Social Care & Support / Professional Roles

The NHS isn’t only doctors and nurses. There are a wide variety of other roles which are critical to the delivery of quality services and care. This roles in social care and non-clinical support/professional roles for those who are interested in non-patient-facing work.

Basic English and Maths skills are required for all of these roles and employers may ask for GCSEs or equivalent qualifications.

Some roles require specific previous experience, however many only require some experience in health or care (in an employed, voluntary or personal capacity).

Social Care Roles

  • Activities Worker / Coordinator
  • Care Worker
  • Community Transport Driver
  • Learning Mentor
  • Personal Assistant
  • Rehabilitation Worker
    • Social Work Assistant

To find out more about what it is like to work in Social Care and where to find opportunities, visit the Prospects website and the HealthCareers website. For information about unregistered roles in Social Care and entry requirements, visit the ThinkCareCareers website.

Support/Professional roles

  • Administration and Business Support
  • Support Services (e.g. Equipment, Health & Safety)
  • Domestic Services (e.g. Catering & Hospitality)
  • Estates Services (e.g. Facilities)
  • Corporate Services (e.g. HR, Finance, IT)

For more information about non-clinical roles in the healthcare sector and entry requirements, visit the HealthCareers website.