Let’s talk more about the trust
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust (HDFT) serves a population of around 720,000 people within Harrogate and the local area, as well as North Yorkshire and Leeds.
It’s the largest provider of public health services for children and young people in England, looking after 500,000 children in the North East in County Durham, Darlington, Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees, Gateshead and Sunderland.
It employs more than 4,000 people and offers a wide range of essential and acute services from its hospitals in Harrogate and Ripon, in addition to its outreach services from community locations.
The trust is proud to be one of only two trusts in Yorkshire and Humber to be awarded the Health Service Journal’s Top 100 Best Places to Work.
Purpose and values
"To improve the health and wellbeing of our patients, children and communities.”
Your career at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
If you’re looking for an exciting and rewarding career in the NHS where you can make a real difference to patients’ lives, HDFT is the place for you.
Working at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, you’ll be supported throughout your career with access to extensive training, development, and career progression opportunities. This includes preceptorships, mentorship, access to training programmes and clinical skills training, to name a few.
The trust also aims to show its staff recognition on a day-to-day basis by providing supportive and encouraging working environments, as well as holding several events during the year to formally demonstrate their appreciation for hard work and commitment to the trust.
Living and working in Harrogate
Often described as one of the happiest places in the UK to live, Harrogate is a picturesque Victorian spa town known for its natural springs, elegant architecture, and charming community.
Brimming with restaurants, cafes and boutiques, Harrogate is buzzing with places to dine out and plenty to delight avid shoppers. There are also plenty of things to see and do, whether that’s exploring the nearby Yorkshire Dales or checking out the town’s historical Turkish Baths and Royal Pump Room Museums, which often attract visitors from around the world.
If you crave the hustle and bustle of the city, you’ll also be pleased to know that York and Leeds are both within easy commutable distance by all modes of transport to many of the HDFT sites.
What benefits are on offer?
As well as personal and professional development, Harrogate and District NHS Trust offers a variety of additional benefits. These include:
27 days annual leave (rising to 29 after five years of service)
Flexible working arrangements
Access to a wide range of local and national discounts
Relocation support and packages
Mental health and wellbeing support
And much more