Cucumber Recruitment specialise in best practice temporary recruitment to major healthcare providers across the UK.
Based in Manchester, since 2018 we have developed a wide range of flexible, cost-effective recruitment packages, designed to fulfil the precise needs of both large and small scale providers.
Compliance and consistency to quality standards
Our founding core values are centred around commitment to quality of care, compassion, respect and dignity. At the same time, working constantly to improve lives demands practical systems and methodologies, which always ensures compliance and consistency to robust quality standards.
At Cucumber Recruitment, our working principles are based upon:
Rapid response, straightforward and highly efficient at all times.
Adapted to individual providers and sectors.
Best Practice as Standard
Fully vetted, trained and retained staff in all care support applications.
Staff Investment and Career Progress
Continuous professional training, appraisals and incentives.
High Level Staff Turn Up Rate
Our target aim to ensure all clients will be safely covered at all times.
Our personalised approach to support staff services is aimed at meeting the growing recruitment challenges faced by both current and fast evolving healthcare environments.
According to figures from independent charity, the Kings Fund in 2018, there is a shortage of more than 100,000 staff across all NHS Trusts. Rising vacancies in adult social care currently total 110,000. This means that 1 in 10 social workers and 1 in 11 care worker roles are unfilled. The Kings Fund predict that the “gap between staff needed and the number available” could reach almost 250,000 by 2030.
Red flag priorities can be found right across the care spectrum, from hospitals, nursing homes and care homes to a variety of domiciliary and home care settings, extra care, and continuing healthcare (non-nursing).
Our commitment is to always to provide the required support to ensure a safe level of trusted professional healthcare at all times. Cucumber values all staff and offers continuous support, training and professional development.
Supplying staff at short notice
Cucumber is dedicated to working closely with clients in all care sectors – wherever there is an urgent requirement, invariably supplying staff at short notice. All staff are fully screened and referenced, DBS checked and proof obtained of previous experience.
We ensure our staff have all the necessary skills to deliver the highest quality care for all types of client requirements. Clients know our staff are trusted, experienced and trained to required industry standards, including Care Certificate attainment, medication handling, and violence & aggression management. Our staff-centric approach is an all-important key to maximising staff attendance and retention rate.
Strong partnerships with all clients
Cucumber Recruitment, as a new generation healthcare recruitment provider, brings real understanding to today’s temporary and flexible workforce requirements. We strive to build strong partnerships with all our diverse range of clients. Whether you simply require cover for one shift, a block booking for holiday or maternity cover, our flexible systems and staff availability are designed for maximum client support.
Delivering a powerful combination of reliability, quality and a cost-effective approach that only a managed service can offer, our clients are always reassured of quality temporary staff at the best value.