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Why work for us?

Every one of our 9,000 staff plays a vital role in providing quality care to thousands of people living across Wakefield and North Kirklees each year. Our staff are our greatest asset, and we are proud to have a hard working, talented, and dynamic work force who strive every day to provide quality care and support to those who use our services.

Our mission is to recruit, develop and retain skilled and motivated individuals who embody the Trust’s core values of caring, respect, high standards and improving. We do this by creating a supportive working environment - in first class facilities - where excellence and innovation is valued and celebrated; by providing excellent training and development opportunities, and by offering a comprehensive package of staff benefits to reward our employees for their hard work and commitment.

Take a look at our benefits package to see what we have to offer

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Applying for a job at Mid Yorkshire

Information for candidates

Welcome to the information for candidates section, to help you if you are applying for a job with us. You can find useful information and helpful tips below.

The application process

When a job vacancy is identified at Mid Yorkshire, it is usually advertised via the website.


You need to register online at to be eligible to apply for a position with Mid Yorkshire. NHS Jobs gives you access to all the vacancies the NHS has across the UK, but you can set your online preferences to search for specific jobs at Mid Yorkshire.


The length of time a job advert is posted for will be specific to the role; if a closing date is not given, it means the job advertisement will close as soon as there are sufficient numbers of applicants. Make sure you submit your application in good time as applications will not be accepted after the closing date has passed or once a significant number of applications have been received.


If you have been shortlisted, you will be contacted online, via your NHS Jobs account and invited to interview. Your interview may be conducted virtually, or in person – please ensure you read your invite thoroughly as this will explain all the details you need, including information regarding any other assessments and the documents required on the day. It’s important that you accept your invitation via your NHS Jobs account so that the interview panel know to expect you.


If you apply for a position and your application is not shortlisted, you will receive an update via your NHS Jobs account. Our Recruitment Team will also send you an email confirming who you can contact to obtain feedback.


Following your interview you will be contacted by a member of the selection panel, who will provide feedback and confirm your outcome. If you are successful, the details of your appointment will be shared with the Recruitment Team who will issue you with a Conditional Offer and explain the next steps in the process. This will include details of the pre-employment checks required for your role. Please ensure you keep in touch with the Recruitment Team throughout this period to help us ensure you can commence in post as soon as possible.

Submitting your application

When applying for a job at Mid Yorkshire, you need to make sure your application form gives you the best possible chance of being shortlisted for the position you are applying for.


The following tips should help you submit a good application:


  • Read the job description and person specification thoroughly before considering your application
  • Take time to think about how you as an individual match the requirements, particularly the essential criteria stated on the person specification. Consider how well you can see yourself carrying out the duties written in the job description. The thought that you put into this beforehand will help you with your application and your interview, should you be shortlisted
  • Make sure you complete all parts of the application form as thoroughly as possible, reading the instructions carefully as you go along. We do not accept CVs as part of the application process –we ask you to fill in an application form to ensure all applications are consistent, are scored in line with employment standards and include all the information we need
  • Ensure you write about the relevant skills you have, tailoring your application to the post you are applying for. Refer to the person specification and provide examples of how you have demonstrated each of the essential criteria in the past. Your experiences don’t have to be directly related to working life, but be as in-depth as your word limit allows you to be
  • When shortlisting is undertaken, your application will be anonymous to the Recruiting Manager. They will use the details regarding your qualifications, employment history and supporting information to determine your suitability for the post. However, your personal details and information submitted under ‘Monitoring Information’ will be confidential and used for administrative purposes only
  • Before you submit your application, read it thoroughly and read again! Check it for any mistakes and for spelling errors
  • Take note of the closing date to be sure you do not miss out. If a closing date is given, submit your application in good time. If a closing date is not given, it means that the job advertisement will close as soon as there are enough applicants, so you should submit as soon as you have proof read it and are happy with the content
  • Good luck!

NHS Pension Scheme

Please click here to read NHS Pension Scheme information and guidance for new employees.

Agenda for change pay scales

Please click here to see information on NHS Terms and Conditions of Service (Agenda for Change) pay rates from April 2021.


Our volunteer recruitment window is currently closed, whilst we process applications received during our August 2021 intake. Please check back here for an update in due course.


Here at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust we currently have a team of over 150 active volunteers who help us deliver an excellent patient experience.


Our volunteers are part of the Mid Yorkshire team and play a crucial role in enhancing the experience of patients, carers, visitors and staff. They do this by performing a wide variety of tasks throughout the Trust to complement the work of our paid staff. Volunteers are currently placed in approximately 20 wards and departments throughout the Trust.


Although they do not perform any clinical roles, volunteers are able to get some hands on experience in a hospital environment and have a huge impact on our patient services and life in hospital.


As well as the difference they make to others, our volunteers often comment on the positive impact being a volunteer has made on their own lives, helping them to meet new friends and improve their self-confidence and motivation, whilst keeping them active and feeling they have a valuable contribution to make which is greatly appreciated.


Our volunteers come from all walks of life, a variety of different cultures, ethnicities and communities and are aged between 16 and 70.


Benefits of volunteering

Being a volunteer at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust gives you the opportunity to enhance the experience of our patients and their families and support the staff who care for them.


There are many benefits to being a volunteer at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals. People often say they volunteer because they've benefited from a service and want to put something back. Some people say that volunteering has been a positive experience which helped them to develop skills that were useful in gaining employment. Others enjoy social networking and make friends or say it is rewarding to see how the time they donate makes a difference both to patients and to staff.


Other benefits include:


  • helping to make a difference                                                                                         
  • putting a smile on someone’s face                         
  • feeling valued
  • developing personal and social skills
  • gaining confidence and self esteem
  • experience of working in a hospital environment
  • increasing employment opportunities
  • increasing health and wellbeing
  • feeling part of a team
  • finding quality time away from work or a busy life


For more information

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, or would like more information, please contact Voluntary Services on 01924 543451 or


We offer an active apprenticeship programme available for anybody aged 16 and above. All opportunities are advertised via the website.