Dumfries & Galloway Health & Social Care

We need your support now more than ever – Help us help our community

Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care need your support now more than ever. 

The combination of our community now all trying to access services that have finally been allowed to resume, an influx of respiratory and bugs that would normally peak during winter, staff still having to isolate due to COVID, new posts being created to tackle the effects of COVID such as Contact Tracers and Vaccinators  have left us in a critical situation, not just in our hospitals but in our community services, care homes and care at home services.

We know many of you stepped forward at the start of the pandemic and fortunately were not needed. This was due to us being able to mobilse staff across our  services that had been suspended into areas where they were most needed. This allowed us to contain the spread around our community and stop putting people at risk. 

            That risk is now limited, our services are back up and running and we need your support.

Key workers needed across Health & Social Care

The areas most in need of help

We need people to join us and be flexible on where they can work however the main areas in need of supporting are 

  • Rehabilitation units 
  • Our home care teams
  • Care homes
  • Hospital wards
  • Mountainhall is currently being scoped for re-opening potentially as a step-down unit. 

The types of staff need

We are looking for the following types of staff to work either bank shifts or in fixed term posts depending on the role. 

  • Registered Nurses (temporary or full registration)

  • Allied Health Professions

      • Occupational therapists
      • Physiotherapists
  • Health Care Support Workers 

Information Event

We know that returning may be a daunting thought or maybe you just want to speak to someone to understand more of what is expected. 

We are planning to host an event (hopefully outdoor) 

5pm – 7pm 

Thursday  8th July 2021 

Venue to be confirmed

The event will be hosted by our Director of Nursing and Associate Director of Allied Health Professions as well as being supported by  our specialty staff and Care at Home services run by the Concil (CASS)

Agenda for the event

   Introduction and welcome 

Why we need your help and what are the short term plans to tackle this situation

Break off groups with the areas you are interested in working 

What to bring to the event?

We plan to move very fast in recruiting people to join us. Therefore we ask you to bring the following documents with you 

  • 1 reference from a previous employer
  • 2 x Photographic ID + 1 proof address (utility bill, bank statement or mortgage etc) 


  • 1 x photographic ID + 2 x address

If you can bring them photocopied to speed up the process plus the originals that would be great however we will have copier facilities on site.

The ID is to secure PVG’s and right to work checks. 

You will also be expected to complete a health questionnaire with a possible follow up appointment. Questionnaires will be completed on the day.

Registering your interest

Please send an email to dg.jobs@nhs.scot with the following information

  • Full name up to date email and contact telephone number
  • Type of role either
    • Registered nurse
    • Registered Allied Health Professional
    • Healthcare support worker – Ward based
    • Healthcare Support worker Care home
    • Healthcare support worker – Home teams/Care at home
  • Registration, (i.e. NMC, HCPC, GMC, SSSC)
  • Registration number

By registering your details with us you are consenting us to contact you on behalf of Health and Social Care partners in Dumfries and Galloway for work

If you can’t attend the event

Please still feel free to email dg.jobs@nhs.scot if you can’t attend the event but would like to know more about helping us. Alternatively please click on some of the specific posts we are recruiting to,

Provider  – Dumfries & Galloway Council

Health and Social Care Worker for Care and Support Services (CASS) Various posts across the region  Job code DGA06437

All Council vacancies can be found here

Provider – Independent Care at home and care home providers

Rainbow Services – awaiting links to the jobs

Provider  – NHS Dumfries & Galloway 

Staff Nurse – Nurse Bank Job code 50460
Community Adult Nurses Job Code 56329
Staff Nurse – Respiratory Ward (B2) Job code 55749

Staff Nurse – General Sugical Ward (D9) Job code 49514

Midwife Practitioner – Staff Bank Job code 38055

All NHS vacancies are accessible here