Armagh care company to create 300 new jobs

A community healthcare provider has announced it has 300 jobs up for grabs on the day it unveiled a £2m investment plan and opened new offices in Belfast.

Co Armagh based, Homecare Independent Living said it is currently recruiting across its range of services and is investing heavily in smart technology to support its staff.

The positions on offer bridge every area of its service including specialist nursing, social work, domicilliary work, continuing care and housing support.

The new positions will complement the firm’s 1,200-strong workforce employed at its headquarters in Armagh, its offices in Magherafelt, Ballymena and at its new premises in Belfast which were opened yesterday by health minister Edwin Poots.

Chief Executive, Mairead Mackle said the investment in telecoms technology and fleet transport for staff is essential to ensure the company is providing the most efficient and effective service to the most vulnerable, particularly in rural communities.

Its clients include healthcare trusts, the Housing Executive as well as the community and voluntary sectors who provide care for a range of people.

She revealed: “We have provided more than one million hours of care in the last year to 2,500 people living throughout Northern Ireland.

“We could not do that without dedicated and professional staff,” she added, stating employees received ongoing training and opportunties to continue gaining qualifications.