A personal message from Oonagh Fitzgerald, Director of
The EU referendum result has caused some
uncertainty and as discussions continue nationally, I want to
assure anyone thinking of starting a career with us that we
continue to welcome new members of staff from all over the world,
with the skills, experience and values we need.
As well as our home grown talent, our workforce includes highly
skilled staff from India, Spain, Portugal, Ireland and the
Philippines among other countries and we continue to explore
international recruitment opportunities, both within the EU,
elsewhere in Europe and further afield.
All of our staff are invaluable to this organisation, whether
caring for patients or providing support behind the scenes.
Wherever we are from - I'm from Ireland and enjoy a fantastic
career with this Trust - we are all working towards the same goal:
to provide our patients with the best possible outcome, through
compassionate care and we'd love you to join us!
We are one of the biggest employers in the south west and are
proud to have a team of 5,200 highly skilled, kind and
We are a high performing, ambitious and progressive Foundation
Trust, committed to providing safe, effective and high quality
healthcare to around 1.4 million people a year.
The Great Western Hospital in Swindon is our best known
hospital, but we also provide community healthcare services and
healthcare in people's homes across Swindon.
There is no doubt it's a challenging time for the
NHS, but it's also an exciting time to join us because we're
changing how we do things to meet the demands of an ageing and
There is a diverse range of opportunities both in hospital and
in the community, open to anyone who is as passionate about
healthcare as we are.
Whichever area you join, you will become part of a talented and
passionate team, committed to providing the very best care to
Being one of us means you'll also benefit from:
Once you're with us, we'll work with you to maximize your
All we ask in return is that you live by our STAR values -
Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect.
We will invest in your training and development, and support you
to pursue a successful and fulfilling career in healthcare.
We've signed up to the Mindful Employers
charter which represents our commitment to supporting the
mental health and wellbeing of our staff.
All staff are offered free sessions of counselling, stress
management and a whole range of therapies to support their mental
As an NHS employer we offer one of the most competitive and
flexible benefits packages offered by any company in the
On top of your basic salary, you will receive at least 27 days'
holiday each year and a generous pension, plus a range of other
benefits including flexible working options and exclusive
We are one of the first employers in the country to offer 30
hours of free childcare a week, as part of a new government
There is also a nursery at the Great Western Hospital.
Our current vacancies are published on NHS Jobs (www.jobs.nhs.uk > Great
Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust).
Whether you've just left school or university, are thinking
about returning to work, or want to switch career, this section
explains how to get into a job in the NHS, and what to expect when
you get here.
For more details please see Routes into NHS careers.
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