Partnership working with Jobcentre Plus - case study library

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10 / 9 / 2015 Midnight

There is an increasing body of evidence to show that partnership working between the NHS and Jobcentre Plus (JCP) is proving beneficial in supporting trusts with their recruitment and retention challenges.  

Across the NHS there are many examples of strong partnership working with JCP. Below are some case studies and success stories that you may find useful: 

  • Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - find out how this organisation has developed a pre-employment programme to support the recruitment of young people from within the local community.
  • South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - read about this trust's programme, which provides resources and opportunities to study and participate in employment through coaching and training (PROSPECT) to unemployed 19-24 year olds from within the local community.
  • Bradford District Care Trust - case study about a successful partnership between JCP and Shipley College to recruit healthcare support workers in mental health throughout Bradford and Airedale.
  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - case study and short film which highlight how working in partnership with JCP to promote ‘real’ work experience in the healthcare sector has led to further opportunities for individuals in roles of high turnover. 
  • St George's Healthcare NHS Trust - in this podcast, Head of Nursing and Patient Experience, Anne Clearly talks with Anna Bittle, JCP employer adviser about the successful partnership that has resulted in a robust mechanism for the recruitment of Healthcare Assistants.
  • North Bristol NHS Trust - find out how a successful partnership with JCP is helping this trust to access the local pool of talented young people and provide them with access to work experience and apprenticeship opportunities.
  • Guy's and St Thomas' Trust NHS Foundation Trust - by working with JCP, this trust has established an award winning record for continually supporting and providing employment opportunities for local people and encouraging diversity in the workforce.
  • James Paget University Hospitals NHS Trust - read about how working in partnership with JCP helped James Paget University Hospitals NHS Trust to launch its apprenticeship programme.
  • North East London NHS Foundation Trust - learn about how linking with JCP has resulted in shortened recruitment timescales and improved ability to recruit high calibre staff.
  • Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust - find out more about how Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust uses work experience to enhance their recruitment process and access a pool of talented young candidates.
  • King's College Hospitals - case study demonstrating how working with JCP has brought about recruitment efficiencies within this London trust. 
  • King's College Hospital - JCP has helped the trust to recruit apprentices onto new apprenticeship scheme for Assistant Healthcare Science Staff. 
  • Skills for Health Academy North West - the academy has worked closely with JCP since 2004 with outstanding results. In 2011/12, its pre-employment programmes resulted in an overall economic impact of over £2.5 million. 
Health Education England's directory of widening participation

As part of Health Education England's widening participation agenda, they have compiled a directory of best practice initiatives. A number of the examples included in this resource reference successful partnership working with JCP; worth a read for those with an interest in exploring the benefits of collaborative working.

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