More opportunities to help save lives
COVID-19 continues to be the single greatest public health emergency in the history of the NHS.
But thanks to the remarkable success of the COVID-19 vaccination programme, which has delivered close to 100 million doses in just a year, estimates suggest more than 120,000 lives have been saved in England alone.
This success has been possible thanks to a huge national effort by NHS staff, supported by tens of thousands of new vaccine staff and volunteers.
Following new advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, the NHS is now accelerating its vaccination programme further, aiming to offer booster and third doses to all eligible adults by the end of January, as well as providing second doses to eligible young people.
To achieve this, the NHS needs your help. We have reopened recruitment for approximately 10,000 paid and 40,000 volunteer roles across the country, to join existing vaccine teams in protecting those who need it.
The roles available are all flexible and range from vaccinators (paid and volunteer) and registered healthcare professionals to healthcare support workers, administrators and steward volunteers. Further details on the roles and routes available to take part are below. All roles provide full training with appropriate supervision. If you can help, please consider stepping forward.
This is your opportunity to join a team which is saving lives and helping the country return to normal life.
Legislation allows a wider group of staff to undertake training to deliver vaccines. This includes many allied health professionals, healthcare scientists and dental staff, as well as other individuals with appropriate first aid training, who are able to undertake additional comprehensive training; so opportunities for flexible, paid roles are open to a huge variety of people.
The NHS continues to partner with St John Ambulance and the Royal Voluntary Service, which runs the NHS Volunteer Responder programme, to help coordinate the training and deployment of thousands of volunteers who can help ensure the safe and smooth running of vaccination services.