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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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CounsellorCare Worker Paramedic  Youth WorkerArt therapist • Midwife • Physiotherapist Nurse • Hematologist • Biomedical Scientist Occupational Therapist (For more, check out the Job Areas below)

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Did You Know?
There are 105 GP practices in Norfolk and Waveney.

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Clinical Support Workers - Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation Trust
Closing Date:
31st May 2022
Salary:
£20,329-£21,776 plus enhancements for unsocial hours
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Welcome to Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust, we provide an extensive range of mental health services across two counties, working with our communities and partners we continue to develop and transform our services so we can really meet the needs of the peo...
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Social Worker (Degree) Apprentice 89
Closing Date:
22nd May 2022
Salary:
£25,419 to £27,514 per annum
Location:
Various locations
Social Work Apprentice 3-years fixed term contract Are you motivated to train to become a registered social worker? Norfolk County Council is excited to offer social work apprenticeship posts starting in January 2023. Our apprenticeship programme offers the...
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Podiatrist Apprentice
Closing Date:
10th June 2022
Salary:
£14,944
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
Within the Foot Health department at NCH&C we have an amazing opportunity for a suitably qualified, enthusiastic individual to undertake a Podiatry degree through an apprenticeship scheme running in collaboration with the University of East London starting in....
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Cook/Chef Newmarket Day Centre
Closing Date:
31st May 2022
Location:
Newmarket, Suffolk
Cook/Chef We have a temporary vacancy to join our busy kitchen team. We require a cook/chef who is passionate about food, driven to learn, adapt and become part of the team. Monday- Friday 8am-4pm. To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to ver...
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Newmarket Day Centre Work Experience
Closing Date:
30th June 2022
Location:
Newmarket, Suffolk
Work Experience If you wondered what it is like to work for a company providing activities and support for the elderly and vulnerable, this is the perfect opportunity for you to find out. Here at Newmarket Day Centre, we are welcoming work experience and h...
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Norfolk Care Academy course.
Make a start on your career in care now with the NEW Norfolk Care Academy course. Give us 5 mornings over one week from Monday 16th May - you’ll get a qualification, a mentor, a new CV and a guaranteed job interview!
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