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UHB+ is the in-house staffing service for University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), which runs Good Hope, Heartlands and Solihull hospitals, and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

UHB+ fills shifts which may be vacant due to annual leave, sickness or as a temporary measure for short-term activities.

More than 1,500 people work for UHB+ on an ad hoc or regular basis.

There are lots of plus points to working for UHB+.

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Flexible hours
  • First refusal of shifts
  • Paid training
  • Evening and weekend opportunities
  • Book shifts online

Why would working for UHB+ suit me?

Joining the staff bank at UHB can be appealing for a number of reasons. If any of the following apply to you, UHB+ could be just what you're looking for.

  • You're looking to earn a little additional cash to pay for a special holiday or an unexpected bill
  • You can't commit to a regular pattern of work, or find it difficult to find posts with the hours and times you want
  • You want to try out working in wards or departments before applying for a substantive post

Working at UHB

At UHB, it’s not just our patients we invest in; we also invest in our people.

We believe it’s important to make people feel valued and cared-about, whether they are full-time members of staff or staff working ad hoc shifts.

We offer all bank staff the opportunity to improve their knowledge and skills through education and training and develop their career in a supportive environment.

As a UHB+ employee you will have mandatory training and appraisals to make sure you get the best from us and that we support you throughout your career as a bank worker.

What qualities are we looking for in our staff?

Nursing assistant

Nursing assistants (NAs) should have the ability to undertake basic nursing duties with experience of working in a nursing-type role within a nursing home or similar. NAs must also be flexible and adaptable and have a good understanding of confidentiality and professionalism.

Ideally you will have experience of working within an acute trust and/or have relevant NVQs.

Registered nurse

Current Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration is essential, along with six months' relevant experience.

You will be flexible and adaptable, together with a good understanding of accountability and professional code of conduct. You should be able to demonstrate at interview a good understanding of the qualities needed to plan and deliver patient care within a multidisciplinary team.


For most administrative roles you will need to have a minimum of GCSE Grades A – C in English and Maths, and relevant experience in an office environment. We will provide training for relevant IT in-house systems for all administrative staff.

For secretarial work you will also need to have typing and audio typing qualifications and relevant experience in a secretarial environment.


We offer a range of facilities roles (e.g. porters and housekeeping assistants). All staff are expected to be professional in appearance and well-mannered, with a high standard of work.


Bank workers registered with UHB+ are expected to:

  • demonstrate a level of knowledge and skill relevant their grade
  • adhere to the Trust’s vision and values
  • comply with all Trust policies and procedures

Contact us

Interested in joining UHB+? You can join via regular adverts on our recruitment portal or email us. We run:

  • monthly adverts for nursing assistants
  • fortnightly adverts for registered nurses

Already work for UHB+?

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Last reviewed: 07 April 2022