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.

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 Staff Nurse Inpatients - To see the full job description click here

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 

Bank Housekeeping Assistant - To see the full job description click here

Bank Physiotherapy Assistant - To see full job description click here

Bank Porter - To see full job description click here

Bank Healthcare Support Worker Outpatients - To see full job description click here

Bank Imaging Receptionist - To see full job 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

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

Radiographer - Two Part Time Roles

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

1 * Part Time 24 hours per week

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 Receptionist – 16hrs per week

Salary: £8.70 per hour

 An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time Receptionist to join our friendly and professional team working on Benenden Hospital’s Main Reception.   Reporting to the Senior Receptionist, the key responsibilities of the role are as below, although this list is not exhaustive:


•To assist patients, carers and other visitors at the hospital by covering switchboard queries, meeting and greeting on arrival, dealing with enquiries and giving directions when required
•To check-in patients on the hospital’s Patient Administration System on arrival at the hospital and direct/assist them to the appropriate area
•To undertake a variation of delegated administrative tasks
•To ensure the reception area is consistently staffed, effectively maintained and well stocked
•To work flexibly within the department, according to competency and skills

Our Main Reception is a very busy area and is the first experience our customers have of the Hospital.  We are therefore looking for someone who can plan and prioritise their work whilst also providing a first class customer service.

The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate their effective verbal and written skills and will be able to evidence their ability to work within a team. Experience in a busy Reception is desirable, however full training will be given for candidates who can evidence the skills required.

The Hospital’s Main Reception is manned seven days a week and therefore hours of work will be allocated on a rota basis between 6.30am and 9pm Monday to Sunday.  It is essential that the successful candidate can demonstrate flexibility  as they may be required to work shifts at short notice.

If you would like to work as part of the Reception team but would like more information please contact Derrick Howard, Recruitment Officer or by e-mail kentcareers@benenden.org.uk

To see the full job description click here


The closing date for this vacancy is the 20th September

1st Line Applications Support Analyst

£22,500 pa 

Full Time 37.5 Hours per week

12 Month Fixed Term Contract

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.

We require an enthusiastic 1st Line Application Support Analyst to join our growing team on a 12 month fixed term contract.

The 1st Line Application Support Analyst will work within the Hospital IT team, providing 1st line support for the Hospital’s IT business applications. The role will cover an extended day shift pattern between 08:00 – 18:00 5 days per week and there will be an occasional requirement for out of hours and weekend working.

Your responsibilities will include:

• Initial triage and investigation of application support incidents logged by the IT Service Desk
• Delivery of service requests
• Liaison with 2nd line support teams
• Management of incident tickets logged with 3rd party suppliers
• User account administration
• Maintenance of end user IT documentation and self-help tools
• Regular IT data maintenance and housekeeping activities
• Various recurring IT administration activities

To apply for this role, it is essential that you have the following skills and experience:

• Excellent problem solving skills
• Knowledge of working in an IT service desk and/or IT application support environment
• Good awareness of working with a range of business applications
• Proficient with MS Office, Word, Excel, Outlook
• Excellent analytical skills, good numeracy and literacy

In addition to these skills, it would be an advantage for you to have knowledge of Hornbill Service Manager toolset, ITIL working practices and a background in Healthcare.


In return, you will receive:

• 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
• 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

For a full job description, please click here

If you have any questions regarding this position, or would like an informal chat, please call Derrick Howard, Recruitment Officer, on 01580 857368.

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 Monday 24th September.

Please note that if a large number of applications are received this vacancy may close before the closing date without notice,

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.