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Careers

The jobs we have on offer will be published on the vacancies section of this website.  We offer rewarding careers in a number of disciplines including, Receipt & Distribution (often referred to as Stores), Materials Management and Unpacking, Buyers (of various grades) and Systems Development (the IT that supports the work we do).

All staff are supported to undertake training which can maximise their potential and we believe it really can be a place where career ambitions can thrive.

There is a specific section on the website covering Information for applicants (which includes; a basic outline of the process, payscales, tips on completing the application form, pre-employment checks, interview tips, assessment centre information and FAQs).  You can find all this information at our dedicated Information for Apprentice and Trainee Applicants pages.


We have included below what we believe are the key things that could help you get a job with us.

Planning your application

  • Think, Plan, Act.  
  • Read everything you can first.  Use opportunities to save your application as you go, even if this means starting it on one day and finishing it another.  It is often simple mistakes that can trip you up?  (i.e. cutting and pasting the wrong information from another unrelated post, missing words, poor spelling). 
  • Please make what you write fits the profile of the role.  Make it clear why we should pick you?  Use the ‘other information’ section to stand out from the crowd or emphasise your key aptitudes or role specific knowledge and skills.
  • If the application advert says, ‘for an informal chat please ring’ or offers you the opportunity of an informal visit this can often be a great way to get noticed and get that all important interview slot.

Preparing for your interview

  • Do you know where it is and how you will get there?   
  • Have you thought about why you applied for the job and do you feel you know enough about the company where you might be going to work? 
  • Can you articulate how you might have prepared for the interview, what you think your strengths might be, or how you might demonstrate you mirror the values of the organisation?
  • Will you be working in a team or in your own?  Will there be problems to solve and timescales to achieve? 
  • Plan on asking some insightful questions which show you have understood the requirements of the role and the organisation you could be working for.
  • Google is very useful tool.

Performing well in the interview

The panel will all have been in the same position you are now.   They will have wanted to do the best that they can do but will have been nervous about performing well, just as you might be?

Here are some tips we think will help you:

  • Be prepared.  This may seem a strange thing to say, but those who prepare best often succeed the most often.
  • Pardon, please can you repeat that?  If you have not heard the questions it is perfectly acceptable to ask the interviewer to repeat the question.  Sometimes questions can be short or long.  The longer the question the more difficult it can be to remember everything that was asked and this is often the case if you’re nervous.  If however you’ve not understood what we have asked then please be bold and ask if we could rephrase it in another way?  (We really do want candidates to do well).
  • Props are OK.  No lucky charms please or a folder of everything you might know about anything.  A simple postcard with a few pre-prepared questions is a great illustration that you have prepared.
  • Be confident.  You know much more about you than we do (at the start anyway).  Speak clearly and confidently (and without too much jargon).  We, in turn, will listen to what you say and try to do the same (i.e. speak clearly and without jargon).  (The NHS and procurement is full of acronyms).

Training

Training is an important part of how we improve what we do, how we develop new skills or gather new knowledge.  Within Procurement we do that in a number of ways, through accessing eLearning, through sharing knowledge and expertise with others (networking) and by undertaking formal training.

For more information on our the training opportunities available to you please visit our dedicated Training and Development pages

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Visiting cancelled

Due to the increasing number of cases of coronavirus across the UK, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has made the decision to cancel all visiting to all its hospital sites in order to ensure the safety of patients and staff.

There are three exemptions to the ruling which are for one parent of a sick child under 18, for the partner of a woman giving birth and end of life patients at the discretion of the ward sister.

We would ask people to respect this decision and to treat our staff, who will be enforcing the visiting restrictions, with courtesy and respect.  For more information visit our website.


Outpatient appointments

We know that NHS services will come under intense pressure as the coronavirus spreads, and as a Trust we need to redirect staff, free up staff for refresher training and carry out any works as necessary, so we are able to maximise capacity for patients for when the number of infections peak.  We also need to reduce the number of people coming into our hospitals to protect our patients, as well as keeping our staff safe, well and able to come into work.

To do this, with effect from Tuesday 24 March 2020, along with other trusts in the Humber Coast and Vale partnerships, we have made the collective decision to suspend all non-urgent routine outpatient appointments for at least three months.  Urgent and emergency cases and cancer appointments will be carrying on as normal.

These are unprecedented times and we thank you for your understanding.  We know many people waiting for treatment will be disappointed or worried but please not contact the hospital as we will be contacting everyone directly affected in the coming days and weeks.

If you do not receive a letter or a phone call from the hospital, please turn up for your scheduled appointment as normal unless you have symptoms of coronavirus, a cold, flu or norovirus in which case you should contact us to cancel your appointment by clicking here.


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days.

Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.  After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.

But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.  Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.