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Living and Working in Worcestershire

Worcestershire is located in the Heart of England and offers a blend of outstanding scenery and a historic city, towns and villages.

As a popular tourism destination the county offers visitors the experience of the Malvern Hills, the cathedral city of Worcester, woodlands of the Forest of Wyre, industrial heritage of Bromsgrove and Redditch, the market towns of Pershore, Droitwich Spa, Tenbury Wells and Evesham, the Severn, Teme and Avon valleys and the honey coloured warmth of Broadway.

Situated in the Midlands, Worcester is just 32 miles (50kms) south of Birmingham with excellent transport links by road, rail and air.

Worcester Cathedral

We offer excellent schools and access to a wide choice of university and other higher education courses. The county's housing market offers a varied range of modern and traditional homes and locations to suit all budgets and tastes.

New employees often refer to an immediate awareness of a friendly, open and positive culture. We are also pleased that our people tell us that they think the County Council is a good employer and value our flexible working provisions. They also consistently rate the performance of their managers very highly, particularly on 'living' our core values. Our values are particularly important to us and we are constantly striving to be a can-do organisation that gives its staff the freedom to get on and do a great job for their customers.

Jobs & Recruitment in Worcestershire 

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust 

Health & Care NHS Trust 

West Midlands Ambulance Trust 

Worcestershire County Council

NHS Jobs 

WM Jobs 

Case Studies 

Emily Payne, Health and Wellbeing Strategy Development Officer in the Public Health Team at Worcestershire County Council.  

"When I applied for this role I was living in North Devon. I am originally from Redditch and lived in North Devon for 9 years. Many have asked me why would I leave such a beautiful part of the Country to move back to Worcestershire and more specifically Redditch. Well the main reason was to move back to be nearer family and friends. But I am also very quick to point out the positive aspects of living and working in Worcestershire. We might not have beaches on our door step but we have a lot going for us including access to some beautiful countryside, easy access to many recreational, cultural and retail facilities and with a good range of transport links we are able to access many places with a fair amount of ease both locally and further afield. All in all Worcestershire and specifically Redditch are home for me and an ideal place to live, work and bring up a family."

Rachel Cashmore, Neonatal Outreach Sister for Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, moved to Worcestershire three years ago and commented:

“I relocated to Worcestershire from Sheffield, South Yorkshire to work as a neonatal outreach sister for Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

“I am married with 3 young children and Worcestershire appealed to us as a family because it was more rural with beautiful countryside. We found a house with excellent schools, lower crime and antisocial behaviour and felt the move would benefit the whole family.

“We’ve never regretted the move and I would recommend Worcestershire to anyone who is currently looking for a position working within health or social care.”