Care Wyvern has launched a new way of working for staff, enabling them to enjoy an improved work life balance by allowing employees to work for nine days while getting paid for 10.
The company hopes the move will lend weight to a UK drive for more social care workers.
Care Wyvern’s scheme aims to appeal to people who offer the right skills and personality, yet have never considered such work, and encouraging them to move into the industry and benefit from a new different employment model.
The firm believes it is the first employer in Somerset to offer staff this chance to work a little less without losing income.
To qualify for the bonus 10th paid day, staff will be required to work nine days comprising seven weekdays and two weekend days every fortnight.
Positions are available for staff choosing to work afternoon shifts from 1600-2200 or morning shifts from 0700-1400.
Ru Newman, managing director of Care Wyvern, believes the working model could prove especially appealing to people who are currently employed in other sectors, notably hospitality, retail, catering, pubs/bars and warehousing/distribution.
“Working in Social Care is incredibly rewarding but can sometimes be demanding which is why we are offering staff this beneficial new way of working. We believe we are the first employer in Somerset to offer our staff the chance to work a little less without losing income, thereby enabling them to enjoy extra opportunities to do the things they love and to spend more time with their friends and family.”