The NHS is the largest employer in Europe with over 1.4m employees working in a variety of settings, including hospitals, GP surgeries, community clinics and care homes, amongst others. They perform over 300 different roles and each and every one makes a difference to patients and service users every single day.
Health Education England is England’s health and healthcare workforce organisation. We exist for one reason: to support the delivery of high quality healthcare and health improvement to patients and public by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place.
Health Education England is working to design solutions that support innovative recruitment, retention, staff development and workforce transformation initiatives that are taking place at local, regional and national levels, which will improve NHS services and quality of care, underpinned by the values of the NHS Constitution.
In working to achieve this, we recognise the role we play as a system leader in creating an NHS that is inclusive and shows respect and dignity to all staff, patients and the public, including those from the LGBT community.
In 2017, we will be developing resources to support NHS in the implementation of a sexual orientation monitoring standard, which will aim to develop better information-gathering about patients/service users (aged 16 years and over) across the whole of health and social care (including commissioned health and social care services) in England.
As a Stonewall Diversity Champion, and through work with the LGBT Foundation, Health Education England will continue to engage with LGBT communities, looking for opportunities to promote consideration of sexual orientation and gender identity across the NHS.
And equally, as an employer, Health Education England recognises that a diverse and inclusive workforce can encourage us to develop new ways of thinking, leading to improvements and innovations in the way we do things. For us, it is vital that all staff and the learners we support are treated fairly and are all enabled to reach their full potential.
We operate recruitment and employment policies that are fair, open, consistent and free from discrimination. In our offices across England, we employ multi-skilled staff with a variety of professional backgrounds and perspectives, who demonstrate the right values and behaviours for an inclusive and forward-looking organisation. For the latest opportunities please visit http://jobs.hee.nhs.uk/