We aim to recruit people whose personal values and behaviours align with the NHS values outlined in the NHS Constitution and our own values and behaviours. Our main office is in St Austell, although there is potential to work from other NHS sites that we currently occupy. We like to be flexible with our employees and will discuss options available to you during your interview. Find out more about NHS Kernow in the about us section of our website.
Employees are paid in line with the national Agenda for Change agreement. We also offer:
All employers with 250 or more employees (NHS Kernow has around 270 employees) are now required to publish annually figures setting out the average pay gap between men and women as a mean (average hourly basis) and median (hourly pay average of the person in the middle). Read our Gender Pay Gap reports on our equality and diversity page.
NHS Kernow has been awarded the gold standard for the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly workplace health award. This is a county standard of good practice and a quality mark of health and wellbeing in the workplace. The aim of the award is to act as a toolkit to encourage employers to think about ways to improve the health and wellbeing of their employees.
Healthy workplace initiatives include providing staff with advice on healthy eating; facilitating workshops on avoiding stress and back pain and involvement in physical activities including the Cornwall Beach Games.
NHS employers aim to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community they serve, and we have:
The NHS provides a voluntary pension scheme that employees are eligible to join if they wish. Read about the NHS Pension Scheme.
NHS Kernow is committed to developing its people and there are a wide range of training and personal development opportunities available to support the organisation to achieve excellence through a competent and confident workforce.
Contact our human resources team by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personal information about unsuccessful candidates will be held for 12 months after the recruitment exercise has been completed, it will then be destroyed or deleted. We retain de-personalised statistical information about applicants to help inform our recruitment activities, but no individuals are identifiable from that data.
Once a person has taken up employment with us, we will compile a file relating to their employment. The information contained in this will be kept secure and will only be used for purposes directly relevant to that person’s employment. Once their employment with the NHS Kernow has ended, we will retain the file in accordance with the requirements of our retention schedule and will then delete it.
Some of the work NHS Kernow undertakes is in partnership with other NHS organisations. The NHS South Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) under the umbrella of NHS England, provides some commissioning support services on our behalf, the CSU are an authorised safe haven and will receive and process CCG personal data.
Cornwall also has an ageing population and increasing numbers of people who suffer from long term conditions such as diabetes and asthma. This requires the NHS, in partnership with local authorities and others, to focus more on promoting good health, improving wellbeing, increasing self-esteem and independence and anticipating peoples’ health needs.
We have excellent GP practices, hospitals and other health and care services delivering care for people. We look beyond the day to day treatment of individuals to find new, better, cost effective ways to tackle some of the big health issues and integrate better with health and care services across the whole county.
By working in Cornwall, you get to enjoy a beautiful part of the country every day. Enjoy breathtaking scenery by going on rambling walks through the countryside and along the amazing picturesque coastal path, go surfing on Fistral Beach, or partake in any number of outdoor activities. Or perhaps go and watch a play at the Hall for Cornwall theatre in Truro or the amazing Minack Theatre, which stages productions outdoors in an amphitheatre with spectacular coastal views. Maybe step into the drama and romance of some of the popular series set in Cornwall by visiting the beautiful towns and beaches used in the making of Poldark and Doc Martin.
Cornwall also offers an excellent culinary experience and in addition to a number of exquisite local restaurants, it has also attracted famous chefs such as Rick Stein to set up businesses here, which has all served to boost the local economy. You can also discover modern art galleries such as the Tate in St Ives, visit a museum, and enjoy fantastic shopping with high street stores and unique boutiques and craft shops. The county is also steeped in history, with towns and villages that date back hundreds of years. For those studying in the area, there are really good schools, colleges and the University.