What we offer
A big thank you for considering joining us at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust. We are sure you will enjoy working with us. It’s a great place to work and there are many reasons for joining one of our teams. We offer a huge range of opportunities for clinical and support staff.
Some of the reasons for coming on board with us:
- Voted one of the top 100 NHS trusts to work for in the country
- A friendly team
- Passionate about patient care
- A culture supporting and empowering our staff
- A massive portfolio of development opportunities
- A place where your views matter
- Automatic membership of the Trust
A little bit about us
HCT is proud to be an important part of the NHS. The Trust employs 3,000 people and is responsible for delivering a wide range of community health services across Hertfordshire.
- We highly value all our staff, giving them the power to make decisions
- About 50% of our staff work flexibly
- We have a massive range of personal and professional development opportunities for all staff
- We've been voted in the top 150 NHS organisations to work
- We engage with our staff - our staff survey has seen improvements of between seven and more than 20 per cent in every category
- We are registered as a Disability Confident employer, committed to the recruitment and retention of people with disabilities.
Armed Forces-friendly organisation
HCT is an Armed Forces-friendly organisation and has signed agreements which recognise the value serving personnel, veterans and military families bring to our workforce. This has resulted in HCT being awarded the Silver Award in the 2022 Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme by committing to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and Step Into Health pledge. HCT will endeavour to uphold the key principles of the Covenant, which says that no member of the Armed Forces Community (staff member or patient) should face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services, compared to any other citizen.
We will also support the employment of veterans and Service spouses and partners and seek to provide flexibility in granting leave for Service spouses and partners support staff who are members of the Reserve Forces and volunteer leaders in military cadet organisations. Further details can be found in HCT’s Employing Staff in the Reserve and Cadet Forces Policy.
About the NHS
HCT is part of the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). The NHS was set up in 1948 and is recognised as one of the best health systems in the world.
A survey in 2012 found that people the NHS was the second reason why people are proud to be British – just being beaten from first place (the country's history) and ranked higher than the armed forces, sports teams, British business and even the Royal Family.
The NHS is there for everyone from the moment we are born. It takes care of us and our family members when we need it most. The NHS was founded on a common set of principles and values, and the NHS Constitution establishes the principles and values of the NHS in England. It sets out rights to which patients, public and staff are entitled, and pledges that the NHS is committed to achieving. It also sets out responsibilities, which the public, patients and staff owe to one another to ensure that the NHS operates fairly and effectively. You can read the constitution at www.nhs.uk/NHSConstitution
About our communities
We serve the communities of Broxbourne, Dacorum, East Herts, Hertsmere, North Herts, St Albans, Stevenage, Three Rivers, Watford and Welwyn/Hatfield. We also provide children's specialist community services in West Essex – part of a neighbouring county.
The Trust has a strong reputation for delivering high quality treatment and care to some of the most vulnerable people in our communities, as well as engaging well with staff and supporting their own health and wellbeing.
In July 2015 the Trust was listed in the Top 100 of best places to work in the NHS – the only NHS organisation in Hertfordshire featured in the rankings.
Giving staff a voice
There are many ways our staff can become active - for example being part of one of our self managed teams.
If you have any queries regarding working with us, please email HCT careers.