We are committed to support our staff in both their personal and professional development. To do this we have a range of opportunities available in addition to the statutory training that is required by law.

We value vocational learning as much as academic learning and encourage our staff to share their knowledge with others. We believe that all staff should have equal access to learning and development opportunities and we are committed to developing our staff through the performance management process.


Horder Healthcare provides a comprehensive induction course, to ensure that new employees are introduced to the key personnel from the organisation who discuss their roles and their department’s objectives. The new recruit will gain an understanding into the management structure, the organisations vision and values and understand future plans and developments.

By the end of the induction period new employees will recognise how their role is a key component in the success of our organisation. This will also provide a foundation to assist with the essential process of integration into their team.

Career development

At Horder Healthcare there is a strong commitment to support and train staff to fulfill their true potential. We provide opportunities to increase their skills, knowledge and recognise experience and achievement; our commitment to their professional development is a priority.

Leadership and development

We encourage skills based training through on the job coaching across the organisation. We support and promote individuals who demonstrate capability, drive and determination. Succession planning and a clear career progression pathway also plays a key component of the culture of Horder Healthcare. All staff have clear job descriptions and person specifications.

Empowering our managers is essential. This creates a culture which encourages effective communication; promotes positive working relationships and ultimately strives for an engaged, capable and motivated workforce.

Qualifications & credit frameworks (QCF)

Within Horder Healthcare, the Horder Centre is an approved City and Guilds Training Centre, providing vocational training within the Horder Centre and the McIndoe Centre.

Horder Healthcare is committed to developing and delivering a range of qualifications, designed to engage and inspire learners equipping them with the required skills, knowledge and understanding to deliver the best standards of care within our hospitals.

We are able to offer the following courses:

  • Diploma in Health and Social Care Levels 2 and 3 – for Care Assistants working clinically on the wards, in day services and outpatients.
  • Diploma in Perioperative Support Level 3 – for operating Theatre Assistants.
  • Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance (TAQA) Assessor and Verifier Awards – for those who wish to be involved in the assessment of quality assurance process
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Diploma in Care Level 2
  • Diploma in Adult Care Level 3

We are committed to training and the City and Guilds Approved Training Centre is an integral part of our future plans and developments.

Roles and Opportunities

If you want to be a part of the success of Horder Healthcare, take a look at our current vacancies.

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We're an 'outstanding' healthcare charity

What makes Horder Healthcare unique

Horder Healthcare is committed to providing the very best quality of care for our patients and customers. We are continuously working on improving and reducing risks and this is reflected in our consistently high CQC results, patient satisfaction questionnaires and minimal levels of infection.

We are rated as a 5* healthcare provider

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