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Supporting health and social care providers in Devon

Workforce Development Commissioning (Care and Health) Team

The team

The Proud to Care Team support all health and social care organisations to attract people with the right values to work in the sector.

Proud to Care highlights positive stories of health and social care staff. It’s about recruiting high-quality staff into the health and social care sector and developing career pathways to retain staff.

We are also working on schools and colleges engagement to show health and social care as a rewarding, progressive career choice and demonstrating the many pathways in.

Please contact us by emailing Proud to Care proudtocare@devon.gov.uk

Sally-Ann Turner

HR Strategy Manager

I can advise providers on all aspects of workforce development, including improving recruitment, retention, performance and staff development, including coaching and mediation.

As lead of the STP Joint health and social care recruitment group, I welcome representatives from health and care to work together to attract the best people to work in the sector.

Please email me sally-ann.turner@devon.gov.uk or phone me on 01392 383166.


Nic Dunn

Senior Workforce Development Advisor

My role is to support all care and health organisations across Devon with recruitment and retention.
By working in partnership with care and health providers, we aim to attract the right people to the sector and retain them in the wider care and health workforce.
If you’d like to get involved or find out more, please contact me nicola.dunn@devon.gov.uk.


Ruth Haynes

Workforce Development Advisor (Training and Education) Secondment

My role is to work collaboratively and in partnership with internal and external providers in social care services to provide training and education opportunities. To also promote Workforce Development projects, initiatives and plans through Proud to Care.
If you would like to know more please do get in touch ruth.a.haynes@devon.gov.uk.


Priscilla Robb

Workforce Development Advisor

In my role I work alongside health and care providers in Devon to understand their staffing needs and support with recruitment and retention strategy. By working in partnership together, we aim to meet resourcing demands and attract applicants with the right values to work within the health and care sector. Please contact me Priscilla.Robb@devon.gov.uk to find out more and I will be happy to help.


Tracy Grant

Senior Workforce Development Co-Ordinator

My role within Proud to Care Devon includes supporting providers to upload their vacancies in care and health throughout Devon, free of charge, on our Jobs Board.  I manage all our social media accounts and plan posts and messaging across all platforms.

I also co-ordinate our Proud to Care Ambassadors who attend events at schools, colleges, universities and recruitment fairs to champion the care and health sector as a great place to work, demonstrate to variety of roles available and promote the many different pathways in and career progression opportunities available.

If you would like to know more please do get in touch tracy.grant@devon.gov.uk.


Nicola Wright

Acting Senior Workforce Development Advisor

My role is to work in co-production with providers from Devon’s external social care services, to identify and develop high quality training & education programmes that are designed to support the learning and development needs of the workforce at all levels. I provide guidance and support on training and education matters to providers, managers and staff working within Devon’s private, independent and voluntary adult social services. If you would like more information and if I can help in any way, please email me on nicola.wright@devon.gov.uk


Maisie Watkins

Data and Admin Assistant

In my role, I support the high profile outreach project as part of the European Social Fund Growth Programme in England, working to attract people across Devon to entry-level careers and training in Adult Health and Social Care, part funded by the European Social Fund. I support the project with all aspects of data and admin, ensuring that the project is running as smoothly as possible.

I have also had the opportunity to support Proud To Care with their recruitment campaign.

If you would like to know more, please get in touch at maisie.watkins@devon.gov.uk.


Kathryn Gilbert

Temporary Recruitment Officer

As part of Devon County Council’s Proud to Care team I work with providers in the Teignbridge and South Hams area to match potential candidates to their recruitment needs. Part of this involves linking potential applicants to suitable roles with providers in their area. Please get in touch (kathryn.gilbert@devon.gov.uk) if you have any roles you would like our help in recruiting for. This is a free service.


Katie Brock

Temporary Recruitment Officer

In my role I work alongside health and care providers in North Devon to understand their staffing needs and support with the recruitment and retention strategy. By working in partnership together, we aim to attract the people into the sector with the right valves and retain them.
If you would like to find out anymore information, please do not hesitate to get in touch katie.brock@devon.gov.uk.

 


Jordan Rabie

Pathways Officer

In my role, I am involved in supporting the Health and Social Care Skills Accelerator Programme (HSSAP), part-funded by the European Social Fund. This project aims to attract people across Devon to entry-level skills and training in Adults Health and Social care and in turn opening new career pathways into the sector.

We are always looking for new opportunities to work in partnerships with Health and Social Care representatives across Devon.

If you would like to know more, please get in touch jordan.r.rabie@devon.gov.uk.


Natasha Breen

Pathways Officer

I am the Pathway Officer for the West & South of Devon for the Health & Social Care Accelerator Programme (HSSAP).
The Pathways Officers work across Devon, Torbay and Plymouth to support pathways into entry-level careers and training in Adult Health and Social care, part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) Growth Programme in England.

I have also had the opportunity to work in partnership with care providers across East Devon supporting them with the management of Devon County Council care plans for existing and new DCC residents.

If you would like to know more, please feel free to get in touch natasha.a.breen@devon.gov.uk.


Chrissy Stower

Programme manager

I am overseeing the development and delivery of the Health and Social Care Skills Accelerator Programme (HSSAP). This exciting 3-year programme, part-funded by the European Social Fund, aims to attract people across Devon into careers in the sector, through the provision of education skills and training programmes.

I am keen to work with as many representatives from health and care as possible to ensure that HSSAP delivers what the sector needs. If you would like to know more, please email me chrissy.stower@devon.gov.uk.



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