Updated: Jul 21
Liverpool City Region Company, Alcedo Care Group, Expands Their Recruitment Team With A New Local Appointment, Crissie Atkinson, Who Has Travelled The World Finding Talented Nurses
Alcedo Care Group has appointed Crissie Atkinson from Liverpool as Group Resourcing Project Manager.
Working closely with Head of Recruitment John Townley, she is responsible for supporting all recruitment and retention-related projects providing consistency across all areas to facilitate and further drive growth.
Well qualified, Crissie has more than eight years’ experience in recruitment working in both internal and agency roles across different industry sectors including IT, digital, education and healthcare. She became passionate about healthcare recruitment specifically when she started working for Bupa recruiting carers and nurses for care homes across the UK.
'Given the rate at which the company is growing, there is such potential for my own growth and career development which is important to me.' - Crissie Atkinson, Group Resourcing Project Manager at Alcedo Care Group.
Crissie’s career has also taken her to the other side of the world where she spent a challenging couple of years in the outback of Australia recruiting registered nurses for hospitals across New South Wales.
Returning to the UK after the pandemic, she worked for a healthcare agency recruiting for care homes, community care and complex care settings, and during her time at this agency she progressed professionally from recruitment consultant to team leader and learning development manager.
Proud of her achievements, she is ready to take the next step and was attracted to Alcedo due to its great reputation, passionate team and commitment to quality of care.
Crissie, said: 'I am a real people-person, love working as a team and helping others and am genuinely very excited about joining such a forward thinking and innovative organisation with values that mirror my own.'
She added: 'The culture and support offered is incredible, it is like working within a huge family community. Given the rate at which the company is growing, there is such potential for my own growth and career development which is important to me.'
Head of Recruitment, John Townley, added: 'Crissie has such a passion for recruitment within the care industry and I am confident that she will help grow our team with exactly the right calibre of passionate and dedicated carers to deliver our exceptional care services to those wishing to remain independent in their own homes. I’m very much looking forward to working with her.'
32-year-old Crissie has a Degree in Psychology and a Level 3 Qualification in Counselling Skills. She grew up in South Africa until the age of seven, her family lives in Yorkshire but she is settled with her partner of nine years in Liverpool where they enjoy walking their dachshund Toby, going out with friends, going to the gym and relaxing. They both love to travel and to see new places.
The Southport-based company was recently rated one of the Top 20 home care groups for the third year running by leading reviews website homecare.co.uk.
Alcedo Care offers a wide range of services including Domiciliary Care Services, Live-in Care, Nurse-Led Complex Care Services, Supported Living and Children’s Services and has fast gained a reputation as the home care provider of choice in the North West thanks to its amazing 1,000-strong team of highly skilled and compassionate carers who make a tangible difference to the quality of life of the company’s home care clients.
'Crissie has such a passion for recruitment within the care industry and I am confident that she will help grow our team' - John Townley, Head of Recruitment at Alcedo Care Group.
The business is run by a talented husband and wife team, Andy and Jo Boardman, and with the support of their fantastic management team, the company is expanding at pace and aims to double in size over the next 12 months with the recruitment of more than 1,000 new carers.
Alcedo Care Group Expands Recruitment Team With An Experienced Globe-Trotting Project ManagerFor more information on the home care services provided by Alcedo Care, or to enquire about a fulfilling and rewarding new career in care, please visit the Alcedo Care website.