We have a number of different routes into employment

We have adapted the way we recruit to help address health inequalities in our community. We know that being in employment helps people lead better lives. Having people from the local community in the workforce helps us give better, more personalised care.

You can access vacancies in a number of ways:

NHS Jobs/Trac

All our external vacancies go onto NHS Jobs and Trac Recruitment. Here you will be able to see adverts, job descriptions, the requirements for the role and a contact name if you want a chat.

View our current vacancies.

Job Centre Plus

All our vacancies are also available via the Job Centre website. Our local Job Centre teams are able to give you direct support in terms of applying for jobs.

You can read more below about other routes into employment at the Trust.

We do offer apprenticeship qualifications in a specific number of areas.

We also deliver programmes designed to attract and recruit from our local population, who may otherwise have barriers to accessing recruitment.

We have recently launched a scheme whereby our existing volunteers can get priority access to vacancies for paid employment. Volunteering is a great way of getting used to a working environment or building up skills and confidence. Find out more about volunteering at the Trust.


Tony was one of our first volunteers to use the Volunteer into Employment pathway

This year-long programme is for people between the ages of 18 – 24 who have a learning disability. You will complete placements that match your interests, while developing work skills and gaining an employability based qualification. We also support you in securing a job after the programme. The scheme is run in partnership with Active Tameside.

For more information visit or contact your SEN worker.


We recognise that veterans bring unique skills to our workforce and we are able to support you into employment. We are part of the NHS Step into Health Armed Forces campaign and in 2020 we were awarded the Silver Armed Forces Covenant for our support to veterans.

Potential employees who are from an armed forces backgrounds can benefit from active support with the recruitment process in terms of matching you to potential suitable vacancies. If you apply via NHS Jobs and declare yourself as a veteran, you will receive an interview under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme if you meet the minimum criteria.

As an employee you will benefit from paid leave for Reservist activities, as we recognise the dedication and time you give to this benefits the country as a whole.

Find out more by contacting recruitment@tgh.nhs.uk.

If you apply via NHS Jobs and declare a disability, you are covered by the Disability Confident scheme. If you meet the minimum essential criteria for a role you will be offered an interview. We will be happy to support you with any adjustments you need for interview or for you to take up a role.

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Find out more about our commitment to inclusive recruitment.