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‘Just go for it!’ Start your career at FitzRoy

Author: FitzRoy
Published: February 16, 2024

To celebrate You Can Care Week 2024, we find out what our staff think makes working in social care so worthwhile.

If you want a job where:

  • Every day can challenging but rewarding
  • You can be creative and transform lives
  • You are genuinely making a difference to someone’s life

Then a career at FitzRoy could be for you!

Working in social care can be hugely rewarding, knowing that you’re transforming people’s lives and supporting them to live the lives they choose. There’s also the potential to develop your skills as your career progresses. Here at FitzRoy, we believe in our staff and support them to grow and develop throughout their career with us.

Kimberley, our Mental Health Lead, tells us: “I’ve loved every role I’ve had at FitzRoy – knowing that you’re making a real, positive difference in people’s lives is an incredible feeling. Being part of someone’s journey to flourish and achieve their goals is so rewarding. And working in social care isn’t ‘just a job,’ it’s a career. I started at FitzRoy in 2015 as a deputy manager and progressed to service manager, then area manager. I’ve recently become FitzRoy’s Mental Health Lead.”

FitzRoy is brilliant about supporting its people to develop, specialise, and build expertise. Enabling staff to develop specialist knowledge and expertise means our teams can provide the best possible support to people with learning disabilities, autism, and mental health needs. Seeing the difference we make in people’s lives never gets old, so if you’re considering a career in care, I would say just go for it!

Hannah has also progressed through several roles since joining FitzRoy. She says: “I joined FitzRoy in 2014 and moved to the Norfolk Support at Home team in 2015. I worked my way up to deputy manager in 2018, then became service manager at the beginning of 2023. Seeing my team supporting people with learning disabilities all around Norfolk to live the lives they choose, in their own homes, was incredibly rewarding. It’s a really supportive environment too, with everyone across FitzRoy celebrating the achievements of the people we support, no matter how little or large.

“When there was an area manager vacancy later in 2023, I realised I wanted that to be my next step. I was a bit nervous about the big jump up, but it’s great to know that the support is there from my manager and the learning and development team. I’m settling into my new role and I love seeing all the different services, staff, and people we support around the region. I’d tell anyone thinking about a career in care to go for it – it’s so rewarding and there are lots of opportunities to learn new skills.”

Wondering what you need to start a career in social care? Claire from our HR team says: “For many of our vacancies, no social care experience is necessary – we’ll provide all the training you need to become an exceptional social care worker. Working in roles outside of social care will also have equipped you with all sorts of transferable skills. Good communication and teamwork are a must, along with a passion to make a difference.

“As well as knowing you’re transforming people’s lives, benefits of joining FitzRoy as a support worker include 30 days of annual leave (increasing with length of service) and our HSF Health Plan, which gives you cash back on things like optical and dental care. We also offer enhanced overtime and weekend rates, an employee assistance programme with a 24-hour helpline, loyalty awards, a Blue Light Card, and Perkbox discounts.”

Think you’ve got what it takes to join the FitzRoy team and transform lives? You can check out our vacancies here.