We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services to the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide some medium secure (forensic) services to the whole of Yorkshire and the Humber. Our main sites are in Barnsley, Dewsbury, Halifax and Wakefield.
Where can I learn more about opportunities with the Trust and how should I apply?
Just head to the jobs section where you will find our current opportunities. Once you’ve applied and following the closing date your information will be shared with the appropriate recruiting manager. The recruiting manager will review your skills and experience, and you'll be notified of your applicant status via NHS Jobs.
How can I prepare for my interview with the Trust?
It is important that you do your research. Make sure you understand the role you're applying for as well as who we are and what we do to ensure your values align with ours. You can prepare for your interview by reviewing the person specification for the role and think about how your previous experiences (personal or professional) relate to the criteria. Give examples to paint a picture of your career journey and bring your application to life. Highlight any key positions you have held that demonstrate you have the skills to undertake the role you have applied for.
If I have a criminal conviction can I still apply for a job with the Trust?
Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with the Trust.
However, as an organisation providing healthcare the Trust is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. This means that all applicants are obliged to declare any convictions, pending prosecutions, cautions or bind-overs at the time of application even if they would otherwise be regarded as 'spent' under the Act. All eligible recruits will be asked to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) application which will help to assess a candidate's suitability for a role.
If I’m successful at interview what happens next?
Successful candidates will be offered the role subject to a number of pre-employment checks.
Do you have a cycle to work scheme?
Employees can take advantage of the government’s tax free Cycle to Work initiative. Staff can order a bike through the Trust and make savings on income tax, national insurance and pension contributions. Bikes can be ordered three times each year in March, July and October.
Can I join the NHS car scheme?
By signing up to the NHS Car Scheme, staff can lease any new car that is currently available to buy in the UK and pay for it through their monthly salary. Staff do not have to pay a deposit for the car or satisfy any credit checks. A car leased under the NHS Car Scheme also comes with the following included in the monthly cost: Road tax,
fully comprehensive insurance, maintenance and servicing costs, 24 hour breakdown cover and roadside assistance. Staff who lease a car under the NHS Car Scheme will also have the benefit of paying less tax, national insurance and pension contributions each month. This is because the scheme is run as a salary sacrifice scheme and the monthly lease cost is taken from your salary before these are calculated.
What do the pay bands means in the NHS?
Simply put, the NHS staff pay structure operates on a banding system. Each role within the NHS is allocated to a band within the structure. These will have been assesed through a grading structure known as 'Agenda for Change evaluation.' The band will determine the level of pay for a job role, with a range of salaries within each band.
How will you determine my salary?
This very much depends on the experience you bring to the role. For individuals with previous equivalent and relevant paid experience, gained outside of the NHS you must be able to evidence this to determine if it should be counted for pay purposes. Where individuals have previous NHS service that is equivalent and relevant to the role applied, an Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) request will be made to your past NHS employer to confirm any previous service that may be counted for pay services.
What is a RGN?
A RGN is a registered general nurse. To become a RGN you must undertake nurse training through a university and register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
What is a RMN?
A RMN is a registered mental health nurse. To become a RMN you must undertake nurse training through a university and register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
What is a RNLD?
A RNLD is a registered learning disability nurse. To become a RNLD you must undertake nurse training through a university and register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
Can I apply to work on a part time basis?
You can request part time hours for any of our vacancies but it does depend on the needs of the service.
I am interested in joining the Trust Bank - how can I register my interest?
For all Trust Bank recruitment enquiries, call 01924 346192 or email email@example.com
Who do I contact in relation to a general recruitment enquiry?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our dedicated recruitment team on 01226 644072.
Is there a team who I can speak to about medical staffing vacancies?