Careers with us
It's not just doctors and nurses who work for the NHS. There are over 350 different NHS careers and everyone makes a difference every day.
Whether you’re still in education, thinking about returning to work, switching your career or already working in health, there is something for you.
Careers Allied Health Professional
We regularly advertise for a range of Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) - clinical staff who are not nurses, dentists, doctors or pharmacists.
Our fantastic team of AHPs are critical in ensuring our services operate and that we provide a range of care and treatments to our patients.
Our group of AHPs include paramedics, dietitians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, respiratory therapists and speech and language therapists.
Careers in nursing
Here at HCT we value our nurses greatly. We provide care in a number of community hospitals across Hertfordshire and a lot of our activity is also undertaken in patients’ homes or clinics close to where they live.
The role of nurses in the Trust is extremely important in ensuring we provide high levels of care and treatment. This is particularly important as the NHS continues to move more specialist care out of hospitals and into communities.
We expect all our nurses to treat people as individuals and uphold their dignity at all times and to adhere to the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s code for nurses.
Compassion in practice - the 6Cs
In 2012 the Chief Nursing Officer for England launched a new vision for nurses, midwives and care staff. ‘Compassion in Practice’ was launched by the Government as a strategy for those providing care based around six core values which have become widely recognised as the 6Cs: Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage and Commitment.
We believe that this is an approach which is consistent with our own core values and objectives and is relevant to us all. More information about the 6Cs.
Careers in our support services
Our support services are the backbone of the Trust helping frontline staff focus on delivering care and treatment to patients.
Based around the county, many support workers are embedded in our clinical teams while others work from our headquarters in Welwyn Garden City.
Wherever a support services employee works their contribution is recognised and many are nominated in our annual staff awards, the Leading Lights.
So whether you work in finance, human resources, administration, information, cleaning or learning and development you will feel a valued member of our team.
Soon to qualify students
We would love to hear from soon to qualify students in nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.
If you are thinking about a career in the community you can apply for our existing band 5 vacancies while still in your final year at university.
If you have any questions, please email HCT careers.
School and college students
If you are thinking about a career in the NHS, including apprenticeships, please check out our careers pages for information about the huge variety of opportunities within the NHS.
Joy Tharby is a ward sister who works at Langley House in Garston, specialising in the rehabilitation of stroke patients.
What Joy says about her job
“Everybody has their own responsibility as part of the multi-disciplinary team and we communicate with each other well. We meet every morning and discuss the discharge planning for patients, how rehabilitation is going and if there are any problems we flag them.
“We are always sent for training over and above the mandatory training, for example dealing with leg ulcers, applying IVs and phlebotomy.
“We have closer contact with our patients than in an acute hospital; it’s 24/7 bedside care. To be able to help patients to go back to their baseline you have to find out about their lives before they had their stroke or before they became immobile. That’s part of the professionalism of the job.
“It is real job satisfaction when we can see their progress; when they don’t need wheelchairs anymore, when they can go home and they don’t require any further care or perhaps just a reduced package of care.
“I always look forward to work because you are appreciated for what you do”.
Easy Read application form
If you have a disability and find it difficult to complete a job application online, you may prefer to use our Easy Read job application form to apply for a job. When you have completed the form please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or send it by post to:
Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
1 Howard Court
14 Tewin Road
Welwyn Garden City