FAQ

FAQ & Useful Links:

Where are all of your vacancies advertised?

In addition to the jobs featured on Wishyouworkedhere.scot (see here) all of the Grampian and Highland vacancies are featured on Scotland’s NHS recruitment portal. These can be filtered by board, location, profession and email alerts can be set up.

Immigration Status and Visas:

Do you accept applications from overseas/provide sponsorship?

Yes, and applications are particularly welcome from professionally-qualified healthcare staff from outside the UK.

We provide certificates of sponsorship to eligible candidates who are offered a role.

Find out more about the requirements and eligibility at: https://www.gov.uk/health-care-worker-visa

Professional registration for international applicants

If you are applying for a post that requires professional registration, you will need to register with the appropriate UK regulatory body. More information on the different regulator for healthcare professions is available at: https://www.professionalstandards.org.uk/what-we-do/our-work-with-regulators/find-a-regulator

Bank & Locum work:

To register for bank/Locum work please contact the appropriate team below:

Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Health Professionals, Health Care Support Workers:

Opening hours and contact details:

Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Telephone:  01224 553344

Email:  gram.nmahpbank@nhs.scot

https://www.nhsgrampian.org/work-with-us/professionals/nmahp/vacancies/grampian-nurse-bank/

Do you offer support for relocation?

NHS Grampian understands that relocating is a big step and offers relocation support to eligible staff.

Under normal circumstances, financial assistance will be agreed up to £8,000. There may, however, be exceptional circumstances where this level of help can be increased.

Read more about eligibility and the full details here: https://www.nhsgrampian.org/globalassets/foidocument/foi-public-documents1—all-documents/relocation_expenses_policy_july_2022.pdf

What about childcare availability? Is it true there’s funded childcare available? What are the differences in education in Scotland? Do you students pay tuition fees?

Yes, in Scotland all children aged between 3 (and some 2 year old) and school age are entitled to 1,140 hours of funded early learning and childcare. 

Students at college/university who live and study in Scotland do not pay tuition fees.

Read more about these differences and more about the education system in Moray on our dedicated page: https://www.wishyouworkedhere.scot/education-in-the-north-of-scotland/

Tax: I’ve heard the tax rate is different in Scotland. How does that work?

Yes, the tax rate is different in Scotland but most people do not find it to be an obstacle and find the benefits these taxes are used to pay for to be an attractive prospect. The additional money is used to pay for things that are unique to Scotland such as free personal care for the elderly, free university tuition and childcare as mentioned above.  

You can read more at the link below. https://www.gov.uk/scottish-income-tax

I have been having problems trying to apply online. Who can I contact for help?

If you are experiencing any technical issues or problems with using the site, please email the NHS Scotland Recruitment Helpdesk. Their Helpdesk is staffed between 9am and 5pm on Monday to Friday. Any issues or problems raised will be recorded by their support centre and those raised outside of those hours will be investigated at the earliest opportunity. 

I’ve applied for a vacancy. Who can tell me if I am being invited to interview?

It can take up to six weeks to hear if you have been shortlisted.  You will receive an e-mail if you have been unsuccessful or if you are being invited to interview. The e-mail address supplied on the application form is use.

Want to work in Moray? 

We’d love to chat to you. If you’ve any queries at all about working in Moray, our friendly colleagues are on hand to offer you some informal advice.  

Just email gram.maternitycollaborative@nhs.scot 

We’d also be happy to help facilitate peer to peer discussion to help you get the low down on working here where we can. That can be via phone, video call or in person to suit you. We’d also love to see you here in Moray for a pre-employment visit if that’d be helpful too.  

Want to work in Highland? 

If you are interested in working in Highland please check out: https://www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk/careers/recruitment-contacts/ or nhshighland.recruitment@nhs.scot 

NHS Scotland Recruitment site 

For a complete list of our current opportunities, all NHS Grampian and NHS Highland vacancies are posted on the NHS Scotland recruitment site 

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Moray Facts

Moray benefits from the Gulf Stream with higher than average temperatures, and is known as Scotland’s “Sunshine Coast”. Lossiemouth, for instance, has half the average rainfall of the rest of the country according to the MET Office.