Executive Director for Operations discusses new pay and reward offer at HC-OneIn this article, Stephen Butterworth, the Executive Director for Operations at HC-One, talks about our new pay and reward offering to reward those pursuing a career in care.

“To recruit and retain Colleagues, we need to change perceptions to attract people to join the care profession, to play a vital role in caring for some of the most vulnerable people in society. 

“The pandemic has reinforced the vital role our carers and care home teams play in our communities; therefore, such roles should be recognised as skilled roles with clear development opportunities for Colleagues, along with being appropriately rewarded for the fantastic job they do.

“As such, we have recently invested over £17 million in a new pay and reward offer. From early 2022, HC-One care Colleagues with two years’ experience will be paid above the Real Living Wage. Our hope is that this announcement will attract and retain talented individuals. This, along with a clear development pathway, will give Colleagues the opportunities to develop, learn and grow in the sector, which we hope will really support in retaining experienced, kind and skilled Colleagues.

“Looking to the future, the publication of the Government’s White Paper was a milestone for the sector. There is still a lot to understand about what this will mean in practice but I am encouraged by the developments so far. 

“We know the need for sustainable funding and this will play a vital role in ensuring providers are able to attract, reward and retain the kind and caring people we need, to be able to offer the best possible care in our communities. Given the vast number of vacancies across the health and social care system, there needs to be a real urgency on this.

“There are still lots of opportunities to improve integration between our health and social care services. We hope that the sector can work closer together to deliver the best outcomes for those in need of our services. This is something we at HC-One are committed to and look forward to working in partnership with stakeholders across the sector, for the benefit of those we are privileged to care for.”

To find out more about the opportunities available at HC-One, please visit: apply.hc-one.co.uk 
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