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Careers News

3 days ago
Want to be less stressed in 2018? The author and broadcaster advises on how to deal with difficult times at workYour strength is not in your resilience, it is in recognising and owning your vulnerability. We need to be ourselves with other people for most of the time, not just the person we feel we [...]
HealthMental Health
4 days ago
I go to parole board hearings and advise on whether violent and sexual offenders are ready for release. It’s a huge responsibility – and my salary should reflect thatOver the past 10 years I have seen a lot. Being a prison forensic psychologist is not a job for the faint hearted, but I love it.A[...]
HealthMental HealthCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Co-operative Bank and Bank of England have also revealed large gaps as April deadline for submitting figures approachesMore big companies have been found to have wide gender pay gaps as firms report on what they pay male and female employees ahead of an April deadline.The Co-operative Bank, easyJet [...]
2 weeks ago
Institute for Fiscal Studies warns above-inflation increases give employers a greater incentive to replace workers with robots Above-inflation increases in Britain’s minimum wage are putting a growing number of workers at risk of being replaced by machines, one of the country’s leading thinktank[...]
2 weeks ago
Held in central London and hosted by actor Sally Phillips, the Guardian Public Service Awards 2017 celebrated the tireless work of innovative public servants and projects Continue reading...
Health
2 weeks ago
With 90,000 vacancies, recruitment and retention is social care’s most pressing issue. We are calling for a national campaign to find the right people for the jobThe government’s forthcoming green paper on care and support for older people, and the parallel workstream on working age adults, is a[...]
CareersHealth and Care
2 weeks ago
Study finds many people are not claiming support they are entitled to and warns some are put off by the benefits systemAbout 300,000 British people without jobs or on very low wages are not claiming benefits they are entitled to, according to a thinktank study urging the government to focus more att[...]
Womens Issues
2 weeks ago
Charity leaders are fighting hard to save their organisations. But they also need to think about the future – and how best to deploy the scarce resources they have
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CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
3 weeks ago
If you’re on the UK’s motorways, spare a thought for the workers who give up their Christmas festivities so you can get home safely to enjoy yours• Catherine Dent is a Highways England traffic officerThere’s nothing quite like getting into a car stacked with presents, putting on your best fe[...]
4 weeks ago
Families struggling to live in cramped and filthy temporary accommodation need secure, affordable homes. Yet the prospect seems increasingly remoteTraditionally, becoming homeless was often the result of a crisis: alcohol and drug dependency or mental breakdown led to people losing their home a[...]
HousingPovertyChildren and ParentingHousing and Poverty
4 weeks ago
Peer urges investigations into firms who advertise for long-term interns and calls for ban on placements over a monthA Conservative peer has called on HMRC to investigate companies who advertise for long-term unpaid interns and called for a ban on any placement that lasts more than four weeks. Chris[...]
5 weeks ago
The number of women and people from ethnic minorities serving on public bodies has risen, but not fast enough, so a new action plan is needed
The race disparity audit published in October revealed uncomfortable truths about the ethnic disparities in our country. The prime minister has rightly tas[...]
EducationMinorities and ImmigrationCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
6 weeks ago
From managing stress levels to enabling recovery, recruiters reveal what they ask about when hiring new staff – and the answers they hope to hearFor newly trained occupational therapists to get their careers off the ground, they need to have enthusiasm, adaptability, a real willingness to learn [...]
CareersHealthHealth and Care
6 weeks ago
The Guardian Public Service Awards 2017 celebrated the tireless work of innovative public servants and projects. An audience of 280 guests, including shortlisted candidates, journalists and sponsors, were in attendancePublic Service Awards 2017: all the winners Continue reading...
Health
6 weeks ago
I thought I was on the career scrapheap – until I found a rewarding care role When I took on the main role of caring for my dad, I recognised I had become part of the “sandwich generation” but I didn’t imagine that stage in my life would lead to a new career.A GP practice manager for much of[...]
CareersHealth and Car
6 weeks ago
For many people their local library is the place where they come to fill the gaps in their life. We librarians continue to be passionate and fight the good fightIn my eight years working in libraries across the country, I have known librarians trudge nearly ten miles through the snow because the roa[...]
Poverty
6 weeks ago
Prisoners in one Cumbrian prison are getting active by joining the international Saturday morning phenomenon that is parkrunAt 9am on a Saturday, parks all over the UK are full of people limbering up for a free 5km run. What started in 2004 as a group of 13 friends in London’s Bushy Park has grown[...]
CharitiesCriminal Justice
7 weeks ago
The winners of this year’s awards have paused, thought and come up with fresh ways of delivering services that are yielding huge benefits Related: Guardian Public Service Awards 2017 overall winner: Hertfordshire county council It’s a well-worn maxim that insanity is doing the same thing time an[...]
Health
7 weeks ago
Here are our worthy runners-up in all nine categories of the Guardian Public Service Awards 2017There can be only one winner in each award category, but congratulations and honourable mentions to all the teams and individuals who were runners-up this year. Here they are: Continue reading...
EducationHousingPovertyCharities
7 weeks ago
A new scheme trains teachers to help vulnerable schoolchildren and their families, and is easing the burden on local social services Primary school staff in Swansea are being trained to provide early support to pupils and families. As well as helping people turn their lives around, they’re also re[...]
ChildrenEducationChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
7 weeks ago
An overhaul of how to approach families is yielding outstanding results and has won Hertfordshire the care award and overall title Hertfordshire county council’s new way of working with looked-after children and their families is turning lives around and saving millions of pounds at the same time.[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
7 weeks ago
Smith has spent 25 years encouraging other people with learning disabilities and campaigning to improve the quality of servicesStephen Smith, who has been voted by the public as Public Servant of the Year in the 2017 Guardian Public Service Awards, has been an avid campaigner for people with learnin[...]
Charities and VolunteerismDisabilities
7 weeks ago
In one of the most deprived areas of north Manchester, Paul Allen knows how to motivate his team of social workers and keep their stress levels lowPaul Allen, the winner of the 2017 Guardian Public Service Awards leadership excellence award, has spent a decade in social work, mainly in Manchester, w[...]
Housing and Poverty
7 weeks ago
Thanks to a housing charity, church communities are coming together to offer accommodation to the most needy, helping 152 people in the past yearMubarak Babiker Mohamed says it is “scary” to think of what might have happened to him without support from housing charity Hope into Action (HIA), the[...]
HousingCharitiesPovertyCharities and Volunteerism
7 weeks ago
Greater Manchester Police’s drive to recruit non-whites to the ranks has rebalanced diversity in the force with benefits for community policing In a city where black and minority ethnic (BME) people make up 17% of the population, there was concern within Greater Manchester Police (GMP) that just 5[...]
Health and CareMinorities and ImmigrationCriminal Justice
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