Return to support Covid vaccination centres in north central London
Do you want to be part of the largest vaccination programme in NHS history? Hundreds of returning nurses and allied health professionals (AHPs) are using their skills to help get north central London vaccinated. Why don’t you join them?
With fast-track onboarding for experienced healthcare professionals, safe and convenient locations in your local area and flexible shift patterns that fit around you, there's simply never been a better time to return to care.
What roles are available?
We are recruiting for two roles:
- Registered healthcare professional (band 5)
As a registered healthcare professional, you will be enabling the delivery of vaccinations in our large vaccination clinics.
- Clinical supervisor (band 6)
As a clinical supervisor you be responsible for overseeing a team of immunisers.
These are temporary roles, administered through the NCL vaccination staff bank. For more detail, see our FAQs
Why return to help deliver Covid vaccines?
This is a unique opportunity be part of the largest vaccination programme in NHS history. As a highly trained healthcare professional, you can put your skills to good use again.
You’ll be playing a vital part in the fight against Covid-19, helping to support your community and create a safer future. Every vaccination saves lives and contributes to our route out of lockdown and back to normality.
You’ll find a supportive community spirit in our sites that will enable you to build your confidence in a caring and calm environment. You’ll be part of a team of staff and volunteers, from marshals and receptionists to nurses and AHPs clinicians – everyone is united by one common goal.
Flexible working hours are available, and you can just choose and book your shifts online from your home. You can work when and as much as you choose - your work pattern can fit around you and your lifestyle.
Before you start working, you’ll receive first class online and face-to-face practical training at Middlesex University (Hendon Campus) to build the skills and knowledge you’ll need to work in our vaccination centres. You will be paid for your time.
When you start your role, our clinical assessors will be close by to coach and encourage you during the first two weeks while you build your confidence. You’ll also be supported by the clinical and operational management team.
Who should apply?
We are looking for nurses and allied health professionals (AHPs) who are either registered, on the temporary register, or have previously registered in England and wish to return to practice in our vaccination centres. This includes:
- nurses, nursing associates and midwives currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
- pharmacists currently registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
- chiropodists/podiatrists, dieticians, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, orthotists/prosthetists, paramedics, physiotherapists, radiographers and speech and language therapists currently registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- dental hygienists and dental therapists registered with the General Dental Council
- optometrists registered with the General Optical Council.
If you are no longer registered, it is easy and free to join the temporary register for:
We have a specially dedicated senior nurse who can guide you through the returning to nursing process. Contact our senior nurse.
“When the vaccination programmes began, I felt a massive pull to go back to my profession and to the NHS. Very quickly I realised a lot of my skills were still there and that life skills I had picked up since leaving were just as important.
I have felt supported every step of the way! I choose my hours weekly and that has made it easy for my husband and I to juggle family life between us.
Returning to practice has been transformative. I have had such a confidence boost and people have been telling me how well I’ve done and how many skills I have. So much about the pandemic has been about fear and uncertainty but this work has created such positivity.
Going on the temporary register has helped me see that returning is possible for me and that I can go on to complete my required hours and become registered again.”
Lucy Freestone, Clinical assessor: Hornsey Central Neighbourhood Health Vaccination Centre
“I can honestly say I have never worked in such a positive, vibrant and friendly setting. At the centre I have a big spring in my step all day and I LOVE it! Everyone is so grateful, and they say thank you so many times it’s overwhelming. When I go home and watch the news and the figure comes up for numbers vaccinated that day, I think ‘Wow, I am honoured to be part of that’.
The lead nurses Coco and Pam are amazing! I work with Coco closely clinically and she is fantastic and so supportive in our morning, new shift and end-of-the-day huddles. Everyone is included and involved and at the end of every shift she thanks everyone for their hard work.”
Peter Hickman, Clinical assessor and vaccinator, Dugdale Centre
"It’s been an amazing experience! People are overjoyed to have the vaccine and are so grateful, but it’s also quite emotional. I’ve seen so many people who put on their best jewellery or bought new outfits as it was an occasion for them.
The team spirit is also fantastic! From the marshals to the admin staff who are booking people in, to the GP supervisors to all the other vaccinators, everybody is so helpful and supportive.
The shifts are flexible so you can fit it in around work or other commitments. You will be part of this huge historical initiative, and I urge everyone to go for it!"
Amita Shah RN DN IP, Nurse Development Lead, North Central London CCG – Barnet Directorate
“Watching valued colleagues deal with unprecedented challenges inspired me to come out of retirement. I wanted to return to an active role to help get the NHS back on its feet. There’s absolute joy in being in a safe, happy environment which is patient-facing and that’s an element everyone loves.
Please don’t hesitate in coming to join us. You will be very well supported by a fantastic team. You are needed and will be so valued, so please come back and help our local community get on the pathway back to normality.”
Jennie Williams, clinical lead for Hornsey Central Neighbourhood Health Vaccination Centre
Please visit www.bankpartners.co.uk/nlp/vacbank/jobs to start your application.