South west care provider begins recruitment drive for care staff


Encore is currently recruiting for dedicated nurses, carers and other roles across its established family of care homes


Encore manages three care homes in Dorset and Hampshire, with Great Oaks in Bournemouth being the latest to open in June last year. Working for Encore is like being part of a family and allows you to make a real difference in your career.


Kavita Brown, head of people at Encore Care Homes, explains: “We are looking to recruit those who are the kindest and most committed individuals who also have a passion to care for others. At Encore we continue to invest in our team by ensuring that all staff receive regular training to allow continuous development and provision of the very highest standard of care to residents. Team members are also encouraged to develop their skillset and therefore progress in their role.”


Tina Hughes is a Senior Carer at Hamble Heights and in the space of three and a half years, has rapidly progressed in her career in care from an agency Healthcare Assistant (HCA) to a permanent Senior HCA at Encore. Tina has also undertaken training to be a Lead in End of Life Care and a Lead in Falls, Moving and Handling and she is currently working towards becoming a qualified Care Practitioner this year.


Tina said: “I receive endless support from Encore whether this is in administrating my daily tasks or in my own personal development and career progression. I have also received financial support from Encore as they have provided me with the funds to attend college to gain further qualifications in care. I am also being funded to shadow various roles at our local hospice to gain further experience in End of Life Care.


“I couldn’t be any happier in my job and my life has really changed for the better since joining Encore. I can’t wait to go into work each morning and my team and the residents have all become an extension of my family. I honestly wouldn’t want to work anywhere else.”


Each new starter is provided with a bespoke and certificated personal development plan which ensures every employee feels nurtured in their role. New team members are also assigned a ‘buddy’ when they first join, who act as a mentor. Buddies are there to support new staff to make sure they feel welcome and are on-hand to answer any questions that the new member of the team might have.



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