A NOT-FOR-PROFIT charity run care home is holding a drop-in recruitment event.

The Charlotte Straker Project will host the event on Saturday, February 19 in Corbridge Parish Hall.

The home has opportunities for interested qualified and non-qualified staff which include nursing, care and domestic roles. It is also keen to offer apprenticeships, work trials and work experience.

“There is currently a recruitment challenge in the health and social care industry and all care homes are struggling to attract good quality staff", said Bernice Grove, chair of trustees. "We want to try something different, and show potential candidates the benefits to becoming part of the team at Charlotte Straker House.

"Many people are not aware of how rewarding a role in care can be, so we are doing our best to reach those who may not have considered the care industry previously by sharing further details, stories and demonstrating the benefit of becoming part of the Charlotte Straker team.

"Experience isn’t necessary for all the roles, as full training and support is given, and as long as candidates can show kindness, empathy and commitment to our much loved residents, we are definitely interested. We know that if we have a good team member with the right values, we can give them all the tools, training and support they need to do a great job.”

The recruitment morning has partnered with the Hexham Job Centre and would also welcome anyone on Universal Credit to attend the event, which will run from 10am to 12.30pm.

Pam Crawley, registered manager, added: “We feel that we need to leave no stone unturned to attract the right sort of motivated candidate for these roles.

"We are on the lookout for registered nurses who want to work for an employer that values their opinions and experience and where they have the opportunity to influence the care they deliver. We are looking for nurses, carers and domestic assistants and can offer part time, full time, day or night working. We’re offering apprenticeships in adult social care and we’re also speaking to the secondary schools and Sixth Form colleges in the area, to encourage any students who want to work in health and social care to drop in, as we can offer work experience or work trials to help bolster their college applications."

For more information, call 01434 633 999 or email office@charlottestraker.org.uk