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Working For Us

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Devon Partnership NHS Trust is one of the largest employers in the south west, offering excellent employment opportunities to new and existing staff. We aim to be a model employer and we are constantly working hard to look for ways to improve the working lives of our staff. We pride ourselves on offering good working conditions, job security, lifelong learning, fair pay and benefits, staff involvement and a balance between work and personal life. 

Current Jobs

All Devon Partnership NHS Trust vacancies are published on the NHS Jobs national website. If you are interested in working for the Trust and would like to view our current vacancies please click here.

Click here for a leaflet about working for the Trust.

Applying for a Job

Devon Partnership NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be welcomed and considered regardless of a person's age, sex, religion, marital status, sexual orientation or ethnic origin.

We welcome applications from disabled candidates and as we are a two tick disability employer applicants need only meet the minimum criteria to be invited to interview. We will also make any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process to enable you to pursue your application, providing that you inform us of any special requirements.

We prefer candidates to apply electronically through the the NHS Jobs website and full details of the post including the role profile will be published there. If you have not heard from us four weeks after the closing date, please assume you have not been successful. Feedback to candidates will be available on request.

Local Information

Devon is a warm and welcoming county with a unique, diverse landscape and culture which can be enjoyed all year round. It offers a wide range of activities, events and festivals so you can always discover something new.

Useful Links:

Devon County Council – visit www.devon.gov.uk

Devon’s official tourist guide – visit www.discoverdevon.com

Latest news, sport & entertainment – visit www.thisisdevon.co.uk

Devon schools – visit www.devon.gov.uk/dcs/schools.htm

Devon property – visit www.thisisdevon.co.uk/property 

Employee Benefits

Benefits and support are provided for all NHS staff as part of the Trust’s commitment to the improving working lives agenda - a government programme to create a flexible working environment that supports staff, their welfare their need to manage a healthy and productive balance between their work and life outside work.

Here is a summary of some of the benefits and services which are on offer:

  • 27 days paid minimum holiday and bank holiday entitlement
  • Canada life assurance cover
  • NHS pension scheme
  • Reduced public transport rates
  • Flexible retirement and retirement vouchers
  • Childcare voucher scheme – annual savings of up to £1195
  • Health Service Discounts – offers for stores, travel, equipment etc
  • Flexible working
  • Nominated staff support and advice mediators
  • Family friendly policies
  • Long service award scheme
  • Free or minimal salary percentage-based car parking on most sites
  • Sick pay up to a maximum of six months full pay and six months half pay
  • Occupational health services including staff counselling services.

Learning and Development Opportunities:

  • Management development programme
  • National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs)
  • Breakaway and conflict resolution training
  • Over 90 other courses
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Individual personal development plan
  • Online Course Programme

NHS Professionals

NHS Professionals is a national organisation providing temporary staff to many NHS organisations. All Devon Partnership NHS Trust bank nursing shifts (paid temporary work) are handled through NHS Professionals. 

For further information or to join please visit www.nhsprofessionals.nhs.uk or call 0845 4565754. 

Volunteering

Volunteers provide invaluable help in the work of the Trust and enhance the range of services offered by paid staff.

Volunteering within our services could offer you some valuable experience which could aid your study, help you decide if you are thinking about a change in career or simply give you the opportunity to put something back into your community. 

If you are interested in finding out if there are any opportunities available for voluntary work please browse our services and contact the unit/department manager.

An adequate workplace induction and suitable training is available where necessary. All volunteers will be subject to a satisfactory criminal records bureau check, references and a health declaration.

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