Online recruitment platform Novacare has developed Scotland’s first dedicated jobs board for the care sector.
The online portal will serve as a single source, centralised hub for careers in care across the country.
The launch of the jobs board will coincide with the Scottish Government’s Adult Social Care Recruitment Campaign commencing on January 27.
The government initiative, set to run for eight weeks, aims to attract new recruits into the adult social care sector, in particular in care homes, domiciliary care and housing support.
It follows the launch of the Department of Health and Social Care’s Every Day is Different campaign to address the estimated 110,000 vacancies in adult social care in England.
Novacare is supporting the campaign and helping boost employment within the sector by allowing care providers wishing to recruit in Scotland to use its portal free of charge.
Stephen Wilson, CEO and co-founder of Novacare commented: “We are strongly urging those interested in pursuing a career in care as well as care providers wishing to recruit to log on now to register their interest ahead of launch. This will give people the greatest chance of finding their perfect job when we go live in early February.”
Applicants to the portal will be able to create a single account using Novacare ‘one minute application process’ and apply for every care job in their area.
Once registered, their profiles will automatically update, allowing users to keep track of the status of their applications from one centralised hub. The platform is also designed to secure faster response times from recruiters.