James Cross

Skills for Care

James Cross has spent the past 15 years working in a variety of management roles across health and social care.

Since 2011, James has been working as Head of Area and as National Dementia Lead for Skills for Care. James has also undertaken a secondment at the Department of Health in the dementia policy team during this time.

James has studied and completed Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development exams, and has also completed a Masters in Business Administration.

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With 111000 vacancies on any given day in adult social care, and the need to fill around 650,000 extra job roles by 2035, Skills for Care CEO Sharon Allen looks at what support employers need to recruit, retain and train enough people with the right personal values to offer high quality care in our communities now and into the future.