NHS jobs boost to local area


An investment of over £7m to local NHS services is bringing new jobs to the area. Local people are invited to find out more about the opportunities at a special open day when over 40 vacancies will be on offer.

South West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Trust is holding the open day in the Social Hall, Fieldhead, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield on Friday 7th March 2008 9am-6.30pm.

The Trust provides specialist mental health and learning disability services across Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield and is opening new facilities in Wakefield for people who require care in a low secure setting. The facilities are being opened in response to public consultation held in 2005, and buildings on the Fieldhead site have been specially redeveloped to create the facility which is due to open in the summer.

An adjoining therapy centre is also due to open at the same time. In this exciting development Fieldhead service users will have access to specialist therapy and recreational facilities which include a café, a gym, a music room, IT suite and art studio.

There are over 40 vacancies available in the new service including qualified nurses, allied health professionals, healthcare assistants, activity workers and receptionists. Salary ranges start at £12,359 up to £36,962 and all staff are guaranteed a minimum of 27 days annual leave pro rata to hours.

Speaking about the vacancies, Steven Michael, Chief Executive said, "It’s a really exciting time for our Trust and we look forward to opening this new facility, which is in response to what people have told us they want. I hope local people will take the time to come to Fieldhead and find out about the vacancies on offer – there are a variety of roles for both qualified and non-qualified staff."

Steven continued, "We are looking for people with a range of life experiences to join our team. The NHS is an excellent employer offering great benefits including a pension scheme, generous annual leave entitlement and training opportunities. What’s more, whatever role you work in in the NHS you’re part of a team making a difference to the lives of local people. That’s very rewarding."

The open day will give people a chance to meet staff from existing services and find out more about the Trust’s job opportunities. Staff from the Human Resources and Recruitment teams will be on hand to help with any enquiries and offer advice and top tips on completing application forms.

There is no need to book a place. For more information about the day call 01924 327238 or 01924 327101 or to view the vacancies log onto www.jobs.nhs.uk

NHS jobs boost to local area

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