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At NELFT, our aim is to create an engaging place to work, where we create an environment in which you feel valued and supported. We strive to empower colleagues and our Just and Compassionate Culture is our commitment to our colleagues and to our patients that our organisation will take every opportunity to learn and improve when things don’t go to plan. When you join NELFT you can be confident that we support and promote a culture based on fairness, respect, honesty and trust, ensuring that we have consistent leadership behaviours and styles across the Trust.

Find out more about us on our NELFT main website.

We invest a lot in equality and diversity making sure the workforce is as representative as the patients we look after this gives me a sense of belonging and is one of the reasons I love being at NELFT so much.

– Silobile Moyo, Community Rehab Lead

Silobile Moyo - NELFT Practitioner

I am so proud to work in a career I love.
I am so proud to work in the NELFT community.

– Georgina, Senior Occupational Therapist

Georgina - NELFT Practitioner

I’m really supported in my current team from accessing training and professional development to socialising. I’m lucky enough to call many of my colleagues friends and we enjoy socialising when we are able to.

– Jacqui Moody, Occupational Therapist

Jaquie - NELFT Practitioner

I’ve been at NELFT for 20 years, I’ve stayed in NELFT for as long as I have because the values of this organisation are in line with my own beliefs, putting people first, prioritising quality, are key to the way I work and live. Everything we do at NELFT is about making a difference to the population we serve.

-Wellington Makala, Executive Chief Nurse.

Wellington - NELFT Practitioner

Training is encouraged and well supported across the trust and everyone has great development opportunities, particularly with pilot projects, interim roles and external training.

-Nick Bertram, Occupational Therapist  

Nick - NELFT Practitioner

NELFT are as committed to the staff as they are to the patients, there’s a strong emphasis on looking after our own mental health and you can access things like support groups and yoga sessions which really helps.

– Rukshana, Occupational Therapist

Rukshana - NELFT Practitioner on pink background

Every day is different and that’s one of things I love about this job. You never know what you’re coming into, but you always feel supported by the wider team to make those big decisions for your patients.

-Catherine Manderson, Crisis Team Manager, Kent & Medway.

Catherine - NELFT Practitioner

NELFT is a growing organisation serving a population of 4.9 million across North East London, Essex, and Kent. We employ in excess of 7,500 staff and have an annual budget of c.£490 million. NELFT provides mental health and community services for people living in the London boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, Essex, Kent and Medway. 

We deliver these services in a range of settings including hospitals, health centres, GP practices and people’s own homes. We work closely with a range of partners to ensure the best care is provided for our patients and service users.

A warm welcome from our Chair of NELFT

We have a variety of career opportunities available, and we would love to welcome to our Trust. Please look around our careers website to see the various routes into NELFT and what makes our Trust a great place to work!

Our Values

NELFT has a core set of values outlining what is important to our staff and the people who use our services: 

People first

We remember that patients, service users and carers are our top priority, and treat others how we would like to be treated

Prioritising quality

We provide the best service possible, following best practice and national developments

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Progressive, innovative and continuously improving

We listen and continuously improve our services for the benefit of our patients, service users and carers

Professional and honest

We work to create relationships based on honesty, respect and trust, and meet the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality

Promoting what is possible – independence, opportunity and choice

We help people achieve the best quality of life possible, giving them the information and support they need

Join our team!

Make a difference to people’s lives.

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