Discover how you can join team UHCW

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW) is responsible for two hospitals, University Hospital in Coventry and the Hospital of St Cross, Rugby, and we also deliver a range of services across the West Midlands.
UHCW is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England and we have more than 9,000 individuals that are part of our workforce. Whether you’re looking for a career with us, work experience or apprenticeships, temporary roles or you’d like to use your free time to volunteer at our Trust, we have a range of opportunities available to suit your needs and goals.
There’s never been a better time to join our team and we are passionate about empowering all of our staff, clinical and non-clinical, with tools, expertise and confidence by using our UHCW Improvement methodology to help people progress and develop their skills and expertise.
This is what two of our chief officers say about working at UHCW:
“I think being a nurse or midwife is a privilege. You train to give care to patients and support their families at some of the most difficult points in their lives. There are few careers that at the end of a shift you can say that you made a real difference to the lives of an individual.” – Nina Morgan, Chief Nursing Officer.
"Whether you are interested in management, research, innovation or teaching and training, we have facilities for you to utilise and benefit from at UHCW.” – Kiran Patel, Chief Medical Office.

We are also committed to bringing our values to life, by creating the right kind of environment and culture that all of our staff want to be part of.
To find out more about what it means to join our Trust, visit jobsatuhcw.co.uk.

To view our current vacancies, click here.
If you are unable to find the role you are interested in, please contact our Resourcing Team on 02476 969192.
Alternatively, you can register to receive customised alerts about new vacancies every day/week from Trac Jobs by clicking here or visiting NHS Jobs.
Please be advised, we have a wide range of roles available and are specifically recruiting for the following: Registered Nurses, Registered Children’s Nurses, Biomdeical Scientists and Doctors in Medicine.
Our values are all aimed at our Trust becoming a world class national and international provider of healthcare. To help us achieve this we have created, with staff, a set of values that are at the heart of everything we do. If you are thinking of applying for a job with us, understanding our values will help you prepare for your application and interview process. Our values guide our behaviour with each other, our patients, our partners and the community we serve.
Compassion - We treat everyone with courtesy and compassion.
Openness - We act with openness, honesty and integrity in all we do.
Pride - We take pride in all we do and aspire to do.
Learn - We see education, research and learning as central to improvement.
Partnership - We work in partnership to deliver and improve the services we provide for our patients.
Improve - We are open to change and seek to innovate to improve what we do.
Respect - We treat everyone with respect and dignity.
Our values set out our beliefs about how we seek to conduct ourselves. Living these values in our daily interactions brings us closer to achieving our vision of being a world class provider of healthcare. You can access a full copy of our values here.
There are many benefits you can gain when joining UHCW and we’ve listed them below.
Professional development
We are a teaching Trust so you can be assured that your development is central in our thoughts with a wide range of training opportunities available to you. These include:
Clinical practice learning and development.
In-house study days, summits, workshop and education programmes.
Leadership development – you will be invited to join Leading Together with action learning sets to achieve change and a programme called Lean for Leaders, where over a year you will learn all about Lean Methodology with colleagues.
Shadowing opportunities and secondments.
A wealth of knowledge and information with our extensive on-site University library.
Career progression.
Health and Wellbeing
Your health and wellbeing at work is essential in supporting you to achieve your full potential at work and supports a healthy and happy lifestyle.
UHCW offers a wide range of benefits, services and facilities to support health and wellbeing, these include:
Occupational Health.
Physical Wellbeing.
Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health.
Financial Wellbeing.
Healthy Eating.
Smoking Cessation.
As an employee of UHCW, you will be able to register and save money with hundreds of well-known brands and retailers through Health Service Discounts, My Trust Benefits and registering for a Blue Light Card.
Childcare Vouchers
For parents working in the NHS, being part of a team that delivers round the clock care, every day of the year, can make juggling family and work responsibilities a real challenge.
A childcare voucher scheme is available to help with the cost of childcare.
Transport
We are really well connected for rail, road and other transport links. We also offer the following benefits:
Car Sharing - FAXI the Trust car sharing app gives you access across platforms, allowing more flexible journey planning. FAXI is free and UHCW has set up a closed group only for UHCW staff, giving you the option to share journey costs saving up to £1,500 a year.
Car Lease Scheme - For more information regarding the NHS car lease scheme please visit, http://www.nhsfleetsolutions.co.uk/
Cycle to Work Scheme - If you want to cycle to work but don't have access to a bike, you can apply for the "Cycle to Work" scheme which allows you to purchase a bike and spread the cost (tax free) over a 12-month period.
Free shuttle bus between our two hospital sites.
As well as the contractual benefits, staff can also access the following benefits:
NHS Pension Scheme three Annual long service awards (25 years in the NHS)
Annual Trust awards “Outstanding Service and Care"
Free will writing service, three regular health and wellbeing events including dietary advice, smoking cessation support and free checks for blood pressure, BMI, cholesterol and glucose.
Awards Personal loans with Neyber
Coventry and Warwickshire benefits from having a large city as well as wonderful countryside, and both of our sites are located in the central Midlands.
Location – we have excellent access to major cities and resources and London and Birmingham can be accessed directly. We also have several airports close to our hospitals, including Birmingham, East Midlands and London Heathrow.
Education – for families wishing to make a home here, there are excellent state schools in Coventry and Warwickshire and the surrounding areas as well as high ranking public schools. We also have top colleges and Universities nearby such as University of Warwick, where we work in partnership with Warwick Medical School. Coventry University, voted top for nursing teaching in the country and one of the best student experiences nationally is a strategic partner with our hospital too.
Quality of life – Coventry is a diverse and vibrant city surrounded by beautiful countryside and picturesque villages. There is a wealth of entertainment in Coventry and the surrounding areas, including restaurants, museums, galleries, parks, theatres and gardens. In Coventry we also have the award-winning Ricoh Arena which hosts concerts, exhibitions, conferences and sporting events and close by there is the Birmingham NEC.
Flexibility is the key to a healthy work life balance. Are you looking for work to fit in with your commitments or alternatively looking for a permanent position but not ready to commit yet?
If you have answered yes to any of the above questions then temporary staffing could be just what you are looking for. The Trust's Temporary Staffing Services Department (TSS) operates a central staffing service and is able to offer temporary, flexible work to Nurses, Operating Department Practitioners, Health Care Support Workers, Allied Health Professionals and Administration and Clerical staff.
Temporary staff contribute to the Trust's ability to maintain optimum staffing levels by covering staffing shortfalls and fluctuating workloads in order to maintain service delivery and deliver high quality patient care. Staff can choose to work at University Hospital Coventry or the Hospital of St Cross at Rugby. The benefits for staff include:
Competitive rates of pay.
Book shifts online.
Flexible working arrangements and varied start times to suit your personal requirements.
The opportunity to work in various wards and departments to gain knowledge and experience.
Access to the NHS Pension scheme Occupational Health advisory service.
Free uniform (where applicable).
Paid training.
On-site nursery.
Once you've joined our staff bank you'll need to work a minimum of one shift every six months to maintain your bank post.
UHCW offers apprenticeships to anyone keen to start a career in Business Administration or as a Healthcare Assistant within the NHS.
The Apprenticeship Programme will provide post holders with the opportunity to learn vocational skills by working as part of a busy admin or ward based team in a fully supervised post, providing administrative support or patient care, whilst also studying towards a nationally recognised qualification.
During the course of your apprenticeship you will be able to complete Level Two Diploma in Business Administration/Customer Service or a Health related subject dependent on role Maths and English functional skills (Level 1).
COVID-19 PANDEMIC UPDATE - 17/11/2020
It is with huge regret that the COVID-19 situation has impacted on the demand for a full-time workforce in order for our organisation to cope with the growing demands within the healthcare service. We regret to inform those searching for work experience placements that as a result we have had to close work experience for the foreseeable future.
For updates and information about virtual workshops please click here.
UHCW supports a range of experiences in the workplace for school, college and university students who want to gain an insight into careers within the NHS or need to spend some time in a relevant department as part of their studies.
We also offer work experience to students from *14 years of age, based in a variety of different departments within University Hospital, Coventry, and Hospital of St Cross in Rugby. Placements in the Trust are from one day to a week, providing there is availability, we will try our best to match your requirements to the placements which we offer but this will not be guaranteed.
Please note that some departments do have age restrictions. We require a minimum of six weeks notice to arrange a placement.
UHCW also has a team of NHS professionals, our NHS Ambassadors, who are able to go into schools to help support the national curriculum. NHS Ambassadors also attend school and college career fayres. If you would like to apply for work experience opportunities email workexperience@uhcw.nhs.uk.
*If you are under the age of 17, placements will not involve working in a patient facing environment.
Volunteers are a valued and essential part of the team at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.
They help to improve and enhance the patient experience, complementing the work of employed staff across the Trust. We aim to represent the diversity of the community we serve.
The Hospital of St Cross is supported by the Friends of the Hospital of St Cross and Rugby Hospital Radio.
We are currently recruiting for the following roles:
Meet and Greet Volunteers - Our Meet and Greet Volunteers are based in the Main Entrance and Outpatients Department of University Hospital, Coventry, where they welcome patients and visitors, help people navigate their way around the hospital and reassure and support them. The Friends of the Hospital of St Cross are operating a Meet and Greet service at the entrances at the Hospital of St Cross and the Friends Blood Taking Unit.
Volunteer Drivers - Our volunteer drivers provide a professional and dedicated transportation service in their own vehicle taking patients to University Hospital Coventry and the Hospital of St Cross in Rugby. Patients are generally mobile and require escorting between the vehicle and the clinic or home address. Volunteer Drivers are also required to deliver equipment and medication to patients’ homes. Please note: A four door vehicle is required for transporting patients. Volunteer Drivers are re-imbursed 45p per mile.
Clinical Support Volunteer - Based on wards at University Hospital, Coventry, Clinical Support Volunteers support staff in the delivery of patient care. Duties include providing nutrition and hydration support, befriending patients, supporting patient discharge from the ward, stock replenishment and admin tasks. Shifts are 8am-2pm and 2pm-8pm.
Administration Volunteer - Our Administration Volunteers support central administration functions and departments across the Trust. Duties include data inputting, responding to enquiries in a polite manner, answering the phone, filing, photocopying and other general administration tasks.
Compassionate Communities Volunteers - Our Compassionate Communities Volunteers work to help support people whose loved one is close to the end of their life, or has died. Through simple companionship, and with the support of the hospital chaplains, these volunteers can bring immense comfort and ease loneliness in one of the most challenging seasons in life. In the time of COVID-19 we’re now trying to move parts of our support online or over the phone, and we are especially looking for volunteers who would feel comfortable working in this way with us.
 
Why Become a Volunteer?
Volunteering is a rewarding way of giving up your time. There are many reasons why people choose to volunteer, such as: Giving something back to the hospital To help others Interested in a career in health care Gain experience; help develop their CV Meet new people For personal reasons; improve self-confidence, social interaction, reasons relating to their health.
How do I become a volunteer?
Please download the application pack and return it to volunteers@uhcw.nhs.uk or post it to the freepost address at the top of the form. Please contact the Voluntary Services Department if you are having any difficulties and would like us to post a form out to you.
What about Covid-19?
We want to reassure you that our hospitals are safe environments. We are working hard to protect patients, staff and our volunteers. The Trust has robust policies and processes in place for deploying volunteers safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes supplying PPE, exercising high levels of hand hygiene and social distancing and providing appropriate training.
All volunteers will have a personal risk assessment completed as part of the recruitment process to ensure that you are deployed safely. You will have the opportunity to discuss any concerns you have around COVID-19 during the application process.
Entry Criteria
If you are considering applying to become a volunteer, please ensure you meet our entry requirements before submitting an application: You must be 16 years of age or older You must have the right to work in the UK.
What is the commitment required to be a volunteer at UHCW NHS Trust?
Regular commitment from our volunteers is extremely important to us. We are incredibly grateful to all the volunteers who give up their time. We require volunteers to commit to a volunteering shift of 2-3 hours a week, unless we specifically state otherwise.
Will I need to have a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Check?
Yes, we complete DBS checks for all of our volunteers. The checks are free and completed online. We will take you through the process and will provide you with more information after you have expressed an interest in volunteering.
How long will it take from submitting my application to starting volunteering?
We aim to process applications within two weeks. This depends on applicants completing their paperwork in a timely manner. There could be delays caused by the DBS or if we need to refer you for any further health checks before you start. We are running weekly Volunteer Inductions so we would aim to have you started in two to four weeks.
Do I get expenses paid?
Volunteers are entitled to free car parking or can have their bus fare reimbursed for the days they are on duty only.
I need a placement for a course I am doing, can you provide this?
Volunteering is not a work placement or work experience and you are not assessed; this is volunteering your time to benefit patients and staff. For work placements or work experience please contact our Work Experience Department on workexperience@uhcw.nhs.uk
Any questions?
If you have any questions please email us at volunteers@uhcw.nhs.uk or call 02476 965146/02476 965147.
Our estates and facilities team help keep UHCW a safe, clean and welcoming environment for our patients, staff and visitors and they support the work of our clinical teams and work across all areas of our two sites in Coventry and Rugby.
ISS Facilities Services is responsible for delivering healthcare cleaning, patient catering, portering, retail facilities, security and other support services at our Trust. There are a number of job opportunities available within the ISS Team that can be part time or full time roles that operate across all of the support services.
Roles can also be clinical or non-clinical and members of the ISS team can work in different shift patterns or as temporary staff, meaning there are jobs available to suit all of your career needs. To find out more about the latest vacancies at ISS Facilities Services, visit www.indeed.com or contact ellie.rice@uk.issworld.com who will be happy to talk to you about roles and opportunities that are available.
At UHCW, the mission is to Care, Achieve and Innovate. Whether that be constantly improving our processes, continually developing the organisation or leading the way in our habitual strive for excellence, UHCW knows this starts with a world-class team.
rom the first day of your application through to the day we welcome you to the Trust, our dedicated recruitment team will keep you updated at every stage of the process. To find out how your career can grow and what UHCW can offer you, click on the link to download our handy Recruitment Pack. It has messages from our CEO Andy Hardy and insights into the hospital and the amazing things we do here every day.
If you would like any more information on the roles available at UHCW NHS Trust you can contact the Resourcing Team by emailing recruitment@uhcw.nhs.uk or calling 02476 969192.