Proud to Care Ambassadors' newsletter - issue 4

Proud to Care Devon

Issue number 4

Welcome to our fourth newsletter!


Bus advert

Have you spotted our Proud to Care adverts on buses in the Barnstaple, Exeter, Torbay and Plymouth areas?  We’re delighted to be featuring Kirsty Spry, Trainee Nursing Associate.  Kirsty started her career as a care worker, supporting people to be independent at home and then worked in a care home.  Following her role as a Healthcare Assistant in the Royal Devon & Exeter hospital, she is now part of an exciting national pilot as a Trainee Nursing Associate.  This involves a wide range of placements in the community, the hospital, in a care home and in a hospice.  Watch her film clip on

In March 2018, we were pleased to have over 15,000 hits to and some great feedback on recruitment:

“Love the new look Jobs Board.  Since it went live we have recruited 5 people in the Barnstaple branch alone!”

"We recruited our deputy care manager through the Proud To Care Jobs Board, 9 days after the job was posted. The tools to make notes and CV viewer help make a quick decision on whether the candidate is suitable for shortlisting, and easy access contact details are great.”

We’re now advertising vacancies in GP surgeries, in hospitals and look forward to advertising vacancies in pharmacies soon.

Sally-Ann Turner, Proud to Care Devon

Upcoming Events - Please email Tracy to volunteer

25 April      Exmouth Community College    4.30 pm - 7 pm       Careers fair - stand 

9/16 May   Exeter College                           2 pm - 3 pm            Careers talk about care

9 May        Job Centre Plus Plymouth         From 9 am              15 minute careers talk

19 May      Devon County Show                  12.30 pm - 5 pm     Information stand

14 June     West Exe School, Exeter           2 pm - 4 pm            Information stand 

16 June     Princesshay Shopping Centre   10 am - 12.30 pm  Recruitment event

16 June     Princesshay Shopping Centre    12.30 pm - 3 pm    Recruitment event

23 June     Torquay Girl's Grammar School 9 am - 1 pm           Small group talks, Year 9-13 

5 July         South Dartmoor College            1 pm - 4.30 pm      Careers fair stand Year 9-13

13 July       Notre Dame School, Plymouth  9.30 am - 3 pm      Class talks Year 8's

For more information or to volunteer please email Tracy at        

Improving Retention of Care Workers Workshops

Skills for Care

We have a new date for this workshop in North Devon.  Providers of health and social care are welcome to attend.

      Barnstaple, Monday 11 June 9.15 am - 3.30 pm

Please click to book direct.

What's going on with you?

If you have anything you would like to share with other Ambassadors; things you have been up to with Proud to Care or in your career, useful tips or ideas, news and information, please do let us know and we will feature it in forthcoming newsletters.

Also, please tweet, comment, Facebook, share, upload your photos to social media and spread the Proud to Care message! 


Kirsty Bus


As always, your feedback is important to us. Please follow the relevant links to a short two minute survey if you attended any of these events:

Proud to Care Ambassadors Event

Group Work

The next networking and development event for new and existing Proud to Care Ambassadors is on Monday 30th April 9 am – 12.30 pm in Exeter.  Don't be shy: volunteer to talk about your career, get involved in our speed dating or share your experience on 30th April - email now.

Do you know a colleague who would make a great Ambassador?  Why not invite them along to find out more?

PEN Website

Proud to Care Ambassadors can now access support, news and resources from the Provider Engagement Network website.  We are under the Workforce Development tab and there you will find a wealth of information and useful links.

If you have any feedback on this please get in touch



Ambassador resources are available from:

  • Your local Proud to Care Champion. Find your local Champion here.
  • Health Education England have 16 A4 books covering individual health career areas and an A5 overview booklet.  Order on 0345 6060 655 or Allow two weeks for delivery.
  • Skills for Care have a range of care careers and apprenticeship information and booklets. Contact your local Champion.

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