Working for HSCIC
Information about careers at the Health and Social Care Information Centre and links to sites where our jobs are advertised.
The application process
You will need to submit an application form through NHS Jobs.
You’ll be contacted if your application has been shortlisted for consideration. At this point, you will receive full details of what to expect from our recruitment process. Depending on the role, we may use a number of tools to test your ability to succeed here. That could include supplementing your interview with case-studies, presentations, numerical tests or a work exercise.
We’re looking for people to join our teams. You can view our vacancies and apply at NHS Jobs.
You’ll be part of a professional group, to ensure you have a well-planned career framework and colleagues in the same field as you. Our groups are:
- Information Technology
- Project and Programme Delivery
- Information Management
- Communications and Stakeholder Relations
- Business Administration
- Clinical Informatics
Working with us
At HSCIC, our people are encouraged to develop, and we provide work that’s focused on getting the best out of you and improving your skills. We are making improvements to health and care in England through information and technology- and we do this by working with a common set of values in mind. In everything we do, we want to be:
We stress the importance of these values in our work. Our people come from a variety of backgrounds - including the NHS, Civil Service and the private sector. We welcome and encourage this diversity for fresh ideas, organisational improvement and first-rate customer service.
Our head office is in the centre of Leeds and we have sites in London, Exeter, Redditch, Southport and Newcastle. We also have a number of smaller locations around the country. Some of our roles are desk-based, whilst others involve travel to client sites, including suppliers and organisations within the health and social care sector.
We want talented people from all walks of life to join our organisation to maintain and develop our reputation as the trusted national provider of information, data and systems for health and social care. To encourage that, we offer a range of flexible benefits for our staff:
- flexible working (for employees who have worked with us for over 26 weeks)
- part-time working
- job sharing
- annualised hours that fit around your needs (i.e. working solely during school term time).
- remote IT support to allow for flexible working
- winding down - we offer those who are approaching retirement the chance to gradually reduce their hours.
Employees with a year or more service have the opportunity to apply for an unpaid career break between 3 months and 4 years. As well as this, we offer a range of family-friendly policies, including enhanced maternity and adoption leave policies.
Our people are employed on NHS terms and conditions. We offer benefits in line with these terms, including:
- competitive pay
- a holiday package that increases with service
- a contributory pension, with 14 per cent contribution from us
- professional training and development
- childcare vouchers
- enhanced maternity and adoption leave
- paternity, parental and dependent care leave
- sight tests
- national and local discount schemes (including insurance, travel, retailers, and utilities)
- access to our Employee Assistance Programme, an online information resource and telephone service providing confidential information across a range of counselling services.
Support for your career progression
During your time with us we will support your career and give you what you need to improve your skills and enjoy your work. We provide an induction programme to ensure you settle into your role; a personal development plan, and learning and development opportunities based on your career goals.
We conduct twice-yearly personal development reviews to see how you are progressing, and encourage you to take on training, further education, job shadowing and mentoring.
Each of the 6 professional groups at the HSCIC is developing career ladders and competency frameworks so you will have the appropriate professional development. This means that you can go further in our organisation and that we can continue to follow best practice.
Equality and diversity
We encourage people from different backgrounds and with different experiences and perspectives to offer their views. To do that, we have created a work environment that’s respectful and inclusive. Our Equality and Diversity policy helps us to meet our commitments. It covers all aspects of employment.
We support the “Two Ticks - Positive About Disabled People” scheme. We welcome applications from disabled candidates.