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Updated 17 April 2015

jobs fair

Instant recruitment will be a feature of a massive jobs fair being held at Colchester General Hospital on Saturday 25 April. Why not come along and find out?

Nursing roles available

Find out about the nursing roles available, such as clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners and healthcare assistants, as well as in maternity services, and for physiotherapists, occupational therapists, radiographers, speech and language therapists and dietitians. For some nursing posts, people will be able to complete an application form on the day, undertake tests, be interviewed and offered a job, subject to satisfactory checks and references.

Meet the Director of Nursing

Many frontline staff will be on hand to talk to people and give tours of the hospital. Barbara Stuttle CBE, the Trust's Director of Nursing, will also take part.

Visit departments

Different specialties and departments, including theatres, orthopaedics and the hospital discharge team, will run stalls and have information to give away.

Come back to nursing!

In addition, the University of Essex and Anglia Ruskin University will take part, which will include providing information to nurses who have not worked for a while, often because they have started a family, but who want to resume their careers.

Still at school or college? Come along!

There will also be information for people who are still at school or college and who are thinking of a career in the NHS, as well as those who are already working but considering a change of direction.

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About our Trust and why you should join us

Join us, we're recruiting!

Employing 4,500 staff, our Trust runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital and also provides a range of hospital services for the population of north east Essex and south Suffolk.

The Trust has a clear improvement plan to address concerns raised by regulators and was commended by the CQC on the quality of care provided by staff.

The Trust has made significant investment at Colchester General Hospital, for instance by increasing the capacity and improving patient pathways in the Emergency Department in 2014 and by building a £25m Radiotherapy Centre which opened in June 2014.

In addition, the Trust is aiming to relocate the services at Essex County Hospital, either to Colchester General Hospital or into community settings.

Barbara Stuttle CBE

Message to all nurses from Barbara Stuttle CBE, Director of Nursing and Quality.

"I would like to reassure you that despite the adverse publicity, our Trust is a good place to work! We will utilise your skills and expertise and develop you as we develop our services.

"Yes we have some issues and concerns, but I am convinced that if we can increase our numbers of nurses to join our brilliant staff within the Trust, we can meet our objectives.

"If you are looking for a challenge and deliver high quality care - want a change and to be able to make a significant difference - please talk to me either by phone or email and come and join us. It really isn't all bad and together we can make this hospital a really good place where excellent care is given to our patients."

Read the message in full.


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To aid promoting its vision, the Trust has a programme called At Our Best to inspire, support and develop all staff to consistently deliver the very best patient experience.

But it isn't just a programme about patients. It is also one that wants to inspire staff and to listen to their concerns.

Make sure you check out the Trust's behaviour standards and values that we expect all staff to adhere to.

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