NHS Highland Job Opportunities

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Putting quality first to deliver better health, better care and better value

Ever considered working in the Highlands of Scotland? NHS Highland is committed to improving health and social care provision across the region, often leading the way by introducing new models and new methods of delivering care. In 2012, for example, they became the first health board in the country to integrate health and social care.

The challenges for NHS Highland are diverse. The geographical area covered by NHS Highland comprises 41% of Scotland’s land mass, making it the largest and most sparsely populated health board in the UK. Sustaining services in remote and rural areas and recruiting and retaining staff, as well as engaging with communities to design services that are fit for the future are their priority.

Around 8,000 voluntary and community groups are based in the Highlands and NHS Highland competes with over 21,000 businesses – many of them well-known global brands – in the labour market.

Nevertheless, life in the Highlands is not all about work. Highland’s capital, Inverness, is one of the fastest growing cities in the UK and frequently placed in the top five most desirable places to live.

The region has stunning natural beauty and the remote location provides great appeal for those with an adventurous spirit; an ideal place to achieve the perfect work life balance. Each community across the Highlands is unique – influenced by history and a strong cultural heritage. We have a reputation for low crime, quality housing and excellent state schools.

The Highlands boasts some of the best outdoor activities with the Cairngorm National Park, the Great Glen, Loch Ness and Ben Nevis on the doorstep.


As capital of the Highlands, Inverness has an infrastructure that exceeds what you would expect from its population base. There are rail links to all other cities in Scotland and an airport with daily flights to domestic destinations such as London and Manchester as well as European cities. It is a modern, thriving city with an excellent selection of leisure facilities, modern theatre and a bustling shopping centre. For those interested in research, strong links with the University of the Highlands and Islands and the Centre for Health Sciences will enable you to pursue your academic interests with NHS Highland providing good support. You’ll need to look long and hard to find better than NHS Highland for that great work life balance.

For more information please contact: 01463 705150 or email:


Are you a Nurse, Radiographer, Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist? 

Allied health professionals (AHPs) and Nurses (RGN and RMN) make a major contribution to safe, effective and person-centred health and social care. They help people to regain life skills and enjoy quality of life, even when faced with life-limiting conditions. In addition, they have a valuable role to play in the prevention of disease, advising on healthy lifestyles and assisting people to keep fit and active as they progress through the ages.

For further discussion about the roles available across the Highlands please contact: Claire Wood – claire.wood32@nhs.net or nhshighland.recruitment@nhs.net

For further discussion about the roles available in our Argyll & Bute area please contact: Linda Currie – lindacurrie@nhs.net or recruitment.ab@nhs.net

For vacancies currently being advertised, including Medical staff – please visit:

Find out more about working with NHS Highland and living in the Highlands at: https://medicaljobs.scot.nhs.uk/nhs-employers/



To apply for this job email your details to claudia@primasmedia.co.uk.