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Hospital Porter

Two hospital porters moving a bed along a corridor

Hospital porters carry out many important duties around a hospital, such as taking patients to different departments, or moving equipment around the hospital. They may belong to a particular department or they may be part of a ‘pool’ of porters for the whole hospital or nursing home.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

As a porter with the NHS, you will be paid on the NHS Agenda for Change. The current pay scales are from April 2023. You would normally start on Band 2, £23,362 to £25,368 a year. You might earn more for working shifts or overtime.

If promoted to head porter or supervisor you would be on Band 3, £25,468 to £27,486 a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
2021
0.3 %
RISE
2029
2028
  United Kingdom
2024
27649
3.6 %
RISE
2029
28650

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

NHS Scotland Careers
Website: http://www.careers.nhs.scot
Website (2): https://jobs.scot.nhs.uk/
Twitter: @NHSScotCareers

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