Glenvale Park is a 66-bed residential care home, and it is stunning. The building has been purpose built to offer the very best facilities which include a Sky Bar that has wonderful views across the local area, a cinema room, a tearoom, beauty salon and beautifully landscaped gardens. The building work is almost complete, and the enquiries are already coming in from prospective residents.
We have an experienced manager, Rex in place, and he is working hard to build a fantastic team to support him.
Recruiting for a care home of this size is a monumental task, there are many roles to fill before opening our doors. We have worked closely with our local job centre to reach potential candidates and this collaboration has been a great success.
From the day that Rex walked into the job centre to request their assistance, the team have gone out of their way to help. Wellingborough Job Centre was very busy however Employer Adviser, Francesca Revell made time to sit down and devise a plan, a date was booked for a recruitment session during which job seekers were invited to come along and meet with Rex to discuss potential employment opportunities, complete applications, and interview for any relevant positions.
We began the recruitment drive at the jobcentre on 22nd February 2022. We were provided with spacious and comfortable office to meet with applicants. The room was clean, and the standard of infection control practice by every member of staff within the service was high. The staff at the centre were very accommodating. They were warm, friendly, and made sure that our experience was a positive one.
Francesca Revell was amazing, she was organised and systematic in her approach and she made sure that we were allocated ample time to meet with each candidate.
With the help of Francesca, we were able to recruit several very experienced applicants in just 3 days. These applicants are now part of the team at Glenvale Park Care Home and will be completing their induction training in time for our grand opening in April 2022.
We cannot thank the team at Wellingborough Job Centre enough for their support, we have forged a wonderful relationship and look forward to future collaborations with this amazing team in the very near future, when we enter the next phase of our recruitment drive.