Resident joins job interview panel at Hillcroft House

7th February 2019

Tom Ryan, who lives at Hillcroft House residential home in Stowmarket, Suffolk, has been helping the manager undertake a number of job interviews this week, as part of the home’s recruitment programme.

Tom, who was originally from Sudbury and has lived at the home since September, asked to help the team by giving a resident’s perspective on life at the home during interviews. 

Amanda Atkins, manager of Hillcroft House explained: “Having Tom on our interview panel provides a great new perspective to our interviews; for residents to ask questions that are important to them, and for candidates to really get a feel for the home and the people who live here.

“The interviewees got the opportunity to gain a valuable insight into our home, facilities, staff and life here at Hillcroft House. It proved very successful with our candidates and it was clear that Tom really enjoyed himself too.”

Tom had great fun explaining all about Hillcroft House and giving a resident’s perspective of life at the home.

Amanda adds: “Tom did such a splendid job; he was very professional and took notes. I knew exactly what he wanted to ask and say. We think he might need to become a permanent member of the recruitment and marketing team!”

For further information about Hillcroft House and the range of specialist residential and dementia focused services provided at the home, call: 01449 774633.