The Plymouth New Deal – a new way of recruiting for bespoke careers in all staff groups

What we are offering:

We will build a career around you rather than advertise for a vacancy and wait for you to apply.

Why we are offering it:

When it comes to work, everyone is different.  Everyone has different dreams and aspirations about what they want from a career and everyone has different circumstances and needs.  The more of those circumstances and needs that are met by an employer, the happier people are and the better it is for everyone.  The difficulty comes in matching employers needs with employees needs and this is why, for many years, hospitals have stuck to the same method of recruiting.  The hospital waits for a vacancy in a particular area to arise and then advertises that job.

If the right person, in the right speciality with the right qualification and the right background happens to be looking on NHS jobs at the right time, you strike lucky.  If not, you keep looking. 

How we are offering it:

At University Hospitals Plymouth we recognise that there is another way of welcoming people into the Trust that doesn’t just rely on luck…it relies on you.

You tell us what you want from us and we will then go away and try to build an opportunity to meet your needs.  We are a large acute Trust able to accommodate most specialties and careers and we have and will always have, a variety of vacancies that we need to fill.  The difference with us is, rather than you trying to fit around us, we try to fit around you.

We would particularly like to hear from you if you have a background in:

  • Nurses
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • Operating Department Practitioner
  • Allied Health Professionals (e.g. Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Radiographers)
  • Support staff such as Ward Clerks and administrators
  • Porters
  • Clinical Scientists
  • Phlebotomists
  • Pharmacists

We have flexibility in terms of areas, hours, working patterns, training and development requirements but, we will look at all of your needs and we will see what we can offer to help you.

*NB We are also fast-track recruiting now for people to join our winter team.  Super-flexible, family-friendly hours available.*

Sounds great, what do I do next ?

Contact me with an outline of what you would be looking for in terms of a role, hours, working patterns and training along with a brief outline of your background and experience and let’s see if we can design the perfect career for you.

Bill Chapman
Head of Workforce
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
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