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Working in the health or social care sector can be extremely rewarding. Health care can include caring for patients in a hospital, dentist, opticians, pharmacy and in people’s homes but there are also support roles which are essential to the day-to-day running of the health service.

Social care involves looking after people in different locations such as residential care or in their own home. There are opportunities to work with people with learning disabilities, physical abilities, mental health, and elderly people.

Take a look at the various links and job roles below to see what could be in store for you. 

  • Health and social care is one of the largest employment sectors across Norfolk and Suffolk with over 103,000 jobs
  • Adult social care is growing and the number of social care jobs will increase by 350,000 by 2020
  • There are around 150,000 full-time equivalent doctors, and over 300,000 nurses in the NHS

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There are 105 GP practices in Norfolk and Waveney.

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Part Time Cook - Nowton Court Village
Closing Date:
14th October 2021
Salary:
£10.50 per hour
Location:
Nowton, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Employer Description Heritage Manor is a small, privately owned group of care homes that has been operating since 1995. We own and operate our own homes in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, with our head office located in Kempsey, just outside Worcester. We al...
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Kitchen Assistant - Nowton Court Village
Closing Date:
14th October 2021
Salary:
£9.20 per hour
Location:
Nowton, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Employer Description Heritage Manor is a small, privately owned group of care homes that has been operating since 1995. We own and operate our own homes in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, with our head office located in Kempsey, just outside Worcester. We al...
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CARE ASSISTANT - FT
Closing Date:
15th October 2021
Salary:
£9.00 per hour
Location:
Hadleigh, Ipswich
As a Care Assistant at Runwood Homes, you will help residents enjoy each day and ensure they receive the highest quality care that they so deserve.
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