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Right Arrow Trust joins hundreds around England for national NHS careers job shop day in Southport - PR/24/0405
16 September 2004 at 14:20
A special Job Shop event is being held by Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust on 22 September at The Arts Centre, Lord Street, Southport between 10am and 4pm. John Cooper of Dune FM will formally open it at 10am.

This Job Shop is one of hundreds of events being held all over England as part of the NHS Careers National Job Shop campaign, now in it’s fourth year. Since the first campaign, around 50,000 people have visited Job Shops to find out more about careers in the NHS.

The Job Shops 2004 campaign is designed to enable NHS organisations to focus on immediate and future local and regional recruitment needs. This includes offering detailed information to anyone who may be interested in an immediate vacancy, as well as people of all ages looking for a new or second career who need advice on training opportunities. The Job Shops will also be hoping to attract those who might be considering returning to work in the NHS, and people who may be deciding on a career change who would be able to utilise their existing skills within the NHS.

On hand at the Southport Job Shop will be local representatives from many of different jobs and careers available. This means that not only will visitors be able to find out exactly what any particular job or career entails, from where to start training to career progression, but that the people they will meet will know about their local area.

Southport and Formby District General Hospital currently has vacancies for Radiographers, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Catering and Housekeeping staff.

Sheelagh Windrum, Employment Co-ordinator for the Trust said: “The beauty of this campaign is that we can adapt individual Job Shops to suit individual local needs.

“There has never been a better time to join the world’s third largest employer. Today’s NHS offers flexible, family-friendly hours, improved access to free returner and refresher courses for ex-healthcare professionals, financial support during training or re-training, professional career development and mentorship schemes, better pensions and benefits, and improving diversity amongst the workforce.

“Whatever your age, skills, qualifications or experience, we encourage anyone to visit our Job Shop on 22nd September to find out what the NHS can offer them. We want people to be able to fit their work around their lives and not the other way around. Meeting and talking with staff at the Job Shops will give them a chance to find out exactly what any particular job or career entails. A visit might just change their life, and enable them to go on to save others!”

To find out about your nearest Job Shop or for further information about jobs and careers in the NHS, contact Sheelagh Windrum on 01704 704810 or the NHS Careers Hotline on 0845 60 60 655.

Notes to Editors.

You are welcome to send a photographer to cover the event.

Issued by Matthew King, Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust.

Enquiries to: Matthew King Tel: 01704 704714