PEOPLE looking for a rewarding career where they can make a difference are being encouraged to apply for health and social care roles as part of a new recruitment campaign launched this week.

Leeds City Council and the NHS have joined forces to launch Next Step – Leeds, a campaign to highlight health and social care work as a rewarding career and to encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for a range of roles currently available. Care assistants and children’s social workers, nurses and occupational therapists, porters and cleaners are some of the roles on offer, working in a range of settings and organisations across the city.

Councillor Fiona Venner, Leeds City Council executive member for adult and children’s social care and health partnerships, said: "All these roles have one thing in common – they are all about caring for people during their time of need and improving their quality of life.

“Working in health and care is about doing something valuable but it’s also a rewarding career supported with training and development to help you progress and enjoy a range of opportunities and different roles.

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