Locala commended for how it supports and develops colleagues as new recruitment drive launches

Locala Health and Wellbeing is among the top 20% of companies nationally when it comes to how they lead, support and develop colleagues after the social enterprise was awarded Investors in People ‘We invest in people’ Silver Award.

The news comes as Locala launches a new recruitment campaign to show the range of opportunities available across both clinical and support roles.

Locala is a not-for-profit social enterprise that provides a variety of NHS community healthcare services. Those services care for, and support people, from before birth to end of life, ranging from health visitors to physiotherapy, and sexual health to district nursing, as well as dental care, school nurses, and foot care.

The Investors in People award follows a thorough assessment of how Locala supports and develops colleagues, with more than half the organisation’s colleagues taking part in the assessment.

The report shows positive improvements in key areas made over the three years since the last IiP assessment including:

  • training and development
  • career pathways
  • wellbeing support
  • flexible working
  • visibility and access to our senior leaders
  • strengthened approach to governance and continuous improvement

Dianne Frost, Director of Organisational Development and People, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for our Locala colleagues and shows that we have made significant improvements over the past three years in what has been an incredibly challenge time for colleagues and our communities due to the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Locala Health and Wellbeing Silver accreditation on ‘We invest in people’ is a remarkable effort for any organisation, and places Locala in fine company with a host of organisations that understand the value of people.”

This week also marks the start of a new recruitment campaign by Locala to help meet the growing demand for community healthcare. Recruitment is already under way for a number of roles ranging from Dental Nurse Team Leader, IT Service Analyst and Community Nurse to a number of Graduate Intern roles.

Though many of the roles available require clinical training, Locala also recruits for other roles in support services such as finance, human resources, colleague engagement, communications, administration and estates.

The organisation has the flexibility to tailor its services to meet the needs of the communities it serves - and any financial surplus is re-invested straight back into supporting patient care. It is owned by its colleagues and community members and now has 1,800 members. Members are a driving force for positive change and play an active role in shaping the community healthcare services.

Dianne Frost, Head of Organisational Development and People at Locala, added: “Our vision of making a positive difference to the wellbeing of the people and communities we serve is at the heart of everything we do and every decision we make at Locala. We’re hoping to recruit colleagues who will support our vision and ensure that the people and communities we serve can access the high-quality healthcare that they need.”

There are a number of benefits on offer to those working at Locala such as training and continuous personal development, salary packages in line with NHS Agenda for Change terms and conditions and generous annual leave which increases with length of service.

Dianne added: “Our colleagues are at the heart of Locala and we value and are proud of our them and make sure to celebrate individual, team and organisational success. If you want to be part of a team of varied colleagues, receive training and support and give back to the community – apply for a role at Locala.”

Locala is continuously recruiting for a number of roles within the organisation. If you’re interested in finding out more about Locala and the roles available, please visit: