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Working with Barnsley CCG

NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group represents 33 GP practices and over 230,000 patients. We have responsibility in partnership with local organisations and providers for commissioning good quality, cost effective, health and care services for the population of Barnsley including: hospital care; rehabilitation care; urgent and emergency care, most community health services, mental health; and learning disability services.

The CCG is committed to becoming an employer of excellence, offering good working conditions and wide ranging training and development opportunities.

Our teams are leading the way to improve the outcomes for people across Barnsley, working with some great partner organisations. We were awarded the highly commended HSJ CCG of the Year award in 2017/18, something which we are extremely proud of. 

We offer a flexible approach to working hours to meet the needs of the individual and the service.

We are an equal opportunities employer. We are a Disability Confident employer and will interview any disabled candidate who meets the essential criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities.

We are also a Mindful Employer and support people with mental health issues in the workplace.

What our colleagues say about working here

Check out the latest NHS staff survey results. Our overall staff engagement was rated as 4.16 out of a maximum 5, bringing us higher than national average for other CCGs across the country. We are incredibly proud of the feedback our staff have given in the annual survey and feedback has improved year on year.

We are shortlisted for a national Health Service Journal award, which recognises excellence in health and care. We have been highlighted in the staff engagement category.

Working with GP member practices

Each practice advertises their own vacancies, so look out in the local press or trade media for these posts. Primary care is a vibrant area to work in here in Barnsley with lots of opportunity to be part of exciting plans to transform care.

Working in Barnsley

Our head office is based at Hillder House on Gawber Road, Barnsley, directly opposite the local acute hospital. There is free parking for staff who use a car, lockable bike sheds if you travel by bike and there are bus stops right by the building. The office is a short walk, bus trip or drive into Barnsley town centre and train station and convenient for junction 37 or 38 of the M1.

Situated to the east of the Pennines, Barnsley is a borough of contrasts, consisting of 10 towns and 23 villages. From the Pennine uplands, it extends eastwards over a varied landscape of wooded valleys, rolling farmland and dispersed towns and villages of the former Yorkshire coalfield.

Much of it is rural and semi-rural in character. Its population is spread over 320 square kilometres (127 square miles), with Penistone in the west, 10 kilometres (6 miles) from Barnsley town centre and 22 kilometres (14 miles) from Goldthorpe in the east.

Two large cities are within easy travelling distance by road and rail; Leeds 40 kilometres (25 miles) to the north and Sheffield 27 kilometres (17 miles) to the south, reflecting Barnsley’s position within two city regions.

Geographically, the borough divides into three distinct areas:

  • Lying mainly to the west of the M1 motorway is the lightly populated, attractive hilly country centred on the market town of Penistone and two former coal mining villages, Dodworth and Darton, which cover half of the total borough. A relatively affluent area, pockets of disadvantage are nevertheless scattered throughout
  • In the centre lies the urban core of Barnsley. Long famous for its market, Barnsley town centre is the borough’s main shopping, administrative, commercial and entertainment centre. This is exemplified by recent developments such as the Digital Media Centre, the Core, Gateway Plaza and the Civic. Projects such as Marketplace Barnsley will continue to transform the skyline over the next few years
  • Dispersed towns and villages, separated by open land, surround the urban core to the north, south and east

Barnsley has a lot to offer everyone who lives and works here. Barnsley has a vibrant town centre, with a cosmopolitan mix of cafés, theatres, museums, art galleries and hotels.

Barnsley’s sports and leisure facilities are also superb. There is also the town's renowned 700-year-old market and plenty of high street stores for shoppers.

If you live in and around Barnsley, you'll know this already, but if you're thinking of relocating and want to know how great it is to live and work around here, check out Visit Barnsley and Love Where You Live Barnsley and Welcome to Yorkshire.

Current jobs

All our vacancies are advertised on the NHS jobs website and sometimes we'll promote them in trade journals. You will also see that we host some of the posts based across our region as part of the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System. The job advert will show where the post is based and what team you will be working with.

To view any current job vacancies click here. If this is the first time you are applying for a job in the NHS you may find this guide to applications useful.

For any current apprenticeship opportunities visit Barnsley College.

Interested in career in health? Visit the NHS health careers website for more information about looking inot a new career in health or retuning to the NHS.

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Thinking about a career in health?

If you're thinking about a career in health, visit the Health Education England 'Health Careers' website for some great guides to all the options open to you. 

The site offers helpful resources whether you are still in education, starting a new career or wanting to switch careers. There's also great guides on work experience and specific advice if your role is offering career advice.