About NHS Grampian
NHS Grampian, which is one of the 10 principal Health Boards in Scotland, provides healthcare services to the north-east of the country, covering the local government areas administered by Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Morayshire Councils. We employ around 17,000 staff who deliver our services to half a million people spread across 3,000 square miles of city, town, village and rural communities. We have extremely close links to the University of Aberdeen (with its internationally renowned Medical School and new Dental School) and Robert Gordon University.
These close links have made us a centre of pioneering medical research in a number of fields. Aberdeen, as a major Scottish city, is where most of our hospitals are located. Elgin in Moray, is the site of Dr Gray’s and the principal General hospital is in the west of Grampian. In addition, there are a further 14 Community Hospitals, situated in each of the main towns.
As an employer, we take great care to ensure that all staff have a safe, happy and professional environment in which to work. Clear policies, covering everything from Dignity at Work to Leave for Domestic, Personal and Family reasons - as well as a comprehensive Occupational Health Service - give our staff confidence and security. We are a listening, caring and people focused organisation. As a diverse employer we are welcoming and our employment practices are both flexible and family-friendly. In our approach we aim to be innovative and professional. We are proud of our heritage, proud of our area, history and traditions, and proud of the service we provide to the people of North-East Scotland.
Working with us
At NHS Grampian we have thousands of dedicated staff, all striving to provide the highest quality of healthcare, including almost every major medical specialty, to the population of North-East Scotland. NHS Grampian are extremely proud of all of them, and of their unique contribution to the work we do every hour of every day of the year. So, as you’ve probably gathered, in addition to your expertise, appropriate qualifications and the experience necessary for the each post we advertise, we also look for commitment, friendliness and enthusiasm in our employees. People matter at NHS Grampian and we welcome applications from every sector of the community.
One of the greatest pleasures of living and working here is the North-East of Scotland is very different from the rest of the country. There is a charming balance between the cosmopolitan, internationally recognised oil capital that is Aberdeen – memorably described as a city with the culture of a village – and the rural, relaxed, outdoor lifestyle of the coastal and inland towns of Aberdeenshire and Moray.
There are some 17,000 people employed by NHS Grampian. With the natural turnover of staff, this means that we have new opportunities becoming available every week.
More information on NHS Careers can also be found at www.nhscareers.nhs.uk
Benefits and rewards
Where do we begin? There are so many different benefits to working with NHS Grampian. Perhaps the most important are the quality of life, the range of outdoor leisure pursuits, the overall prosperity of Aberdeen, the stunning scenery of the coast and inland countryside, and, above all, the friendliness of the people.
However, there’s also a lot more to a career with us than these. Equally as important, the NHS now offers extremely competetive pay, as well as, the NHS final salary pension scheme, a generous annual leave provision of up to 33 days, plus 8 public holidays and lots of training and career development opportunities. This really is a fantastic time to get into the public sector, and NHS Grampian in particular!
To ensure that your working life is simple and fair, we have a whole raft of policies, on family friendly working, on career breaks, on equality and diversity.
NHS Grampian Day Nursery Service is provided for children of staff, either directly or indirectly, on three of our major sites, including our new state of the art, Little Acorns Day Nursery in Aberdeen. The nursery service is paid for by staff, but you can get support from the salary sacrifice scheme which will reduce the cost. We’re very much a family-focused organisation, emphasising dignity at work and seeking to enhance the work-life balance of all staff. We recognise the need for work life balance for all, not just those with families.
There are also staff discounts and offers from the Staff discount directory, the Grampian Credit Union (which is a savings and loans Co-operative), lots of opportunities for sport via the NHS Grampian Sports Committee, and our commitment to our employees’ health and well-being through the national Scotland’s Health and Work Scheme.
Training and Learning and Development are a fundamental part of everyone’s experience at NHS Grampian. Everyone has a Personal Development Plan and there are numerous initiatives and help with courses (including external courses), which will enhance your CV and your professional skills. Scottish Vocational Qualifications are available in a wide range of subject areas, with concomitant benefits to the employee and the department in which they work.
For more information on living in the Grampian area, including housing, education and leisure, please download the 'Grampian Local Information' document below the NHS Grampian logo at the top of this profile.
Please note that if vacancies are not on the current “Shortage Occupation” list as issued by the UK Border Agency, they may not qualify for sponsorship. Applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK may not be considered if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates who have eligibility to live and work in the UK. For more information visit www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk