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New Year, New Me: Working for the NHS

New Year, New Me: Working for the NHS

Are you one of those people who takes stock at the start of a new year, considers the year that’s just gone and looks forward to what you’d like to achieve in the coming twelve months? If so, like many others, you’re probably dreaming about changing jobs and starting an exciting new career.

The question is – where will this potential new career path lead to?

Have you considered working for the NHS?

An extremely rewarding career option that many people fail to consider, is the NHS, possibly due to the popular misconception that you have to be a medically trained to secure work there.

This couldn’t be further from the truth. That’s because, as well as doctors and nurses, the NHS  – as the world’s fifth largest employer – relies on the thousands of non-medical staff to ensure it runs as smoothly as possible.

In fact, if you’re looking for an exciting new role within sectors such as IT, HR, Finance, Project Management, or Admin, then working for the NHS may be the dream change you’re looking for.

The benefits of working for the NHS

Working for the NHS allows you to apply your chosen trade for a highly respected employer, while doing so you also get to enjoy some of these other key benefits:

Pay - The NHS always ensures that a person’s salary matches their ability and responsibilities. As well as your basic salary, you can expect to receive 27 days’ holiday, the opportunity for training and development, and a range of other benefits such as occupational health and counselling services.

Pension - Every new NHS employee automatically becomes a member of the NHS Pension Scheme, a scheme that is one of the most generous and comprehensive available in the UK.  

Fair Policies - You will struggle to find an employer that looks after its employees as well as the NHS does. NHS employees can expect to receive fair pay, equal opportunities, excellent working conditions as well as attractive personal development opportunities.

Job Satisfaction - How many people can say they get paid to be part of a talented team that’s responsible for ensuring people in need receive the best care and treatment available?  

The importance of the non-medical staff cannot be understated. For a clearer idea of how vital non-medical NHS staff are to patients, take a look at our visual representation that outlines all the staff a typical A&E patient can expect to encounter when they are admitted to hospital.

What are you waiting for? Find your dream NHS job

If you are looking to make this year the one in which you jump into your dream job, it could be time to consider the NHS. The much-loved organisation is always in need of top talent, it also pays well and provides employees an amazing environment in which to develop a fulfilling and lifelong career.

You don’t have to take our word for it, though, read what Tanya Humphreys, Macmillan User Involvement Programme Manager has to say about how working for the NHS has transformed her life for the better.

If you fancy a career change and have the skills to make it happen, take a look at why the NHS might be the place for you, and then apply for one of the latest non-medical vacancies listed by us at GoToJobBoard. Alternatively, why not follow us on Twitter @GTJBNHS


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