New recruitment drive for social staff focuses on work-life stability

A brand new recruitment drive for Social Staff has been launched at this time (9 January) by Bridgend County Borough Council.

Specializing in the actual advantages of each residing and dealing in Bridgend County Borough, the ‘We put the care into your profession’ marketing campaign highlights the help that’s on provide to social work employees within the native authority to assist preserve a wholesome work-life stability.

In a collection of video segments, members of employees, together with those that have relocated to the realm, define their optimistic experiences of working in native authority social companies sector, and the alternatives which have been made out there to them to assist stability each their private, {and professional} lives.

Marissa, who relocated to the realm from London mentioned: “What attracted me to Bridgend, was the truth that I’d get to be close to the coast, and there was flexibility in my position.

“I may nonetheless take pleasure in working partly at dwelling, and partly within the workplace. The hybrid mannequin of working has actually appealed to me.

“Now my work-life stability is so significantly better, as somebody who wasn’t excellent at separating out work from life, I now have alternatives that weren’t afforded to me in London.

“It’s a lot simpler for me to place the pen down, shut the laptop computer, get the canines, and stroll right down to the seaside.

“The smile that comes on my face with simply having the ability to exit and be on a coastal path is simply beautiful.

“I’m going open water swimming at the least 4 or 5 occasions every week now, so I can go for a dip very first thing within the morning, earlier than work.”

Joe, who has beforehand labored for a number of native authorities mentioned: “The entry to assets is phenomenal, I discover it makes my job simpler. I’ve been actually, actually impressed, and it’s exceeded my expectations.

“Probably the greatest issues for the crew I’m in is I’m able to do faculty runs, I’m able to juggle my diary and I’ll do actual life commitments, for myself, so I actually really feel that Bridgend care for his or her social staff.

“Bridgend is a improbable place to reside, and as I mentioned, profession sensible working in Bridgend is the very best resolution I ever made. If you happen to’re critical about having a profession, you actually ought to take into account Bridgend.”

Whereas native resident Alex, who works as a Kids’s Social Employee for the authority mentioned: “I depend myself very lucky to have secured a task doing a job that I like in my hometown in Bridgend. The crew that I work with all help one another, we depend on one another, we’re only one large glad household.”

“Bridgend is a improbable place to work and reside to anyone who’s pondering of relocating right here, and taking a put up in Bridgend County Borough Council, I’d absolutely encourage that … I wouldn’t suppose twice.”

Whereas the marketing campaign focuses on the significance of sustaining a piece / life stability, it additionally promotes residing in Bridgend County Borough with the hope of attracting social work employees to relocate to the realm, amidst a backdrop of a nationwide scarcity of employees throughout the sector.

Deputy Chief and Cupboard Member for Social Companies and Early Assist, Cllr Jane Gebbie mentioned: “There are infinite alternatives for many who select to work as a social employee for Bridgend County Borough Council, notably for many who could also be struggling post-pandemic with sustaining a wholesome work-life stability.

“The picture a social employee’s position has lengthy been related to destructive misconceptions of heavy caseloads and exceptionally lengthy hours. We need to problem this picture in Bridgend, by providing full help, with ongoing coaching and improvement alternatives, profession development and full flexibility in your position.

“We’re fortunate to reside in a such a fantastic space, with spectacular surroundings from coast to valley proper on our doorstep.

“We have now improbable faculties and communities, and we’re in an excellent location on the M4 hall with wonderful transport hyperlinks.

“We’d encourage anybody who’s trying to relocate to use on our web site.”

Yow will discover out extra about the advantages of residing and dealing in Bridgend County Borough on the council’s jobs pages. An inventory of present social work vacancies may be discovered on the social work recruitment webpages, you may as well view the movies from our social work employees on our YouTube channel.

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