We are the NHS and we need you There is a huge range of different roles available, and you could do anything from working on the maternity wards or supporting those with mental illness to becoming a chef or engineer – we can help you find the one that’s right for you. This is an exciting opportunity for you to join one of the best health services –See all 17 NHS photos
News & Updates
9 January 2023
The NHS is offering new personalised support to welcome midwives with an active UK NMC PIN to get back to their career in midwifery. A career in midwifery can be emotionally and professionally rewarding and there are plenty of practical benefits, including one of the most generous pension schemes in the UK, flexible working and opportunities to work part-time, at least 27 days holiday a year plus public holidays, and a standard working week of 37.5 hours. Interested? Click on the picture!
The NHS has over 350 rewarding careers. You could work directly with patients, in hospitals, an ambulance trust, or in the community and more. Recruitment for the NHS has never been more vital.
What is a Healthcare Support Worker?
You don’t need any healthcare experience to join us as a Healthcare Support Worker. It’s what makes you ‘you’ that counts. Your natural ability to put people at ease. Your pride in doing a job well. And your passion for making life that little bit better for everyone you meet. It’s these skills that will help you hit the ground running and ensure our patients get the care they need and deserve. In turn, as well as a long list of benefits; you can make the most of the NHS’s endless opportunities – or simply be the best Healthcare Support Worker possible. Check out the jobs tab to search for available Healthcare Support Worker roles in your area.
Across the NHS there are various roles within maternity services including Maternity Care Assistant and Maternity Support Worker. These roles require differing experience and qualification levels and will give you a great grounding. You’ll fill out documents, manage stocks, prepare women for clinical examinations and tests, and help them with any hydration and dietary needs. Over time, you may also start recording blood pressure, temperature and weight, take bloods from mums and their babies, and even lead antenatal classes. Examples of the settings you may work in: • the community • antenatal/postnatal wards • day assessment unit/triage • maternity theatres • delivery suites • midwifery led units Skills and personal attributes needed You'll need to be: • caring and patient • able to work with people from all walks of life • accepting of other people’s lifestyles • flexible and adaptable to deal with unpredictable situations • able to follow instructions and procedures • willing to be present at childbirth • able to work under pressure • able to deal with other people’s emotions
Band 2 Support Worker in Maternity Services and Maternity Care Assistant
We’re looking for individuals with or without health and care experience to join the NHS to work in maternity services. As a support worker, your role is to work closely with the multi-professional maternity team to care and support women, babies and families during their journey through pregnancy, childbirth and the first few weeks after birth. No experience? No problem. We’ll teach you everything you need to know for this physically demanding role. To us, it’s more important that you’re a caring and kind person with a genuine desire to help and support women, babies and their families. If this sounds like you, then you already have the attributes that make a great support worker in maternity services. Right from the time you join us, you’ll have access to learning, development and training opportunities. As you progress in your NHS career you’ll acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to provide safe and compassionate patient care. Main duties of the job As a Support Worker in Maternity Services, you'll work under the supervision of a registered midwife. This role is sometimes also known as Maternity Care Assistant or Maternity Assistant. Examples of what you may do as part of your role • helping to care for mothers and babies • supporting the smooth running of maternity services including clinics and day assessment unit • carrying our basic care tasks • supporting hydration and dietary needs • preparing women for clinical examination and tests • updating records and other admin tasks • ordering stationery and equipment • preparing equipment • reporting problems or concerns to a registered midwife or nurse Check out the Jobs tab to search for available support worker roles in maternity services in your area.
Band 3 Maternity Support Worker
Band 3 Maternity Support Worker We’re looking for individuals with health and care experience to work in maternity services. To join the NHS to care and support women, babies and families during their journey through pregnancy, childbirth and the first few days of birth. It’s also important that you’re a caring and kind person with a genuine desire to help and support women, babies and their families. If this sounds like you, then you already have the attributes that make a great Maternity Support Worker. Right from the time you join us, you’ll have access to learning, development and training opportunities. As you progress in your NHS career you’ll acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to provide safe and compassionate patient care. You’ll need a Certificate NVQ level 2 in health & social care / childcare or midwifery care, Level 2 in both Maths and English is desirable. Full support will be given during the training process to gain NVQ level 3 qualifications in the Maternity Support Worker role if you’re appointed as a trainee. The Maternity Support Worker role can also lead to a range of career opportunities. With the right support, those who want to can undertake the necessary training to become our future nursing associates, nurses and midwives. Main duties of the job As a Maternity Support Worker, you'll work under the supervision of a registered Midwife. Examples of what you may do as part of your role • helping to care for mothers and babies • supporting the smooth running of maternity services including clinics and day assessment • carrying out basic care tasks such as supporting hydration and dietary needs • preparing women for clinical examination and tests • undertaking routine observations such as blood pressure, temperature checks • supporting infant feeding • health promotion and education • updating records and other admin tasks • ordering stationery and equipment • preparing equipment • reporting problems or concerns to a registered Midwife or Nurse Check out the Jobs tab to search for available Maternity Support Worker roles in your area.
Opportunities in Estates and Facilities
We are the team that makes sure our buildings, grounds and facilities run safely and smoothly across the NHS. We have a broad range of roles from cleaning and catering opportunities to engineering, trades and sustainability roles. There is literally something for everyone in our team, whether you are looking for your first job following education or you are a qualified engineer. With lots of opportunities to train and develop in your role through apprenticeships or professional development, you can grow your career in estates and facilities and become part of the team that looks after over 10 thousand buildings or prepares 227 meals a minute across the NHS in England.
Return To Midwifery
The NHS is encouraging midwives who have left the profession back to a career in the NHS. There is a range of advice, training and support to help you return with confidence. Around 6,500 midwives across England still have an active UK NMC registration, despite having left the profession. Your skills and experience are invaluable, and you are uniquely placed to return to the profession to support women and their families and help boost the midwifery workforce. A career in midwifery is emotionally and professionally rewarding and there are plenty of practical benefits, including one of the most generous pension schemes in the UK, opportunities for flexible working and professional development. Recent investment in pastoral care, education, training, and leadership and career development means the right support is in place for people personally and professionally, allowing opportunities for you to progress in your career and to thrive in the NHS. We know being a midwife is something that never really leaves you and we know many midwives who have left the profession did so with the intention of returning. For anyone thinking about returning to midwifery in the NHS who want to know more about how to take those first steps, we are here to help and support you. Anyone interested in returning will have a personalised journey back into the clinical environment and we will provide the training you need to return to frontline care with confidence. If you are interested in returning, all you need to do is complete the simple registration form which you can visit here https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=kp4VA8ZyI0umSq9Q55CtvytY8nju_OdPmzkpBQlcQj1UN0xRVUQ2TFA4NVg2TjVTWkJJNVVOMzJYWS4u (copy & paste into your browser). Your recruitment lead will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.