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‘New Year, New Career’ recruitment day

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‘New Year, New Career’ recruitment day

9th January 2023 - Press Releases and Statements

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust are showcasing the career opportunities available for every member of the family at their upcoming ‘New Year, new Career’ recruitment day next weekend.

Taking place on Saturday 14th January, from 10.00am to 3.00pm at the Clinical Education Centre at Russells Hall hospital’s South Block, there are vacancies available in a number of specialities waiting to be filled. There will also be an opportunity for those attending to be interviewed on the day and successful candidates could even receive conditional offers of employment before they leave!

Staff from numerous departments across the Trust will be giving scheduled talks as well as being openly available for people to speak to about their disciplines and tour the areas they work in. This includes clinical positions, non-clinical roles, community staffing, support workers, apprenticeships and much more.

Ahead of the event, the award-winning Trust’s very own staff have been sharing the family connections they have across the Trust and what makes it such a special place to work.

From parents and children to distant cousins and grandparents, to even next-door neighbours; the connections within the NHS are endless! Staff have been very vocal of how encouraging it is to have these bonds within the Trust, and the support it gives them.

Jodie Pearson, a vascular MDT co-ordinator & general surgery PA, who has worked at the Trust for nearly thirteen years shared her family’s story.

“My mom, sister and I all work here at The Dudley Group. My mom, who retired in July 2022, worked at Russells Hall Hospital for over twenty-five years, working at the Georgina Unit and then training to finally become a lung cancer CNS whilst my sister works in haematology and oncology as a support secretary.

“Whilst we don’t necessarily cross paths, it’s great to be able to know people from so many specialties and be able to support one another both at work, and outside of the Trust.”

Hosted at the clinical education centre at Russells Hall Hospital, the recruitment day welcomes new starters as well as existing NHS staff of all ages and disciplines to attend to find out more about prospective careers and vacancies available at The Dudley Group.

Natalie Meakin said, “I am a new starter to The Dudley Group and prior to joining had no experience working in a hospital environment. After being made redundant during COVID, my sister Karen Hick, who started as a clinical support worker, and has now been a qualified midwife for eight years, encouraged me to investigate a career here.

“I have been a clinical support worker for nearly two years now, finding my home in theatres. It’s really strengthened our bond, and it’s great when our paths cross. I couldn’t recommend this more, there are so many positives!”

Although it’s common for many to not work in the same department or even at the same site, The Dudley Group is one big unit across the Dudley region, with career prospects for every member of the family.

Philippa Allcock, recruitment manager at The Dudley Group said, “At The Dudley Group, our talent is finding yours. It’s something special to work here and our staff make it such an incredible place to be a part of. We’re looking forward to opening our doors next week to both home-grown talent and those from further afield to come and join us.

“Both my mum and my sister work here too and, while we are all in very different roles, both clinical and non-clinical, it’s great to have those family connections within the even bigger Dudley Group family.”

Should you have any questions ahead of the event, please contact

Find out more about the Dudley Group’s ‘New Year, New Career’ recruitment day here.