Placing people first
We have hundreds of roles available across every healthcare discipline. But we'll never see you as a number. Why? Because just like you, we place people first. By finding you a role that’s just the right fit, we like to think we are doing our bit to make sure people have access to the right care, at the right time. It’s simple; we care because you do.
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Band 2 Intermediate Ca...
Up to £12.13 per hour
Sanctuary Health are currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Band 2 Intermediate Care Worker to work full-time across various wards in Cambridge. The pay rate for this locum Intermediate Care Worker job is £12.13 per hour (LTD Company Equivalent) and is a 6-month contract.Requirements of the Intermediate Care Worker:Recent UK experience within a similar roleDBS - Update Service (Preferable)Car driverContact: This Intermediate Care Worker job is advertised by Henri Clements; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.Reasonable Adjustments: If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.
Band 5 Occupational Th...
Birmingham, West Midlands
Up to £19.50 per hour
Sanctuary Health is looking for an experienced and dedicated Band 5 Occupational Therapist to work part-time based in Birmingham. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of Occupational Therapy and be registered with the HCPC. The pay rate for this locum Occupational Therapist job is £19.50 per hour (LTD Company Equivalent) and is an ongoing contract.Requirements of the Occupational Therapist:Degree or equivalent within Occupational TherapyHCPC registered as an Occupational TherapistExperience in elderly rehabilitation and intermediate care.Contact: This Occupational Therapist job is advertised by Ruben Mota; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.Reasonable Adjustments: If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.
Social Worker - Referr...
Up to £35.00 per hour
Sanctuary Social Care is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Social Worker to work full-time within a Referral and Assessment Team based in Croydon. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of Social Work practice in children's' services and be registered with the HCPC.The pay rate for this locum Social Worker job is £32-£35 per hour (LTD Company Equivalent) and is an initial 3-month contract.Requirements of the Social Worker:Degree or equivalent in Social Work.Current HCPC registration.Significant senior level frontline experienceContact: This Social Worker job is advertised by Phil Hanton; if you are interested in this position please click below to apply now. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.Reasonable Adjustments: If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity by contacting us. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.
Band 5/6 Registered Me...
£20.00 - £25.00 per hour
Sanctuary Health are currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Band 5/6 Registered Mental Health Nurse to fill block booking shifts based in Hampshire. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of Mental Health Nursing and be registered with the NMC. The pay rate for this Registered Mental Health Nurse job is £20 - £25 per hour (LTD Company Equivalent) depending on banding. This role is an initial 3-month contract.Requirements of the Registered Mental Health Nurse:Degree or equivalent within Mental Health Nursing (RMN trained)NMC registration and a valid live pinNHS experience as a Band 5/6 NurseContact: This Registered Mental Health Nurse job is advertised by Neil Swager; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.Reasonable Adjustments: If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity by contacting us. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.
Band 6 Community Psych...
£23.24 - £26.00 per hour
Are you interested in a new Registered Mental Health Nurse role?Sanctuary Health is currently looking for a Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse to work in Ilford.The pay rate for this full-time role is £23.24 per hour to £26.00 (LTD Company Equivalent) and is an initial 3 -week contract.Requirements of the Community Psychiatric Nurse:Valid NMC registration under Mental Health.Experience working within a similar role would be highly desirable.A degree or equivalent within Mental Health Nursing (RMN trained).Contact: This Community Psychiatric Nurse job is advertised by Andrew Cleeve; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.Reasonable Adjustments: If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.
Band 6 Physiotherapist
Birmingham, West Midlands
Up to £25.00 per hour
Are you looking for a new full-time Physiotherapist role in Birmingham? Sanctuary Health is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Physiotherapist to work full-time in Moseley hospital, Birmingham. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of Physiotherapy and be registered with the HCPC. The pay rate for this locum Physiotherapist job is £25.00 per hour (LTD Company Equivalent) and is a 2- month contract.Requirements: Degree or equivalent within Physiotherapy HCPC registered as a Physiotherapist Recent post qualifying experience working as a Physiotherapist Previous NHS experienceContact: This Physiotherapist job is advertised by Ruben Mota; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements. Reasonable Adjustments: If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.
Consider how much easier it would be if the healthcare job search and application process was smooth, enjoyable even.
At Sanctuary Health, we pair our candidates with healthcare roles we know are a direct match to their skills, knowledge, experience and future aspirations.
10/10 for service and advice. Craig had an empathic nature and understood my concerns about moving roles, especially into an area of nursing that I had not previously been a specialist in.
Allergy Nurse Specialist
At first, I was so unsure about being allocated a new consultant as I was so comfortable with my previous consultant who had known me for years since I joined Sanctuary. I had my confidence in him and was worried about change. However, Alex very quickly eased my worries as he proved able to deliver me a wonderful service too! He has a great personality; he is sincere, enthusiastic and very professional. He makes me feel at ease and confident that I have a good representation of who I am. I have no complaints to make; only compliments to give!
I'd just like to express how grateful I am to work with an establishment like Sanctuary. My consultant, Ed, has always attended to my needs with care and professionalism. I have even been 'chased after' if my timesheets have not been submitted! That someone somewhere is vigilant and really cares and has the employees welfare at heart. Thank you for that; I have enjoyed working for Sanctuary.
Band 6 Health Visitor
I have been working for Sanctuary for a little over two years and with the support of Andrew from the very beginning, my experience and placements have been very positive, educational and fun. Andrew has always been available to support me. He has advised me accordingly and has been extremely professional whilst making me feel part of his team. He is a personable individual and very easy to get on with and is always cheerful. I have every confidence in him.
Community Mental Health Nurse
Leading your way to the top
As dedicated recruiters specialising in a wide range of healthcare professions, we like to think that we have a strong understanding of how we can help our community take giant strides along their personal career paths.Whether you’re at the start of your career, or have been practicing for more than 20 years, we’re here to help you make the most of those opportunities which can help you to achieve your professional goals.So we’re turning our thoughts to leadership. Specifically what makes a great leader and what skills may be needed.Understanding the difference between leadership and managementWhilst leadership and management are closely aligned, there are subtle differences between the two. Simply put, management activities may focus on planning, organisation and directing people to work in a certain way. In contrast, leadership tasks are based upon listening to co-workers, building relationships, working as part of a team and inspiring others to work to the best of their abilities. If we put this into a healthcare context, we know that leaders play a crucial role in developing effective and motivating workplaces.“Leadership is a predictor of quality outcomes in health care settings. Authentic leaders offer good role models consistent with values and vision for health care. They offer individualised consideration of staff, provide motivation and stimulate of creativity and innovation.” - Royal College of Nursing What skills are needed for leadership positions?If you have ambitions to progress your career into a leadership or managerial role, then you need to ensure that you have the right skills in place. Great leaders are those who can inspire and motivate others to work effectively as part of a team, whilst focusing upon delivering high quality yet compassionate health care.To do this, you should be:Self-aware. Do you know what your strengths and weaknesses are? Are you aware of how you react to specific situations and do you have processes in place to help manage these natural reactions?Approachable. Great leaders listen to what their staff has to say and allow them to feel heard. Can you nurture fellow colleagues to help them work to the best of their ability and understand how to bring out their strengths? Can you share your knowledge with less experienced colleagues and act as a mentor?Good team players. Are you able to work effectively as part of a team? Can you think creatively of ways which will allow the team to flourish together and individually?Aware of the wider sector. Are you aware of what is happening in your sector beyond your employer? Do you understand how political implications may impact decision-making processes? Are you involved in any sector groups or workplace committees which help to improve your learning and development?Of course, these are just a few of the skills required to be a great leader. Every leader has their own individual approach and what works well for some people, may not be as effective for others.Use training and development to your advantageOnce you’ve taken the decision to move ahead in your career, you may want to look at some training opportunities which can boost your career aspirations.There are numerous prospects available which can enhance your CV and help you stand out as the ideal person for a senior position. We highly recommend contacting your professional body to see if they offer any training workshops or have any learning and development resources which may aid you. For example, if you are working as a nurse you may wish to check out the Royal College of Nursing’s suite of leadership programmes. Additionally, the Society of Radiographers and the College of Occupational Therapists both have dedicated sections on their websites to learning and development.
Introducing the new Sanctuary brand
The launch of our new brand and website brings the four Sanctuary divisions (Sanctuary Social Care, Sanctuary Executive, Sanctuary Health and Sanctuary Criminal Justice) together under one roof. The new brand is a symbol of connectivity and demonstrates our commitment to providing a brighter future for all; our employees; our contractors; our clients and the professionals we place. James Rook, CEO, and Andrew Pirie, Marketing Director, have discussed the driving force behind the rebrand and how this will benefit both candidates and clients.Why have you chosen to create a new look for your website?James Rook: “We’re an ambitious company, and we’re continually working hard to improve our services for both our clients and communities. We’ve pulled our brands together to help us achieve our primary goal, which is to become the largest health and social care recruiter in the UK.”Andrew Pirie:“Our new site is more than just a new look – technologically, it’s much more advanced. We’ve listened to what our community had to say, and we’ve invested in new ways to make job searches quicker and easier than ever before.Why have you chosen a new logo?Andrew Pirie: “Our new brand is a reshaping of how we present ourselves to the world. We are smoothing the circle on each aspect as we reimagine how we do business. The new logo is quite literally connecting the dots between our candidates and clients. We see this fluid logo as a symbol of our progression and agility."How will the new website make it easier for me to find a new job role?Andrew Pirie: “Technology has changed so quickly that we need to be able to support our candidates through every stage of the recruitment process – from identifying suitable opportunities to settling them into their new role. Our new website allows them to take greater control over their job search.”James Rook: “The website has been developed to use data to reinforce human connectivity; matching thousands of professionals to the right career opportunities at just the right time. We truly believe that this new approach will redefine what health and social care professionals expect from their recruitment agency.”How can the new website help with my career?Andrew Pirie: “Not only will the website have more jobs than ever before, but we’ve packed our candidate areas with an array of resources to help with career development. Whether they’re looking for interview guides, interview question preparation sheets or even downloadable CPD activity log sheets, we’ve got it covered!”What is the benefit of this new website for clients?James Rook: “We know that if you’re recruiting for frontline staff, you need them immediately and our new site offers us much more flexibility and efficiency than ever before. If a client has a vacancy, they can simply upload their requirements online which allows us to start recruiting faster than ever before. Our understanding of the sectors allows us to pair our candidates with roles we know are a direct match to their skills, knowledge, experience and future aspirations. Our clients can still expect the same high standards of safe recruitment practice as this is what they have come to trust from working with us.” If you are struggling to find anything on the website or would like some advice on how to make the most of your personal dashboard, then please get in touch with us.
How mentoring can be good for your nursing career
In any nursing job, mentoring from a more experienced colleague can not only improve your professional practice. It can also help you take your nursing career to the next level. "Being mentored is believed to have an important influence on personal development, career guidance and career choice." That was the conclusion of a 2018 review by researchers at the Sydney Medical School, published by The Association for the Study of Medical Education. We're all well aware of the benefits of peer mentoring in helping nurses learn and embed high standards in their day-to-day work. What's not so much talked about is the vital role mentoring can play in giving you the skills and confidence to take on new nursing roles and responsibilities. With this in mind, we've put together a few tips to help you make sure your mentoring programme supports your career progression as well as your professional practice.Embrace the potentialBe ready to take on board ideas and suggestions. Your mentor can help open doors to new learning and career opportunities. He or she can also help you identify your career goals and deal with any issues which might be holding you back from achieving them. Share your dreamsDon't be too modest. If you're ambitious about your career, be confident and say exactly where you want to be in five years' time. Your mentor can only help you achieve your goals if he or she knows what they are. Honesty and openness are always important if you want to achieve a successful mentoring relationship.Be preparedWhenever you meet with your mentor, have an agenda. Prepare questions and discussion topics so that the meeting is focused and productive. If you're considering moving into a particular nursing specialisation or a management role, do some research into what's involved so that you know what to ask your mentor.Listen to feedbackYou don't have to accept everything your mentor has to say, but you should trust in their experience and at least hear them out. If he or she doesn't think a particular career move is right for you, listen to their reasons and take the time to think about them. If you still feel they're wrong, that's fine, but at least you've given their concerns due consideration.Develop a wider networkYour mentor may not be an expert in the field you're keen to work in. However, he or she may know someone who is. Ask them to recommend or put you in contact with colleagues who can give you more information. Maybe they belong to a networking group or social media forum that you can also join? Or maybe they can suggest useful sources of information that you aren't aware of? Remember, developing your career successfully is often a matter of who you know as well as what you know.
Working in a permanent role
With healthcare professionals being in such high demand, as a candidate, you are perfectly placed to make your choice between being a locum or opting for a permanent position.Working as a locum will give you more freedom to work in completely different environments at your choosing, but if you don’t crave the independence and prefer to work somewhere permanently, what do you need to do and how can a resourcing agency benefit you?Firstly, let’s look at the plus points of a permanent role:Guaranteed hoursIn a permanent healthcare position, you'll be contracted to work a minimum number of hours each week. It's not just about having job security and peace of mind. It also makes getting a mortgage or loan more straightforward. A sense of belongingYou'll feel part of a team in a familiar environment. You won't be regularly facing the challenge of getting to know new people, systems, processes and protocols. CPDContinuing Professional Development (CPD) is important for your career and necessary for revalidation. As a permanent member of the team, you're more likely to have access to CPD training and advancement opportunities funded by your employer. Career progressionAs a permanent employee, you'll be well placed to apply for internal nursing job opportunities and progress your career in a familiar organisation and setting.All these plus points are possible to replicate within locum work, it’s just different.What should you look for from an agency?With frontline healthcare roles in such high demand, it’s not difficult to identify permanent job opportunities online. But these can sometimes be old vacancies and you must fill out application after application; it takes time, and lots of it! Registering with a reputable health and social care recruitment agency makes light work of the application process. With Sanctuary Health, for instance, you simply register, upload your CV and a dedicated healthcare resourcing consultant specialising in placing permanent candidates will find you suitable opportunities. What’s more, they’ll only ever present you with permanent roles that are an exact fit and handle the entire onboarding process so that all you need to do is prepare for interview.
Enjoy the flexibility of a contract healthcare job
Anyone who has chosen a career in healthcare, will have many of the same aspirations and duty of care. But it can be hugely rewarding and demanding in equal measure. For many of our candidates, working as a locum provides just the right balance between meeting your career aspirations and having a healthy work-life balance.Plenty of scopeIn most practice areas, there are plenty of well-paid locum opportunities for suitably qualified and registered healthcare professionals.With demand being so high, it is a great time to consider becoming a locum healthcare professional. If you are thinking of making the move, you’ll want to know more about how the process works and what your options are.Getting startedMaking the decision to go locum is the hardest part. The rest involves following a few basic procedures to make sure you are employable as a locum.Firstly, you need to make sure your finances are in order. You’ll need to register with HMRC to inform them that you will be reporting your income directly to them. Many choose to work as a limited company.Creating a limited company is a straightforward process and usually takes no longer than an hour online . You simply contact Companies House to let them know your intentions and provide some basic information to register. You will be responsible for keeping existing records up-to-date and filling the relevant documentation.You might also decide to work through an umbrella company or agency, who take care of the vast majority of administration for you. Usually you complete timesheets and they will invoice the end-client (employer) on your behalf and make the necessary deductions before paying you. In this instance, always look for an organisation that abides by IR35 rules .Finding workIf you’re making the jump from a permanent position to locum work, you’ll want to be sure working for yourself doesn’t jeopardise your job security.There are several things you can proactively do to feel assured from the start. Firstly, and most importantly, register yourself with a recruitment agency that has plenty of roles in your specialist area of healthcare.Look for an agency that is on framework to supply health professionals within your specialised area of practice. You can be confident they adhere to very strict rules to supply to the NHS. It’s also a good indicator that they have the best interests of you and your employer at heart.As a on framework agency ourselves, Sanctuary Health, concentrates on meeting the integrated needs of hundreds of healthcare organisations in the UK.Take a close look at how your chosen agency supports candidates. You are more than a number. An agency that looks after its locum healthcare professionals will find you highly suitable roles, guide you through the interview process and check in on you once in post. They’ll also be proactive in identifying future roles as your contract nears it end. You should never feel out of place.The benefits of working as a locumRates of pay depend on several factors; not least of all your grade, training and experience, but they are usually very attractive compared to permanent employment.Although greater earning potential is a significant pull-factor, there are plenty of other benefits too. If you want to experience working in different departments to broaden your career prospects, contract work is ideal. It also gives you more flexibility. You can choose the contracts that suit you best. This enables you to better balance family and social commitments.You can improve your CV with a more varied work profile. You can choose to work either in the public or private sector. And if you are fairly early on in your career, it’s a great way to test the waters and decide which direction you want to take your career.If you want to explore international opportunities, you can also do this on a contract basis. Some agencies, including Sanctuary Health, place qualified staff in international positions. So, if you want to find out what it is like to work in other English-speaking countries, you can.A long-term optionFor many healthcare professionals who enjoy the flexibility of locum work, they never look back. They choose to continue to work in roles that interest them and keep them motivated. They enjoy the freedom. At Sanctuary Health, for example, we have a he number of candidates entering their double-digit years as locum workers.How Sanctuary Health helpsIf you are thinking about leaving permanent employment to become a locum healthcare professional, we can help take the guess work out of your decision to leave.The first step is always to register with us and a dedicated healthcare consultant working within you specialised discipline will be in contact to talk about your prospects. We always aim to present you with opportunities based on your exact criteria.Interested in finding out how Sanctuary can find you a locum healthcare job? Register today.
Getting on with your co-workers
You can't choose who you work with. However, if you're going to succeed in your nursing job, it's important to be able to get along with everyone in your team. Here are a few tips to help you build good working relationships. In an office, conflicts between employees can create a bad atmosphere and have a negative impact on the performance of the business. When it comes nursing jobs, good team working is not only desirable; it's absolutely vital to make sure patients get the best care possible. So, what do you do if you find that there's tension between you and one or more of your colleagues?Open your mindThe first step to good working relationships is seeing the other person's point of view. Try not to have pre-conceptions or fixed ideas. A different approach taken by colleagues isn't necessarily wrong. Give their way of doing things a go: you may find it's just as effective and efficient as yours. CommunicateIf you don't get on too well with a co-worker, the natural reaction is to clam up and shut them out. That's not a good idea for nurses working in a busy, challenging environment. Good communication is vital, so you need to build bridges and find ways to engage positively with everyone in your team. Be supportiveTeamwork is at the heart of all nursing jobs. Try to be super-supportive of your colleagues without being patronising or controlling. Some days can be more challenging than others. Be aware of the pressure points and ready to lend a hand when the going gets tough. Your co-workers should appreciate your support and you'll win their respect for being prepared to lend a helping hand. Credit where credit's dueEveryone likes to have their efforts acknowledged. A simple 'thank you' or 'well done' can go a long way and make your colleagues feel valued. Smile!"Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles." The writer George Eliot nailed it with this smart piece of advice. A simple smile is worth its weight in gold; it can completely change the way a co-worker perceives you and ease any tension that may exist between you and them. Don't gossipIf you're struggling to get on with a nursing colleague, talking about them behind their back won't help. In fact, it could make the issue worse. If they hear you've been gossiping about them, it will alienate them even more. You're also in danger of forcing other colleagues to take sides, which could put them in a difficult position and spread negativity throughout the team. SocialiseDon't avoid socialising. It's great for team building. Getting together with co-workers in a social setting can help you get to know them better. If you find them difficult to get on with at work, you may see a different side of them that changes the way you feel about them.