Proud to Care Surrey is hoping to inspire the next generation of care workers with its new online careers hub.
Made in partnership with the Surrey Care Association and Surrey County Council, the website acts as an online recruitment portal for those looking for work.
It also showcases the wealth of care opportunities throughout Surrey as well as the prospect of a valuable career.
With job losses being announced daily around the country, Proud to Care Surrey hopes to help people find new positions quickly while filling important roles in the industry.
Proud to Care Surrey said that the broad scope of care and its ancillary services calls for wide-ranging skill sets, meaning it offers a prospective career path to a huge swathe of potential workers.
This means that people coming from careers in hospitality, airlines, marketing, customer service and beyond will have transferable skills.
Ali Porteous, head of Proud to Care Surrey and workforce project manager at the Surrey Care Association, said: “Every one of us, at some point in our lives, has cared in some capacity. We’ve all displayed caring gestures, even if we wouldn’t necessarily recognise what we’re doing as ‘caring’.
“Working in our sector then is just an extension of what comes naturally to so many of us. It’s also an incredibly rewarding career choice.”
She continued: “It’s important to recognise though that the care sector doesn’t just mean physically caring for others.
“There are so many ancillary roles that people can look to engage with, be that in IT, marketing, accounting and more, the care sector is full of varied and diverse roles that suit a whole range of personality types and skill sets.
“The Proud to Care website helps us to point people in the direction of worthwhile job opportunities that match what they’re looking for – providing a platform for both job providers and those searching for one.”
Proud to Care Surrey launches in October as an online regional brand, aiming to reinvent the meaning of care in Surrey, inspiring newcomers to think about a career in care, revive existing workers’ enthusiasm for the work they do, encourage previous workers to return to the field and promote care work for the rewarding profession it is.