The Doncaster Social Care Academy has been set up to recruit people to various paid roles across the adult social care sector in response to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

The academy will help get people quickly into a range of temporary roles. Jobs range from compassionate carers through to important supportive roles such as cleaners and cooks.

The academy will quickly match the skills and experience of candidates with the jobs available.

It is expected that there will be a variety of temporary full time and part-time roles that need filling in the coming weeks.

People will be matched to roles that suit their skills and interests through a discussion on the phone. Full training will be given, predominantly online, and support will be provided throughout.

If you are interested in work and would like to find out more please get in touch.

Call the Doncaster Social Care Academy on 01302 735556 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday or email:

Working in social care

Social care is about providing physical, emotional and social support to help people live their lives. For various reasons and at different stages in their lives, some people need support to develop and maintain their independence, dignity and control.

Social care provides a whole range of services to support adults and older people. 

Working in social care, may mean helping people in their own homes, in residential homes or in a number of other places such as day centres or supported housing.

What jobs could you do

There are lots of entry level care roles you could do such as a care worker  or personal assistant .  There are also support roles such as office and administration cook or kitchen assistant , or housekeeping/domestic roles and also professional roles such as social workers. See below for more information.

If you want more detailed information about working in the sector and the roles you can do, have a look at our online prospectus: Health and Social Care Prospectus 

The Care and Support Staff (CaSS) Career Framework is a thoughtfully designed tool to help you find your way forward in your career. -

European Regional

The Sheffield City Region (SCR) ADVANCE programme is delivered across Doncaster, Sheffield and Barnsley. ADVANCE SCR is supported financially by the European Union and aims to enhance equal access to lifelong learning for all.