Develop your career here

There are few careers that are as rewarding as one at Derbyshire Healthcare. Here you will have the opportunity to support people of all backgrounds and ages.

By joining 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare’, you will become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic group of people who work towards a set of values, committed to making a positive difference in people’s lives. 

There are also many opportunities for development within the Trust’s services and departments, which work closely together to put people first. We provide children’s services, mental health services, learning disability services, eating disorders services and substance misuse services – and have exciting opportunities across these fields.

Thinking about moving here from another county or country? Starting a new life in Derbyshire offers a chance to live in glorious countryside or vibrant, affordable towns and cities with shops, restaurants, theatres and excellent sporting facilities. If you choose to come and work for us, we will help you relocate – so why not speak to us and find out more?

A career with Team Derbyshire Healthcare means...

  • Opportunities to grow your career in a Trust that puts people first
  • Training opportunities
  • Development through appraisal and leadership development programmes with your passport for learning
  • New initiatives being developed to encourage succession planning and identify talent across the organisation
  • The chance to work with people of all ages - from health visiting and perinatal mental health, through school nursing and CAMHS, to working age adults and older adults
  • Opportunities in all aspects of mental health care: acute, community, forensic, assessment, hospital liaison and more.

View our current vacancies to find the 'best fit' for you. Or contact our recruitment team, the People Resource team, to register your interest in future opportunities: 

I've done an online application, what happens next?

After the advertised closing date all applications are passed in electronic format through NHS Jobs or Trac to the People Resource Team. The Appointing Officer then receives copies of all applications received and assesses them in line with the Job Description and Person Specification. This helps them to identify those candidates who match closely with the essential and desirable criteria for the post. This is called the 'Shortlisting Process'. You will then be informed via email whether you have been shortlisted or not as soon as possible following the closing date.

What happens if I am shortlisted?

If you are shortlisted by the Appointing Officer you will be invited to an interview with a panel of between two and four members. All invitations to interview are in writing (usually via email) and we aim to give 10 working days' notice of interview dates. The panel will consist of a chair who is usually the Appointing Officer, together with one to three other members of Trust staff who have experience in the recruitment and selection process.

How should I prepare for the interview?

As the interview is panel-based you should prepare beforehand. Check the invitation letter; are you expected to do anything specific at the interview - for example, is there an assessment test, do you have to do a presentation? The panel will have prepared a set number of questions based around the Job Description and Person Specification. All applicants will be asked the same questions at interview to ensure that everyone gets an equal chance at the job. Read the Job Description and Person Specification thoroughly prior to the interview. Check the website and if the advert gives a contact name for an informal chat, contact them. You will be asked questions in line with our values, so please ensure you are familiar with the Trust values.  Please also remember to bring with you your ID documentation to prove your right to work in the UK, qualifications and certificates.

What happens after the interview?

You will be telephoned following the interview by the chair to advise you on the outcome of your interview. You will be telephoned whether you have been appointed or not. If you have been unsuccessful you can be given feedback as to your performance if you require it. If you are successful you will be sent a formal offer of employment. All offers at this stage are subject to our receiving satisfactory pre-employment checks, including references, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (where appropriate) and a health check. We advise you to hand your notice in at this stage so that you can be working your notice whilst the pre-employment checks are carried out.

And then?

Once we receive clearance, the Appointing Officer will contact you to agree your start date for employment. You will then receive a contract of employment along with a link to our New Joiner Portal where you will be able to find further information and reading to prepare you for your start date, including details of the Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Corporate Induction process. Throughout this process members of the People Resource Team Team are available to answer any questions or queries you may have about the recruitment process. Please quote the job reference number when contacting or via 01332 564856, option 1.


Watch members of Team Derbyshire Healthcare describing what it's like to work for our Trust. 

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