Join our staff bank

An NHS staff bank is an entity managed by a trust, or through a third party organisation who contracts with healthcare professionals to take on shifts at trust hospitals. Here at The Tavistock and Portman we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

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The demand for bank staff offers a lot of benefits which are not necessarily available to substantive workers or even non-bank agency workers. As a member of our bank staff, you will be able to choose the shifts you want to take on, giving you a great deal of flexibility when deciding to work days over nights, or weekdays over weekends. Many substantive workers also choose to work on the bank, either at their own trust or another NHS trust. This gives them some variety in where they work, but also provides them a chance to earn more doing the work they love.

In terms of career progression, our staff bank gives you a chance not only to gain NHS experience, but also to work in a specialism that you may be looking to develop. Working in a NHS staff bank can often lead to lines of work which are longer term contracts, meaning when a permanent opportunity opens up, bank staff are perfectly placed to fill the role. We aim to make our staff bank equally beneficial for both the Trust and for you as a bank member. 

If you would like to be considered for inclusion in the bank please contact our Human Resources department.

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