Armed Forces Promise

At WWL, we recognise and value the skills and experience members of the Armed Forces Community can bring to NHS roles.

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust support the employment of all members of the Armed Forces Community within the NHS.

We recognise that veterans and people leaving the Armed Forces have transferable skills and the aptitude to work in our dynamic and diverse environment.

We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and want to reflect the diversity of our local communities within our teams.  Therefore, we welcome applications from all talented individuals with the relevant qualifications, skills, knowledge, and experience.

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What we can offer you

At WWL we can offer a specific Armed Forces Pathway to encourage and support you through the job application process, such as providing guaranteed job interviews for those who meet essential role criteria.

Our trust covers a wide range of services across acute and community settings and has over 350 careers to choose from. If you want to use your skills and talents to make a difference to the lives of people living in your local community, why not consider a career in healthcare?

Jobs that we can offer:

Administration | Catering | Domestic Services | Estates & Facilities | IT  |  Communications | Clinical Informatics | Procurement | Nursing  | Midwifery | Medical | Health Science Services | Allied Health Services  |  Electrician | Maintenance | Dental | Ward Clerk | Logistics | Human Resources


Armed Forces Day Service

Our Gold Employer Promise

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The Trust has been recognised by the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme as a Gold Standard, Forces-Friendly employer. We acknowledge and understand those who serve, have served and their families and aim to ensure they are treated fairly and face no disadvantage as a result of their service. We have forces friendly policies in place. We proactively support our Armed Forces Community Staff and are an exemplar at supporting and advocating for those who have given the most to our country.


Armed Forces Healthcare Team

Supporting our Armed Forces Community, whether they be staff or service users, is a priority at WWL. We have an Armed Forces Healthcare Lead, an Armed Forces Navigator and dedicated Armed Forces Champions who are able to offer help and support whenever it is needed. Our team are familiar with and trained to support the specific needs of the Armed Forces Community and can support your transition from service to civvy street.

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Celebrating Forces Families Awards

WWL Armed Forces Lead, Leanne Cobham, was named Armed Forces Advocate of the Year at the 2023 Celebrating Forces Families Awards