NHS Jobs and Reed.co.uk Join Forces to Fill Vital COVID-19 Roles in the NHS
Significant Appetite Seen from Job Seekers Wanting to Support Vaccination Programme.
NHS Jobs, the official online recruitment service for the NHS in England and Wales, is working with Reed.co.uk, the UK’s #1 job site, to promote COVID-19 -specific roles across the UK. Roles range from nurses and practitioners to radiographers, housekeepers and paramedics - and, of course, vital roles within the national Vaccination Programme.
There are currently over 1,200 COVID-19 critical roles that need to be filled. Healthcare assistants, nursing and occupational therapy positions are currently in the highest demand, followed by administrative roles such as receptionists and medical secretaries. Whilst the majority of COVID-19 roles waiting to be filled are for medical staff, there are also many non-medical roles available, such as those in administration and housekeeping - all of which play a vital role in keeping the public safe.
Reed.co.uk’s collaboration with NHS Jobs will help to fill these roles fast, with public appetite to support the NHS continuing to play an important part.
David Roberts, Head of Service for NHS Jobs, said: “The NHS Jobs team has been working at pace to increase the reach of NHS vacancies and make it easier for job seekers to find roles relating to COVID-19. We appreciate the support that Reed.co.uk has provided and it is great to be working together to support this national effort.”
James Reed, Chairman of REED Group, adds: “Job seekers are demonstrating a real desire to work for the NHS right now, with applications on reed.co.uk for COVID-19 vaccinators in particular going through the roof. And it’s not just clinical roles proving popular, job seekers are increasingly applying to support roles such as cleaning, care and support as well. We’re proud to be working with NHS Jobs to help fill vital roles that support the national recovery.”
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About NHS Jobs
NHS Jobs is the official online recruitment service for the NHS in England and Wales. It is the biggest marketplace for health jobs in the UK, featuring over 350 role types. NHS Jobs is used by thousands of healthcare organisations to advertise their vacancies and has over 11 million registered candidate accounts.
Our vision is to help employers get the right people into the right NHS roles every time and deliver a great experience for candidates and employers.
reed.co.uk, the UK’s largest online jobs board, lists thousands of new job opportunities every day from 12,000 recruiters across 42 career sectors throughout the UK.
REED is the largest family run recruitment company in the world and has been in the sector for 60 years. REED was founded in 1960 by Sir Alec Reed, and is now a global recruitment company, with more than 3,500 employees working in 180 locations around the world.
REED receives 50 million job applications every year and has helped more than 140,000 long-term unemployed people get back into work.
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