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Applying for a Job with the NHS

The NHS Scotland employs more than 160,000 people working in a wide variety of roles. 

NHS Jobs are advertised on a number of platforms including our own NHS Scotland Recruitment Website.

You probably already have some of the skills we need. Transferrable skills are important to mention when apply to a job within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. What skills will you bring to your new role?

NHS Jobs are paid on a pay scale called Agenda for Change. If you are new to the NHS you will generally start at the entry point of the pay scale 

NHS Jobs are grouped into Job Families which list a number of related jobs under a single category. 

When searching for your NHS job you can search by pay band, location, key words or job family. 

NHS Scotland Job Families

Administrative Services

This job family includes any Technical, Managerial, Call Handling,  Secretarial and Clerical professions including IT, Finance, Medical Records and Service Administration. These services can be delivered in both office and health care settings.

Allied Health Professions

The professions which deliver and support Radiography, Physiotherapy, Speech and Language and Occupational Therapies. These services deliver direct patient care, rehabilitation, treatment, diagnostics and health improvement to patients in Hospital and community settings.

Executive Level 

The individuals at the highest level of NHS management including Chief Executive, Executive and Non-Executive Directors.

Health Science Services 

The Professional, Scientific, Technical and Healthcare Support workers within Laboratories, hospital and community settings who perform diagnostic tests and deliver therapeutic services such as renal dialysis or cardiovascular perfusion.

Medical and Dental 

Doctors and Dentists working within Hospital and Community Settings.

Medical and Dental Support     

The professions which support Doctors and Dentists including Physician Assistants, Operating Department Practitioners, dental nurses and Dental technicians.

Nursing and Midwifery       

Registered Nurses and Midwives, Nursing Assistants and healthcare support workers who deliver direct patient care in hospital and community settings.

Other Therapeutic     

A range disciplines which deliver therapies and health care including Pharmacy, Optometry and Psychology in hospital and community settings.

Personal and Social Care  

A range of disciplines including Health Promotion, Hospital Chaplaincy and Social Work.

Senior Managers  

The individuals of NHS management including Head of Services and Service Managers.

Support Services

The services common to any large organisation and include Mechanical, Electrical and Engineering professions, Porters, Domestics, Catering and a laundry services and Security, Decontamination and Transport Services.