Wiltshire Health and Care is nothing without its people – people who bring their heart and head to work, people who care, people who work as a team and people who enjoy their work.
Here at Wiltshire Health and Care we support our people to achieve truly integrated team working, have a ‘can do attitude’, flexibility and work as one team with primary care.
Wiltshire Health and Care believes in:
- Healthy independent lives
- Broadening skills
- Supporting you to be the best you can be
- Recruiting and retaining the best
- Living our values
- Equality and diversity
- The benefits of team working
Working for Wiltshire Health and Care and being part of the NHS is more than just a job; it’s a career with a huge range of opportunities for anyone with the passion to make a difference.
By choosing to work with us you could have the opportunity to:
- Choose from a variety of roles
- Develop your career path
- Work with a wide range of people
- Take part in different experiences every day
- Have a career that challenges you at the right level
However and whenever you decide to join us and whichever career you choose, you will get support all the way: from financial help while you’re training, to the chance to develop new skills throughout your career.
There are so many different career options that whatever your interests, experience or passion, there will be a role to suit you.
Being one of us means you’ll also benefit from:
- Starting from 27 days’ holiday a year (plus bank holiday leave)
- A generous pension
- Flexible working patterns
- Agile working
- On-site parking (most sites) – all parking available on site is free
- Exclusive NHS discounts
Whether you’ve just left school or university, are thinking about returning to work, or want to switch career, this section explains how to get into a job in the NHS, and what to expect when you get here.
For more details please see Routes into the NHS.
The majority of staff working on the Wiltshire Health and Care contract are contracted by and are under the terms and conditions of the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Join the Bank
Working on our Bank (our internal ’employment agency’) offers a flexible way of working – giving you the opportunity to choose how often and when you work.
Many of our Bank workers find temporary working more suitable to their lifestyle and needs. Bank working could be your main role or a secondary role.
Benefits of working on the Bank:
- Flexible working arrangements can help to achieve a better work/life balance
- It can be an opportunity to return to work gradually after a break
- You might find work in an area where there are currently no permanent vacancies
- You can earn some extra money
- You can gain more skills and experience
How to apply for the Bank
If you would like to discuss joining the Bank, please contact our recruitment team on:
Telephone: 01249 456411
Patient and Public Involvement Information
We want the voices of our patients, carers and local community to be continuously heard across all areas of our organisation.
We know that we can improve the services that we deliver and how we function as an organisation by listening to other people and learning from their knowledge and experience.
Our Patient & Public Involvement Plan 2018-2021 sets out how we will involve patients, their families, carers, volunteers, staff and the wider community in the delivery of our services.
For further information on patient and public involvement please contact Lina Middleton, Patient and Public Involvement Officer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Routes to the NHS
Our current vacancies, including Apprenticeships, are published on NHS Jobs www.jobs.nhs.uk > Wiltshire Health and Care.
But there are many other ways of beginning your career with us:
- Have you thought about joining the NHS as a healthcare assistant?
- If you’re not in a position to study full time, an alternative is to apply to join the NHS first and study part time while you work.
- Many of our staff have built their careers in this way – you might be surprised how far this can take you.
‘I have a passion for caring for people at the end of their lives, in their own homes, and I now use my skills and knowledge to help other staff to gain confidence in caring for patients and their families. Delivering education to not only NHS staff but also care homes enables me to highlight and facilitate collaborative working, for the benefit of the patient. For me, this is what Wiltshire Health and Care is about.’
Gabrielle Tilley, Community Education and Development Manager
‘The placement has allowed me to grow in confidence, be respected as a band 6 development role and included in all plans for the future of the team.’
Ellen Foreman, Community Nurse Chippenham
‘As a student learning disabilities nurse on placement, everyone in the team has been invaluable in supporting me in my learning and practice. As a student, I look for role models and I cannot fault anyone in the team. A big thank you to each and every one of them for their time and patience’.