Join us as a Porter


Register your place at our upcoming recruitment day on Tuesday 5th July

Find out more about what being a Porter involves, there will even be the opportunity to interview for a position on the day. We have 3 sessions available, as shown below. Places are limited to 10 spaces per session.
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Being a Porter at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust.

The role of a Porter is to support our clinical teams transporting patients to ward areas and departments throughout the hospital.  You will also deliver our linen, meals and medical gasses to ward areas.  

You will be at the forefront of our services within facilities, and engage with our patients, visitors and staff as you go about your daily duties, so it is key you can demonstrate our Trust Values, Kindness, Courage and Respect.

We pride ourselves on a respectful, honest and caring team environment. We work hard to support each other and understand that valued team members make outstanding Hospital Support Assistants. That is at the core of all we do, we can’t expect our patients to be well cared for if our team aren’t nurtured too. 

Members of our team have gone on to clinical or managerial roles, so your step into facilities could be your first step into a career at the NHS.  

So, if a rewarding and fulfilling career is what you are looking for click on your preferred session from the options below to book your place on our recruitment day on Tuesday 5th July 2022. 

Session 1 – 09:00 – 11:00

Session 2 – 11:00 – 13:00

Session 3 – 13:00 – 15:00

If you want to find out more about what being a Porter involves in preparation for our recruitment event give the team a call on 03033 305005.

Contract type
£18,546 – £19,918 per annum Permanent – Full time & part time roles available.
Shifts include days, nights and weekends.
Grimsby, Scunthorpe and Goole

The Job

Working life

As you carry out your duties you will be the “face” of facilities services, interacting with patients, staff and visitors.  

You’ll work under the guidance of our supervisors and team leaders, who will support you in making sure our patients are the top priority. Your day will be varied as you support the safe transport of our patients throughout the hospital, take up linen and meals to the wards.  

You may also support emergency responses for fire or urgent blood requests, and occasionally the life of a porter can include upsetting or distressing circumstances such as handling and moving deceased patients.  All our staff have access to a suite of support services plus our own dedicated occupational health team should you need to access this.

You will also be provided with and trained on the use of full personal protective equipment where required.

Entry requirements

We recognise not everyone will have the exact skills we are looking for, so if you can demonstrate a good level of English and maths and how you can bring to life our Trust values when conducting your role, we can support you with the rest. 

Skills and personal characteristics needed

Being a Porter is about more than just the practical skills. We are looking for people who share our values and can demonstrate compassion and a caring ethos. Are you kind, cheerful and friendly? Are you willing to go the extra mile when service pressures hit? Are you able to work in a team but use your own initiative? Can you communicate well with others? Are you able to show care and understanding to the needs of others? This is what we are looking for in our employees, we can teach you the role but the ability to care is within.

Training and development

We offer full training when you join our friendly teams. 

We will guide you through our detailed induction programme to ensure you are confident in your role and can offer the highest quality of service to our patients.

With experience and further training, there is always opportunity to further your career; you could become our next porter supervisor or team leader or move into clinical roles such as a Healthcare Assistant, to name but a few.

Pay and benefits

We understand that the balance between work and home life is important.  We offer a number of different working patterns, including days, weekends, earlies, nights and evenings.  You will be paid on the Agenda for Change (AFC) pay system, starting on band 2, which also attracts enhancements for unsocial hours, including weekends and bank holidays.

You’ll also have access to our generous pension scheme, extensive suite of staff support including a 24-hour employee assistance programme, health service discounts, as well as 27 days of annual leave, plus bank holidays, which increases the longer you’re in service.

Working for the NHS is more than just a career. It is a passion. We want our teams to embody our values of Kindness, Courage and Respect in order to provide outstanding patient care every time. If you want to be a part of our caring teams to make a difference, book you place on our recruitment day today.