With over 350 job roles to choose from, which one is right for you? The NHS and social care are amongst the largest employers in the world. You can work directly with patients, in hospitals, an ambulance trust, or in the community. And once you are part of the team you will be encouraged to develop your career, and fulfil your potential.
Health and care is not all medical! Whether you want to work in cleaning, finance, marketing, project management, the kitchen port or be a clinician, every day is different and rewarding. Everyone plays a vital role in looking after people’s health and well-being and without the support and office roles clinical staff would not be able to do their jobs.
Across Hertfordshire and west Essex there are lots of vacancies advertised every month across a range of roles, locations and organisations and you can find details of these jobs below.
You can visit our recruitment page which details specific roles being recruited to right now by clicking here or you can access the current vacancies for each organisation by following the links below.
In Hertfordshire and west Essex there are two county councils which provide social care services and a large number of care homes. These are based all over the two counties. To view the current vacancies please use the links below;
Essex County Council (adult and children's social care)
Herts Good Care (adult social care - care homes and domiciliary care services)
Here are a few useful things to consider when you look for a job in health and care.
what training there will be (some employers offer training programmes and apprenticeships
what opportunities are there for progression
whether you can gain qualifications through the workplace, or through part-time study or distance learning
We see the learning and development of staff as a priority. The Academy offers staff employed by our organisations the opportunity to access courses not just within their own employer but across others who form part of the Academy.
Depending on the role, you don’t always need qualifications or previous work experience in the sector to get a job in health and social care. What’s really important is having the right values, behaviours and attitudes to work effectively with people who need care and support.
Values are the beliefs and views that people hold about what is right or wrong. They apply to all aspects of life and influence how a person behaves in different situations. Here are some examples of the values and behaviours you might need to work in health and social care.
Dignity and respect
Learning and reflection – (thinking about what you do and why you do things in a certain way)
Commitment to quality care and support
Have you considered completing an apprenticeship? Apprenticeships are not just for school/ college leavers and can be a great way to change career or to progress within your career. It is a great opportunity to earn while you learn and an alternative choice to a university degree. Visit our apprenticeship page to find out about the apprenticeships available in health and care in Hertfordshire and west Essex.
There are graduate schemes available within the NHS and the local county councils. If this is something you are interested in you can find out more on our graduate page.