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Whether you’re taking the first exciting steps in your career, itching for a new challenge or searching for a better place to raise a family, Lincolnshire welcomes everyone.
Discover a range of rewarding health and social care careers in a county that’s friendly, fascinating, affordable and brimming with everything you need to live a happy life.
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Like Jenna here, you care. That’s why you do what you do. And across the health and social care, you’ll find people in all areas, at all levels who are just as dedicated to providing the best quality care as you are. Of course, it’s not easy. Health and social care face many challenges. But here in Lincolnshire we’re proud to maintain excellent standards, thanks in no small part to the investment we make in our people’s welfare and future.
Mary works in social care because she wants to make a difference to people’s lives.
In Lincolnshire, our focus isn’t on filling out forms or commissioning services, it’s on giving our professionals like Mary the freedom to think outside the box and make a tangible difference to people’s lives.
We’re proud to be a dynamic, forward-thinking service, leading on integration with health partners, regularly hosting groundbreaking pilot schemes and always striving for creative ways to improve services. We also recognise the importance of quality of life, so we offer flexible working hours and will help you find the right location within the county.
When you bring your career to Lincolnshire, you will be given access to a superb range of support. You’ll have every chance to grow, learn new skills and realise your ambitions – whatever they might be.
We offer clearly defined career pathways, flexible training, links to the university Medical School, research opportunities and much more – all designed to help you enjoy a fulfilling career while raising standards of care across the county.
In Lincolnshire you’ll join a culture where we never stop learning or sharing.
Whether you’re newly qualified, looking for a fresh challenge or returning to practice, you’ll find yourself joining a friendly, close-knit team led by supportive and nurturing managers. We’re proud to be from all walks of life and believe that diversity of thought, background and experience makes us all stronger.
We’ve taken great pride in building working environments where staff always feel valued, cared for and part of a team.
Employees say that training, professional development and protected CPD time are among the most important aspects of their job, with everyone enjoying access to qualifications, an assessed and supported year in employment for newly qualified social workers, and career progression opportunities into management and leadership roles.
“I choose the Live in Lincoln and I choose to be in Lincolnshire because it is a really good quality of life that I have got – so why wouldn’t I stay?”
“Whether its parks, going to the seaside which is only an hour away from Lincoln, or exploring Lincoln Castle and Lincoln Cathedral. There is always something to do, and somewhere to be.”
“What’s really great about living in Lincolnshire is you have the beautiful countryside, and the Cathedral, lots of lovely villages and rolling green hills. It also has nice restaurants and bars which are ideal for meeting friends – it really is a lovely place to be.”
“Lincoln has a new cinema, the Everyman Cinema, a few cocktail bars, lots of pubs, great places to eat – and it is just getting bigger and better all the time.
Someone thinking of taking a career in Lincolnshire, I’d say go for it. Lincolnshire is definitely the place to be.”
Lead Practitioner Social Care
“I would encourage somebody to take a career in Lincolnshire as there are quality training and development opportunities for everyone. Not only can you make a difference to people’s lives – but also it is a fantastic place to raise your family.”
“If you want to be in the city, you go to Lincoln. If you want to do countryside things like horse riding or enjoy walks – it is available in the countryside and on the natural coast. It is lovely living in Lincolnshire.”
Deputy Chief Dental Officer
“I moved to Lincolnshire with my wife. We decided it would be a good place to bring up a family, property prices are reasonable, and we really do enjoy the environment that we live in.”
The city of Lincoln is a treasure-trove of historical gems with a contemporary twist. The largest jewel in Lincolnshire’s crown is Lincoln Cathedral which can be seen from miles around and perches majestically on the city’s skyline.
When you live in Lincolnshire the Cathedral city is never far away. The cobbled streets of the Bailgate have a wealth of independent boutiques from fashion to food, and as you meander down Steep Hill onto the High Street you’ll also discover the recently opened Cornhill Quarter retail and events centre, which will keep you entertained with big brands, delicious food, cocktails and a boutique cinema.
Lincolnshire is one of the largest counties in England with countryside reaching into all four corners.
Escaping the day job is easy, with rolling hills, tracks and trails that you can meander through. Lincolnshire’s great countryside and areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are a walking and cycling paradise.
A procession of quiet country lanes, canal-side cycleways and reclaimed railway paths will connect you to historic market towns and villages, past abbeys, ruined castles, centuries old farmsteads and some of the oldest churches in Britain.
And the Lincolnshire Wolds will show you that the county is anything but flat.
No matter where you live in Lincolnshire, the coast is never too far away for a bracing dog walk or family adventure. For natural experiences uncover the wild side of Lincolnshire’s coast which offers the biggest of skies and the widest of beaches. You can kick off your shoes and with the wind in your hair, explore and unwind. Nature reserves, stunning sandy beaches and seal sanctuaries offer an up-close experience to see Lincolnshire’s peaceful, relaxing coast where you can forget your worries and soak up the serene surrounds.
You’ll also find thrills and spills for all the family on Lincolnshire’s fun coast. With resorts like Skegness, Cleethorpes, Mablethorpe and Ingoldmells offering waterslides, funfairs rides, seaside amusements and award-winning stretches of beaches for children of all ages to have a blast.
Relocating to Lincolnshire can involve a career change for more than one person – and understanding the career options available for other family members is important.
Greater Lincolnshire has a diverse and ambitious industrial strategy led by the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (GLLEP). With the private sector it is driving investment into engineering, low carbon industries, the agriculture sector through the National Centre for Food Manufacturing, as well as artisan food producers, the visitor economy, the logistical sector and healthcare.
As well as these larger operators, there is also around 44,000 SMEs working across Lincolnshire – and the contribution and creativity of each and every one is welcomed and encouraged.
Lincolnshire is investing millions to improve roads and transport infrastructure throughout the county, making getting from A to B that much easier.
We have three regional airports and a good motorway network. Lincolnshire is also well-served by trains to the rest of the Midlands including Nottingham, Doncaster, Derby, Sheffield and Leicester. And the East Coast main line to London gives a fast, direct connection between Lincoln and the capital, with travel times just under two hours on LNER’s new Azuma fleet.
But it’s not all about rail and road, we’re also looking at environmentally friendly ways of getting around ,so people can carry on working and living in Lincolnshire in the greenest way possible.
For those with families, Lincolnshire is home to great schools, with around 90% rated as either good or outstanding by Ofsted. Beyond school years we have a range of education centres for further training and research, including two outstanding universities, seven further education colleges, two university technical colleges as well as many independent training providers.
The University of Lincoln is ranked in the top 20 UK universities by the Guardian and has established an international reputation for the quality of its teaching, research and its innovative approach to working with employers
It works closely with Greater Lincolnshire’s health care sector and has develop excellent relationships with employers.
The average home cost in Lincolnshire is £188,453 compared to the average across England, which is £256,000.
Lincolnshire has some of the most affordable living costs in England. Many people who move to the county do so because they can afford to buy their first home, or upscale their home from areas of the country that are not as affordable.
If you prefer the peace and quiet of the countryside, there are countless popular small and picturesque villages and market towns to choose from.
Whether it’s Saxilby, which has direct trains to Lincoln and Newark. Or more traditional villages such as Tealby, Scopwick and the popular Woodhall Spa.