Job Description

This advert for a vacancy with Simply Serve Limited appears under the authority of Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.



An opportunity has arisen for a friendly, caring and hardworking individual to join the Trust in the key role of Porter.

Integral to the smooth running of the hospital and its services, the successful candidate will work as part of a team delivering a comprehensive patient-focused service. No two days will be the same and you will enjoy the chance to work with a wide range of colleagues, patients and their families as you go about your duties across the hospital site. We'll rely on you to provide a number of crucial services, including patient transfer between wards and departments, moving equipment, case notes, specimens, medical gases, linen and furniture, as required.

The nature of the job does involve heavy lifting care of patients during transportation, lone working and a lot of walking and being on your feet most of the shift and therefore by the very nature the post requires individuals who are physically fit and able to maintain a responsive condition at all times.


If you are successful in securing employment you will be employed by Simply Serve Limited (SSL), which is 100% owned by Yeovil Hospital (YDH). You will be working within the YDH group, and the values, culture and objectives will be closely aligned to those of the NHS, however you will be employed on SSL terms and conditions and therefore this role will not contribute towards continuous NHS service