Talking to Becky, Guild Care’s Recruitment Manager Our charity employs 300 frontline care staff between our three nursing homes and home care service. We’re always looking for great people to join the team in care roles. Aside from Registered Nurses, those applying don’t require previous experience - just a desire to help and a caring nature. Becky Sinclair is Guild Care’s Recruitment Manager. Before joining our charity, she worked in care for 13 years, eventually becoming a care home Deputy Manager by the end of this period. Becky was kind enough to talk to us about Guild Care, the roles we’re currently looking to fill, and how her previous care experience has influenced her as a recruiter. If you want to apply for or find out more about the care roles our charity currently has on offer, please visit the current vacancies page. You can also get in touch with the Recruitment Team directly on 01903 863154 or [email protected]. How would you describe Guild Care’s care staff in three words? Amazing, dedicated… there’s about a million brilliant words I could use! What drew you to work for Guild Care? They’re a local charity. Also, they care for the elderly and I had a lot of years of experience of working with the elderly. After working for 13 and a half years as a frontline carer, when I saw the opportunity of the recruitment role, it seemed like an ideal job to do something slightly different but still help to care for others in a less direct way. Also, it gives me the opportunity to help others at the beginning of their care career and introduce them to the care industry. Becky Sinclair, Guild Care's Recruitment Manager How has your previous role as a carer influenced you as a recruiter? I have an understanding of what care roles involve. I know the day-to-day, so if we’re ever asked at interview what a typical day in a care home looks like, I have the experience to answer. Also, I know the realities of the role and what kind of people we need to recruit. We need people with the right values: empathy, understanding, patience, and the natural caring attitude. That’s what we look for – someone that’s actually caring. We can teach the practical skills, but we can’t teach somebody how to care. It’s important to give people looking to apply the understanding that there can be difficult times. It takes the right person to be a carer. But for the right person, it’s the most rewarding job you can ever do. Becky at age 16 on her first day as a carer What’s your favourite thing about Guild Care? That we’re a charity and we help the local community. The fact that we’re local and have been around for so long gives people trust in us. Also, because we’re not too big, we can give a personal approach to the people that we care for and employ. It’s nice to have that more personal, homely touch instead of being corporate. Why should people apply to work for Guild Care? The main reason is that you’ll be part of the Guild Care family. What roles are you particularly looking to fill? At the moment we’re particularly looking for care roles in our nursing homes and Home Care service. Specifically, we’re recruiting Care Assistants, Dementia Support Workers, Community Care Assistants, Housekeeping Assistants and Registered Nurses. If you want to apply for or find out more about the care roles our charity currently has on offer, please visit the current vacancies page. You can also get in touch with the Recruitment Team directly on 01903 863154 or [email protected].