Working For Us

We rely on the strength and expertise of our staff in building professional excellence. We offer a wide range of exciting and challenging opportunities for people who are passionate about making a difference.

Working For Us

How we find you

Like other NHS organisations we use the NHS Jobs website to advertise our vacancies. If you register with that site you can receive email alerts when relevant jobs become available.

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Enthusiasm, passion, expertise and commitment

We are always looking for new people to join our team who can bring passion, expertise and commitment to help us achieve our goals for patients. If you are interested in learning more about us and what we do this website is a great resource. If you have already decided that you would like to join our team you can go straight to the NHS Jobs website to see the opportunities that are currently available or have a look at our video to find out more about working for us.   

Employing around 5,000 medical and non-medical staff, we are Stockport's second largest employer. We value our staff very highly and strive to make working for the Trust a growing, learning and rewarding experience.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for people who understand what we are here for, are proud of the NHS and are looking to make a real difference to people’s lives. We employ people in all kinds of different roles from the obvious doctors and nurses through to cleaners, craftsmen, administrators, gardeners and scientists. We also believe that a strong team is a team that recognises the value that different sets of experiences and perspectives bring to it. That is why we are proud that our workforce includes young people, older people, people from different ethnic backgrounds and of different sexual orientation and belief. The more we understand about people from different groups, the better we can serve our patients who represent every area of society.

We’re proud to be part of the new Disability Confident scheme, which demonstrates our commitment to the recruitment and retention of disabled people.

How we work

The way we work here is driven by our values:

  • Quality & Safety: We deliver safe, high quality and compassionate care. Clean and safe environment for better care.
  • Communication: We treat our patients, their families and our staff with dignity and respect. We communicate with everyone in a clear and open way.
  • Service: We provide effective, efficient and innovative care. We work in partnership with others, to deliver improved care, in the right place, at the right time.

As a member of our team you would be expected to demonstrate these values every day. It is what your patients and colleagues should be able to expect from you at all times.

Pay and benefits

Apart from being able to finish work every day knowing that you have made a real difference to people’s lives, there are a number of other benefits to working for us. The NHS pension scheme remains one of the premier schemes in the UK offering terms and security that few others could match. In addition a significant number of organisations offer discounts to NHS staff and we have a strong trade union presence that we encourage you to join.

The Agenda for change pay rates are a guide only. You should always check with the position on offer to confirm the pay rate for any post for which you are applying.

Training and Development

We are committed to training and development on an on-going basis. You will have an annual performance appraisal with your manager once a year and work with them to develop a personal development plan. This plan will include the training you will undertake at the purpose built Pinewood House education and training centre on our flagship Stepping Hill site, in a community location or with an external provider.

If you do choose to move on to work elsewhere in the future we want you to do that with better skills and qualifications than when you joined us. To find out more contact our training and development team on 0161 419 4956.

International healthcare professionals

Please visit the international healthcare professionals section contains information for overseas qualified UK/European Economic Area (EEA) and non-EEA healthcare professionals including information on registration and immigration. 


Stockport NHS Foundation Trust has signed the NHS Apprenticeship Promise which means that we will consider all vacancies at bands 1-4 as apprenticeship opportunities. Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes that lead to nationally recognised qualifications. Within our Trust, apprenticeships can be undertaken by existing employees as well as new starters of any age.

As training is work-based, most is on-the-job, and can last between 12 months and four years, depending on the particular training framework and the prior skill level of the apprenticeship. Vacancies for apprenticeships at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust will be advertised on the internal staff vacancy list or on NHS Jobs where any criteria for applying is given.


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