7 Insider tips from the Northern Healthcare Recruitment Team

Identifying what your potential future employer is looking for in their candidates will always give you the advantage over other applicants, so we interviewed Tori from the Northern Healthcare recruitment team to bring you the best tips and advice when it comes to careers at Northern Healthcare.

What is the best way to apply for a role?

“Northern Healthcare recruitment is all done inhouse. We don’t accept applications or CVs via email (this is for various compliance reasons). You can apply for our roles and sign up to our job alerts directly through our careers page, make sure you complete your full application when applying for a role. You can also apply for our roles through NHS jobs too! Once we have shortlisted for the role, if you are successful we will invite you to interview.”

What do you look for on a CV?

“We always like to see the most recent experience first. It makes us more likely to read if the experience is in order. Mental health experience can be mandatory for some of our roles, but not all of them. Typically, we look for individuals with a solid education or employment history – we try to look for the most reliable on paper. Your CV is the first thing we meet, so make sure you have put some effort into it, make it easy to follow by using the same font throughout, use of bullet points where appropriate and bold text to emphasise headings.”

You can find more advice for writing the perfect CV here.

Do you have any advice for interviews?

“Be yourself and take the time to prepare for the interview. If you know enough about the company and the role then you should be able to arrive feeling prepared and confident – you can find lots of information about us on our website. Don’t forget to look smart and smile!

Always make sure you contact us if there is an issue with your interview or if you need to reschedule.”

Can you describe what it’s like to be a Support Worker at Northern Healthcare?

“Support Workers are key members of our teams, they provide vital day-to-day support to our residents 24/7. Support work is extremely rewarding but comes with challenges. On our website you will find a video where we asked Joshua and Ella, two of our Support Workers, to describe their roles, what they love about what they do and what they find most challenging – it provides great insight for anyone considering a career in mental health support work.”

You can view the video by clicking here.

What other roles do you usually recruit for?

“We have a range of different clinical and non-clinical roles within the business. Our clinical roles consist of Registered Mental Health Nurses, Service Managers and Occupational Therapists. Our non-clinical roles include House Keepers, Business Administrators, and of course our Head Office team which includes business functions such as finance, recruitment and property.

Our live job vacancies are constantly changing, to view a list of our current vacancies please head to our careers page.”

What type of culture can I expect at Northern Healthcare?

“People are at the heart of every decision we make. Dignity and respect underpin the Northern Healthcare approach to the people we support, we also expect the same approach within our team culture. As a company that values high quality support, we ensure that quality, safety, governance and the delivery of successful outcomes are at the forefront of our actions.“

Why choose Northern Healthcare?

“For me, working for Northern Healthcare feels like a big achievement. I feel proud to be working for a company that is here to help and support individuals who need us. We contribute in our own ways to deliver the very best service to our residents and to support our residents on their recovery journey to greater independence – for me that means recruiting the very best team members!

Hearing stories about how much residents have achieved with us is such a lovely feeling. We care about people and we care about the future of mental health.”

What better way to welcome the new year than with a new career opportunity? If you have a passion for mental health and value a role where you can truly make a difference, then we have the job for you! For more information on any of our roles, click the links below:

Support Workers      Head Office      Mental Health Nursing      Occupational Therapy       Service Managers

If you have any questions or want to find out further information email the Northern Healthcare recruitment team at [email protected].


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