Working for us

Working for us

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust is the largest teaching hospital trust in the south west. We employ more than 6,500 staff working in 350 different roles, plus hundreds of volunteers. 

We care about our staff and volunteers and, according to more than 3,000 of them who responded to our 2016 staff survey, University Hospitals Plymouth: 

  • Feels like a good place to work (57%)
  • Feels like somewhere where patient care is the No 1 priority (73%)
  • Is somewhere staff feel supported by their line manager (70%)
  • Invests in the health and wellbeing of our staff – we’re in the top 20% of Trusts for this
  • Is offering more opportunities for flexible working

Rated Outstanding for Caring

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.

Want to know more?

Click on the links below or on the left to find out more about the benefits of working for University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust.

You can follow our recruitment teams on Twitter:

the twitter logo @Derrifordjobs on Twitter


the twitter logo @DerrifordNurses on Twitter


Workplace support

Health Passport – 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 or learning disability/difficulty, to help support you to flourish at work.  The document contains key information about yourself, and any support you may need including reasonable adjustments to help you carry out your role.  You can also take it with you as you move between teams or departments throughout your NHS career.  

We are a Mindful Employer

The Mindful Employer logo

Plymouth Hospitals Trust is a Mindful Employer. Click here to read the charter for employers who are positive about mental health.


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.

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. 


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