Welcome

We are really pleased you are thinking of becoming part of our team. Here at Leicester’s Hospitals we are committed to providing “Caring at its Best” and need the right people to help us achieve this. With over 10,000 staff we are one of Leicester’s largest employers.

Our team is made up of many different professions, including people providing support services, nurses and midwives, allied health professionals, healthcare scientists, managers, doctors and dentists. We hope through this brochure to share with you what Leicester’s Hospitals is able to offer you, and some of our team will share with you why they chose to work in Leicester.

How would you help deliver 'Caring at it's Best'?

We need people whose values are the same as ours. These are the things that help us make the right decisions at work and at the end of our shift enable us to say “I did my best today”.

What does Leicester have to offer me?

We have one of the most richly diverse communities in the UK, bringing a unique cultural vibrancy to the City, which colours the shopping, eating and entertainment scene. We are a city of contrast, a modern and growing commercial centre and yet right in the core of the city do we have the last resting place of King Richard III!

We are surrounded by stunning countryside which also houses Rutland, the smallest county in the UK. Nestling in the centre of the country, we boast some of the best road, rail and flight links – you can access London in only 60 minutes by rail!

Some of the benefits we can offer...

We can offer you the opportunity to train and develop your skills treating our richly diverse community. We greatly value diversity in our workforce and provide safe working environment for all. Health is our business so we encourage you to stay fit and healthy. Our Well-being at Work programme offers a range of on site fitness classes ranging from Aerobics to Zumba and well-being activities.

Our commitment to a greener Leicester is our convenient “Hopper” bus service between the three hospitals which is free for our staff. We support you to make the most of your salary – offering salary sacrifice schemes for childcare, accommodation and car parking. As part of the NHS, you have access to the NHS pension scheme and a generous holiday entitlement.

We can help you reach your full potential

Where better to learn than in a nationally and internationally renowned organisation? We pride ourselves on our specialist treatments and services in cardiorespiratory diseases, cancer and renal disorders as well as developing new and innovative research and techniques, such as surgery with a Robotic Arm, TAVI (Trans-Catheter Aortic Valve Insertion) and the use of the suture less valve in heart surgery.

Research and development is important to us and we are at the forefront of many research programmes and new surgical procedures. We are now the home of three NIHR (National Institute of Health Research) Biomedical Research Units and carried out over 800 clinical trials last year, bringing further benefits to thousands of our patients.

As an acute teaching hospital, we attract many professionals with national and international expertise in their fields. We have invested heavily in research and are recognised for our leadership in many innovative practices such as advanced nurse practitioners, mental health expertise in our emergency department. We have received national recognition for investment in National Vocational Qualifications and seek to find new and innovative career pathways such as assistant practitioner schemes and apprenticeship programmes.

New Emergency Floor

Leicester’s Hospitals £43.3 million investment to create a purpose built Emergency Floor has begun, marking the first major investment of our 5-year £320 million strategic plan.

Here are some of the key features of our exciting new development:

  • UK’s first ‘frailty friendly’ emergency department

  • Dedicated rapid ambulance access

  • More space, more treatment rooms, more technology 

  • State of the art imaging embedded: CT and MRI

  • Integrated mental health unit

  • Fully electronic ED, saving space and speeding up flow/waiting time

Meet the ED Team

 
Ben Teasdale
We run one of the largest emergency departments in Europe with a high acuity case mix. The large consultant team supports a large number of sub-specialty interests including Paediatric EM, Geriatric EM, pre-hospital EM and medical education. Personally I love the challenging and interesting medicine that presents to Leicester emergency department and my family love the quality of life that Leicestershire has to offer.
— Ben Teasdale, Emergency Department Clinical Lead
Andrea Mulvaney
I really enjoy the amount of variety in the department; no two days are ever the same. There is always something to learn.
— Andrea Mulvaney, Emergency Department Sister
The Emergency Department at Leicester is like a big family; so even on the most challenging of days you always know that the people around you are striving towards the same goals, those of excellence and the highest quality of care for every patient who attends the department.
— Anna Marquiss, Specialty Doctor
Paula Blanchard
Even on the dark days, I feel supported by my team.
— Paula Blanchard, Emergency Department Band 7 Nurse
Leicester is one of the leading UK centres for Academic Emergency Medicine, which gives opportunities for trainees to participate in our portfolio of ongoing research projects. We run an academic training program at BSc, MD and PhD levels.
— Prof. Timothy Coats, Professor of Emergency Medicine
Chris Knight
It’s the feeling I get when I go home, when I can say to myself ‘job well done’.
— Chris Knight, Emergency Department Staff Nurse
Jonathan Acheson
In our Emergency Department we are changing the way medical education is delivered to all trainees. We are creating a culture and environment where medical education will flourish as we move from the concept of teachers/teaching to learners/learning.
— Dr Jonathan Acheson, Emergency Medicine Consultant
Emergency Department nurses always pull together as a team when it’s busy in other areas of the Department. Even when the department is chaos you can always depend on your colleagues to make you laugh.
— Lisa McPherson, Emergency Department Staff Nurse

Are you...

  • Caring?

  • Creative?

  • Committed?

  • Passionate?

  • Resilient?

  • A great communicator?

  • Keen on integrity?

  • Discrete?

  • Values driven?