Heathcotes Group: Colin Ramwell

Chesterfield-based care provider, Heathcotes Group, has appointed Colin Ramwell (pictured) as head of recruitment to support its specialist residential services nationwide.

He will oversee recruitment strategy and delivery for 66 Heathcotes services providing specialist residential care for adults with learning disabilities, mental health needs and associated challenging behaviours.

Ramwell was previously group recruitment manager at Turning Point, a social enterprise providing health and social care services for people with complex needs. He also worked as a project lead at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, where he designed and implemented staffing strategy, and as head of recruitment at Cambian Group, a provider of services for people with autism, Asperger Syndrome, learning disabilities and complex needs.

Ramwell said: “I am very excited to have joined a forward-thinking organisation like Heathcotes Group. Ninety per cent of the senior management started out as care support workers, so they understand the value of investing in workforce development and nurturing career progression. Heathcotes funds all training and qualifications for entry-level staff at its services and many step up to management roles, so the company certainly provides the opportunities and long-term career prospects to attract and retain talented, caring and dedicated people.

“Heathcotes’ person-centred care can have a transformative effect on service users, enabling them to progress from residential care to a more independent life, so staff have a real sense that they are making a lasting difference. That is another aspect of working life at Heathcotes which we need to highlight as a prospective employer for people seeking a satisfying and rewarding profession.”

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