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Local authorities

Click on the links below to see more details about vacancies including care workers, rehabilitation workers and personal assistants.

Derbyshire County Council

Derby City Council

Private, voluntary and independent sector

Coxbench Hall Ltd are looking to appoint a Care Assistant based at their Coxbench Hall Residential Home. The role is three days a week in a family-run residential home, with bonuses on top of salary. Contact and 01332 880200.

Millennium Homecare Services Ltd have a number of vacancies to fill. These include full and part-time positions at various sites including Brimington, Staveley, Wingerworth, Newbold, Dronfield, Whittington and Shirebrook. Among the positions being recruited for are drivers. Roles all seek to provide a quality and caring service to people in their own homes. Please call Beth or Keily on 01246 261389 for an application form or email

Moore Care are looking for a support worker (adults with learning disabilities) based entirely in Buxton supporting people in their own homes and out in the community. If you are interested, call Bryone or Denise on 01298 24566 for an informal chat.

Amicus Care Limited are seeking to appoint two seniors (one senior aspiring to be deputy or assistant deputy) and two juniors at The Gables in Buxton. The individuals must be dedicated to caring for the elderly, with a strong belief in person-centred care, sound track record of reliability and good work ethics. Further details from Sylvianne Hockey, manager/director on 07585 951375.

Ashmere Derbyshire Ltd are currently looking for a volunteer minibus driver to cover all homes, a senior care assistant part-time in Ripley, and care assistants, senior care assistant, dementia support workers, full or part-time, in Matlock. Please contact Carrie Loakes, HR Manager, on 01773 747044 or email Further information from the Ashmere website.

Holbrook Hall Residential Home in Makeney Road, Holbrook, is looking for a care assistant and a cover cook and kitchen assistant, for varied hours across the week. For further information, contact the residential home on 01332 880698 or email

Amicus Care are looking for a part-time qualified cook for their 23-bed residential home in Buxton. He/she must also be able to bake. The role is 18 hours a week (part-time) and cover for when the full-time cook is on holiday. Rate of pay negotiable depending on experience. Call 07585 951375 or 07551 007948, or email, for more information.

Mears Group are advertising for care workers to join their Derby team. Full and part-time positions are available – day, evenings and weekends. The posts provide an opportunity to gain the QCF diploma in health and social care. Current vacancies include a mobile branch recruiter full-time based in Derby, visiting officer for Derby/Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire overseeing the senior workforce, and senior carers for Derby, Derbyshire and Nottingham. For more information please contact Mears via email, phone 03333 218 302 or visit the website

Peak Home Care, due to a high demand for care, are advertising for Support Workers throughout Chesterfield. Pay rates above National Living Wage along with enhanced pay for unsociable hours. For more information or to apply please contact the office team on 01246 554321 or email your CV to

With more than 25 years’ experience in the domiciliary care sector, SureCare are opening a new branch in Derby. SureCare are currently seeking to recruit a number of high calibre individuals to support their care at home services in and around Derby and Derbyshire. There are vacancies in both town and village locations. To be considered for these Care Assistant opportunities, please apply online at or call 01332 300520 for an informal chat.

Fosse Healthcare are looking to increase their team of Care Assistants who enable people in the community who require support to stay at home for as long as possible and retain their independence. For further information, please contact recruitment officer, Katie Havercroft on 01332 492026. See their website.

Respectful Care are recruiting for a Care/Support Worker based in Chesterfield. Care/Support Workers are responsible for meeting the support requirements of clients in a way that respects the individual and promotes their independence. For further information, please contact Gemma Sellars, Registered Care Manager, Respectful Care, Chesterfield, on 01246 888525 and

Eyam Domiciliary Service have two vacancies for day workers and one vacancy for an overnight position for four nights per week. EDS provide care throughout the Hope Valley, Baslow, Calver, Bakewell and Matlock as well as Dore, Totley, Dronfield and Eckington. For further information call Kate Ward on 01433 631380 or email

Lifetime Home Care are looking for part-time and full-time community care assistants. The positions do not require applicants to have prior domiciliary care experience, but applicants must be caring in nature and able to work as part of a team providing all aspects of personal care to vulnerable adults in their own home. For further information, please call Cheryl Thorne, Training and Support Manager, on 01909 771211. See website

Fun-abil8y Moving Forward at the St James Centre, Derby, are looking for support workers for disabled young people and adults. The support workers will be caring, lively and dedicated to helping disabled people live life to the maximum. Candidates will need at least a level two qualification in children’s work or health and social care. For more details call Naz Quayum on 01332 604066. Visit the St James Centre website.

Fosse Healthcare are looking to increase their team of care assistants who enable people to remain supported and independent in their home for as long as possible. For further details contact Fosse recruitment officer Katie on 01332 492026.

Ashmere are recruiting for a full time housekeeper at The Firs Nursing Home in Codnor. The role will involve management and development of the domestic and laundry team, and administration of stock control and quality audits. All mandatory training provided and NVQ courses encouraged. Further information from

The Aspen House residential care home in Derby is looking for new members of staff (March 2019). There are vacancies being advertised for support worker and night support worker. The roles include working as part of a team helping service users within the home, respecting their dignity and promoting independence at the same time. For further information, please email or phone 07583 903338.

Coxbench Hall are advertising new vacancies. The Georgian building of Coxbench Hall is set in picturesque countryside at Coxbench near Derby, boasting four acres of gardens and woodland that residents enjoy. The roles are advertised at paying above the living wage and as part of the Workplace Pension Scheme. The roles are to care for all residents’ needs during the shift to high standards; observe, monitor and record residents’ physical and emotional well-being, and promptly report any changes to senior staff; assist in the safe transferring and movement of residents; and assist residents with personal care tasks, such as washing, dressing, toileting and at mealtimes. Email for further information.

Prime Care at Home Limited requires support workers. Prime Care are a well-established, friendly and approachable, independent, home care company which urgently requires support workers, home carers and care assistants on a permanent, part-time basis.

The company is person-centred, responsive and flexible in order that clients receive a quality service. Prime Care, regulated by the Care Quality Commission, are members of the UK Home Care Association and have attained trusted trader status.

The roles will support vulnerable adults in the Derby area so they can live independently in their own homes. Services offered by Prime Care include support with personal care, assistance on outings, companionship, shopping, respite care, night care and palliative care.

Call 01332 613783 for further details and an application pack or send CVs to Natalie Horner, Prime Care at Home Limited, Unit 10, Stadium Business Court, Millennium Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8HP. Job type: part-time. Salary: £9.50 to £11.50/hour.

Amber Valley Total Care, rated good by the CQC, are recruiting due to an increase in work and the opportunity to build the business. There are six full-time vacancies and three part-time; also evening and weekend work available. Areas covered include Belper, Kilburn, Horsley Woodhouse, Horsley, Smalley and Denby. Rates of pay are £9 per hour and £1.50 per visit. Please apply in person to: 18 Main Road, Smalley, Ilkeston, Derby DE7 6EE or phone 01332 881255. Training is provided in-house and with Derby College.

Mediline Home Care are currently recruiting for carers, with benefits including good rates of pay, flexible working, induction training and career opportunities. For more information call Tina Crawford on and 01332 854355. Visit

Heathcotes Group are currently looking to recruit to a number of vacancies. These include team leader, sales ledger (maternity cover), support worker children’s days, support worker children’s nights, support worker Pennine days, support worker Pennine nights, support worker days Loundsley House, and support worker nights Loundsley House. The Heathcotes Group exists to provide high quality, person-centred residential services for adults with learning disabilities, dual diagnoses and challenging behaviours. For further information, visit the Heathcotes Group website.

Fairplay is a registered charity working in north Derbyshire to improve opportunities for children and young people with disabilities and their families. Latest vacancies are advertised on their website. The organisation is based at the Fairplay Centre, Alexandra Road West, Chesterfield S40 1NP. Recent roles advertised have included team members and a one-to-one support co-ordinator. For further information, contact Fairplay on 01246 203963 or email

Hillcare require a cook and care assistants, full and part-time, day and night. Contact Kim Bibby, regional manager, Hillcare, Burton Closes, Haddon Road, Bakewell DE45 1BG, phone 01629 814076 and email

Intacare Ltd are recruiting for a home manager for a registered nursing home. Contact Paul Bamber, senior manager at Intacare Ltd, phone 07792 544 600.

Bluebird Care (Derbyshire Dales & Amber Valley) is a local family-owned business started by the directors who had experienced caring for several family members and felt they had a lot to offer in this area.  They offer a private, bespoke service, to include live-in care, and have won awards over the past four years for the quality of care. They are advertising for a part-time and full-time care assistant and live-in care assistant. Further information from email and website.

April Park care home has vacancies for a head housekeeper and a chef. For further information, please contact Gail Wardle, Home Manager, on 01246 430683, email and website


The NHS in Derbyshire is recruiting for a Maternity Transformation Project Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to take the lead on key improvement projects in maternity services across Derbyshire, working closely with a wide range of multi-disciplinary colleagues. Closing date is 16 July with interviews on 23 July 2019. See NHS Jobs for further information.

Derbyshire Community Health Services

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton

Chesterfield Royal

Derbyshire Healthcare

DHU Health Care

Health Jobs UK

NHS Jobs

Joined Up Careers Derbyshire

Joined Up Careers Derbyshire, formerly known as the Derbyshire Health and Social Care Talent Academy, brings together local partner organisations to support the current and future health and social care workforce.

It seeks to find the best candidates for roles within the health and social care sector of Derby and Derbyshire – and support them on their career journey.

Joined Up Care Derbyshire, the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP), will require some staff to work in different ways, sometimes in different places and with different team members. Joined Up Careers Derbyshire has been established to ensure colleagues are equipped with the knowledge and skills to deliver to their best potential.

Our priorities

Joined Up Careers Derbyshire has three main priorities:

  1. To attract and recruit staff
  2. To retain staff and help progress their careers
  3. To support trainees and apprenticeships

We need to attract skilled and committed individuals to a wide variety of roles – as well as supporting them with training and opportunities while in post.

Joined Up Careers Derbyshire is active in a number of areas to boost recruitment and retention. We are:

  • Supporting skills development and career progression of the existing workforce within health and social care
  • Promoting the wide variety of roles and career pathways available across the sector and at all levels
  • Increasing the profile of careers in health and social care - engaging with schools and colleges, job centres and partner organisations
  • Developing a pilot integrated health and social care worker apprenticeship scheme
  • Providing specialist careers advice and support for young people looking to enter the health and social care sector
  • Increasing the number of work experience and apprenticeship opportunities across health and social care
  • Supporting the private, voluntary and independent sectors with recruiting and retaining staff.

Health Education England has produced a report and a set of resources for an initiative that aims to support the retention of staff in the early stages of their career. The Reducing Pre-registration Attrition and Improving Retention (RePAIR) resources are available here.

NHS Employers has produced an interactive toolkit for HR professionals, recruitment teams and managers in the NHS to inspire, attract and recruit the future workforce.

Why are we doing this?

The future supply of the health and care workforce has been identified as a critical issue for services, both locally and nationally.

With more people living longer, often with one or more long-term conditions, demand for services is growing. In Derby and Derbyshire, one in five people of the 780,000 population is aged 65 or over.

We need to ensure we are working in the most efficient ways to best meet people’s needs. This means we must have the right numbers of staff, appropriately skilled, trained and supported.

Joined Up Careers Derbyshire will support a robust and flexible workforce best able to meet future health and social care needs.

Better resourced and co-ordinated services will help people in Derby and Derbyshire stay well with appropriate support when they need.

Work in health and social care

Health and social care offers careers for everyone.

Working in the NHS

Did you know that the NHS is one of the largest employers in the world? And, with 1.5 million staff, it is the biggest in Europe.

The NHS offers a huge range of exciting and challenging opportunities for people who are passionate about making a difference. With more than 350 different careers on offer, there is a job for you.

The NHS employs clinical and non-clinical staff. Clinical staff include doctors, nurses, paramedics, midwives and pharmacists. Examples of non-clinical include electricians, administration, porters, accountants and caterers.

You can enter the NHS whatever your background, previous work experience and qualifications. And once you are in the NHS, we’ll work with you to develop your career, and fulfil your potential.

There are lots of ways to get into an NHS role, whether it’s joining direct from school, as an apprentice or after higher education. Or you can make the move from another sector.

We can help you find the role you’re looking for and see how you can best progress your career.

Find out more from NHS 70

What is the NHS?

Recruiting now for NHS nurses

Recruiting GPs

Health Careers

Let's find your health career - questionnaire

Training routes into the NHS

Step into the NHS

Video: Working as a GP trainee in Derby

Videos: Working as a GP in Derbyshire

Video: Working in health and care with patient 'Mary'

eResources: Working as an allied health professional

Nursing careers resource - to help registered nurses and the clinical support workforce plan their health careers effectively.

Working in social care

Did you know that one in five of Derbyshire’s population are aged 65 or over and that this figure is set to increase in coming years? Adult social care does not only support elderly people, but also those with physical disabilities, autism and mental health issues.

A career in care provides the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of adults living in Derby and Derbyshire. Hundreds of local care workers are helping people stay safe in their own homes, residential homes and in the community.

There are a range of rewarding and challenging roles within the care sector for people wanting to have a direct, visible impact on people’s lives. 

A career in care is not only rewarding, but offers flexibility, variety, and opportunities for progression and promotion. Training is provided in many caring roles to help you gain new skills and progress your career.

Why choose a career in social care? (Skills for Care)

What is social care?

Working in a caring career

Job roles in social care

Skills for Care

Skills for Care - registered nurses working in social care

Video: I 'just' work in care

Videos: Making a difference (Derbyshire County Council)

Workforce information on adult social care 


You’re hired! 

Joined Up Careers Derbyshire, also known as the ‘Talent Academy’, has established a ground-breaking apprenticeship scheme.

Partner organisations from across the NHS and local government put together 10 pilot apprentice posts for candidates looking for a grounding in both health and social care. The positions are hosted by Derbyshire County Council and University Hospitals of Derby and Burton. The positions were first advertised in 2018 and the majority were filled.

It is one of the first times in the country that an apprenticeship scheme has been run linking together health and social care, offering such a wide variety of workplace experiences and care opportunities.

Apprentice roles within Derbyshire County Council

Derbyshire County Council has in August 2018 been recruiting for 25 health and social care apprentices for people looking to earn and learn within their direct care division. Successful completion will lead to a level two diploma in health and social care and access to a wide range of job opportunities. Further information from Derbyshire County Council.

View our videos

See what these apprentices at Derbyshire Community Health Services think about taking the first steps in their careers.

See national information on becoming an apprentice.

See Gurinder talking about his apprenticeship at Derby City Council.

Health Education England weblink on apprenticeships that are available in the NHS.

For employers, you can create your own apprenticeships pathways using this Skills for Health online tool.

Skills for Health have set out a series of standards for their healthcare apprenticeships.

View the national apprenticeships website.

View Derby City Council's apprenticeships hub.

Help and support

Wheels to Work can help find a way to help when transport difficulties are stopping you get to work, training or college.

Living and working in Derby and Derbyshire

Living in Derbyshire

Culture, shops, sport, the great outdoors – it’s all on your doorstep.

From the lively urban attractions of Derby and major towns to the tranquillity of the Peak District National Park, this area has it all.

It’s also one of the more affordable areas of the country – so your salary will go further, whether that’s money on your mortgage or the latest fashions in your wardrobe. Average house prices for example are below the national average in Derby and Derbyshire.

There are excellent transport links through the county. Direct rail services connect Derby to London in under two hours. 80% of the population are within a two-hour drive from Derby - great for visiting friends, family, customers and suppliers. Heading away on holiday? East Midlands Airport is just down the road.

The arts are well catered for throughout the region with venues such as Buxton Opera House, Derby Quad and the Joseph Wright Gallery at Derby Museum.

Cultural attractions include Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Kedleston Hall. For the more active, there are tourist attractions such as Heights of Abraham in Matlock Bath and thrill-seekers will always enjoy a trip into Staffordshire to experience Alton Towers.

For sports fans, you can follow the football at Derby’s Pride Park, Burton Albion or Chesterfield, watch Derbyshire County Cricket, enjoy track cycling at Derby Velodrome, or there’s motor sports at Donington Park. There are also plenty of opportunities for getting out and about in the countryside, including running, mountain biking, caving and kayaking.

For learners, there are a number of well-respected schools and colleges throughout the area. The University of Derby, with campuses in Derby, Buxton and Chesterfield, offers gold-standard higher education.

Working in Derbyshire

Whether you want to work in a hospital, health centre, call centre or care home, there are plenty of opportunities within Derby and Derbyshire. And now one of our organisations, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton, covers part of Staffordshire we can offer opportunities further afield too. 

There are opportunities across the area to progress your career with employers keen to support your skills, training and continuous professional development. There are ways to re-train, re-skill and take on new roles. With a wide variety of employers and employment sites, there is the potential for a flexible portfolio career – taking on the hours and responsibilities you want, to balance careers, family and lifestyle.

Local employers include local authorities, primary care, NHS community providers, NHS acute trusts, NHS mental health providers, as well as independent and voluntary sector providers.

Dr Debbie Austin, High Peak, North Derbyshire:

“The High Peak area of North Derbyshire has a number of medium sized Practices and we all know and support each other very well. It feels like a GP community in its own right, but we have strong GP links with the rest of North Derbyshire as well, especially in The Dales. We are extremely fortunate to have the most beautiful countryside around us, with all sorts of activities on our doorstep, yet within easy reach of large cities such as Manchester and Sheffield. I am definitely not planning on changing my home and work place any time soon!”

Return to practice

We are keen to support qualified professionals across health and care including nurses, allied health professionals and healthcare scientists return to practice. There are plenty of opportunities in Derby and Derbyshire and organisations who can support individuals returning to the workplace.

For further information on returning to practice, visit the Health Education England website.

The return to practice programme is a combination of classroom and placement-based learning. The hours you spend on placement will vary and be negotiated with you, depending how long you have been off the NMC register. The whole programme can take three to 12 months to complete. The Health Careers website has more information about the programme. You can also watch their video.

In March 2019 NHS England and Health Education England launched a campaign to encourage hundreds of family doctors to return to general practice. The scheme has already attracted almost 800 GPs into coming out of retirement, returning to the profession after taking a break or working in another occupation, or moving from overseas.

GP return to practice brochure.

Private, voluntary and independent sector

There are an estimated 1.75 million paid jobs in adult social care in England. Currently, most of the adult social care workforce is employed by private and voluntary sector organisations. This includes more than 24,000 privately run social care services, as well as in services run by local authorities. This group is largely made up of residential, day, home and community care workers. Most adult social care jobs involve directly providing care and support. The workforce of the future will be increasingly employed in different types of organisations, some of which will work across traditional social care and health boundaries to deliver more integrated services. 

Joined Up Careers Derbyshire are hosting an information event  on Wednesday 10 July 2019 aimed at promoting the role of nursing associates in the private, voluntary and independent sector.

Advanced clinical practitioners

What is an Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP)?

Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACPs) are highly trained professionals with the knowledge and skills to take on wider roles caring for patients. They have advanced qualifications (such as a Masters degree) and the capability to work independently but are integral to a clinical team approach. The professionals are from a range of professional backgrounds such as nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, pharmacy, paramedicine and occupational therapy but all must be a current regulated healthcare practitioner. 

Health Education England (HEE) definition of advanced clinical practice:

“Advanced clinical practice is delivered by experienced, registered health and care practitioners. It is a level of practice characterised by a high degree of autonomy and complex decision making. This is underpinned by a masters level award or equivalent that encompasses the four pillars of clinical practice, leadership and management, education and research, with demonstration of core capabilities and area specific clinical competence. 

“Advanced clinical practice embodies the ability to manage clinical care in partnership with individuals, families and carers. It includes the analysis and synthesis of complex problems across a range of settings, enabling innovative solutions to enhance people’s experience and improve outcomes.”

Neither the ACP title nor level of practice are regulated and, as such, are open to use by anyone making recruitment particularly challenging and understanding particularly challenging.

It should be noted that this definition refers to a level of practice not a role, however in Derbyshire the ACP title is a defined role with clearly defined capabilities to provide clarity for patients and practitioners in understanding expectations. 

What do ACPs in Derbyshire do?

They are capable of performing a range of tasks which may include prescribing drugs, ordering tests, organising treatment and working out the best treatment plans for patients. ACPs work across the NHS - in GP practices, hospital wards, emergency departments and community hospitals to name a few. 

ACPs by title within Derbyshire work across health conditions and varying levels of health complexity. The ACP has broader advanced knowledge and skills to look after patient care as a whole, but they may refer to a specialist for more in-depth, ongoing care. It is important to acknowledge that a specialist practitioner may also be working at an advanced level. The two roles - ACP and Specialist - do not compete but work with each other and the rest of the healthcare team to provide best care for patients.

ACPs in primary care in Derbyshire

We are currently unclear of precise numbers of practitioners in primary care within Derbyshire who meet the recognised definition of ACP as per HEE (2017) definition or indeed the Derbyshire agreed definition. We are aware of numbers of practitioners who use the term 'advanced' but remain unclear of their qualifications, training or competency and assessment that has been undertaken. It is important to acknowledge though that each practitioner regardless of title is a valued member of the healthcare team but to enable the development of the future workforce we need to identify a base line understanding. 

In response to this dilemma, a register of all ACPs across the county is being developed seeking to identify where ACPs are based and how the appropriate support and guidance can be put in place for all practitioners. Within primary care all those who believe they are ACPs, or have ‘advanced’ in their title, are being asked to email Julia Taylor, Advanced Clinical Practitioner/GP Trainer.

Letters have been sent to GP practices across Derbyshire and responses are encouraged from every practice to ensure the information is as up-to-date and accurate as possible.

What are some of the requirements of being an ACP in Derbyshire?

The criteria for being an ACP in Derbyshire include:

  • Being an experienced clinician (approximately five years post-initial qualification and two years working at a senior level)
  • Holds current professional registration
  • A full Masters degree (Derbyshire requirement)
  • Evidence of expertise in clinical practice, leadership and management, education, and research
  • Evidence of clinical competence within specific area of practice and which meets the capabilities within the HEE framework (2017).


Julia Taylor, Advanced Clinical Practitioner/GP Trainer, talks about the role of being an Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) in Derby and Derbyshire.

Alison Martin, who has a background in physiotherapy at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton, talks about becoming an Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP).

Simon Baker, discusses being a trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) in the surgical services department at the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton.

Clare Sutherland, who comes from a nursing background, talks about her role as corporate lead for advanced practice in Derby.

Further information

Email Julia Taylor and follow Julia Taylor on Twitter

Derbyshire LMC website

Health Education England website

Allied health professions

Healthcare is not only about doctors and nurses and hospitals.

More than a third of the NHS workforce is made up of skilful and dedicated practioners who play a vital role making a real difference to people’s lives.

They are called the Allied Health Professionals – AHPs for short. There are more than 150,000 of them working in hospitals, patient’s homes, clinics, surgeries and schools.

The 14 AHP disciplines are:

  • Art Therapists
  • Dramatherapists
  • Music Therapist
  • Chiropodists/Podiatrists
  • Dietitians
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Operating Department Practitioners
  • Orthoptists
  • Osteopaths
  • Paramedics
  • Physiotherapists
  • Prosthetists and Orthotists
  • Radiographers
  • Speech and Language Therapists

Let the Wow Show tell you all about the wonderful world of allied health professions.

RSA Academies and The WOW Show have teamed with VotesforSchools to provide teachers with dedicated lesson plans and teacher resources to accompany this latest online careers broadcast.

Careers calendar

Every month during 2019 we're going to be highlighting one of the many exciting roles in health and care:

Careers events in 2019

Care job fair (for social care) - in Heanor on July 12

Enrichment workshops - boost your school and college learning with specialist workshops from Joined Up Careers 

Schools offer - careers development opportunities for school and college students

Contact the Joined Up Careers team