A Recruitment fayre highlighting NHS Highland jobs on Skye, Raasay and Lochalsh will be held on Wednesday 24 January.
The health board has teamed up with Jobcentre Plus staff to hold a ‘Jobs Fayre’ at the Portree Job Centre from 10am to 4pm.
With over ten local jobs or career opportunities currently on offer, jobseekers will have face-to-face access to NHS Highland staff from a variety of professional backgrounds about full and part time opportunities within the local health and social care sector.
Jobcentre Plus staff will also be on hand at the Portree Jobcentre at 24 Bayfield Road to provide support about how to tackle any barriers to employment, as well as expert advice and guidance on how obtain part-time employment within the new universal credit benefits system.
Rena Macleod, NHS Highland’s area manager for West Highland Operation Unit’s Care at Home Service (Skye, Lochalsh, West Ross & Lochaber), said: “There are a wide variety of jobs available across our health and social care sector for local residents in Skye, Raasay and Lochalsh. At the ‘Jobs Fayre’ on Wednesday 24th January we want to show local jobseekers that there are considerable opportunities for them to work in their own communities in a flexible way.
“The opportunities to be highlighted on the day include caring and drivers jobs in our care@home service, community support work, catering and domestic jobs in our hospital’s hotel services, and two health and social support worker posts for our rural support team on Raasay. As one of the largest employers across Highland, there are many more job opportunities available.
“As we have excellent terms and conditions, many of these jobs are flexible with various shifts available. In many instances, no qualifications are required and they are open to drivers and non-drivers, with many jobs allowing people to work close to home.
“Working within health and social care is a rewarding career. Come and see what you have to offer and what we can offer you!”
Aside from the all year round benefits and terms and conditions, staff are keen to highlight the considerable level of support and training that the health board can provide its employees.
With on-the-job training geared towards gaining nationally recognised qualifications, NHS Highland can offer not just a job, but a potential pathway towards a structured career within the NHS.