So today marks the 10-year anniversary of Vicky walking in to the Living room, interrupting my Call Of Duty marathon, flinging a laptop at me and forcing me to help her with her then new venture of Health & Social Care Jobs!!!
To set the scene………. I was recovering from Spinal Surgery to fuse my back and was coming to the end of a 12 month rehabilitation period, Vicky had started Health & Social Care Jobs in the November of 2001 and had been growing and expanding over those six months and desperately needed assistance – and I was the cheap option! I had never worked in the sector or recruitment but had helped Vicky in her previous roles, helping with on Call and covering shifts and we had always discussed each others work over the dining table and on an evening so I did have an awareness of what was required.
How time has flown over the past 10 years, how I have changed, starting initially helping with Administration and back office function, then recruiting Carers for a Home Care Provider, before graduating slowly to Coordinators, Supervisors, Care Managers and Registered Managers.
All under the tuition and guidance of Victoria Marsden she has been a fantastic mentor on how to do things the "right way" and her founding principles have remained strong and at the core of everything we do.
I'm proud of what we have achieved over the past 10 years, not only for ourselves but also the Providers we have helped fill challenging vacancies, the Candidates whom we have helped find their ideal role, but also the part we have played in providers ability to deliver great care and support.
Ive filled some exciting roles not only in this country but further afield in China and Dubai and met and engaged with some truly inspirational characters and look forward to meeting many many more.
2020 and 2021 have been very challenging for all and have been our most difficult years to date but we are still here and have come through stronger than ever…… and will continue to evolve and adapt for the next 10 years………… im looking forward to continuing relationships with providers who we have worked with over these 10 years but also building new partnerships whilst continuing our evolution and development as your "Trusted, Valued, Recruitment Partner"