BLMK Health & Social Care Recruitment Events

The BLMK ICS Roadshow - Shining a light on Health and Social Care Support Workers - the BLMK bus 27th, 28th and 29th of September in Luton and Dunstable Town Centres


All aboard the BLMK  Bus Roadshow Health and Social Care Support Worker Attraction Event!


We will be visiting your area with our attraction BLMK bus at the end of September 2023 and the BLMK Workforce Development Academy are delighted to invite you to come onboard.


We will have NHS and Adult Social Care representatives across BLMK aboard the bus to discuss the various vacancies and requirements of Support Worker roles across different areas of care.  The multiple care providers aboard the bus can tell you how to apply for a Support Worker job role and the supportive measures for training and development they have in place and what to expect working within BLMK’s various care service sectors.


Our goal:

To ensure you leave with a job interview with one of our fantastic care providers!

You will have an opportunity to meet and ask questions of people who will talk about their career journey as a Support Worker,  their transferable skills their development pathway and how they progressed.

If you have just left school or college, currently unemployed, looking for a new challenge, the experts aboard the bus will provide insights into apprenticeships,  Health and Social Care and Allied Health Professional Support Worker career pathways, entry requirements, support with job applications, and the realities of working in different Support Worker roles.

By joining any of the care providers you will have the opportunity to make a difference every day. You’ll benefit from career development and receive the tools, resources, and support for you to grow professionally. You’ll be able to access fantastic training opportunities that will enhance your skills and enable you to excel in your new role.

The BLMK bus will be on the road and will visit Luton Town Centre and Dunstable Town Centre on the dates and times shown below.


Timetable 27th,28th and 29th September 2023


NHS and Social Care Providers Aboard the bus:


Date: Wednesday 27th September. Location:  Ashton SQ Dunstable LU6 3SN. Time: 10am-4pm

  • East London NHS Foundation Trust
  • BLMK AHP Faculty


Date: Thursday 28th September. Location:  Ashton SQ Dunstable LU6 3SN. Time: 10am-4pm

  • Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Bedfordshire Employment and Skills Academy
  • NSSL
  • Care is Central 
  • BLMK AHP Faculty
  • Ferndale Residential Home


Date: Friday 29th September. Location:  St Georges SQ Luton LU1 2NG. Time: 10am-4pm 

  • Bedfordshire Hospitals Health and Care Academy 
  • Luton Borough Council 
  • BLMK AHP Faculty
  • Sage Care

Multiple Health Care professionals will be aboard the bus to support and discuss your career pathway and also talk to you about their own development in their role.

We will also have an opportunity to support you with:

  • Applications
  • CVs
  • Interview techniques
  • Apprenticeships
  • Qualifications and courses advice
  • Workshops
  • Searching and applying for jobs.

We cannot wait to see you! Please bring along your CV’s for support and career guidance.

For further information and queries please


Here is some information and website links for our Care Providers boarding the bus!


Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust – Bedfordshire Health and Care Academy

What is a Health Care Support Worker?

The Bedfordshire Health and Care Academy has been created and facilitated by Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with support and insight from Health Education England and schools, colleges and sixth forms in the local area.
The Health and Care Academy provides students between the ages of 14 to 18 with a dynamic and flexible programme of learning, to champion the needs of each and every individual that demonstrates an interest in pursuing a career in healthcare.

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Bedfordshire Hospital’s will be visiting St Georges Square on Friday 29th September between 10am and 4pm to highlight the various opportunities available within the trust. There will be representatives from various departments including the Health and Care Academy, Apprenticeships team, HCSW team and many more.

During the day, you will be able to meet and ask questions of people who will discuss their career journey, transferable skills, and development pathway and how they progressed. All aboard and have a fun filled time exploring what your next career could be!

More information available here: Home | Bedfordshire Health and Care Academy





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East London Foundation NHS Trust

ELFT provide a wide range of mental health, community health, primary care, wellbeing, and inpatient services to young people, working age adults and older adults across the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton.

Shining a light on vacancies for East London Foundation Trust:

Therapy Community Support Worker:

Assistant Practitioner Therapy

Working for ELFT:


More information available here: Homepage | East London NHS Foundation Trust (

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Central Bedfordshire Council – Adult Social Care Roles

Adult social care is about helping adults who are having problems with their physical health and helping vulnerable adults within our community. Carers provide a level of care and support that allows those who require varying levels of assistance to live their lives in a supported and enhanced way.

Within our own Central Bedfordshire community there are over 7000 people employed in health and care roles and with a growing and ageing population, this is set to increase. Deciding on a career in adult social care will offer many rewarding opportunities and can lead to a long and fulfilling career, unfortunately, some myths do exist around what a career in this area will be like and these myths can sometimes distract from all of the positive experiences you could have within this career.

More information available here: How to get a career in adult social care | Central Bedfordshire Council


AHP BLMK Faculty

The AHP BLMK Faculty play a key role in helping shape the next generation of AHPs by coordinating activities to support their supply, education, and training. They provide infrastructure system wide working between

  • AHP
  • Health and Care providers
  • Colleges and Universities
  • The voluntary sector and community interest companies

Are you looking to become an AHP or you are an AHP seeking a different area of care?

A multitude of AHP roles are available such as:


More information available here: H&SC Roles – CCG Attraction (

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Sage Care Ltd Biggleswade

Sagecare is always on the lookout for talented, committed carers, whether you’re new to care work or a seasoned veteran in search of further opportunities. Undoubtedly hard work at times, care work is hugely rewarding in terms of the difference you can make to improving the lives of vulnerable people, be they elderly, disabled or convalescing after injury or illness.

With care job vacancies available across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and London, find out more about our current roles and how you can bring peace of mind to those who need it the most. Find out more about what the day in the life of a typical care assistant entails.

More information available here: Care Assistant Jobs | Search Latest Care Vacancies | Sagecare (


Bedfordshire Employment and Skills Academy (BESA)

Bedfordshire Employment and Skills Academy (BESA) and our partner training providers can support you to access education and training to build skills that will improve employability, support career opportunities, and enhance wellbeing.

BESA delivers a range of short courses, qualifications, apprenticeships and employability support.

More information available here: Bedfordshire Employment and Skills Academy | Central Bedfordshire Council


NSSL Group

NSSL Group is an established provider of Supported Living services across North London boroughs, Hertfordshire, Luton, Bedfordshire & Central Bedfordshire, and Milton Keynes.

Our services are available for vulnerable adults, and transitioning young adults, from all backgrounds which allow our clients to develop and maximise their ability to live independently within their own homes.

We support clients to choose their accommodation and work in conjunction with Housing Associations, who will support clients to have a tenancy agreement for their home.

By selecting our Supported Living services, clients will be able to maintain their independence, whilst still having access to the support they need.

Our support offered enables clients to gain the skills they need to live independently and make informed choices, which enables them to feel safe and confident in their home.

With our support staff by their side, clients will be well on their way to achieving their goals and making better decisions.

More information available here:


About Care is Central

We are a caring, positive, and resilient team who live our values of being compassionate, aspirational, respectful, and empowering each and every day.

Our vision is to be the leading care provider to Central Bedfordshire enriching people’s lives and supporting choice and independence in a safe and compassionate way. Our flexible innovative approach to care puts the customer central in all that we do, providing the highest quality of home care, residential care and learning and disability care support.

Founded by Central Bedfordshire Council, Care is Central is a private company set up to offer care services in a new and agile way. We promise to offer consistent, high-quality, personalised care solutions, accessible to all in Central Bedfordshire.

We truly support and value our care team offering a wealth of benefits, training packages, fast career progression and well-being support.

More information available here:


Luton Council

Adult social care

We help adults maintain independence and strengthen their wellbeing by providing the very best care and support. It sees us work alongside adults with physical and learning disabilities, sensory impairment, dementia, or mental health problems. Plus, we help adults at risk of harm or neglect – who can’t protect themselves.

Safeguarding adults

Our top priority is to ensure that people feel safe, and are safe. In this fast-paced team, we safeguard those who have been subject to – or are at risk of – harm and abuse. It means we often work closely with partner agencies including care/nursing homes, the police, health professionals, and the general public.


Luton is brimming with different cultures and communities. And this brings interesting, varied challenges for our social care professionals. We have four multi-disciplinary teams aligned to GP clusters – each comprising of social workers, social work managers, advanced practitioners, occupational therapists, social care assessors, and sensory workers.

Whichever role you join, it’s about helping people remain independent and safe in their own homes.

Ready to join team Luton?

You’ll be able to multitask, adapt to changing priorities and work well under pressure. Here, we care about your wellbeing and career. It’s as simple as that. So we’ll make sure you’re always supported with our flexible working and family friendly policies.

Scan the QR code above to see the vacancies we have on offer!

More information available here: Adult social care (

Thank you

Thank you to Luton Council and Dunstable Town Council for allowing us to host this fantastic event and providing us with site locations for the BLMK bus!