Are you thinking about a career in the Trust?
If you are please email email@example.com so we can start the process. We would love to hear from you. We are committed to recruiting as fairly, safely and efficiently as possible being guided by our mission statement:
Delivering an outstanding recruitment service to achieve quality patient care; recruiting the best people with the right values through a fair and transparent process.
As well as providing excellent care, we strive to ensure excellence in the recruitment of staff. We hold our people to account for upholding the highest possible standards enshrined in our Fair Recruitment Standards which you can read about below.
Explore these pages to get a sense of the wide variety of roles that our staff undertake, the benefits of working at Homerton, and have a look at our current vacancies to see the roles for which we are currently recruiting.
Fair Recruitment Standards
At Homerton we are committed to ensuring all vacancies are recruited to in a fair, transparent and consistent way.
Our Fair Recruitment Standards were launched in 2020 to help eliminate bias and assure you that you can have full confience in our recruitment process. This commitment is part of steps being taken by the Trust, as part of its refreshed People Plan, to ensure the people who work for us represent the communities we serve at all levels of the organisation.
The Fair Recruitment Standards will lead to recruiting the most suitable candidate in relation to qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge, for each of our vacancies. It will also result in recruiting candidates who embody Homerton Trust values. Ultimately our commitment is to recruit the best possible people providing safe, compassionate and effective care to our communities with a transparent and open approach.
All our recruiting managers are required to sign up to the Fair Recruitment Standards.
At Homerton we are proud of the workplace culture we have created for our fantastic staff. Our workforce is multicultural and we are committed to providing a service personal to each of our diverse range of patients. Our staff share our core values of Personal, Respect, Responsibility and Safe.
We are located in one of the most diverse areas of the world a short distance away from Central London to the east of the City. Hackney is a vibrant borough in London, with great diversity and opportunity which is reflected across the Trust. It is our diversity, and our sense of community, which makes Homerton such a special place to work. Read about our neighbourhood.
We offer a modern working environment with excellent development opportunities, support networks, social facilities and staff benefits. Our staff are integral to the success of the organisation in providing the highest possible quality of healthcare. We are committed to recruiting, retaining and rewarding the very best healthcare workers from across Hackney, London and beyond.
Equality and Diversity
We are committed to making sure that all staff feel valued whilst at work and are given equal opportunities. We try to accommodate differing needs ensuring our services and employment practices are fair, accessible and appropriate for the diverse communities we serve and the workforce we employ. You can read more on our Equality and diversity page.
Our multi-faith chaplaincy offers:
- prayers for Muslim staff
- carol services and regular communion for Christian staff
- services for other religious events.
Equality, fair treatment and social inclusion lie at the heart of the government’s plans to modernise the NHS. The Equality Act 2010 supports these core principles and requires us (and all public authorities) to actively promote race equality as well as imposing a general duty to:
- eliminate unlawful racial discrimination;
- promote equality of opportunity; and
- promote good race relations between people of different racial groups
We are a Disability Confident employer, and we run an internship programme called Project Search which supports young people with learning disabilities into paid employment.
Homerton is also committed to supporting members of the armed forces and veterans
We believe that adhering to the principles expressed above and living up to the standards we have set ourselves has in part earned us the CQC rating for our hospital and for Homerton Hospital as ‘Outstanding’.
The many benefits available to staff include:
- generous pension scheme
- season ticket loans to cover travel
- weekly expenses
- relocation loans for those new starters joining from elsewhere
- subsidised restaurant and coffee shop based on-site
- long service awards marking 20 years at Homerton Healthcare
- discounts – for local shops and cafes and access to offers on a wide variety of leading stores, travel and leisure facilities
- long service awards
- pre-retirement support, including monthly webinars
- vivup – free on-line portal to access Cycle to work Scheme and Home Electronics ( 3 windows per year)
- market Place Stalls – regular market stalls offering a variety of goods
- award schemes to recognise and reward the hard work of our staff
- staff Network - led events marking Black History Month, Pride Purple light up
- access to training, development and leadership courses
The NHS pension scheme is one of the best in the country and membership is voluntary. Visit the NHS Pensions website.
We provide temporary staffing cover to all areas of the Trust. Members include nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and admin and clerical staff. For more information, please visit our Staff Bank page .
There is a wide and varied range of flexible working options available in the hospital. Most departments operate informal flexible working options and some wards have piloted an electronic rota system, allowing staff to book their own shifts.
Flexible Retirement and Support for Carers
There are a variety of options available for staff who are nearing retirement, which means that you don’t need to stop working straight away. We also try to provide as much support as possible to staff who are carers. There is a special leave policy for staff who have carer responsibilities and a confidential carers support network at the Trust, accessible via the staff counselling service.
The health and safety of our staff are of the utmost importance. We have a number of services available for staff including:
- occupational health services available for all staff, including a dedicated physiotherapist
- health and safety, manual handling, basic life support and other training courses available to all staff, as well as conflict resolution training for frontline staff
- a free confidential counselling service available for individuals and groups of staff
- access to additional counselling services from Keeping Well Nel and Talk Changes
- limited on-site accommodation and an off-site nurses home. We also have close links with homeownership schemes offering key worker living
- discounted Gym Membership with Better .
- on site Cycle Maintenance sessions
- access to fortnightly Reflexology and Açu Pressure Massage sessions at discounted rates.
- access to Freedom to Speak up Guardian and Champions
- dedicated incident reporting system to report bullying / harassment and racism
We also have our own charity - Homerton Hope that supports staff and patients https://www.homerton.nhs.uk/homerton-hope
The trust offers a wide range of wellbeing support services for our people. Specialist help is available for individuals where needed, alongside team support sessions, training for managers and leaders and several other sources of support. Services can be accessed remotely in many cases and outside of the trust if preferred. Two of our major providers are Talk Changes and Keeping Well NEL, who can be contacted directly via their website (with links). The trust also offers a comprehensive Employee Assistance programme (LINK).
At the organisational level our trust takes wellbeing seriously. A wide range of initiatives are under way to enhance the culture and practice of the organisation with wellbeing in mind. These include leadership development programmes, a new trust strategy (Our Homerton People plan (link)) and a dedicated Clinical Psychologist providing specialist expertise to support wellbeing initiatives as they develop at all levels across the trust.
Health Assured is the Trust counselling service, giving free and confidential information and advice. Expert advisors can provide comprehensive answers and assistance on a wide range of issues that affect daily life.
Staff involvement and communication
There are a variety of ways we communicate with staff to update and inform them about clinical, service and strategic developments, as well as events, functions and offers available in the hospital and the NHS as a whole.
All newsletters, magazines and flyers (including back-issues) can be found on the website, they are also distributed regularly via email and on stands throughout the hospital. There are also a variety of trade unions you can join at the Trust.
Training and Development
We believe that our staff need to have the right skills, knowledge and attitude to carry out their role effectively. We also want all our staff to be able to learn and develop whilst working for us.
There is a range of training opportunities available to all staff, both short and long-term.
We also provide support for staff who would like to attend external learning courses, where appropriate and where possible, and for staff who would benefit from development opportunities such as mentoring, shadowing or secondments.
Our Apprenticeship programme also allows us to employ local people and provide them with a structured development route and a clear career pathway.
All staff receive a yearly Performance Development Review which will help to map out individual Personal Development Plans. These should be regularly reviewed throughout the year.
All courses are supported by the excellent Library and information service.
We are committed to offering a range of Apprenticeships at Homerton, and have many Apprentices working across the Trust in a variety of roles.
You can read more from our Education and Training pages.
We have three staff networks that provide safe communities to their members and provide valuable participation in policy making.
Together We Rise - for Black and racial heritage staff or anyone in support of the network
Homerton Rainbow - our staff LGBTQ+ Network
Enable Homerton - the staff network for disabled and neurodiverse people or those with a long-term health condition.