Job roles in health and social care

There are many choices for exciting job roles in health and social care which will appeal to lots of different people, whether you want to be working in a support role behind the scenes or on the front line helping patients.

Below you will find some examples of those roles, brought to life by the people actually doing them in Bradford District and Craven.
Further details and a more extensive list of roles is also available through the national NHS health careers website, or the jobs in social care are listed on the national Skills for Care website.

Allied Health Professionals

Our Allied Health Professional play a crucial role in treating, rehabilitating and improving the lives of individuals. There are many different roles within this wider profession including radiographers, physiotherapists, dieticians, occupational therapists and paramedics. Find out more about some of our local Allied Health Professionals in Bradford District and Craven below. Further information is also available through Aspiring Allies. 

This video brings to life how our Allied Health Professionals work together to support a patient’s recovery.

Aisha
Orthoptist within the Outpatients Department at Bradford Royal Infirmary

Stephanie 
Head Orthoptist at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Nursing

A career in nursing gives you the opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives.  There are numerous types of nursing role that provide very rewarding careers. Hear from some of our local nurses in Bradford District and Craven below.  Find out more about these roles through the NHS Careers Website.

Naomi – Practice Nurse
GP Surgery, Bradford District (Primary Care)

Mark Kitching – My favourite thing about being a Charge Nurse

Job Aspirations – Why I always wanted to be a Nurse

As well as the roles profiled on this page, there are a great number of other jobs in health and social care.

Hear from some of our other professionals in Bradford District and Craven below.

Toni – Health Care Assistant

GP Surgery, Bradford District (Primary Care)

My favourite thing about being a Consultant Anaesthetist

Sally Dunlop – OWH – Employer Benefits – Airedale

Why I became a Doctor

Aasim Murtaz – OWH – Job Aspirations – Airedale