Can Early Talent Plug Front Line Care Gaps?

Wednesday 22nd May 2019


Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Register your interest for this forum here.

At this forum you will hear the views of current Health & Social Care Students, as well as case studies related to best practice in social care recruitment for young people and early talent programmes from our guest speakers.

Our Guest Speakers

Cohesion are delighted that Lindsey Hanson from Skills for Care will be joining us on the 22nd May as a guest speaker.  Lindsey will be sharing the latest methods to articulate organisational values to young people both before and beyond the recruitment process.
Attendees will leave understanding best practice around embedding your values into your organisational DNA.

Lindsey Hanson:  Skills for Care

Lindsey has a long and varied background in project management across a range of sectors, with a keen interest in health and well-being. As a solution-oriented person, Lindsey thrives in applying her skills to recruitment and retention issues in adult social care. She has worked for Skills for Care since December 2012, immersing herself exclusively in recruitment and retention projects. Since July 2018, Lindsey has lead on the values and behaviours work; an area of specific interest and passion.

Amanda Marques: Cohesion Recruitment

Amanda Marques – Business Solutions Director at Cohesion Recruitment

Amanda co-owns Cohesion and describes acquiring the business in 2009 as her proudest achievement.

Specialising in social care recruitment and filling thousands of jobs a year, Cohesion is a business with purpose, using organisational knowledge to make positive change in social care recruitment practice for the benefit of all   registered providers.

As an expert in the field of social care recruitment, Amanda works to ensure that we are the best recruitment team our clients have ever worked with.

Along with the other business leaders at Cohesion she is a strong advocate for the employability of young people and promotes the many varied and rewarding opportunities in social care.   This is done through regularly hosted events, shared research and blogs about the latest thinking in social care recruitment.

 “My favourite thing about working at Cohesion is always understanding the impact of the work we do on the organisations we support and those we collaborate with.  The stories I hear from candidates and clients make me incredibly proud of the Cohesion team and the results we deliver.”

Dave Beesley: Cohesion Recruitment

Dave Beesley – Talent Director.

As Talent Director, Dave is key to the Cohesion delivery team. Dave knows social care and makes sure every implementation we do is driven by an efficient process design and best practice recruitment expertise.

Dave is a specialist in his field, regularly speaking at Cohesion Social Care Forums and other sector-led events to share his expertise in social care recruitment. From the latest trends to encouraging more men and young people to consider a career in care, Cohesion bring the latest thinking to the table.

“Cohesion are at the cutting edge of social care recruitment and we are proud to deliver excellent results for the broad range of health and social care organisations we work with. We seek to influence positive change and results in recruitment practice by presenting research, case studies and market insights, and I am extremely proud of the work that we do for the good of the sector”.

Neil Hammond: National Career Service

Neil has worked in careers for nearly 28 years having worked with schools, colleges, training providers, the National probation service, employers and universities. He has been working for the National Careers service since 2014, initially on the government programme called the Inspiration agenda and is now working on a programme called 50+ futures. This is about supporting the retention of older workers at a time when smaller numbers of younger people are entering the job market.

Neil is passionate about positive careers guidance helping to change lives by facilitating  positive choices through learning about career options that inspire. He is also interested in Hidden Careers, those Career opportunities that are by-passed by lack of awareness of the Labour market.