Healthcare Support

NHS Orkney

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Job Description

The Estates Department at Balfour Hospital, Kirkwall has a place for someone to undertake an SVQ2 in Healthcare Support (Non-clinical) during employment.

This opportunity gives someone the chance to support healthcare services by joining the Estates Department working primarily with the porter team which provides vital and essential support to all hospital departments. The post holder will work in various settings including the Stores, wards, clinical departments and various buildings out with the Balfour hospital. It's necessary that porter services are delivered punctually and to suit the needs of the Hospital, including supplies, pickups, and deliveries as the service demands. It's expected that hospital porters assist other Estates departments such as engineering, stores, and the central decontamination unit.

Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications required.


As part of the Modern Apprenticeship there will be a requirement to attend Orkney College on a regular basis, as well as undertaking onsite training.

Qualifications Achieved

Healthcare Support (Non-Clinical) SVQ Level 2 (SCQF Level 6)