Jobs in Health & Care

With over 350 job roles to choose from, which one is right for you? The NHS and social care are amongst the largest employers in the world. You can work directly with patients, in hospitals, an ambulance trust, or in the community. And once you are part of the team you will be encouraged to develop your career, and fulfil your potential.

Myth …. Health and Care is all medical though!

As you have found out from the modules health and care roles are not all medical! Whether you want to work in cleaning, finance, marketing, project management, maintenance or be a clinician, every day is different and rewarding. Everyone plays a vital role in looking after people’s health and well-being and without the support and office roles clinical staff would not be able to do their jobs.

Across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough there are lots of vacancies advertised every month (some are weekly) across a range of roles, locations and organisations.

 What should I consider when looking for a job in health and care?

Here are a few things to consider when you look for a job in health and care:

  • what training there will be (some employers offer training programmes and apprenticeships)
  • what opportunities are there for progression
  • whether you can gain qualifications through  the workplace, or through part-time study or distance learning

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough organisations all see learning and development of staff as a priority. Each organisation will have mandatory (compulsory) training but it is important to see what else the organisation has to offer.

Do I need qualifications?

You have learnt in the modules that dependent on the role you choose you don’t always need qualifications or previous work experience in the sector to get a job in health and social care.

What’s really important is having the right values, behaviours and attitudes to work effectively with people who need care and support.

Values are the beliefs and views that people hold about what is right or wrong. They apply to all aspects of life and influence how a person behaves in different situations. Here are some examples of the values and behaviours you might need to work in health and social care.

  • Dignity and respect
  • Learning and reflection – (thinking about what you do and why you do things in a certain way)
  • Working together
  • Commitment to quality care and support

Where can I find the jobs available?

You can visit our organisations recruitment pages will provide you details specific roles being recruited to right now.

  • Finding the right page can be a minefield.

In our explore careers section of this website this will help navigate you to the correct pages.