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Band 2

Main area
Portering Services
Band 2
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5 Hours per week)
Job ref
£22,383 PRO RATA
Salary period
06/06/2023 23:59

Job overview

Applications are invited to join Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Portering Services based at Castle Hill Hospital and Hull Royal Infirmary.

We are looking for reliable, motivated, and flexible individuals with good communication and interpersonal skills suited to the special needs of a hospital environment.

A Clean, valid UK driving licence is essential criteria for all applicants.

 Please note:

Only online applications via website portal will be accepted. 

No informal visits will be available prior to candidate interview date

Main duties of the job

The Portering department provides a range of services including patient movements, mortuary activity, transportation of equipment, medical records, handling of medical gases and post room duties. Tasks will involve driving Trust vehicles.

Applicants should be able to undertake shift and weekend working at either of our hospital sites and be able to meet the physical demands of the post. 

Applicants should note that all new appointments to Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.

Previous candidate applications will not be progressed and only applications received via the online portal will be accepted. Enquires will not be responded to unless candidate has progressed to interview. In cases where a high number of applications are received, we may bring the closing date forward.  You are therefore advised to submit your completed online application as early as possible

Working for our organisation

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust strongly encourages new starters to have the Covid-19 vaccine. However, it is not a mandatory requirement to work for us.

HUTH has two main sites: Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital with an annual budget of approximately £500 million. The Trust employs around 11,000  staff and serves an extended population of 1.25 million, delivering a number of outpatient services from locations across the area.

The Trust’s secondary care service portfolio is comprehensive, covering the major medical and surgical specialties, routine and specialist diagnostic services and other clinical support services. These services are provided primarily to a catchment population of approximately 600,000 in the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire area.

HUTH provides specialist and tertiary services to a population of 1.25 million extending from Scarborough in North Yorkshire to Grimsby and Scunthorpe in North East and North Lincolnshire respectively. 


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person specification

Skills Knowledge & Ability

Essential criteria
  • Physically Fit
  • Basic Life Skills
  • Good Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Health and Safety Awareness
Desirable criteria
  • NVQ in Customer Care / support services
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Lifting and Moving training
  • Fire Safety Training
  • Portering experience
  • Experience in a hospital or healthcare environment
  • Driving passenger transport or delivery vehicles
  • Knowledge of NHS plans, targets and initiatives
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Experience working in a people or customer orientated environment

Personal Attributes

Essential criteria
  • Flexibility towards working arrangements
  • Caring and Understanding approach
  • Keeps calm under pressure and in difficult situations
  • Interested in self development


Essential criteria
  • Clean Full Driving Licence
Desirable criteria
  • Trust Authorised Driver

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyDisability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

David Houghton
Job title
Interim: Service Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01482 875875