Marion has been part of the¬†Peninsula team for three and a¬†half years. Joining in January¬†2012, Marion has flourished in¬†her time here. Always a hit with¬†clients, Marion throws herself¬†into everything she does, with a¬†real passion that epitomises the¬†very essence of everything that¬†Peninsula Care stands for. In her¬†first couple of years with¬†Peninsula, Marion worked a¬†variety of shifts. She was often¬†asked back by clients to cover¬†any further sickness or absence.¬†Building a good reputation with¬†clients meant that Marion has¬†never been short of work in her¬†time at Peninsula.
More recently Marion decided that¬†she wanted a better work/life¬†balance, and wanted consistent¬†hours to suit her needs. This is where¬†working for Peninsula really helped¬†Marion. Now she works 5 mornings¬†per week keeping her evenings and¬†weekends free for herself. This may¬†not have been possible for Marion if¬†she worked directly for a Care Home.¬†Marion stated that, ‚ÄúAgency works¬†well for me. I can work the hours I¬†want. I can choose where and when¬†I want to work, and I can take my¬†holidays when I like, with paid¬†leave.‚Äù
Marion has a wealth of care¬†experience and is used to working¬†unsocial hours throughout her life, it¬†often comes as part and parcel of the¬†health care sector, but now she is¬†glad to be able to work the hours¬†that suit her, and her family¬†commitments. Marion stated that, ‚ÄúI¬†have worked in care for over 40¬†years, working all shifts including¬†early shifts, late shifts, and nights. I¬†wanted take it easier now and be¬†able to spend more time at home, so¬†I only work mornings, which suits¬†great.‚Äù
Speaking about her favourite part of¬†the job, Marion said, ‚ÄúNo two days¬†are ever the same. In the care¬†industry you come across so many¬†interesting people on a daily basis,¬†who have their own stories to tell.¬†You can‚Äôt help but build relationships¬†with the residents in the care home.¬†They become like friends.‚Äù¬†When asked why she chose¬†Peninsula Marion said, ‚ÄúIn my¬†previous job before joining Peninsula¬†I worked on a rota basis and¬†although the majority of the time the¬†rotas did fit around my personal life,¬†there is often sickness and absence¬†within the care industry and you¬†often have to switch shifts to cover¬†the absences.
It is sometimes difficult¬†when you have family commitments,¬†so I decided to lift the phone and call¬†Jonny at Peninsula. I had heard that¬†they were the best agency to work¬†for in terms of training, working¬†conditions, and salary. Jonny assured¬†me that I could work exactly the¬†hours that suited my own needs, and¬†I have done that ever since. I would¬†like to take this opportunity to thank¬†Peninsula for everything they have¬†done for me since joining. They have¬†made me feel like a vital part of their¬†team, and they often have social¬†events giving the staff opportunities¬†to meet other employees and let¬†their hair down.‚Äù
Peninsula are currently recruiting for¬†a range of vacancies, both temporary¬†and permanent, full time and part¬†time, for Community Care Workers,¬†Healthcare Assistants, Senior HCA‚Äôs,¬†Nurses, and Nurse Managers. Call us¬†on 028 91828921 to request an¬†application or find out more