Working for us

North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT) provides healthcare services for people living in the London Boroughs of Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham and Havering, and in south west Essex covering Brentwood, Basildon and Thurrock.

The services we provide include community-based family health services to people living in all of the areas above, and a broad range of specialist mental health services to people living in north east London.

In December 2005, the trust was awarded the Improving Working Lives (IWL) Practice Plus Standard. This proves our commitment to achieving a well-managed and flexible working environment that supports staff, promotes their welfare and development and respects the need for a healthy work-life balance.

We also have Positive about Disabled People accreditation. This means the trust demonstrates good practice in employing disabled people.

External vacancies

Our vacancies are listed on the NHS Jobs website. There are a range of career opportunities within the trust which are suitable for people with a range of different skills and abilities.

NHS Jobs - current vacancies at NELFT [link opens in a new window]

Working for NELFT

The trust has a dedicated, skilled and diverse workforce. As the trust’s most valued asset, we want staff to benefit and develop both personally and professionally in their working lives and most importantly to enjoy working for the trust.

NELFT recognises that equality of opportunity in employment will promote full use of the skills and abilities of its workforce. Policies are in place to ensure equality of opportunity to all staff.

We have taken a proactive stance in recruitment and retention of staff by offering and promoting a range of flexible working practices including job-sharing, part-time working, compressed hours and career breaks. Our commitment to staff development ensures that each and every staff member will have a Personal Development Plan.

Opportunities for roles such as Nurses, Occupational Therapist and Doctors require specialist training and further information on how to enter these careers can be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Department.

If you are looking to enter a profession which requires no formal qualifications or experience, you can access opportunities for further training and development by becoming a Nursing Assistant.

Opportunities for Administrative and Management Staff also exist. Experience and qualifications will vary for all these posts and will be outlined in the Job Description and Person Specification for each role.

Send us an email to register your interest for upcoming vacancies.

Temporary Assignments in the Trust

If you are thinking about a career in healthcare or you are a current NHS employee wanting to work a few extra shifts, or maybe you just prefer flexible working, then working on temporary assignments may be an option for you to consider.

As well as the advantages of working flexibly, the benefits of working for the trust’s Temporary Staffing Service are:

  • Competitive hourly rates
  • Flexibility of shifts and hours
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme
  • Variety of work
  • Access to training opportunities

If you would like further information about temporary assignments please contact a member of the Temporary Staffing Service Team on 01268 244686.

For further details of temporary assignment positions currently available please see the NHS Jobs website:

NHS Jobs - current vacancies at NELFT [link opens in a new window]