Employer led recruitment

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This section of our site provides support and guidance around the recruitment of staff by employers.

Consultant clinical scientist guidanceĀ 

Comprehensive guidance for employers planning for and recruiting consultant clinical scientists.

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Zero-hours employment contracts

Guidance for employers on zero-hours employment contracts

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NHS Apprenticeships

Find out about NHS apprenticeships and traineeships and how you can use them as cost-effective means of creating a skilled, flexible and motivated workforce.

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Access recruitment support via Jobcentre Plus

Jobcentre Plus is one of the most experienced recruiters in the country. Find out how working in partnership with Jobcentre Plus can help you streamline your recruitment processes, leading to efficiency and productivity gains.


Talent for Care and Widening Participation

Find out more about Talent for Care and Widening Participation, two strategic frameworks developed by Health Education England (HEE) to build diversity in the workforce and improve patient care.

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Recruiting your support workforce

The support workforce (Bands 1-4) is a diverse and rich resource for the NHS. Recruiting the right people to care for our patients is so important. Find out how we can help you to do this.

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International recruitment

NHS Employers provides information, tools and resources to guide NHS organisations through recruiting from outside of the UK.

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Values based recruitment

To help employers in the NHS recruit staff with values that fit with their organisation, we have created a range of information and resources, including toolkits and case studies.

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Consultant appointments

Information on appointing consultants to NHS posts including appointments to public health posts.


Recruitment and retention premia

Recruitment and retention premia are additions to the pay of a post or group of similar posts.


Guidance on the appointment and employment of locum doctors

We have published guidelines and standards for the appointment and employment of NHS locum doctors.

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Refugee healthcare professionals

From 1 April 2010, NHS Employers no longer hosts the Refugee Healthcare Professionals Programme.

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