Gemma tells you why you should consider a job in care


Release date: 13 May 2019

West Sussex County Council Proud to Care team are holding special care recruitment events in Billingshurst and Pulborough to encourage more people to think about working in care and the potential career opportunities.

People will have the opportunity to speak to the Proud to Care team and find out about local jobs opportunities available now.

These events are part of a vital ongoing campaign to recruit more care workers across West Sussex, the drop in events will take place on: 

Tuesday 21 May from 12pm – 2pm at Billingshurst Community and Conference Centre, Roman Way, Billingshurst, RH14 9QW

Wednesday 22 May from 12pm – 2pm at Pulborough Village Hall, Swan View, Lower Street, Pulborough, RH20 2BF

Gemma Wetherill, who has over 15 years’ experience working in care said: “I’ve worked in various care roles and settings and have worked my way up to be Head of Care. 

“I really love being with the residents and helping them explore how they live and how I can help them improve their independence, which is very important to me.

“For people working in care I think being kind, providing consistency and treating everyone as an individual is really important. It’s a trusted role you have to help the people you work with to get the best out of every day.”

Amanda Jupp, Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, said: “People like Gemma who work in care do a really worthwhile job, which can make a very positive difference to people’s lives. I would recommend anyone interested in pursuing a career in care to come along to one of these events and find out about local job opportunities.”

For more information about working in care and the forthcoming events in Billingshurst and Pulborough, visit the Proud to Care website or email

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