Working for us

Great opportunities for great people

University Hospitals Plymouth (UHP) NHS Trust is the largest teaching hospital trust in the South West. We employ almost 10,000 staff that work in 350 different roles, plus hundreds of volunteers. 

We’re not perfect but we really do live by our values and caring for our colleagues helps ensure, in turn, that they are able to deliver the best possible care to our patients.

We offer great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment and we offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure.

Watch our video below to get a flavour of Plymouth and working at UHP.

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Want to know more?

Read through this page to find out more about the benefits of working for University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust.

Workplace support

At the Trust, we put our people first. The health passport is designed for all colleagues with

  • a disability
  • long term health condition
  • mental health issue
  • learning disability/difficulty

to help support you to flourish at work. 

The health passport is a document where you can record details about yourself. This includes any support and reasonable adjustments you may need to help carry out your role. 

UHP People Plan 2021 to 2024

At Trust Board in April 2021 our refreshed UHP People Plan 2021 to 2024 was agreed. The purpose of our People Plan is to set out how we will value, support and develop our staff to create a thriving and sustainable workforce. Whilst it echoes many of the themes in the National People Plan, its emphasis is on the needs of our local context, based on what our people say is important to them. It is one of our enabling strategies to support the delivery of the Trust’s overall strategy.

Read our UHP People Plan

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We are a Mindful Employer

Mindful Employer

Plymouth Hospitals Trust is a Mindful Employer. Read the Charter for Employers Positive about Mental Health.pdf [pdf] 439KB.
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Disability Confident

UHP is proud to be Disability Confident Committed under the UK Government’s  Disability Confident Scheme, a national accreditation scheme which complements the work we do to attract, recruit and retain Disabled colleagues, including those with long-term health conditions.

Disability confident


Workplace Wellbeing Charter

Workplace Wellbeing Charter

Accreditation by the Workplace Wellbeing Charter is awarded to organisations who can demonstrate that they are healthy workplaces. The Charter is endorsed by Public Health England and has become a widely recognised business standard for health, safety and wellbeing across England. The accreditation examines the way an organisation handles the many facets of health and wellbeing:

  • Leadership
  • Absence Management
  • Health and Safety
  • Mental Health
  • Smoking and Tobacco
  • Physical Activity
  • Healthy Eating
  • Alcohol and Substance Misuse

Our recent accreditation acknowledges the best practice that we have put in place which fully supports our commitment to improving the health of our workforce. 

Workplace Wellbeing Charter


The Plymouth Health Innovation Alliance (PHIA)

The Plymouth Health Innovation Alliance (PHIA) is an interdisciplinary, cross-sector partnership dedicated to developing the profile of and maximising opportunities for health-related research, innovation, knowledge exchange, research and development led business growth and inward investment in Plymouth and the South West region.

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