A care provider based in Cheshire has launched a free jobs board for the entire UK social care sector.
Care-job.com offers free healthcare job advertising for care agencies, care homes, hospitals and GP surgeries.
Lastminute Care & Nursing, which provides supporting living services and community home care in Manchester, Lancashire and East Yorkshire, has funded and launched the site.
The concept is simple, to create a service that allows care companies to advertise their vacancies for free, on a level playing field.
Joseph Willis, group CEO and founder of the company, said the new site will help small-to-medium sized providers compete with multi-site businesses.
“For many years, I’ve seen the cost of advertising for care jobs and nursing jobs skyrocket out of control. The big players simply play one advertiser off against another, driving budgets to unprecedented and ultimately unrealistic levels. Small companies in particular are being priced out of the market,” he said.
“As a franchisor, we support new care agency and recruitment businesses in the care sector. As new businesses, they don’t stand a chance, even with our size and scope we still find it difficult to truly compete with the big multi-site operators. I wanted to do something different. By offering free advertising, we remove the barrier of cost and improve standards and pay rates, because now the visibility and success of the advertising is based upon content, opportunity and quality, not who has the biggest pockets.”