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Ward Runner

Band 2

Main area
Ward Runner
Band 2
Flexible working
Job ref
Norfolk & Waveney
£20,270 Per annum (pro rata)
Salary period
31/03/2023 23:59

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

Wish you were here? So do we.

We want all our staff to achieve a balance between work and personal life and understand how important flexible working can be.  We welcome applications on a full or part time basis, various shift patterns and hybrid working, where roles allow.


Job overview

The NHS Reserve is a ground-breaking scheme for NHS England and exists to create a dedicated pool of workers to complement existing system-wide NHS workforces.

The NHS Reserve harness many years of knowledge and experience to support targeted health campaigns such as COVID-19 vaccination, flu vaccinations, continuous care assessments and discharge to assess, and task orientated roles.

The NHS Reserve is a compelling alternative to working on bank with work-life flexibility and limited commitment. We offer the opportunity to work with like-minded health and social care professionals to support both planned and surges in workforce demand through seasonal variation and emergency priorities.

Main duties of the job

Please refer to the attached Job Description & Person Specification for more details on this NHS Reserve post. 

Working for our organisation

Come and join our new and innovative NHS Reserve, we are recruiting now!

The NHS Reserve is an exciting new way of working and supports your local health community.  We will offer you a temporary worker contract with meaningful, paid work in a number of different health care settings, close to home, working the hours that suit you within a vibrant community of passionate, like minded clinical and corporate professionals.  

We’ve been running successfully since December 2020 and many of our Reservists tell us they love the work, the flexibility and the social interaction with others, whilst still retaining a work life balance and enjoying other aspects of their social and family life.

Signing up is easy and we will guide you through, with a simple joining process and on-hand support.  We will ensure you have all the right training and pastoral support to give you the competence and confidence in your practice.

We hold regular communication events, newsletters and celebration days.

This role is suitable for those with existing health & care experience or those new to health & social care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description & Person Specification for more details on this NHS Reserve post. 

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • General Education to GCSE Level in English & Maths
  • Patient Focused
  • Computer Literate
  • First Aid Training
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
Desirable criteria
  • Care Certificate
  • NVQ Level 2
  • Previous experience in a clinical setting

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyInvestors in People: GoldStonewall Health ChampionsMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Improving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employerArmed Forces CovenantStep into healthNHS Pastoral CareWe offer Wagestream - A financial wellbeing benefit which lets you access your pay as you earn it.

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

N&W NHS Reserve
Job title
NHS Reserve Team
Email address
Additional information

If you would like to discuss the role or have any questions, please email the team on