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We are an award-winning, vibrant and friendly Trust that provides a wide range of acute hospital and community services to a rural population of over a quarter of a million people.

Situated in the market town of Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is a sought-after place to both live and work, and with access to Cambridge, Norwich, London, the Midlands, and the east coast, cities are within easy reach. 

View our current vacancies

Visit our recruitment site #BeKnown to find our more. Join us - what will you #BeKnown for? 

Contact the team

Office hours: 8.30am - 5.00pm

General recruitment:

Telephone: 01284 713528



Medical recruitment (for doctors only):

Telephone: 01284 713740



West Suffolk Professionals - bank staff

West Suffolk Professionals recruit bank staff, offering temporary flexible-working opportunities in a wide range of settings, on either a full or part-time basis.

Staff registered with West Suffolk Professionals can work up to a maximum of 48 hours per week (averaged over 17 weeks). 

If you are currently employed by the NHS and would like to have an additional bank position created for you please speak to your line manager who will be able to authorise and request this on your behalf by emailing the team on the below details.

If you are not currently an NHS employee and you are interested in a bank position please refer to the website where you can see our current vacancies and apply directly.  You can also set yourself up to receive email notifications for any new roles being offered by the trust.

If you need to contact the WSP team to discuss any bank matter you can do this using the below details.

Office hours: 8.30am - 4.30pm

Telephone: 01284 712504



Care Certificate

The Care Certificate is a learning project which all healthcare support workers - such as nursing assistants - who are new to healthcare need to complete as part of their training. It's a national requirement, which was introduced in 2015. 

There are lots of benefits to completing the Care Certificate. It helps you to understand more about your role and prepares you to work in the healthcare sector. It gives you the confidence, knowledge, skills and behaviours to provide compassionate, safe and high-quality care at our Trust. You'll complete a workbook and activities within the workplace to show your understanding, while learning about key areas such as safeguarding, nutrition, communication, life support, infection prevention and more!

While you complete your Care Certificate, you won't be alone. Our Trust has a wealth of support available, including a dedicated team of staff who are there to provide you with guidance and support, including pastoral support if you need it. 

When you've completed your Care Certificate, you'll be congratulated in a ceremony with your peers to celebrate your work! 

You can find out more about the Care Certificate - including the support available at our Trust and how it has helped past healthcare support workers - in the video here.