TTM Social Care always has a wide selection of opportunities for Social Workers, Social Care staff and managers. Assisting many of the UK's local authorities and professional bodies, we can offer you roles with public, private and voluntary organisations. We are a framework supplier to the NHS and we also hold exclusive supplier relationships some of the UK’s largest voluntary organisations.
From senior management roles to first jobs for the newly qualified, TTM Social Care is currently recruiting on a locum, contract and permanent basis
Career consultation: TTM Social Care’s consultants can offer you expert advice as well as opportunities for every stage of your career. Our dedicated temp division will explain exactly what life on the TTM Locum Team is like, while our permanent consultants would be delighted to discuss contract and permanent placements.
Unsure of your next move? Even if you are not ready to make a move right now, our team would still welcome the opportunity to discuss your medium and long term career aspirations in complete confidence. If you choose, you can then opt to receive regular updates on our vacancies tailored to your personal interests.
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We know that our professionals work hard, caring for others so we work hard to take care of you. Our recruitment team will be there to guide you through every step of the job search, interview and offer process.
Locum work has become an extremely popular lifestyle choice, giving people flexibility to balance work with their family life and other commitments. Whether you are interested in ad hoc shifts or full time lines, your dedicated point of contact at TTM can work with you to establish your current level of experience, preferred social care work environments (mainstream residential care, high support, intellectual/physical disability or homeless services) and aim to tailor shift patterns to your meet with your availability.
Locum workers earn very competitive rates. TTM Healthcare works with clients throughout the UK so our locum professionals gain a wealth of clinical experience working in different environments, enhancing their careers.
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When’s the last time you took a long, hard look at the state of your CV? Most of us generally only dig it out at the last minute on the verge of an application deadline for a new job, leaving us little or no time to give it a thorough overhaul. Whether or not you’re on the hunt for pastures greener, we recommend blowing the dust off and following some of our key tips for polishing up a winning healthcare CV. Who knows when you’ll need it next! Fresh Eyes – Take your current ‘masterpiece’ and look at it anew, this time from the perspective of a potential employer. Would you hire you? Have you managed to grab your own attention on the first page? What would set you apart from another candidate? 2. Clean Design – It is possible for a CV to be detailed and comprehensive whilst also being clean and simple. Using a cleverly designed template will help you to achieve this. With a multitude of attractive templates to choose from online, many designed especially for healthcare professionals, you have no excuse for submitting an unengaging word version that will hardly help you stand out from the crowd. Avoid wildly colourful or overly complicated templates, however, that might be suitable for other professions – use common sense here. 3. Out with the Old – Everyone knows it, but it’s worth repeating: Tailor your CV to the role for which you are applying. There’s no need to include every professional position all the way back to your first summer job as a student – keep it current and relevant. This includes scanning it for out-of-date skills or software that may no longer be of interest. 4. Blow your Trumpet – Just this once, it’s okay. What’s the point of a CV if not to highlight your personal bests and elevate you above your competition? Make sure you weave some of these into the first page of your CV. Pepper your professional background with facts, figures, and achievements. It shouldn’t be a dull chronology of previous employments - you want that recruiter to flip to page 2. 5. Highlight Your Healthcare Strengths – Consider the common attributes for healthcare professionals: caring; compassion; working as part of a team; good communicator; leadership. Don’t forget to frame your CV to highlight these characteristics which are so intrinsic to any healthcare role. 6. Healthcare Terminology – Candidates often deliberately avoid using healthcare jargon on their CV. Why? You’re applying for a healthcare position. If it’s relevant, use it. 7. The Social You – Include a link to your LinkedIn profile, as it allows an interested recruiter to delve a little deeper, read any publications you might have, and view recommendations from previous employers and colleagues. Tread carefully if you are including links to other social networks, such as Twitter, etc. – advisable only if your activity is relevant to your work. 8. Get the Basics Right – It’s surprising the amount of people who get the small but essential details of a CV wrong: Name and address should be front and centre Include a phone number and email address Include a physical address 9. Proof is in the Pudding - Here you are selling your attention to detail and love of precision, and your CV is littered with typos, awkward phrasing, and dodgy formatting – take our advice and ask a colleague or two to proof-read it before you submit that application. You can thank us later! 10. A Killer Cover Letter – What’s a winning CV without a cover letter to catch the recruiter’s undivided attention. Read our tips on how to write a cover letter that will blow the competition away. Even with plentiful jobs in the healthcare industry these days, there’s no reason not to set out your stall in the best way possible with a CV that will give your application a leading edge. All that’s left for us to say is good luck with your next career move! See yourself in a new role with Ireland’s leading healthcare recruiter? Contact us today to hear about our current career opportunities! Writer Evelyn Moriarty, Content Specialist Evelyn Moriarty is a Content Specialist at TTM Healthcare, based in at our Irish headquarters. Joining the company in 2016, Evelyn specialises in both on and offline content creation for the health and social care market. Company Bio TTM Healthcare is a specialist health and care recruitment company established by Brian Crowley in Ennis, Co. Clare in 2002. Now recruiting highly skilled medical professionals from all over the world, TTM has offices in Ennis, Dublin and the UK. Selected as Ireland’s No 1 Healthcare Agency by the National Recruitment Federation, TTM is also the UK’s Recruiter Awards Public Sector Agency (2016) and Professional Services Agency of the Year (2016 & 2017), as well as a Gold Standard Deloitte Best Managed Company (2016 & 2017.)
The shape of the workforce is shifting. By now, any healthcare professional is well aware of the myriad challenges faced by the NHS and its employees across the UK, as new findings and problems surface with each day that passes: the EU nursing shortage; public sector pay caps; poor workforce planning; UK nurses and midwives abandoning their roles, the list goes on. In Leeds, a number of trusts and CGCs are joining forces to take a proactive step towards addressing their own short-term vacancies. A Five Year Plan Currently in the early stages of development, their joint project involves a five-year plan to attract and retain nurses across the county, and proposes nurses working together across multiple providers in the future. Set up 18 months ago to explore solutions to the ongoing nursing shortage, the group includes the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, Leeds Community Healthcare Trust, Leeds & York Partnership Foundation Trust, along with three CGCs. Proposed collaborations would include community nurses integrated with practice nurses to support care closer to home, and mental health working with the acute trust. “We are trying to reduce the number of unnecessary admissions to hospital and ensure safer and faster discharge – that might mean nurses starting to work in different environments.” Flexibility As the Way Forward Also under consideration are proposals for staff to work flexibly across organisational boundaries. Claire Linley, Lead Nursing Officer at the three CGCs said: “There will be issues in terms of governance to look at and we are still working our way through those, and will do so to a greater extent as the direction of travel becomes clear.” With collective research clearly demonstrating that healthcare professionals are opting for roles which will provide a greater work-life balance, flexibility ought to be a key factor in future workforce planning. A recent report by the Nuffield Trust entitled Reshaping the Workforce has emphasised the need for new and extended roles in the NHS and calls on “active support from national bodies for managers to shape their workforce in a way which enable[s] optimal delivery of care in a changing and challenging environment.” This collaborative initiative by the Leeds Trusts is encouraging – a proactive approach to dealing with our ongoing short-term nursing gap, which should serve to inspire healthcare trusts across the UK. Solutions that Work As the nursing shortage persists, TTM Healthcare is committed to partnering with trusts to provide short and long-term staffing solutions. We offer trusts the ability to source from local, pan-European and global talent pools to ensure they continue to have access to highly qualified healthcare professionals. Contact us for further information on how we can help you now. Writer Evelyn Moriarty, Content Specialist Evelyn Moriarty is a Content Specialist at TTM Healthcare, based in at our Irish headquarters. Joining the company in 2016, Evelyn specialises in both on and offline content creation for the health and social care market. Company Bio TTM Healthcare is a specialist health and care recruitment company established in 2002. Now recruiting highly skilled medical professionals from all over the world, TTM has offices in London and Preston, as well as Ireland. A leading framework supplier to the National Health Service, TTM Healthcare was the ‘UK Recruitment Agency of the Year’ finalist (Recruiter Awards 2015), Public Sector Agency of the Year (Recruiter Awards 2016) and ‘Professional Services Agency of the Year’ (Recruiter Awards 2016 & 2017). We are also proud to be recognised as a Recruitment International Top 500 company.
No longer the preserve of large corporations, Wellness-at-Work programmes are increasingly being adopted by businesses of all shapes and sizes. Far from being a “fad”, these initiatives are proving to have a positive effect on employee well-being, the work environment, and even a company’s bottom line as productivity soars. With the boundaries between work and home becoming more and more blurred these days, it’s essential that employees feel cared for and supported in their roles. Be fit, be well, be bright At TTM Healthcare, our mantra reminds our employees that their welfare is at the heart of everything we do. Our Wellness-at-Work initiative was first launched company-wide across our UK and Irish offices in January 2017, getting our New Year off to an inspirational start. Since then, we’ve offered our employees some fantastic perks, and we’re seeing the positive effects! Smart water bottles – with clever markings to keep us on track throughout the day, these personalised water bottles encourage our employees to stay hydrated and functioning to their optimum. Healthy Tuesdays – a fresh fruit delivery arrives each Tuesday morning with lots of colourful, healthy choices to snack on throughout the week. Winning Wednesdays – at the high point of the week, we celebrate our weekly wins with breakfast for everyone – lots of delicious pastries, cookies and croissants. Yoga Sessions – total wellness includes mental, emotional and physical well-being, and yoga offers the perfect way to nurture each of these. Our yoga programme offers employees one hourly session each week on the company’s time. Fitbits – encouraging all our employees to stay active, we’ve provided everyone with their very own Fitbit to tune into their overall fitness level, sleep patterns, and calorie consumption. And we’re getting competitive with team challenges to get us all moving! A little latitude Flexible working arrangements are something we believe strongly in at TTM. We appreciate that our employees value, above all, a healthy work-life balance, and we endeavour to facilitate work-from-home options for those with children or long commutes. Studies show that a flexible work environment boosts overall job satisfaction, productivity and general well-being, which has a knock-on effect on our entire workplace. The recruitment industry can often be a high-octane, pressurised environment, with weekly targets and deadlines to hit. Employees are continually being encouraged to achieve their potential, but that can take its toll. In order to ensure our employees can do that, we need to support them as much as possible. Your next step Preparing for your next interview? Don’t forget to ask if the company offers a wellness programmes for employees. Interested to join the team at TTM Healthcare? Contact us today to hear about our current career opportunities! Writer Evelyn Moriarty, Content Specialist Evelyn Moriarty is a Content Specialist at TTM Healthcare, based in at our Irish headquarters. Joining the company in 2016, Evelyn specialises in both on and offline content creation for the health and social care market. Company Bio TTM Healthcare is a specialist health and care recruitment company established by Brian Crowley in Ennis, Co. Clare in 2002. Now recruiting highly skilled medical professionals from all over the world, TTM has offices in Ennis, Dublin and the UK. Selected as Ireland’s No 1 Healthcare Agency by the National Recruitment Federation, TTM is also the UK’s Recruiter Awards Public Sector Agency (2016) and Professional Services Agency of the Year (2016 & 2017), as well as a Gold Standard Deloitte Best Managed Company (2016 & 2017.)