Why Join Us?

A trust committed to keeping patients and carers at the heart of everything we do, AWP offers a rewarding career in an environment where you can grow and thrive. 

Covering 2,200 square miles from the white horses of Wiltshire to the beaches of Weston Super-mare and the vibrant streets of Bristol, AWP spans both rural and urban, offering access to areas of natural beauty, history and culture, as well as attractions and amenities.

To deliver quality care we need the best people joining our team.

group of AWP Healthcare Professionals


AWP values diversity and welcomes people to join us as their whole selves, however they choose to identify.

Our staff play a vital role across AWP; with their high levels of expertise and a shared passion for delivering excellent mental health services, we are committed to involving our staff in the development of AWP and the services we provide.

We listen to people who have used our services or who have cared for people using our services, and so are committed to developing our services so that we can make plans for improvements and ensure that our services are fair, inclusive and meet the needs of our staff and patients.


The NHS has attractive terms and conditions of employment, including its pay framework, generous paid leave and a great pension scheme.

If you choose to work with AWP, you will have access to a range of benefits, including:

  • Feeling part of a caring and committed team.
  • Working at an organisation that puts people first.
  • Flexible work that gives you the satisfaction of helping your community.
  • Attractive pay, with regular pay rises.
  • Regular, guaranteed hours and a steady income.
  • A clear induction into your role and a full range of training and development opportunities, including apprenticeships.
  • An onboarding handbook created especially for our new starters.
  • Many opportunities to pursue a varied career in healthcare.
  • Regular supervision and support from a caring manager.
  • Generous annual leave entitlement and paid holidays.
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme.
  • A wide range of health and wellbeing support, including an Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health services.
  • Paid sick leave.
  • Access to a wide range of NHS benefits, including discounts.

We value the role that recognised trade unions and professional organisations can play in ensuring a positive environment. We work in partnership with many large and influential bodies, including the British Medical Association, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, the Royal College of Nursing, Unison, GMB and Unite. We value the contribution of the AWP Joint Union Council in helping to ensure that AWP continues to be a great place to work.

“I feel our team demonstrates passion. The whole ECH team is passionate about what we do and want to work together to give the best care to our ladies and support them to get well.

Charlotte, Nurse Apprentice
AWP Healthcare Professional

Learning, Education and Development

Whether you’re happy staying in one job or want to use your role as a stepping stone, AWP will support you in getting to where you want to be.

As a large employer, we are part of the wider NHS ‘family’ which has one of the biggest workforces in the world. Our aim is to help you thrive and develop with us while recognising the wider opportunities in the NHS too. We will support you in carrying out mandatory and statutory training (MAST) that is essential to your role. We will also encourage you to access a wide range of other opportunities known as ‘continuing professional development’ (CPD), which may include doing an apprenticeship, to build your portfolio of skills and knowledge.

A monthly catch-up and check-in is essential in helping people thrive at work. Alongside the day-to-day interactions, your manager will arrange to set aside time to talk to you regularly, including arranging your monthly one-to-one sessions, to review and support your progress.

AWP Healthcare Professional

Equality and Diversity

The Trust is eager to bring people with unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge into AWP, because your diversity makes us stronger. Together, we value individuals, respecting their diversity, and promoting their rights, equality and dignity.

This, along with our commitment to supporting staff to thrive and reach their full potential, is very important to us because our very purpose is to improve people’s quality of life and well-being for  service users, carers, our communities and all those who interact with us.

The team I work in is great…We respect diversity within the team and our service users. We are all very passionate about what we do. Our team meetings are always about how to improve our service

Fatma, HCSW
AWP Healthcare Professional

Health and Wellbeing

We understand how important it is to stay well, and we are committed to supporting your health and wellbeing. You will have access to a free 24-hour employee support service which provides guidance on legal and consumer issues, sickness absence and bereavement, child and elder care, relationships, stress and much more.

There are a number of employee led health and wellbeing hubs across the trust, and all staff are welcome to join these.

AWP Healthcare Professional

Awards and Staff Recognition

We are extremely proud of our employees, and with more than 5000 people working for AWP and making a vital difference to their communities, there is plenty to celebrate! 

In line with the sentiments of the NHS People Promise, we are committed to rewarding and recognising staff for their efforts. From a simple, heartfelt thank you for your day to day work, to more formal praise in your annual appraisal or at our Annual Staff Awards, AWP has number of initiatives in place which facilitate meaningful recognition of our staff – right from your very first day.

AWP Healthcare Professional

We’d love you to join our team!

We have a huge variety of roles, with opportunity for development and career progression.


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