The WWL Way
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Work With Us

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust are an innovative and forward thinking organisation. We are committed to placing the patient at the heart of everything we do, and in the provision of safe, effective care.

Effective Recruitment is vital to our achievement of this aim. All of the Trust Vacancies are advertised on the website, via the link below, and you can also set up email alerts via the same link, so that you are automatically notified of any vacancies that match your search criteria.

External Web Site Click here to see our current Clinical and Non-Clinical vacancies Pictured are staff members of the Trust HR team

Each Job Advert contains a document called ‘Recruitment Information for Candidates’ including some handy hints and tips to help you through the Recruitment process.

Please note that we process our recruitment online. This enables us to administer recruitment as efficiently as possible. Therefore any communications relating to your applications will be sent via email in the first instance. If successful at shortlisting stage, you will also receive SMS text messages, provided  that you haven’t opted out of this service.

Our Achievements

We are very proud to have recently been awarded the prestigious ‘Provider of The Year’ Award by the Health Service Journal, (HSJ) along with a further award for our pioneering Staff Engagement Strategy ‘The WWL Way’. You can read more about our recent awards and achievements on our awards pages.

What’s it like to Work for the Trust

We feel that our recent award and achievements make us a great place to work. But don’t just take our word for it. Read the Job Previews below, which are real accounts from Staff working around the Trust.

PDF Document Pharmacy Technician – Rachel Ball
PDF Document Staff Nurse – Kathryn Merriman
PDF Document Porter -  Dennis Murphy
PDF Document Trainee Assistant Practitioner – Stephanie Heyes
PDF Document HR Assistant – Carmen Barrett
PDF Document Auxiliary Nurse - Swinley Ward

Ministry of Defence -  Employer Recognition Scheme

We have recently been awarded the bronze award from the MOD in recognition of our support to reservists.

Ministry of Defence Bronze Award 

Inclusion and Diversity

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust is committed to building a workforce which is valued and whose diversity reflects the communities it serves, enabling us to deliver the best possible healthcare service to those communities.

We are an equal opportunities employer and believe that everyone who works for us (in the NHS), or applies to work for us (in the NHS), should be treated fairly and valued equally.  All conditions of service and job requirements should fit with the needs of the service and those who work in it, regardless of age, disability, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, religion, beliefs, sexual orientation, domestic circumstances, social and employment status, HIV status, gender reassignment, marital/civil partnership status, pregnancy/maternity, political affiliation or trade union membership. Any Information collated for monitoring purposes is confidential and will not be used for selection processes. 
In order to deliver high quality patient care, the Trust recognises the importance of recruiting the best candidate for each vacancy. Candidates will be appointed on merit and no account shall be taken of age, disability, race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, domestic circumstances, social and employment status, gender reassignment, political affiliation or trade union membership. As a Disability Confident Employer the Trust guarantees to interview all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria for a vacancy and consider them on their abilities.
The Trust is also committed to creating an environment characterised by dignity and respect, where everyone is encouraged to achieve their full potential.  The Trust seeks to guarantee equality of opportunity for all in access to recruitment, selection, training, promotion, and other employment related issues.

Internal pagelink Visit our Inclusion and Diversity area for more information


We offer a salary sacrifice scheme for parents wishing to purchase vouchers towards the cost of childcare.


More InformationPDF Document WWL People Strategy 2015/16 - 2018/19