Porter recruitment agency listing

A hospital porter transports patients, medical equipment and supplies between different hospital departments.

No formal qualifications are required to become a hospital porter, but applicants should ideally have a good standard of basic education and experience of working in a health care environment. A diploma in health and social care may be needed for this role. Applicants are required to pass a medical examination and a physical fitness test. Following entering into employment, hospital porters receive induction training and are likely to work under the supervision of experienced staff until they have a sound understanding of their role. Some employers encourage their porters to gain an NVQ Level 2 in support services in health care or an equivalent qualification.

Hospital porters should be physically fit, have excellent communication skills and enjoy working with people from a variety of backgrounds. They should also be reliable, polite, helpful and sensitive.

Employers of hospital porters include the NHS, private hospitals and contract companies who supply porters to hospitals. Job opportunities for porters can be found in hospitals large and small and are advertised in newspapers, on websites and through recruitment agencies. Working hours for porters may include evenings, weekends and public holidays.

The starting salary for a hospital porter is around £12,000 a year. Porters who work overtime and night shifts receive additional payments, as do those working in inner and outer London. With experience, hospital porters may become employed as supervisors or team leaders.

 
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  • Professional Social Care Solutions

    Professional Social Care Solutions are a specialist agency who are dedicated to saving you time when looking to make your next Health Care hire. We supply professionals for all positions in the industry, assessing each candidate before recommending them for roles within areas such as Nursing Homes, Hospitals, Prisons and General Practice. We tailor our service to all clients but never compromise on the quality of staff we provide.
    Coverage UK Wide
    • Maythorn Mill, Trent Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 4DS
  • Flex Recruitment Plus

    Looking to enter the Health Care Industry? Or do you quickly need to add talent to your team? FlexPlus can help. We are a recruitment consultancy with access to industry leading candidates who are ready to be placed into Nursing Home, Hospital and General Practice positions. Qualifications are key for Health Care roles and we guarantee that all staff have the necessary accreditations and character, as well as a UK right to work.
    Coverage UK wide
    15 Offices Nationwide
  • Brightwork Ltd

    When looking to employ caring staff you can trust, contact Brightwork Recruitment, a team that has experience of working with vulnerable members of society. We help Health firms maintain high standards by finding the Care Assistants, Support Workers, Residential Workers that are able to adapt to the challenges of this field. We operate as an extension of your current functions, delivering permanent, temporary or contract personnel as needed.
    Coverage Scotland
    • 209/211 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G2 5QY
    • 20 Stafford Street, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH3 7BD
  • Culture Care Agency Ltd

    We provide locum field workers, residential and domiciliary care workers and other job roles to local authorities, the health sector, private companies and service users. Registered with Care Quality Commission (CQC) and members of United Kingdom Home Care Association (UKHCA) in providing Home Care Services.
    Coverage Greater London, Home Counties and surrounding area
    • Bow House Business Centre, 153-159 Bow Road, Bow, London, E3 2SE

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Porter Salary Rates
Low Pay:£13,299
Medium Pay:£17,000
High Pay:£18,525
6 Month Change:Up 4%
Sample Size:32
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Average Porter Salaries by Region
Yorkshire &
Humberside

£14.8k
Midlands
£13k
East Anglia
£17.6k
London
£17.2k
Home Counties
£14.3k
South East
£17k
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