A prize selfie to promote nursing jobs

Posted: January 8 2016

Embrace the selfie craze with a chance to win a £30 as Trust launches its latest recruitment drive.

A prize selfie to promote nursing jobs

from left: Ruth Griffin, Human Resources Business Partner and Katie Blackburn, Press and Social Media Officer, launch the selfie competition with a £30 retail voucher up for grabs.

The Trust has brand new adverts for community nursing vacancies, featuring across London tube stations and on the back of local buses across Hertfordshire including Watford, Hemel Hempstead, Stevenage, Ware, Hoddesdon, Bishop’s Stortford, Potters Bar, Welwyn, Hatfield and St Albans.

To help promote the campaign, the Trust is asking anyone who sees the advert across London stations to take a selfie with it and upload the image to their dedicated careers Twitter page @CareersHCT.

Ruth Griffin, Human Resources Business Partner at the Trust, said: “We wanted a fun and engaging way to highlight the job opportunities we have for nurses in the community.

“To help promote the advert we decided to set up a selfie competition with a prize for the best one sent to us via our careers Twitter page.

“The advert can be found on various tube station platforms, walls and escalators in the following locations; Bank, Bond Street, Waterloo, London Bridge, Old Street, Liverpool Street and many more.”

Alison Shelley, Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development, said: “We asked for nurses already working for us to volunteer to be part of our latest recruitment campaign. We are delighted to feature our own staff on these adverts and we hope it attracts those looking for a career in the community.

“We recognise that recruiting high quality staff and minimising vacancies is fundamental to delivering safe and effective services.

“These new adverts are just one of a number of initiatives over the last year which the Trust is working on to maximise our ability to recruit”.

Others include: 

• Carrying out an overseas recruitment campaign to recruit nurses into our community hospitals

• Attending career and job fairs, and running our own open days so that candidates can see our services.

• Introducing a new Trust brand to help us stand out as an employer.

The job adverts across London will remain up until early February. They aim to attract band five and six nurses looking for work in the community.

For more information about the community nursing vacancies, click here for all other job vacancies at the Trust, click here.


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