Help get the vaccine out – NHS jobs available

Recently unemployed and looking for a job to help get the COVID-19 vaccination out to the public? The Pioneer Group has the perfect opportunity for you.

The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust is looking to hire people from various backgrounds to support its efforts to get Birmingham vaccinated.

While retired nurses or doctors are already being called upon, there are a range of non-medical jobs available including administration, traffic controllers, security, drivers, marshals, “meeters and greeters” and more. Training and protective gear will be provided.

This recruitment drive is part of the new COVID Vaccine Workforce Programme launched last week by the NHS to deliver the vaccine around the UK.

For Birmingham, the vaccine will be delivered at the NEC, Aston Villa Football Club, Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham Airport, and Millennium Point.

Anyone who is interested can take part in a two-day fast track programme and start employment in mid-December. The work is initially until March 2021.

Fateha Begum, Place 2 Work coordinator at The Pioneer Group, explains how the organisation is working with the NHS to get local people into employment.

As the coronavirus has left so many of our residents unemployed, we are providing employment training to ensure that as many people as possible improve their chances of finding new jobs.

With The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, we are running a 12-week programme to mentor residents, but building a vaccine workforce is urgent, so we’re encouraging anyone with interest to apply. We’ve already had some expressions of interest but we are, of course, keen to offer this opportunity to as many people as possible who are looking for employment or are interested in the programme.

To find out more, please visit www.pioneergroup.org.uk/nhs-vaccine-programme-job-opportunities and simply reference The Pioneer Group when applying.