challenges in recent history combined with the economic uncertainty presented by the pandemic.

“We are looking for people with different levels of experience that are passionate and truly committed to improving other people’s lives. In return, we offer rewarding job opportunities, with one of the most competitive salary schemes in Scotland and support career progression through ongoing training and development to ensure career progression to managerial roles.

“Covid-19 has highlighted something we have always been vocal about and that is the essential role that social care workers play in taking care of the most vulnerable members of our society, and as such they deserve more gratitude and better working conditions.

“The event will have a dedicated area for attendees to share views on how the care sector should be transformed and help shape ongoing discussions with the Scottish Government on what needs to be done in this respect.

To comply with Covid-19 health measures and guarantee the safety of staff and visitors, interested attendees should sign up and select a timeslot prior to attending the event at

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