More than 150 local people attended a recruitment fair this week to learn about opportunities for at least 90 roles at Care UK’s new Heather View care home, which opens in Crowborough this summer.
We were able to fill 45 of our vacancies following the 3-day event and the first wave of staff will join the Heather View team in July. They will undergo three weeks of specialist Care UK training before Heather View opens on 1st August.
Sharon Mason, Care UK’s head of resourcing, said: “The recruitment event was a great success and people have been applying for jobs as carers, nurses and ancillary staff. Other staff will be recruited as more residents move to Heather View.
“It is important to us that we are able to recruit from the local area. Our residents will be local people and it will be nice for them to be able to talk to the staff about local activities and areas they remember.”