Supporting service users into employment


Finding a job or changing career can be challenging at any time, more so if you have had time out of employment due to mental health difficulties or if you have a learning disability.  Combined Healthcare is committed to supporting service users and their families find suitable employment, when you reach a stage in your recovery when you are ready to take that step.  We know that a person in work enjoys better health and well being, greater financial independence as well as the satisfaction of contributing more to their local community and economy.

All our vacancies are advertised on NHS Jobs. To search this site visit and to go directly to our vacancies, cut and paste the following link into your browser:

Our partners Carillion, who provide facilities management at Harplands Hospital offer roles such as portering, domestic services and catering would love to hear from you too.  For information about careers with Carillion and to access their live vacancies visit:

Helping You to Prepare for Work

Step into the NHS

A great site aimed at helping young people aged 14-19 years to explore routes into the NHS. It provides lots of information about careers and roles and aims to help young people to make informed decisions about career choices. In addition, there is a simple quiz that can be worked through which gives ideas about the sorts of NHS careers that might be suitable for you. Although aimed at young people, it can be accessed by anyone and the quiz might provide a useful starting point if you really don’t have clue what you want to do. Visit

Health Careers

A site accessible for those considering a career in the NHS or if you already work for the NHS it can be helpful in planning your next steps. With over 350 roles on offer, there really is something for everyone. Visit

Completing a draft application form

In order to apply for any roles in this Trust, or indeed anywhere in the NHS, applicants complete an application form through the NHS Jobs website ( In order to do this, applicants set up a NHS Jobs account by following the instructions on the home page of the NHS Jobs site. Once your account is set up, you can apply for any jobs in the NHS that you feel you are suitable for. A “dummy” job has been set up on the site in order for applicants to complete an application form and familiarise themselves with what is required. This has the advantage that you can take your time completing it as you are not up against a closing date for the job; also, each time you apply for a job in the future, the application form is pre-filled with the information from your previous application so you don’t have to keep completing sections that don’t change; e.g. address details, qualifications, previous employment. To access this ‘dummy’ job, go onto the NHS Jobs site and search for 232-STEP-ON.