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East Coast Community Healthcare

Hamilton House Battery, Green Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1DE

About us

East Coast Community Healthcare CIC (ECCH) is a staff owned Social Enterprise, providing community based NHS care and public health support in Norfolk & Suffolk.

We believe the social enterprise model offers us the opportunity to create a more sustainable and flexible organisation, to take charge of our own destiny and make real improvements in services to patients. We invest any surplus resources back into the community we live in and serve and we have an ethos of high quality care, every time.

ECCH is owned by its employees. Our staff have a real say in how the organisation works. 82% of staff are shareholders and we have two Staff Directors, appointed by their shareholder colleagues, who sit on the Board and shape our business. We also have a Shareholder Council made up of representatives from all departments which is consulted on issues affecting the organisation. For example, shareholders played a key role in the appointment of the current Chair and Non-Executive Directors.

Our Vision: “We will be a ground-breaking, forward thinking community focused social enterprise with a reputation for excellence and quality in improving health and wellbeing."

Our Commitments are as simple as ABCD

Working for Us

We employ around 800 staff from podiatrists, nurses and health care assistants to speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and smoking cessation specialists.

We also have staff working in finance, human resources, education, clinical governance, administration and facilities management.

What do we offer our staff?

• Salary package in line with NHS Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions
• NHS pension
• Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme
• Childcare Vouchers
• Bike to Work Scheme
• Flexible working options
• NHS discounts– including 10% off Dorothy Perkins, up to 17% off Apple Products, discounts on restaurants, 50% off Dominoes pizza delivery (subject to conditions)
• Training and Development Opportunities– including Apprenticeships, Foundation Degree Programmes, Masters and Continued Professional Development.
• Shares in the Company– all new staff will be able to purchase a £1 share in ECCH and will be issued with a share certificate.
• Generous Annual Leave (minimum of 27 days plus bank holidays)

Search for vacancies by going to http://www.jobs.nhs.uk/extsearch?client_id=127294

Work “ECCH-xperience”

Opportunities and Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to organise a Work Experience placement?

From the time you submit your application, it takes a minimum of 9 weeks to organise. We advise you apply in plenty of time as students under the age of 18 must be interviewed before being accepted.

How long will a Work Experience placement last?

A work experience placement for East Coast Community Healthcare lasts 5 days on a rotational basis and is purely observational.

How old do you have to be to undertake a Work Experience Placement?

The minimum age is 14 but this must be arranged as part of a school approved placement experience. To undertake work experience in your own time, you must be 16 or above.

Why would a rotational Work Experience programme be beneficial?

It gives an oversight of community healthcare, allows you to select the career that is right for you and a variety of experience looks favourable to employers and higher education providers. Rotational placements are available in clinical and non-clinical services in order for you to gain a board overview of the services ECCH provides. See the example table above for what a clinical placement may look like.

What are ECCH’s expectations of students?

We expect all students to follow ECCH’s policies, procedures and ABCD values (Attitude, Behaviour, Competence and Delivery).

What can Work Experience provide you with?

  • Real life experience
  • An introduction to the working environment
  • An awareness of healthcare within the community
  • Build on key employability skills and confidence
  • A chance to see a variety of healthcare careers and services

To apply, complete the online Work Experience Application Form.

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