The ME story

The ME story

How it all began

Carly was a Registered Manager at a care provider in Romford, as part of her role she looked after 200 care workers they employed. Like most other care providers in the health and social care, Carly was fed up with how long it took to complete all the necessary compliance checks when recruiting new workers.

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A lengthy process

It takes on average four months after offering someone a job before they can start employment. However, it was one situation that pushed Carly to do something about the issue herself.

Losing out

She needed to provide extra care for a 30-year-old patient who had cancer, who was given just weeks to live. With all other care workers assigned to other patients, Carly looked at new workers she could employ. She found 15 qualified workers looking for employment, 7 of them had over 20 years’ experience. However, because she couldn’t validate their training and experience, check their DBS status easily or their ‘right to work’ status, she just couldn’t employ them for the job - it would take too long.

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Enough is enough...

That evening Carly sat in the bath, frustrated and upset, thinking about the emotional conversation she had with the patient’s father. It just doesn’t make sense, that an entire sector is being held back by such old school administration and paperwork.

ME is born

The next day Carly managed to get help from existing care workers who offered additional capacity, so the family could get the support they needed. Not only that, she also decided she wasn’t going to let the same issue happen again. Enough was enough. My Employment Ltd, a social enterprise, was founded in 2018 by Carly and John to help resolve the recruitment issues that exist in the Health and Social Care sector. A business from the sector, for the sector. 

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Working lady illustration

How it all began

Carly was a Registered Manager at a care provider in Romford, as part of her role she looked after 200 care workers they employed. Like most other care providers in the health and social care, Carly was fed up with how long it took to complete all the necessary compliance checks when recruiting new workers.

Workers conveyor belt illustration

A lengthy process

It takes on average four months after offering someone a job before they can start employment. However, it was one situation that pushed Carly to do something about the issue herself.

Checklist illustration

Losing out

She needed to provide extra care for a 30-year-old patient who had cancer, who was given just weeks to live. With all other care workers assigned to other patients, Carly looked at new workers she could employ. She found 15 qualified workers looking for employment, 7 of them had over 20 years’ experience. However, because she couldn’t validate their training and experience, check their DBS status easily or their ‘right to work’ status, she just couldn’t employ them for the job - it would take too long.

Emotional chat illustration

Enough is enough...

That evening Carly sat in the bath, frustrated and upset, thinking about the emotional conversation she had with the patient’s father. It just doesn’t make sense, that an entire sector is being held back by such old school administration and paperwork.

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ME is born

The next day Carly managed to get help from existing care workers who offered additional capacity, so the family could get the support they needed. Not only that, she also decided she wasn’t going to let the same issue happen again. Enough was enough. My Employment Ltd was founded in 2018 by Carly and John to help resolve the recruitment issues that exist in the Health and Social Care sector.

Our social purpose

We know that our platform will have a positive impact on individuals receiving care, as well as the wider community.

Improved support and quality of life for those in need

Quicker discharge from hospital and faster help from qualified workers

Improved experience of health and social care services

Positive, consistent experience of support from individuals and carers

Access to quality and safe health / social care workers

Increased number of compliant workers in the sector and quicker employment of workers

Our social purpose

We know that our platform will have a positive impact on individuals receiving care, as well as the wider community.

Improved support and quality of life for those in need

Quicker discharge from hospital and faster help from qualified workers

Improved experience of health and social care services

Positive, consistent experience of support from individuals and carers

Access to quality and safe health / social care workers

Increased number of compliant workers in the sector and quicker employment of workers

Our founders are from health and social care and are very proud to be part of such a committed sector. We plan on giving back to the sector through investments into carefully selected initiatives.

Our founders are from health and social care and are very proud to be part of such a committed sector. As such, we are a business that plans on giving back to the sector through investment into carefully selected initiatives.

Meet the My Employment team

Team profile - John

John Timbs

CHIEF EXECUTIVE

20 year’s experience running a care provider. Knows the sector inside and out. Loves watching all sports.

Team profile Carly

Carly Rochester

CHIEF ENGAGEMENT OFFICER

Sector expert, used to managing 200+ workers. You’ll struggle to meet someone with more passion.

Team profile - Dennis

Dennis Vergne

CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER

Used to working with public sector leaders on transformation projects. A straight talking dutchman, who’d have thought.

Team profile - Bethan

Bethan Jenkins

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

Brings start up experience, having founded PropTech start up CrowdLords. Enjoys running around a pitch hitting hockey balls.

Meet the My Employment team

Team profile - John

John Timbs

CHIEF EXECUTIVE

20 year’s experience running a care provider. Knows the sector inside and out. Loves watching all sports.

Team profile Carly

Carly Rochester

CHIEF ENGAGEMENT OFFICER

Sector expert, used to managing 200+ workers. You’ll struggle to meet someone with more passion.

Team profile - Dennis

Dennis Vergne

CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER

Used to working with public sector leaders on transformation projects. A straight talking dutchman, who’d have thought.

Team profile - Bethan

Bethan Jenkins

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

Brings start up experience, having founded PropTech start up CrowdLords. Enjoys running around a pitch hitting hockey balls.

Contact us

The Office Group, 50 Liverpool Street, London EC2M 7PY

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