Recruitment days to highlight vacancies

Aberdeenshire Council is holding a number of recruitment days across the area, including Banchory, to help attract local people to fill frontline posts and highlight a range of career opportunities across council services.

Inverurie and Stonehaven will hold mini-recruitment days aimed at increasing the number of homecarers in Aberdeenshire, with career opportunities currently available in Inverurie, Ellon, Huntly, Westhill, Deeside, Stonehaven, Aboyne, Laurencekirk, Peterhead, Fraserburgh, Mintlaw and elsewhere.

Homecare staff will be on hand to help with any queries.

Banchory will host a corporate recruitment day, with vacancies available across a range of services such as homecarers, school crossing patrollers, cleaners, catering assistants, school caretakers, waste operatives, landscape operatives and road workers.

The event will give local residents with an interest in working for Aberdeenshire Council the opportunity to find out about the jobs on offer and have an informal discussion with representatives from services as well as HR.
Leader of Aberdeenshire Council, Councillor Jim Gifford, said: “The council hopes to make applying for jobs easier and more accessible at a local level.

“These events will help to raise the profile of the council as an employer of choice as well as a provider of services in the area.”

Deputy Leader, Councillor Martin Kitts-Hayes, said: “These events are good news, both for the council and for local residents, in the current economic climate.

“It is vitally important to get the right people for the right roles in order to enable Aberdeenshire Council to continue providing the best services it can, and these recruitment days allow residents to find out in detail about the jobs available, what they involve and the skills required.”

Independents’ Co-ordinator Councillor Norman Smith said: “Frontline services are the lifeblood of the council and it would be great to see a really positive response from the community to these recruitment days.”

Events will be held at:The Kintore Arms, Inverurie on Friday, August 31, 10am to 4pm; Stonehaven Town Hall on Thursday, September 6, 10am to 4pm and Banchory Town Hall on Thursday, September 13, 9am to 4pm.

To find out more about the latest job vacancies at Aberdeenshire Council, visit www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/vacancies/index.asp.