New Care to grow its workforce two-fold

Some of the New Care team – Alex Fairhurst (front) Left to right: Declan Callaghan, Emmanuel Buenafe, Sharon Barnes and Rose Buenafe

Development-led care home provider New Care has revealed plans to create 800 jobs across the North of England over the next two years. If New Care achieves its target it will double its workforce to 1,610 employees.

The business will be recruiting a wide range of individuals covering care, hospitality, housekeeping, maintenance, and wellbeing.

Part of the McGoff construction group, New Care was established in 2009. The provider is expanding rapidly and recently opened its ninth care facility. In 2022 it has plans to open three new care facilities in Adel, Wilmslow, and Lymm. Four care homes are also under construction with completion dates planned throughout 2023 and January 2024.

Alex Fairhurst, New Care’s recruitment lead, said in a press release: “Working in the care sector is hugely rewarding and as a company, New Care understands how important it is to highlight this. With a good selection of roles available within each of our care facilities, we can nurture careers across a number of industries, from chefs, waiters, front of house, and housekeeping to carers, nurses, wellbeing, and recruitment. With the opening of several new care homes in the pipeline for the next 24 months, recruitment will play a large part in the firm’s future strategy.”

Asked how New Care plans to achieve this ambitious target given the current workforce shortages, a New Care spokesperson tells HealthInvestor UK: “New Care will gradually expand over the course of the next two years, taking time to recruit the right people for each position.  With positions available across the North West in different disciplines, New Care is confident its recruitment drive will generate plenty of people looking for a career in care, which will no doubt include enquiries from overseas too.”

Overall, care providers tend to change their talent acquisition strategy after realising the impact of workforce shortages. Homecare provider Right at Home UK announced yesterday (6 January) a recruitment campaign across the UK to encourage more people to take up a career in social care. Named ‘New Year: New Career’, the campaign will provide advice on the opportunities, progression, and benefits of working in the social care sector.

Date published: January 6, 2022

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