Working for Newcastle Hospitals
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest and most successful teaching hospital Trusts in the UK, recognised nationally as a centre of healthcare excellence. With a strong regional, national and indeed international identity, our hospitals offer an innovative and forward thinking work environment with the widest possible choice of opportunities, whatever profession you decide to pursue.
We're proud of our North East roots, providing patient-centred healthcare to the people of the North East and beyond for over 250 years. We currently provide the widest range of specialist services than any other hospital in the country and are the forefront of clinical practice in many specialist areas such as heart and lung transplantation and immunology services for babies and children. From newborn babies to the elderly and infirm our overarching aim is to deliver leading edge healthcare to all who come into our care, with a personal touch.
With a strong pioneering spirit we are a leader in research and development working in partnership with one of the UK's leading medical schools, Newcastle University which means we can deliver benefits for, not only today's patients, but for the generations of tomorrow. Current achievements here in the North East are the internationally recognised developments in stem cell research, genetics and "ageing and vitality".
We are looking for enthusiastic and talented people who are good team workers, keen to work in an exciting and challenging setting, delivering excellent patient care and making a genuine difference to the lives of each and every one of our patients. Committed to continuously developing all our staff’s skills and knowledge, we can help you benefit through individual learning frameworks, and we are continually investing in resources for education and training as well as our major £300m facilities investment programme currently underway to modernise facilities and your working environment.
Newcastle upon Tyne is a vibrant and dynamic city, brimming with regeneration and energy, and you would be spoilt for choice whatever you enjoy - shopping, dining out or enjoying an evening of entertainment at one of the myriad of theatres, cinemas and music venues dotted across the region.
The city itself is just minutes away from unspoilt countryside and miles of stunning Northumbrian coast, and the Lake District is a mere two hour drive across the A69.
Affordable housing, great schools and easy travelling all promise an enviable lifestyle here in the North East.
"The most exciting, beautiful and friendly region in the whole of England"
(Lonely Planet Blue List 2008)
Newcastle upon Tyne has a population of around 285,000 and is the administrative, cultural and education of the North East.
The city today is compact and dynamic with a rapid transport underground system and a comprehensive indoor shopping precinct that is one of the biggest and best in Europe, drawing regular visitors from as far afield as Scandanavia.
Once a medieval walled town - the base for continuous warfare with the Scots - it is steeped in history, evidenced by the old Norman Castle Keep, sturdy towers and parts of the embattled surrounding wall, now lovingly preserved. Spacious Georgian streets and buildings co-exist, happily with a modern Northern Metropolis. Fifteenth Century St Nicholas' Cathedral commands the approaches to a bustling riverside and the seven bridges that span the Tyne to the south.
There are museums and libraries in plenty and art galleries, including the Laing with its fine permanent collection of British Art. The Theatre Royal is at the hub of a thriving theatre world and is regulalry visited by the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Sport is well represented in and around the city, home of Newcastle United. General sports and leisure activities - indoor and out - include golf, tennis, football, cricket, bowls, squash, riding, rambling, sailing, rugby, and angling. Gosforth Park is well established as Newcastle's racecourse and the Town Moor is the venue for the country's biggest annual fair.
Friendly pubs and superb restaurants bound the area. Getting out and about in Northumberland, the wildest and least populated of any Englishc county, is a refreshing experience. Rolling hills and the forest of the Northumberland National Park reach north to the Scottish Border, just two hours drive away. England's finest sanduned beaches and some interesting fishing villages line the coast. Offshore lie the Farne Islands, famous bird sanctuary and home to thousands of seals. To the west, historic Hadrian's Wall reaches Carlisle and the Lake District.
Just south lies Durham and the great Cathedral. An hour's further drive brings the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and Moors within range of the sightseer.
Education and housing
The area offers a mixture of housing types with something for every individual taste. House prices in the North East of England are much lower to that of most of the rest of the country but still offer quality, prestigious homes.
Newcastle and the surrounding area offer house of amazing contrast. With the recent development of modern contemporary riverside apartments on Newcastle's vibrant quayside to the exclusive new homes at Wynyard Village situated approximately 30 miles drive to the south of Newcastle.
In the surrounding area of Northumbria you will find many rural retreats and the coastal conurbations provide substantial older properties of immense character from terraced house to unique 'Tyneside' flats from the Victorian and Edwardian era.
With a number of excellent state and independent schools, the area has the backbone to provide any child with a solid foundation for future career development.
The city of Newcastle itself is home to two nationally recognised universities:
- the University of Newcastle
- the University of Northumbria
Both are centres of excellence in medicine and dentistry.
The area is also home to many well-established colleges which offer a wide range of courses from A levels to vocationally based qualifications.