Continuing to work for Cambridge Community Services – Vaccination Bank
Although the retention programme aims to help you into future roles and training we would like you to consider remaining on the vaccination bank please. We still require your help and support with vaccination surges in the future. Cambridge Community Services will communicate about updating training and clinic opportunities in the usual way.
What is the programme all about?
The retention programme is a national programme of work running from the beginning of 2022 to the end of March 2023
Each area will work with the all of the workforce signed up to work in the large vaccination clinic sites. This includes everyone that is registered to work in the clinics, whatever their employment status.
The workforce will be offered the opportunity to explore jobs, training and voluntary opportunities in their locality.
The project will offer one to one conversations with the workforce that would find this helpful, access to jobs sites and links into organisations for conversations around employment and training. Help and support with the application process and informative webinars covering all areas to help the workforce to decide what is right for them.
People who register for the project will be followed up to see how they are getting on and be offered further support as required to help them to get to where they wish to go.
We wish you well with your future endeavours and hope that you find the project useful.
How can I prepare for my career options discussion?
You might find it helpful to explore this website to consider possibilities prior to speaking with the project manager.
Between mid-March and the end of July the project administrator will contact you to arrange some dates to discuss opportunities.
1. The first will be for the conversation with the project manager. This should take about 20 minutes as the survey responses will already have been shared. You may still be unsure of the way forward in terms of employment and training options, but this is fine. The process should be of help to you. (20 minutes)
2. The second call will be at 2-4 weeks after the conversation. (10 minutes). At this stage you will be asked to give some feedback on the programme by completing a short questionnaire. (This helps us to consider how the programme could be improved in quality)
3. The third call is the same as 2 but at 3 months.
The follow up calls help you by supplying information, signposting and connecting you to people and teams that may be able to help you. We can also give help and support with job applications.
We aim to have some streamlined processes with local health and care employers that may help to speed up the recruitment processes.
By entering the programme, we cannot guarantee you a job or a training place but we can work hard with you to help you to get to where you want to be. We do this by providing information, realistic opportunities in Norfolk and Waveney, support with applications and signposting to other people that have the expertise in areas that you are interested in.
Consider what your ultimate goal is for both the meeting and your next role in health and care. Consider your key strengths, ‘hard’ technical skills, ‘soft’ transferable skills, work values and your areas of interest.
Start looking yourself at what options might be best suited to you and use the meeting to confirm this and what the possibilities are.
Assess what development needs you may have. Take a look at the careers sites for what skills and qualifications you might need. Ask about what support you can expect to gain those skills and qualifications required.
Making it happen
Consider “what is the one development need I have?” and focus on that.