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NHS Lothian provides a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services, employing over 24,000 staff providing healthcare services to 800,000 people in Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian and West Lothian.

NHS Lothian offers a huge range of exciting and challenging opportunities for people who are passionate about making a difference. We actively recruit people of all ages, backgrounds and levels of experience. No matter what area of NHS Lothian you join, you will become part of a talented, passionate team of people committed to providing the best care and treatment to patients.

With more than 100 different careers on offer, there is a job for you no matter what your interests, skills or qualifications.
Looking for a Job
Have you thought about a career in healthcare? There are over 100 different career paths within NHS Lothian and we are certain to have a career to suit you. There are jobs within NHS Lothian in Patient Care, Administrative, Scientific, Technical, Skilled, Support and IT.
Young People
NHS Lothian offers up to one-week work experience placements for pupils who are currently in education. S4 pupils looking to study medicine can apply to the Medic Insight one-day information workshop. Work experience placements are available to S5 and S6 pupils who have a keen interest in pursuing a career in the NHS.
Career Change
Thinking of a career change? Why not try NHS Lothian? You might not think your skills would be appropriate for a career in the NHS, but we employ over 24,000 staff and a huge range of job roles are needed for NHS Lothian to meet the healthcare needs of our patients.
Overseas Workers
NHS Lothian’s workforce is diverse and multicultural – just like our patients. We often look beyond the UK and Europe to attract the best candidates. We treat all job applicants in the same way and do not discriminate in the recruitment practice. If you have the relevant experience and qualifications why not apply for a job with us?
Academies & Apprenticeships
NHS Lothian works in partnership with the Princes Trust to offer the Facilities Academy and the Laboratory Academy. This is for young people aged 16 to 24 years. Also NHS Lothian offers a number of modern apprenticeships every year open to anyone aged 16 to 19 years.
Work Experience & Placements
NHS Lothian offers work experience and placement opportunities to individuals who are keen to update their skills and gain relevant experience. Work placements refer to a period of work experience, which is unpaid and is part of a period of study or return to work initiative, which takes place for an agreed period of time.
Current Health Professionals
If you are a Health Professional, NHS Lothian can offer you a variety of job opportunities as well as a breadth of experience. With over 100 different career paths within NHS Lothian, we are certain to have a career to suit you.
The NHS Lothian Staff Bank
The Staff Bank co-ordinates and develops staffing to support patient care services by supplying supplementary staff to all areas of NHS Lothian. We currently supply registered nurses, midwives, non-registered care assistants, ancillary staff, admin and clerical staff, medical locums and allied health professionals.
Video from NHS Lothian
The geographical area known as Lothian region covers 700 square miles, comprising the City of Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian and West Lothian. As well as many sites of historic interest, the region boasts a host of recreational activities for all ages. NHS Lothian offers excellent career prospects and a wide range of job, training and development opportunities as well as excellent staff benefits.

There are over 100 different career paths within NHS Lothian and we are certain to have a career to suit you. Watch the video below to find out more.

Recruitment Centre
Want to be a part of NHS Lothian? Here you will find the first steps on your way to starting your career with us.
Application Forms
After you have selected a vacancy you will be asked to complete and submit an online application form. If you are having any problems or need assistance with applying for a vacancy then please consult the 'Help & Advice' section of this site.
NHS Lothian Careers
NHS Lothian Recruitment (General)
Block 3, Stairwell 6
Residency Buildings
St John's Hospital
Livingston EH54 6PP
NHS Lothian Recruitment (Medical and Dental)
Pentland House
47 Robb's Loan
EH14 1TY

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