Consider a career in social care

Pippa Foster, our Head of Care and Support, shares her top reasons to get into social care.

Starting her career at NCHA as a mental health support worker in 2000, she now heads up the whole Care and Support department.

1. Job satisfaction

Our services support people with a variety of needs. We provide support to everyone from young people leaving care to older people whose needs are changing. We care for people through challenging times, from homelessness and domestic abuse to disabilities and dementia.

If you have the passion for helping and supporting others, you have the potential to make a massive difference to someone’s life. This can be very rewarding and provide great job satisfaction.

2. Career development

We’re always looking for people who want to develop their career in social care. At NCHA, you'll get access to an extensive training programme in social care and the opportunity to complete a qualification relevant to your job.

We’ve got job vacancies for care assistants and bank care assistants, providing you with a way to start your career and earn while you learn.

We also partly own Access Training who provide apprenticeships and other training programmes to learners of all ages. We can also provide work experience opportunities for those in education.

3. We value our colleagues

Our colleagues are our most valuable resource and we strive to create a positive working life at NCHA. We do this through our efforts in recruitment, performance, learning and development, employee engagement and benefits, rewards and inclusion.

We also give our colleagues above average annual leave and support their wellbeing.

4. We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion

Equality and diversity mean something at NCHA. We're a diverse bunch of people with beliefs, identities and backgrounds from all over the spectrum – but we all work together to make good things happen for our customers.

Our panel of Diversity Champions and Allies work to progress and monitor our objectives and commitment to all things related to equality, diversity and inclusion.

5. Growing demand

We’ve got an increasing number of job vacancies all over the East Midlands, with varying roles available. You don’t necessarily have to have experience. If you’ve got the right values, we’ve got a role for you.

Visit our job vacancies page if you’re considering a career in social care.