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Why work with us

At Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, we are focused on being people-centred and a great place to work.  

We are proud of the care, commitment and dedication our staff show every day and of the high standards of care that they deliver.  

People are central to everything we do and our workforce, including our wider workforce of volunteers, people on work experience and students, are our greatest asset. 

We are committed to improving the experience and engagement for all of our staff,. We know that our staff come to work to ‘Make a Difference’, and in return we want to provide a safe and supportive working environment, feel part of a team and work together to provide opportunities and development to unleash their potential.

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Who are we?

We are an NHS provider of integrated healthcare services, and one of the largest Community and Mental Health Trusts in the country, with over 9,000 dedicated staff. 

We offer a wide range of services, including services for children, young people, adults of working age and older adults supporting their physical and mental health needs as well as providing services for those with an intellectual disability. We provide these services in a variety of settings, ranging from the community and home-based services, through to acute wards, as well as secure settings. 

We also provide specialist services nationally, including the National High Secure Deaf Service and The Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health. Have a look on ‘Our Services’ (Direct to Our Services Microsite page) pages for more details about the healthcare services and areas we work in. 

We have multiple sites, not only across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, but also across the East Midlands and England. 

We provide services from over 257 different locations. Our main sites are illustrated in the map.




Our values and culture

At Nottinghamshire Healthcare, we adopt a Just and Restorative Culture, which means acting with compassion, treating people fairly and justly and embracing a learning culture; where if something goes wrong, we seek first to understand. It is an ethos by which we are all accountable for our actions, we act in line with and recruit to our Trust values and we assume positive intent during our interactions. 

Our organisational values of Honesty, Trust, Compassion, Respect and Teamwork are meant to be both aspirational and inspirational and describe how we will work together to achieve our purpose 

Kindness, Civility and Respect link directly to our Trust Values and are key expectations of how we work with each other and support our patients, carers and service users.

The NHS People Promise

The NHS People Promise, is a promise we must all make to each other – to work together to improve the experience of working in the NHS for everyone. The NHS People Promise is a national programme, which was launched last year, to raise the profile and importance of staff and the contribution they make. It sets out, in the words of those who work in the NHS, the things that matter most to them and what would most improve their working experience, such as health and wellbeing support, flexible working and to feel we all belong.

Staff benefits

To support our staff in their working lives and to enable our staff to deliver excellent care to our patients and service users, we offer a wide range of support and benefits. This includes professional support, financial benefits, development opportunities, health and wellbeing support and staff discounts to name but a few elements. 

Click here to read more about our staff benefits.

Staff engagement

NHS joining handsAt Nottinghamshire Healthcare, we’re passionate about celebrating and engaging with our colleagues across the Trust. We value and respect all of our staff, across all services, areas and professions, and understand how important it is to ensure we engage and connect together in order to learn, share and recognise all of the great work and effort that goes on. 

We have a variety of different ways to connect with our colleagues, including:  

  • Staff Facebook group 
  • Live drop-in sessions with our executive colleagues 
  • Positive Star Awards 
  • NHS National Staff Survey 
  • NHS People Promise 
  • Annual OSCARS Awards 

We also have a wide range of staff networks and champions

  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion networks 
  • Green Champions network 
  • Freedom to Speak Up Champion network 
  • Health and Wellbeing Champion network. 

Equality & diversity

We want Nottinghamshire Healthcare to be an excellent place to work, for everyone. We’re passionate that our workforce is diverse and reflects the people and communities we work within.  

Having a truly equal and inclusive workforce will help us to improve the experience of our patients, meaning better health outcomes for them and help you to feel empowered, engaged and supported as a vital member of our team. 

Click Here to learn more about our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Networks, Forums and Steering Groups.

Staff health & wellbeing

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Supporting the health and wellbeing of our staff is a key priority for Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. We recognise the importance of staff health and wellbeing, and we will support our people to make healthy lifestyle choices in and out of work and be ambassadors for good public health. 

Click Here to learn more about our Staff Health and Wellbeing services.

Learning & development

We believe that high quality education and training is essential to the future development of healthcare delivery within the NHS. 

We’re committed to ensuring that all of our staff have the right skills now and in the future to deliver quality services, and provide support and funding for staff to access external and internal training and courses to enhance their professional development. 

Click Here to learn more about our Training and Development Opportunities.

Disability confident

As an employer, we are committed to inclusion and diversity in the workplace, and as such we are a Disability Confident Employer. The Disability Confident scheme is led by the government, and was established to challenge attitudes and increase understanding of disability while improving employee morale and commitment by demonstrating fair treatment.

Mindful employer

Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust recognise that people experiencing mental ill health still experience and report stigma and discrimination at work. Therefore, we have signed (and continue to uphold) the ‘Charter for Employers Positive about Mental Health’ and are committing to creating a supportive and open culture, where colleagues feel able to talk about mental health confidently and aspire to appropriately support the mental wellbeing of all staff. 

The Mindful Employer charter recognises employers who are working toward better mental health in the workplace and by signing the charter, as an employer, we are making a public declaration that the mental health of our staff is a priority within our organisation.