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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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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH)
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Apprentice Healthcare Assistants
Closing Date:
19th August 2022
Location:
Kelling, North Walsham or Swaffham
This really is an excellent opportunity for those wishing to join the NHS, but not able to travel to one of our larger NHS Acute Hospitals, AND, a guaranteed position as a Healthcare Assistant will be offered at the end! (subject to successful completion of th...
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Social Care Companion - Kirstens Care
Applications for this role are now closed
Closing Date:
31st July 2022
Salary:
£9.50 per hour
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Employer description Kirsten’s Care is a domiciliary care service who are a passionate and dedicated provider of care services to older people, and others who may need extra help at home with Medication, Moving and daily living. Our services will not only prov...
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Care Assistant (Bank) - Kirsten's Care
Applications for this role are now closed
Closing Date:
31st July 2022
Salary:
£10.00 an hour
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Employer description Kirstens Care is a domiciliary care service who are a passionate and dedicated provider of care services to older people, and others who may need extra help at home with Medication, Moving and daily living. Our services will not only provi...
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Support Worker - Radis Community Care Group
Applications for this role are now closed
Closing Date:
31st July 2022
Salary:
£9.80 per hour
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Employer description Radis Home Care were established in 2001, Radis has grown to become a leading provider of community based social care and support for thousands of vulnerable adults and children in England and Wales. We support older people to live indepen...
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PBS Specialist Support Worker - Vital Healthcare
Closing Date:
1st December 2022
Salary:
£10.00 per hour
Location:
Ipswich and West Suffolk, Suffolk
Employer description Vital HealthCare is a Supported Living & Domiciliary Care company with community rehabilitation and supported living resources Nationwide. We specialise in providing holistic and comprehensive care packages for people with learning disabil...
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