Career Opportunities

Our Hospital and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our patients. All our vacancies are therefore 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.

Benenden Hospital Careers Evening
Thursday March 28, 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Benenden Hospital are recruiting!

If you are interested in a clinical or non-clinical role here at the Outstanding Benenden Hospital, then come along to our Careers from 5.30pm to 7.30pm on Thursday 28th March.

We will have Managers and Staff here for you to talk about working at the Hospital, in a wide variety of roles. We will also give tours of the Hospital, which is very impressive following it's £55 million transformation.

There will also be a 'CV Healthcheck' for you to speak to Recruiting Managers and receive advice about your CV, and how to best promote yourself to a potential employer.

Here at Benenden we offer Full Time, Part Time and Flexible Bank working. We will show you how the Flexibility of Bank Working can work for you.

We recruit in a wide range of roles, including

Staff Nurse
ODP Theatre Staff
Scrub Nurses
Allied Health Professionals
Medical Secretaries
Estates and Facilities Workers
Housekeepers
Catering Staff
Porters
Drivers
Analysts
Patient Appointment Advisors

And many more!

We also offer excellent opportunities through our Apprenticeship and Volunteering schemes.

If you are interested in working in any area of the hospital, either now or in the future, then please come along.

To reserve your place, just email Derrick Howard at derrick.howard@benenden.org.uk

We hope to see you there.

Working for the Benenden Bank gives you exceptional flexibility in your working hours, which for many is an ideal way to work. We can not guarantee you hours, but we are a busy and expanding hospital with a growing demand for our services. If we offer you work which is not convenient for you, there is little commitment on your part.

If you would like to know more about the Benenden Bank, please email Derrick Howard at derrick.howard@benenden.org.uk

Benenden Hospital Trust also offers clinical and non-clinical Bank positions. 

The current roles available in our bank are -

Bank Sonographer - To see the full job description click here

Bank Radiographer - To see the full job description click here

Bank Caterer - To see the full description click here 

For more information on the roles, please click on them to access a link to the job description.

To apply please send an updated CV and cover letter to kentcareers@benenden.org.uk

Radiographer

Part Time - 28 hours per week - 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Salary £22,128.00-£30,185pa pro rata, depending on experience.

Our CQC outstanding rated hospital is set in the heart of Rural Kent, making it a beautiful place to work. Following Benenden Hospital's multi-million pound development programme, we are now looking to recruit an enthusiastic and highly motivated Radiographer to implement high standards of radiography care for patients in our new imaging department.

As the successful candidate you will follow standard operating policies and procedures and undertake a wide range of examinations with Radiology including Theatre work, Fluoroscopy and General x-rays. There will be the opportunity to expand your skills in other modalities such as CT and MRI as and when the service requirements arise. The essential elements of the role include;

  • Act as the patient’s advocate, maintaining their dignity at all times
  • Perform high quality x-rays
  • Ensure patient information data is correctly recorded in the appropriate IT systems
  • Maintain and rotate stock levels of equipment and consumables
  • Maintain professional development particularly through the national professional body
  • Contribute to budgetary management by exercising care and economy in the ordering and use of equipment and consumables
  • Supporting activities such as undertaking administrative duties to support the department when required
  • Communicate with patients and their carers verbally and in writing as and when required
  • Communicate with other staff members and stakeholders (i.e. consultants, departments company representatives), verbally and in writing as and when required, concerning sometimes complex information, such as patient history and clinical procedures

 Skills and Experience

  • BSc Radiography or Equivalent eg DCR(R)
  • Member of an appropriate professional body with valid registration eg HCPC
  • IT skills
  • Good Communication skills
  • Organised and methodical in approach
  • Ability to progress multiple tasks simultaneously

About the individuals

The successful candidate will have good interpersonal skills, be able to demonstrate experience in the radiography field and demonstrate a willingness to support others. They will work well in a team, showing openness and mutual respect with a professional approach to work.

The department is currently open between 08:00 - 19:00, Monday - Saturday, with the requirement to work evenings, weekends and bank holidays as required, therefore you should be prepared to work flexibly within these times in order to meet the requirements of the department.

- Competitive salaries
- 27 days' annual leave entitlement in addition to normal bank holidays, rising with length of service
- Defined contribution pension scheme and life assurance plan
- Free membership to Benenden Health
- Free bike loans
- Sodexo Childcare vouchers
- Employee assistance scheme
- Access to Occupational Health advisors
- In-house training and development facilities
- Enjoyable social events such as the bi-annual fair, Christmas lunches and dinners, prize-giving,   trips, quiz nights and raffles
- Opportunity to apply for the Lord Plant Travel Fellowship with up to £3,000 for the successful staff member to travel anywhere globally and learn about healthcare related ideas
- Subsidised food and beverages, and free on-site parking
- Investors in People accreditation

If you wish to find out more about this opportunity we would be happy to accommodate an informal visit as part of your application process and look forward to meeting you.

To see a full Job Description - Click here

Please contact Recruitment Officer Derrick Howard on 01580 857368 or by email derrick.howard@benenden.org.uk

To apply for this position please send your CV and a letter detailing your reasons for applying for the role and evidencing your relevant experience to kentcareers@benenden.org.uk

 

 

 

Part time: 22.5 hours

Salary: £31,696.00 - £43,900.00 pro rata depending on experience


It is an exciting time to join Benenden Hospital! Our multi-million pound redevelopment means we can offer first class services in an amazing, modern environment. With an Outstanding CQC rating, you can be confident you are joining an industry leading team.

Benenden Hospital is looking for an experienced Ultra Sonographer with significant relevant experience to join their diagnostics team. This role reports into the Imaging lead

The Ultra Sonographer will be accountable for the safe day to day running of the Ultrasonography Service within the Hospital; planning and implementing high standards of care for patients whilst following hospital guidelines and protocols. 

We are looking for someone who will promote a patient focussed approach to care; ensuring patient care areas are safe and fit for purpose. They will be required to undertake a range of work procedures using complex or sensitive information which will require the use of initiative and analysis and will act as the patients advocate, maintaining their dignity at all times.

The post holder will demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills and will demonstrate a strong patient–centred approach in everything that they do. They will be methodical and logical in their approach particular paying attention to detail. The post holder will also be able to demonstrate their strong problem solving skills and emotional intelligence.

In return for this, you will receive:

- Competitive salaries
- 27 days' annual leave entitlement in addition to normal bank holidays, rising with length of service
- Defined contribution pension scheme and life assurance plan
- Free membership to Benenden Health (for permanent and long term temporary staff)
- Free bike loans
- Sodexo Childcare vouchers
- Employee assistance scheme
- Access to Occupational Health advisors
- In-house training and development facilities
- Enjoyable social events such as the bi-annual fair, Christmas lunches and dinners, prize-giving, trips, quiz nights and raffles
- Opportunity to apply for the Lord Plant Travel Fellowship with up to £3,000 for the successful staff member to travel anywhere globally and learn about healthcare related ideas
- Subsidised food and beverages, and free on-site parking
- Investors in People accreditation

For the full role description, please click here.

For further information on the role please contact Derrick Howard on 01580 857368.

To apply for this position, please send your CV and a letter detailing your reasons for applying for the role and evidencing your relevant experience to KentCareers@benenden.org.uk

Staff Nurse - Inpatients

Competitive Salary

Full Time 37.5 hours per week

 

It is an exciting time to join Benenden Hospital! Our multi-million pound redevelopment means we can offer first class services in an amazing, modern environment. With an Outstanding CQC rating, you can be confident you are joining an industry leading team.

Benenden Hospital is looking for an experienced Staff Nurse to join their team on the adults Inpatients Ward.

The Staff Nurse will be expected to provide high standards of clinical care including delivering health promotion and discharge advice for patients. They will undertake a wide range of work procedures using complex or sensitive information.

The role will require the post holder to plan and implement the care of patients from admission through to discharge by assessing and monitoring them prior and after surgery. Other duties will include:


•Booking tests
•Positioning and moving patients
•Undertaking basic tests such as phlebotomy
•ECG
•Breath tests
•The ability to interpret results and raise awareness of abnormal results.

As well as technical skills relevant to the role the successful applicant must be able to evidence excellent communication, teamwork and customer service skills.

In return for this, you will receive:


•A competitive salary
•27 days holiday, plus bank holidays, rising with service (Pro rata)
•Defined contribution pension scheme
•Free Benenden Healthcare Membership
•Free Parking
•Subsidised food and drinks

Plus many other benefits.

For further information, please see the full job description here.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about this vacancy, please call Derrick Howard, Recruitment Officer on 01580 857368

To apply for this position, please send your CV and a letter detailing your reasons for applying for the role and evidencing your relevant experience to kentcareers@benenden.org.uk

 

IT Apprentice – Infrastructure or Applications Support

£12,000 to £14,000 Staged

Full Time 37.5 Hours per week


It is an exciting time to join Benenden Hospital! Our multi-million pound redevelopment means we can offer first class services in an amazing, modern environment. With an Outstanding CQC rating, you can be confident you are joining an industry leading team.


This position will be within our IT Team, and give the Apprentice an excellent opportunity to start their career in IT. We have a number of developments planned over the next two years, and you would be given the opportunity to really grow your IT skills in a busy hospital.

This position is a two year fixed term and during this time you would study for a formal qualification such as Infrastructure Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship.  This programme will be delivered in partnership with QA Apprenticeships who will provide your formal training that will complement the on the job training that Benenden Hospital will provide.  For more information about QA visit their website https://apprenticeships.qa.com/


Your main responsibilities would include:


• Provide 1st line IT technical support to telephone requests and emails from users
• Initial triage and investigation of IT support incidents
• Liaison with 2nd line support teams
• Management of incident tickets logged with 3rd party suppliers
• User account administration
• Maintenance, set up and configuration of laptops, mobile devices and other IT kit
• Maintenance of end user IT documentation and self-help tools
• Regular IT data maintenance and housekeeping activities
• Various recurring IT administration activities

Benenden Hospital Trust offers a competitive range of benefits, including:


• 27 days annual leave entitlement plus Bank Holidays, rising with service
• Generous defined contribution pension scheme
• Excellent Life Assurance benefit
• Free Membership of Benenden Health
• Free parking
• Subsidised eye tests
• Enhanced Maternity pay
• Free Flu vaccinations
• Free tea and coffee
• Subsidised on site Restaurant
• Cycle to work scheme
• Active social club

To apply for this position, please email your CV and covering letter to kentcareers@Benenden.org.uk or for an informal chat about Apprenticeships at Benenden Hospital call Derrick Howard on 01580 857368.

For a full Job Description please click here

 

Competitive Salary


1 * Part Time 18.5 hours per week

Benenden Hospital is looking for an experienced Staff Nurse to join their team on the inpatients ward.

The Staff Nurse will be expected to provide high standards of clinical care including delivering health promotion and discharge advice for patients. They will undertake a wide range of work procedures using complex or sensitive information.

The role will require the post holder to plan and implement the care of patients from admission through to discharge by assessing and monitoring them prior and after surgery. Other duties will include but is not extensive of

  • Booking tests
  • Positioning and moving patients
  • Undertaking basic tests such as phlebotomy
  • ECG
  • Breath tests
  • The ability to interpret results and raise awareness of abnormal results.

As well as technical skills relevant to the role the successful applicant must be able to evidence excellent communication, teamwork and customer service skills.

In return for this, you will receive a comprehensive remuneration package, including:

• Competitive salary
• 27 days' annual leave entitlement (pro rata) in addition to normal bank holidays, rising with length of service
• Defined contribution pension scheme and life assurance plan
• Free membership to Benenden
• Free bike loans
• Employee assistance scheme
• Access to Occupational Health advisors
• In-house training and development facilities
• Active social club
• Opportunity to apply for the Lord Plant Travel Fellowship with up to £3,000 for the successful staff member to travel anywhere globally and learn about healthcare related ideas
• Subsidised food and beverages, and free on-site parking
• Investors in People accreditation

If you would like to have an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Derrick Howard, Recruitment Officer, on 01580 857368 are at derrick.howard@benenden.org.uk

If you would like to have an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Derrick Howard, Recruitment Officer, on 01580 857368 are at derrick.howard@benenden.org.uk
Together, we work hard to maintain a safe, comfortable, patient-focused environment for the people in our care.

All our vacancies are therefore 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.

For further information, please see the full job description.

To apply, please send an updated CV and cover letter to kentcareers@benenden.org.uk.

 

Staff Nurse - Outpatients and Pre-assessment

Part Time 22.5 Hours per week

Competitive Salary

We are looking for a highly motivated, dynamic and flexible Registered Nurse to join our Outpatient team.  The successful candidate will deliver a high standard of individual focused care to patients undergoing a variety of Outpatient consultations and procedures.

As a member of the nursing team, you will be required to have experience of medical, surgical or pre-operative assessment clinics, and possess the ambition to further develop your knowledge and skills across these diverse areas of nursing.

You may be required to act as the nurse in charge in the absence of the Sister or Senior Staff Nurses, so the successful applicant should be someone who enjoys such opportunities.

This position may also appeal to a newly qualified nurse looking to consolidate their experience.

This is a fantastic opportunity if you are looking to fully utilise your Staff Nurse experience as well as to learn more about the wide variety of Outpatient provision which would include but is not exhaustive of:

  • Carrying out pre-operative assessment clinics for patients proceeding to surgery.
  • Assisting with minor procedures
  • Supporting exercise stress tests
  • Undertaking skin patch testing

You will be joining an organisation that is highly patient focused and therefore you will need to evidence your excellent customer service skills. You will be a great team player who is highly motivated and enthusiastic. You will have excellent communication skills and will be committed to self-development and encouraging the development of others.

Outpatient and/or Pre-operative Assessment experience is advantageous, however the desire and motivation to learn all about this diverse area of nursing and the ability to perform at this level is what will be essential. A comprehensive orientation and induction programme will be provided.

 To see the full job description please click here

To apply please send an updated CV and covering letter to KentCareers@benenden.org.uk

Healthcare Support Worker in Outpatients

Competitive Salary

Part time position - 30 hours per week

Benenden Hospital is looking for a Healthcare Support Worker to work in Outpatients. This is an exciting time for Outpatients who have recently moved into the brand new department in the new build.

The Healthcare Support Worker will report into the Outpatients Sister and will assist patients visiting the department with their care requirements. They will undertake a wide range of routine work procedures which may require the use of initiative and will undertake basic tests such as blood pressure, pulse, temperature, respiratory rate, height, weight and BMI calculations, MRSA screening and phlebotomy. This work will be undertaken under the direct supervision of Senior Medical Staff.

The Healthcare Support Worker will also be expected to update patient information on IT systems and will ensure that the department is effectively maintained and well stocked.

The successful candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

- Relevant professional qualification such as an NVQ Level II in Health and Social Care (or a willingness to work towards)
- Basic Phlebotomy and ECG monitoring experience
- Good IT Skills
- Proven ability to undertake multiple tasks under pressure

In return for this, a Healthcare Support Worker will receive:

- Competitive salary, including an element of performance related pay
- 27 days annual leave entitlement plus Bank Holidays, rising with service
- Generous defined contribution pension scheme
- Excellent Life Assurance benefit
- Free Membership of Benenden Health for Permanent Staff
- Free parking
- Subsidised eye tests
- Enhanced Maternity pay
- Free Flu vaccinations
- Free tea and coffee
- Subsidised on site Restaurant
- Cycle to work scheme
- Active social club


If you wish to apply for this position, please send your covering letter and CV to kentcareers@benenden.org.uk.

The closing date for this vacancy is the 2 April.

Vacancy enquiries

If you wish to apply for a position, please send your cover letter and CV to kentcareers@benenden.org.uk. For other general vacancy enquiries, please call us on 01580 240 333 or use the contact form below.