There is no shortage of opportunities to come and work at the UK's leading heart and lung hospital, and with our move to our state-of-the-art building on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus now is the perfect time to join. 

Come along to our recruitment open day and find out more about the huge variety of jobs we have available across nursing, allied health professionals and healthcare support workers.

You will get an opportunity to meet representatives from each of our teams and ask any questions you have about what it's like to work here.

Make sure you bring your CV with you because we are also offering interviews on the day.

The event will take place in the outpatients department of our new hospital building.

If you have any questions about the event, please email our recruitment team at


Opportunities include;

  • Critical care
  • Theatres
  • Respiratory medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Transplant

Emma Harris, Lead Nurse for the Interstitial Lung Disease service:
"Many of our patients have chronic progressive lung conditions. Over the last few years new and innovative treatments have become available to patients and as nurses we play a key role in caring for patients and helping to maintain them on treatment. Nurses can make a significant difference to the ILD patient group by providing high quality care from diagnosis through to palliation. Working within the service I have been able to complete my degree and undertake a master’s degree."

Healthcare Support Workers

Also known as healthcare assistants, we have a range of opportunities available and you can join us at any stage in your journey, from the nationally-recognised care certificate course through to the level 5 nursing associate apprenticehip. There are no set entry requirements.

Direct entry programme

We employ you (you could even be entirely new to healthcare) and put you straight on the level 5 programme, essentially employing you as a nursing apprentice and supporting you the entire way through to a Band 5 nursing role.

Patrycja Ziemska, respiratory nurse who began at Royal Papworth as a healthcare support worker:
“I’ve been working at Royal Papworth for more than eight years now. I started in 2011 and began studying for my adult nursing degree in 2014. Thanks to the support of my colleagues and management I was able to qualify as a staff nurse last year. I love being on the respiratory ward because of the variety and complexity of the conditions we treat. I am proud to be a part of this team.”  

Allied Health Professionals

Allied Health Professionals comprise a number of disciplines at Royal Papworth Hospital, including; dietitians offering nutritional support to patients; speech and language therapists; and occupational therapists who provide support to people whose health prevents them doing the activities that matter to them.

Helena Brown, speech and language therapist:
“I’ve completed a number of competencies and training courses since joining Royal Papworth six months ago. I feel very privileged to have those opportunities, as you wouldn’t normally get them as a band six therapist.”

Where are we based?

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Papworth Road
Cambridge Biomedical Campus

Telephone:  01223 638000

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