• Location: Carmarthenshire,
  • Hours: Full time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Not Supplied
  • Salary Range: Not Supplied
  • Language: Welsh
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Care Academi Trainee

Carmarthenshire County Council

Salary: £23,150 Inclusive Real Living Wage Supplement

We adopt an 'anonymous recruitment' approach to shortlisting. Recruiting managers will not have access to personal information, including your name and contact details, until a shortlisting decision has been made.

We are committed to recruiting, retaining, and developing a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. Sharing your equality monitoring data allows us to assess the impact our recruitment and employment policies and practices have and gives us the opportunity to improve them where possible. Equality monitoring information is not accessible by recruiting managers at any stage.

About the vacancy

Vacancy ID: 301

Organisation: Carmarthenshire County Council

Section: Countrywide

Number of vacancies: 5

Contract type: Permanent Full Time

Location: Carmarthenshire

Grade: Grade B

Salary: £23,150 Inclusive Real Living Wage Supplement

Hourly Rate : £12.00 Including Real Living Wage Supplement

Contract Hours 37 hours per week

Come and join our team
Are you 18 or over and like to help and care for people? Are you looking to develop a career within Social Care? If so the Care Academi could be for you.

Are you...

...caring, compassionate, empathetic and a good listener? Good at solving problems, honest, trustworthy and reliable, able to recognise when to seek support?

What matters to you

  • People - You are a people person, you love getting to know them, spending time with them and working as part of a group/ team.

  • Making a difference - You love to know you are making a difference to help people to live their best life, however small this may be.

  • Trying new things - You love to learn and try new things; you like to develop your knowledge so you can help people.

  • Being busy - You love being on the go.

  • Being flexible and using your initiative - You love variety, y ou would hate to do the same things in the same way every day.

  • Taking responsibility - You are self-motivated and happiest working in a supportive and connected team making decisions together and trying new ideas.

What we can offer you:

  • We will guarantee you a warm welcome to our team from the minute you start and give you a full induction, including what matters to you and your team and how you will work together

  • 10 driving lessons to help get you on the road.

  • Competitive rates of pay (National Living Wage)

  • All Training paid for as part of the Care Academi

  • The right training and support to fulfil the role, this will include online e-learning, face to face training and shadowing
  • Opportunity to develop to become a Care Manager or Social Worker

  • Ongoing support from your line manager and the team.

  • A variety of placements, some of which will include shift work.

As part of the recruitment process you will need to:
  • Attend a recruitment day (Thursday 11th July 2024)
  • A criminal record disclosure (DBS) will be requested for this post.

Applications will be considered on an individual basis for those who have a level 2 qualification in Adult or Childcare.

Register here for one of the Information sessions and find out more about what the Care Academi can offer you.

Please contact Dana James
Sally Bennett

Job Description: 033975.pdf - 212KB

Expected date of interview: 11 July 2024

DBS level: An Enhanced with Barred List Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be requested for this job. It is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children or adults at risk

Welsh language level - Verbal: Level 2 - You will need a basic level of conversational Welsh. Reasonable support can be provided on appointment to reach this level.

Closing Date: 23/06/2024, 23:55

The Rewards

We offer an excellent benefits package including:
  • Competitive salary
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Generous annual leave entitlement with the option of purchasing addition annual leave
  • Access to staff health and wellbeing support
  • Personal development and career progression
  • Staff discount schemes and other benefits e.g., cycle-to-work scheme
  • Flexible working and family friendly policies

Additional Information

We are committed to safe and fair recruitment, safeguarding, and protecting those we care for and serve. We make sure all our staff are vetted, selected, trained, and supervised fairly and to a high standard so that they can provide safe, effective, and compassionate care.

Please note, we have a legal obligation to consider employees for suitable alternative employment if their posts are at risk; prior consideration will be given to existing employees who meet the essential criteria and are registered on our redeployment pool.

Eligibility: You will be asked about your nationality and if you are legally allowed to work in the United Kingdom. This is to find out if you are eligible to apply for this vacancy. This is a requirement for working within the Council or partner organisations: P lease Note: If you do not meet the eligibility criteria your application will not progress. If it becomes clear at a later stage in the process that you are not eligible to apply, your application may be withdrawn, or the offer retracted.

How to Apply: All applications for this vacancy must be made using our online application system. If you have an impairment which prevents you from applying online, please email: or contact 01267 234567 and ask for 'Recruitment' to discuss alternative arrangements to support you in the process.

Please see the 'How we Recruit' guidance on the Careers Page for more information on the recruitment process.