Touchstone Announces Virtual Recruitment Event for Under-represented Groups To Find Jobs in NHS Mental Health Trusts, with vFairs as Event Technology Partner

The virtual event will offer under-represented communities the opportunity to find employment with NHS Mental Health Trust and learn what it’s like to be a support worker in the mental health sector.

Leeds, UK – Touchstone has announced the NHS West Yorkshire Mental Health Trusts Online Job Fair to be held on 27 September 2023. The event will help underprivileged individuals find a job with NHS Trust. This virtual recruitment event will provide an opportunity for under-represented communities, including Black Minority Ethnic, LGBTQI+, and people with disabilities to find work at NHS. The event is free to attend and you can register here

At the event, attendees will have the chance to connect with Touchstone and NHS Trusts’ representatives to learn about the job prospects in support work, cleaning, administration, nursing, and diverse roles such as HR and Communications.

Event attendees can explore booths hosted by prominent entities including NHS, Touchstone, the National Careers Service, Leeds Volunteer Centre, NHS Employers, and Aspiring Allies, enhancing their understanding of broader career opportunities.

“We are committed to supporting people from under-represented communities to gain jobs within the NHS Mental Health Trusts, thereby supporting people to thrive in their chosen careers. By doing this it enables the NHS to provide an enhanced service to different communities,” said Emilie Akselsen, Recruitment and Inclusion Coordinator Touchstone. 

Participants will be able to join informative webinars covering insights into the role of a support worker within the NHS/charity sector, valuable information about psychological professions, guidance on refining interviewing skills, and exploration of allied health professions.

“We are honored to assist the Touchstone & NHS Mental Health Trusts in connecting underprivileged populations with open roles in the NHS and charity sector,” says Muhammad Younas, CEO at vFairs. “We look forward to seeing excellent outcomes from this event.”

Job seekers interested in attending the free event can learn more and register here.

About the Touchstone Event

Touchstone has partnered with the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership to address and improve the workforce diversity and inclusion in three mental health trusts in West Yorkshire: Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust, South-West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust and the Bradford District Care Foundation Trust.

The overarching aim of the project is to support people from diverse groups into roles with these trusts as follows: 

  • Offering one-to-one employment support
  • Hosting four virtual, and four in-person NHS inclusive recruitment events during 2023. 

About vFairs

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Touchstone Announces Virtual Recruitment Event for Under-represented Groups To Find Jobs in NHS Mental Health Trusts, with vFairs as Event Technology Partner

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