Careers in Health and Social Care

Below are a range of links to useful websites to support you with your job search.

NHS Careers 

Comprehensive website with information on NHS careers, courses, financial support in education. 

NHS jobs + careers advice, NHS values, making successful job applications. 

An NHS careers website aimed at young people; includes a questionnaire to help you decide which NHS careers would suit you.

Nursing and Midwifery

Royal College of Nursing

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Course finder for clinical courses - use to find out about nursing courses

To search for postgraduate courses in nursing/midwifery

Useful Websites 

The independent regulator of health and social care in England 

Information on a wide range of job roles, post graduate courses and careers support (CV writing, interviews etc.)

A more general site with A-Z of job roles. 

Career planning exercises

Careers-in-care/Think-Care-Careers.aspx - a wide range of information on various social care careers

Information about roles in the Allied Health Professions, e.g. Physiotherapy, Dietitian, Chiropody

Jobs with Charities

When looking for your next role, keep an open mind as what and where it may be. There are many charities that offer interesting (paid) opportunities within the health and social care sector. Below are listed a few that may be of interest, for a more comprehensive directory of charities, see

Disability Charities

Scope - disability charity.

Charity which supports people with cystic fibrosis.

Charity which supports children with disabilities.

Charity supporting deafblind people.

Charity supporting children with learning disabilities.

Charity supporting older people

Charity supporting children

Charity working against human slavery and trafficking 

Homeless Charities 

Charity supporting homeless young people

Supports homeless people, particularly those with mental health issues, drug or alcohol dependency.

Supports homeless people.

London based charity supporting homeless people.

National charity supporting homeless people.

St Christopher’s, a charity which works with vulnerable children and young people.