Partnerships in Care is the UK’s leading provider of independent specialist secure and step down services for people with mental illness, personality disorder, learning disability, autism spectrum disorders and brain injury with 23 hospitals across the UK.
We have achieved much and we continuously seek to do more to meet the needs of our patients and commissioners. We have a diverse workforce and patient base. We strive to attract people from a wide range of backgrounds and we celebrate equality and diversity in all that we do.
We deliver a high quality and safe specialist service and we are always looking for talented professionals to join us. We offer roles in:
- Occupational Therapy
- Health Care Workers
- Support Services
- Social Work
- Bank Services
If you’re keen to build your career and to gain immense reward, in every sense, from doing what you love we want to inform you of the opportunities we offer.
As an employee of Partnerships in Care you will provide services that really make a difference to people's lives. We will reward you with a competitive remuneration package, benefits, excellent training and opportunities to further your career.
Our intensive induction programme for clinical staff lasts 12 weeks and covers 40 key policy areas. Our values are:
Taking quality to the highest level; Working together; Caring safely; Uncompromising Integrity; Valuing People.
High quality, safe, discharge and recovery-orientated patient care is at the heart of everything we do and our culture of care is embedded in the way we work at all levels of the organisation.
All of our staff receive the following benefits:
- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (at commencement of employment)
- A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)
- Private Medical Insurance Scheme
- Life Assurance
- Free meals while on duty
- Carefirst – Employee Assistance Services
- Continuous learning and development
- Childcare vouchers
Whatever role you hold in Partnerships in Care we will support your development at every stage of your career.
- Regular training sessions and best practice days
- Clinical supervision to reflect and develop clinical practice
- Access to post-graduate studies to improve professional practice
- Targeted specialist training to develop service provision
- Supervision, mentoring and portfolio development
- Annual appraisals focusing on your achievements and developmental needs
- We continually seek our employees’ ideas about how we can improve our services
Q. Do you offer work experience / internships / voluntary work?
A. Due to the nature of the working environment this is not normally something that we can cater for. However please visit our a-z-of-services page where you can find a list of our hospitals and units, and their contact details. If you find any that you are interested in, then please contact them directly to discuss your interest and they will advise you on what steps to take next.
Q. There are currently no positions available for the field I am interested in, can I submit a C.V. for you to hold on file until something suitable becomes available?
A. Unfortunately we are unable to keep C.V.’s on file. Please register your details by clicking on the work-for-us page, and once registered, sign up for email alerts for when positions you are interested in become available. You can then submit an application.
Q. I am having problems viewing the application form?
A. Please ensure that you are using a desktop computer or a laptop when filling in the application form.
Q. I am having problems progressing past the Employment section of the application form, could you please advise on how to proceed?
A. A common problem when attempting to move on from this page is that the website needs to recognise email addresses in the sections where it asks you for your previous employers' email addresses, even if you do not have them available. If you are unable to provide an email address for a previous employer, please enter firstname.lastname@example.org into the relevant field.
Q. I am having trouble logging in, can you please advise on what I should do?
A. Underneath where you input your login details, please click the ‘Forgotten your username?’ or ‘Forgotten your password’ links.
Q. I am having problems registering with your website, could you please advise on what I should do?
A. When signing up to the website for the first time, please follow the following rules to allow for a successful registration:
- The Username must not contain any spaces,
- The Password must be at least 8 characters in length, with a combination of lower-case letters, at least 1 upper-case letter and at least 1 number.
Please also note if you have registered with the website before, you will not be able to re-register with the email address you used to sign up previously. Please click the forgotten your password link, which will send you a new password to your email address.
Q. I am interested in a particular vacancy, how do I apply for it?
A. To apply for a particular role please visit our work-for-us page and click on the orange search box on the left hand side. That will take you to a new page. Here you can filter on either role or hospital to view our latest vacancies.
Q. Do you have any current vacancies?
A. To view our current vacancies, please visit our work-for-us page and click on the orange search box on the left hand side. That will take you to a new page. Here you can filter on either role or hospital to view our latest vacancies. From here you can then apply for the roles which you feel are suitable.
Q. I recently applied for a vacancy, how long should I expect to wait for an update on my application status?
A. We aim to reach a decision within two weeks of an application being submitted.
Q. It has been some time since I have heard anything in regards to my application, can you advise on how to proceed?
A. We aim to contact all candidates within two weeks of an application being submitted, however for varying reasons this may not always be possible. If you have been waiting for an application update for more than two weeks, then please contact the hospital / unit you have applied to directly. You can find a list of our hospitals and units on our a-z-of-services, and their contact details.
Q. I am interested in joining your team, however I do not currently reside in the UK. Can I submit an application?
A. As long as you can prove that you have the right to work in the UK then you can apply for any of our vacancies.
Q. Do you work with recruitment agencies?
A. We currently operate a centralised recruitment policy, and therefore we do not work with any external recruitment companies. On occasion one of our hospitals / units may look to source candidates from elsewhere, however this is at the discretion of the hospital / unit concerned.