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NHS jobs rocks!
Working in the NHS
Member Name: suzi1234b
Working in the NHS
Advantages: Flexible working, pension, staff development
Disadvantages: Contracts and Tenders and no longer a job for life
I thought i would write a review about working for the NHS
I am in my late 30's and have worked for local authorities, housing associations, private companies, voluntary sector and now NHS
If you want a job with the NHs the best place to start is NHS jobs webite (http://www.jobs.nhs.uk/)
There are vacancies for a variety of disciplines and you dont need to be trained clinical staff to land yourself a decent job.
I have to admit when I first applied to join the NHS i was terified of the interview process as I thought it would be tough.
My interview was in front of a panel of 3 staff members and they asked me 10 questions pertaining to the role. As I was in a similar role I didnt find the questions too challenging. They always seem to ask about Equality and Diversity, Patient care or care planning and like to throw in a scenario or two.
the whole recruitement process is lengthy. The jobs are advertised on the site either with a fixed closing date of approximately 3 weeks or until they have received enough applications for the role.
Then you have to wait a couple of weeks for an invitation to the interview usually via the website where you accept or decline at the press of a button. All the details date , time , location will be present in the invitation.
Following your interview be prepared to wait a few days before you receive a phonecall. Usually because of the volume of applicants they interview over a couple of days.
If you are successful great! You then wait for a provisional offer with CRB application and wait again for this to come back.
Then you will receive a confirmed offer and have to negotiate a start date.
To give you an example I applied in early July and started in November! So you can see its not a speedy process.
The conditions are good working for the NHS, the pay is good, holidays start at 27 days plus bank holidays. They have flexible working where you can purchase extra annual leave or reduce your working day or working week. There is a pension if you are worried about the future.
Although not a job for life now with trusts and tendering for contracts unfortunately but whilst it lasts its great!
The only downside I would say is the beurocratic red tape when trying to do anything. Heaven forbid you fill in your mileage claim on an old form (where one word has been changed!) You will never get it! until you submit it on the CORRECT form!
But if you can handle that you are ok!
I love working for the NHS, they are heavily into staff development and are regularly sending me on conferences and training. My next one is 3 days in Glasgow! Fun and personal develoment all in one! Good for happy knowledgable staff and patients in good hands.
Get on now and have a look for a job that suits you!
Summary: GEt a job at http://www.jobs.nhs.uk/
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