Careers

Livewell Southwest is one of the largest independent social enterprises in England. We work as part of the NHS family in a similar way to GPs, dentists and pharmacies. Our 3,000-strong workforce delivers health and social care to people in Plymouth, South Hams and West Devon, as well as some specialist services to people living in parts of Cornwall and Devon.

Caring for an aging population with increasingly complex health and social care needs requires an extraordinary and diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve. We value our staff and want every employee to meet their full potential, which is why we offer a range of development opportunities – from apprenticeships to clinical training.

Livewell Southwest champions a positive work-life balance and offers multiple flexible working options. Using Health Roster’s Employee Online system, which can be accessed from home, staff can book onto bank shifts, view rosters and submit expense claims – click here to do so (note: you will need to be a member of Livewell Southwest staff and have a log-in to use this system.) We also have an extensive list of staff benefits and rewards, and our locations provide excellent schools, well-priced housing and fantastic family days out right on your doorstep.

Current vacancies at Livewell Southwest

Why work with us?


Livewell Southwest is an exciting, forward thinking organisation delivering a unique and growing range of services across Plymouth, South Hams and West Devon as well as some specialist services for those living in Devon and Cornwall, working as part of the NHS family in a similar way to GPs, Dentists and Pharmacies.

We are focused on continuing to innovate our services and to develop our workforce to meet the future needs of our communities, true to our purpose to support people to be safe, well and at home. Service innovation and workforce development are crucial to ensuring health and social care services can meet the needs of an aging population with increasingly complex needs.

As an organisation we value diversity and it is important to us that our workforce represents as closely as possible the diversity of the communities we serve.

Our locations offer an exciting work life balance, with excellent quality schooling and attractive, well-priced housing stock, with Dartmoor and glorious beaches on the doorstep and Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City, offering culture.

Livewell Southwest values its staff and makes investment in their development a priority. Currently we offer the following development opportunities for staff:

  • A minimum of three days protected Continued Professional Development
  • Development pathways for unregistered and registered staff
  • Apprenticeships
  • Leadership programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Clinical training programmes
  • Access and funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course and Scholarship into Nurse training
  • Robust Preceptorship
  • An induction programme tailored to your needs

Rewards and Benefits


We offer a wide range of rewards and benefits for staff, from retail discounts, lease car scheme, childcare vouchers, school holiday childcare subsidies and multiple flexible working options. Existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme can continue their membership when they join the organisation. Alternatively, other pension options are available. To find out more about the rewards and benefits available to our staff please click here.

Relocation packages can be considered for the right candidate.