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Featherbank Selection has continued its culture-first hiring approach this year, and what a year it has been! Despite challenges in the sector and working from home difficulties, we have had a record year in business and are continuing to grow. With every year that has passed since launching in 2017, Featherbank Selection continues to be passionate about the social care sector and placing people who make a tangible difference to their new setting.


Business Developments

For many people, 2021 has been a year of change and adaptation and Featherbank is no different. As we have grown our business from strength to strength, we have in turn grown our team and premises. We moved into our charming new office space with the exposed beams we have always dreamed of. Our new office space has allowed us to see more of our Head of Research, Lee Watson, who now comes up to work with us once or twice a week which we really enjoy - especially when he brings us the most amazing Christmas hampers! We are continuing to head hunt like-minded professionals who really care about the care sector, to join the Featherbank Selection team in 2022. We are growing slowly and steadily so that we can maintain the family feel of our business that is so important to us and our clients, some of which have been with us since 2010.


A Client Perspective

Of course, 2021 has brought many obstacles for the care sector. Coronavirus has continued to impact the way staff work and the way families engage with service users. From enforced isolation to mandatory vaccination, covid-19 has continued to affect staffing levels. Furthermore, our clients have witnessed the abrupt backlash from Brexit. With many overseas care workers unable to meet the new requirements set out by government, a record number of vacancies have been left unfilled. However, as always, we still see our clients working tirelessly to make sure they are providing the best care possible, and it has been incredible see what these compassionate and resilient people are capable of under such unprecedented pressure.


 “When Jasmine was recruiting for a new key role in its Senior Support Team, Roxie totally understood the brief and the Jasmine Values, and only sent superb candidates. This personally saved me a huge amount of time, and resulted in Jasmine recruiting a great candidate”

Chris Clark, Managing Director, Jasmine


The Future

It is hard to predict fully what will come our way in 2022. The new Health and Care Bill is sure to make ripples with its key legislative proposals to reform the delivery of healthcare in England. Amongst several significant changes, the Bill makes integrated care systems (ICSs) accountable for commissioning and delivering services to the patients. The Bill also includes a new duty on NHS England and local authorities to collaborate on the delivery of care. It is hoped it will provide opportunities to improve people’s outcomes and experiences of care, particularly for those in contact with different services. But only time will tell whether this is in fact the case.


One thing is for certain is that the digital healthcare revolution will be playing a significant part again in the way care is tailored in 2022. Making the most of digitalisation is going to need a big shift in the way we view our care provision. It has the potential to deliver highly individualised care to a diverse range of people through a data-driven system which responds to the needs of the individual rather than a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. 2022 has the potential to be an exciting year for the care sector, and we are proud to be at the heart of it.


Featherbank Selection are a leading executive search agency helping care providers build exceptional leadership teams. If you are a Senior Manager or Director in the care sector, and would like to keep in touch with regards to potential opportunities for yourself, or if you are representing an organisation who would like to discuss how we can help, get in touch



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