Think you need experience in social care to join MacIntyre? Think again.
Matthew had never envisioned he would have a role in social care, but after years of carving a career in the financial sector he needed a new focus.
"I am a qualified financial advisor. After providing face to face advice for some years, I became an area manager within the bank. After negotiating through several redundancies, a friend of mine suggested I take some time out of banking and try something different."
With the encouragement of a close friend, Matthew embarked on a complete career transformation and found himself supporting people with learning disabilities.
Speaking about his start in social care, Matthew added:
"I loved the work. The people I worked with were so dedicated and passionate and the people I supported were full of life and had great stories to share."
But when a Frontline Manager position became available at MacIntyre, Matthew knew this was the right opportunity for him.
"It seemed like a perfect match; a social care position with management responsibilities. I had to apply and find out more. I was thrilled to be offered the job a couple of weeks later."
"I soon realised that I was working for an organisation that had so many opportunities and was doing so many great things. Having now settled into the job, I feel an immense pride working for MacIntyre. I am proud to tell my former banking colleagues what I do now, that I don’t just have a new job, but a totally new career path and vocation. I am proud to tell my family and friends what I do, I feel real joy spending time with the people I support and value the responsibility placed upon me. I am continually impressed and amazed by the great staff I have in my service.”
Could you join our team and change the lives of people with learning disabilities and/or autism? For us, experience in social care isn't always necessary, as long as you share our values and are ready to learn, we will teach you everything you need to know.
Take a look at our current vacancies in your area: https://www.macintyrecharity.org/careers/current-vacancies/ or get in touch using the form below.