Values Based Recruitment Training – 23rd July 2019

Time:  9am-4:30pm

Venue: The Willow Centre, Cringleford, Norwich, NR4 7JJ

This course will equip managers with the knowledge of how to implement values based recruitment in their organisation, with the ultimate aim of providing the best possible care for their service users. 

The course will cover:

  • What are values and why are they important in creating safe, caring organisations
  • What is values based recruitment and how can VBR benefit my organisation and service users
  • Understanding the steps involved in effective values based recruitment
  • How to prepare for and conduct an interview using competency and values based questions
  • How to assess candidates’ responses and to select the person who best fits your organisational values and can perform the job successfully
  • How to sustain your organisation’s values through induction , supervision and appraisal. 

The course will cover, advertising, writing job descriptions and person specifications, shortlisting and preparing and conducting a values based interview. There will be some input from the trainers while most of the course will be interactive with delegates participating in group exercises and  practising their interview skills.

Delegate numbers are limited, and therefore we will only be able to offer 1 delegate place per organisation.

Please note: Teas/Coffees will be available during the day, delegates will need to provide their own lunch.  For more details please click on the link below:



The Bright Map project

In addition to the Norfolk Community Directory here is another information resource which can help you find out what is happening locally in a specific area:

The Bright Map project aims to highlight some of the amazing community engagement and support across Norfolk.

It was initially founded by the Church of England Diocese of Norwich to promote groups and activities churches run for the benefit of their local communities. Today the site is open to all and promotes projects and community activities run by a wide range of organisations and community groups. If you know of a locally run group in your local area, or perhaps you coordinate your organisation’s groups across the County for the benefit of the community, the Bright Map project would love to hear from you. 

You can find a link to the Project here:



Carers Support Day – Friday, 14th June 10am-4pm

On Friday 14th June (10am-4pm), Norfolk County Council is holding a Carers Support Day at The Forum Norwich to recognise and celebrate the huge contributions that carers play in people’s lives and promote the support that is available to them across Norfolk.

As a home support provider, you are likely to come into contact with a large number of unpaid carers who play a vital role in caring and supporting your clients. Your organisation is one of many in Norfolk with the power to reach unpaid carers, and we would greatly appreciate your help promoting Carers Support Day.

We want unpaid carers, of all ages, to come together as a community, learn about the support available to them and try new activities.

We will be filling the Forum with organisations, groups and networks from across Norfolk that can help with the difficulties, stresses and challenges of caring.

You can find out more on our Carers Week event page and our Facebook page.

Every Day is Different – Launch of Recruitment Campaign

 Norfolk’s ‘Every Day is Different’ Recruitment Campaign has launched!

This targeted recruitment campaign will continue until the end of year with the aim of raising awareness of the sector as a career to attract new applicants, challenging negative perceptions of the sector and demonstrating the career opportunities available. This is a great opportunity to get involved and promote working in Social Care, encouraging more people to join the sector locally and in turn reduce your vacancy levels.

We will be utilising the Norfolk Care Careers website  for candidates to find out about the range of job opportunities on offer and by illustrating the different career progression routes within the sector. As such, please can I request that you load all of your job vacancies onto the site as soon as possible. Please continue to update this with any new vacancies so we can encourage as many applicants for your positions as possible.  

Uploading vacancies is simple and free, if you already have a partner login you can login and upload straight away. 

If you don’t have  a partner login already, then please click the partner login in the top right hand corner and register as a new user so we can get you set up. Any questions, please contact






Independent Age – Planning for the end of life

This week is Dying Matters Awareness Week and NCC wants to ensure people who are being supported at home by Providers have access to relevant information and guidance.

Providing or signposting information and advice to such people on how they could document their wishes to ensure peace of mind, for both them and their friends/family is helpful.  Helping people to do this effectively means the people they are close to will know what they want when the time comes.

Independent Age provide information on arranging a power of attorney, advance decisions and making a will. You may like to signpost those this may effect to their website: Independent Age and there are free copies of Independent Age’s ‘Planning for end of life’ guide which can be obtained from the following link:  Order your free copies