Are you kind, compassionate and a great team player? Are patients at the heart of everything you do? Do you want to develop your career at Benenden Hospital? If so, why not find out more about some of our job roles:
Allied professionals in the main are degree level professionals that are not doctors or nurses. This includes Physiotherapists, Imaging and Pharmacy staff.
A Theatre Practitioner is a member of the perioperative team working in anaesthetics, scrub or recovery.
As a nurse, you’ll be working in our modern and spacious Outpatient department or our wards.
Flexi-Bank provides us with skilled staff to cover temporary shortages within our clinical and non-clinical areas.
This category covers all our non-clinical departments such as hospital Management, Administration, Finance, Estates, Housekeepers, Porters and Catering - all of which are critical to the smooth running of our hospital.
Benenden Hospital is set in a tranquil location that offers a peaceful retreat for our patients. It's important to note that public transport does not directly serve the hospital. If you're travelling by train, the nearest station (Headcorn) is approximately seven miles away.
At Benenden Hospital we're proud of our people, who work so hard to enable a safe, comfortable, patient-focused environment for those in our care.
If you're kind, compassionate and a great team player and want to develop your career with us, watch our talented staff explain the benefits and opportunities available at our CQC rated Outstanding private hospital.
Benenden Hospital was opened in 1907 by the National Association for the Establishment and Maintenance of Sanatoria - to treat postal workers suffering from tuberculosis.
The Association was a consortium founded by trade unions and friendly societies and the Benenden Healthcare Society (formerly the Post Office and Civil Service Sanatoria) became a member. By 1951 the Association had disbanded, and the Benenden Healthcare Society took over the sanatorium.
With cases of TB declining, the Benenden Healthcare Society expanded treatment to include chest complaints and cancer, shortly afterwards building an operating theatre, surgical wards and an x-ray department.
Today the Benenden Healthcare Society is known as Benenden Health. Benenden offers a range of discretionary healthcare and well-being services to individual and business healthcare members.
Benenden Hospital is a subsidiary and is an independent hospital with charitable status, which continues the principle of providing first-class treatment for a wide range of specialities.
In 2017, we launched a multi-million-pound redevelopment of Benenden Hospital, which included the construction of our light and bright atrium, a new outpatient area, new CT, MRI, and diagnostic imaging facilities, our new physiotherapy suite, and our spacious restaurant.
Everything we do is designed to make our patients feel better, including the design of our building. Our Atrium was designed to aid healing, with natural light flooding the room, and murals by local photographer, Hugh Turvey, decorating the walls.
We offer full and part-time vacancies, as well as Flexi-Bank opportunities.
To ensure that our recruitment and selection process is fair and objective, each application goes through a robust process. Therefore, please don't worry if you don’t hear from us straight away. The process we follow is below.
Our hospital and team are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our patients and therefore all our vacancies are subject to either a Standard or an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service, as well as satisfactory reference checks. These procedures need to be completed before a new member of staff can join the hospital.
If you wish to apply for a position, please send your application form and CV to email@example.com.
If you'd like further information, or have any questions relating to any role or the recruitment process, you can contact our Resourcing Officer, Claire Coupe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flexi-Bank working gives fantastic flexibility, and for many people is the ideal way to work. Flexi-Bank workers cover shifts at the hospital depending on staffing requirements, therefore hours are not guaranteed.
We offer a range of training and development opportunities to increase skills, maintain competence and compliance using degree and apprenticeship programmes, external specialist courses, qualifications, eLearning, work shadowing, lunch and learn, coaching, mentoring, and reflective practice.
We are accredited to the Investors in People health and wellbeing award.
There are two apprenticeship routes available:
We're currently sponsoring several healthcare support workers to complete the Nursing Associate programme at Canterbury Christchurch University.
We have a yearly work experience programme.
If you are not a UK National, please visit the GOV.UK website to see if you are eligible to work at the hospital.
The hospital does not currently engage in the tier 2 sponsorship scheme.
We're committed to promoting, supporting and encouraging Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) in the workplace and is a central part of our culture. We are also a Disability Confident employer.
If you would like to discuss, in confidence, any particular concern or requirement you have in relation to our recruitment and selection process, especially if this is in relation to a protected characteristic, please contact our Resourcing Officer, Claire Coupe on email@example.com.
We value and support our team of volunteers, who bring a wealth of skills and knowledge to the hospital. In return we can provide them with new skills and experiences.
Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.