Help for Employers in recruiting for values

Examples of Job Advertisements

Introduction

If you’re not used to recruiting for values, it can be daunting to try and write them into job advertisements. Here, we give some examples for you to use as a starting point. They aren’t meant to be exhaustive: please use the words if they’re helpful, or use them as a starter to think about the kinds of values you’d like to express in a job advertisement. And you will need to include your own particular details about your organisation and the actual vacancy!

Example (1): Support Worker

Job title:
Contract:
Salary/leave:

We are [xxxx], a residential care service in [yyyy] for older people, some of whom have dementia.

We are looking for Support Workers who can demonstrate compassion and empathy in their approach to caring for older people, either through previous roles in social care or in other roles.

You will be providing personal care to residents, as well as supporting them to take part in a wide range of activities, including arts and crafts, drama, musical evenings, gardening, shopping trips and social occasions.

Can you show us how you would treat our residents, for whom our home is their home, with the dignity and respect they have a right to expect?

If you have the right values for our organisation, you will be supported by a programme of continuous training and development. If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, or to find out more, please call [xxxxx] or complete your application at [ www.xxxxx].

Closing date for applications:

Example (2): Team Leader

Job title:
Contract:
Salary/leave:

We are [xxxx], a high quality care service in [yyyy] supporting adults with learning disabilities.

As a Team Leader, you will be responsible for inculcating a culture based on respect and dignity for our service users, providing supervision and clear management to a team of [xxx staff].

You will also oversee the development and implementation of care plans designed to provide meaningful choice and support to service users, so that they can obtain and access services to help them lead the life they want.

We are looking for people who will instil a culture of continuous improvement, through dialogue with service users and their families.

You will be able to demonstrate experience in managing and developing staff, alongside leadership abilities and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You should also have a minimum of [x] years’ management experience within the learning disability sector and hold a minimum of an [xx] qualification.

If you have the right values for our organisation, you will be supported by a programme of continuous training and development. If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, or to find out more, please call [xxxxx] or complete your application at [ www.xxxxx].

Closing date for applications:

Example (3): Registered/Service Manager

Job title:
Contract:
Salary/leave:

We are [xxxx], a high quality residential care home in [yyyy] supporting older people. The home also has an active day centre service.

You will be the Registered Manager of this new service, responsible for the care and support of [xx] residents and for a staff team of [yy]. We are looking for this home to be a centre of excellence for person-centred care.

You will be responsible for managing and developing high quality services for all our residents, alongside developing and guiding the staff team. We look for all our Registered Managers to inculcate a culture of care and of continuous improvement across the service, actively working with service users, staff, families and commissioners to help shape the market so that service users can be supported in living the life they want.

You will be able to demonstrate a track record in motivating, managing and developing staff, alongside a clear understanding of leadership responsibilities in social care and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You should also have a minimum of [x] years’ management experience within the learning disability sector and hold a minimum of an [xx] qualification.

If you have the right values for our organisation, you will be supported by a programme of continuous training and development. If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, or to find out more, please call [xxxxx] or complete your application at [ www.xxxxx].

Closing date for applications: