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Join as an NHS reservist

The NHS Reserve is a team of trained, paid workers that we can call on in times of need.

There’s a wide range of paid roles available, both clinical and non-clinical, matched to your experience and flexible to your availability. This could include working within community, mental health, and inpatient settings.

  • Commit just 30 days (225 hours) per year
  • Training and development for all roles
  • Get involved at reservist community events
  • Help us provide outstanding care across the trust 

You will be part of a Reservist community, working with like-minded people, undertaking meaningful work, and helping patients in your local community.

What roles can I do

The roles will differ and depending on the demand, surge times and the roles available at Berkshire Healthcare.

The key reservist opportunities in our areas are:

  • Reservist Clinical Professional
  • Reservist Administrators
  • Reservist Ward Ambassador

You don’t need NHS experience to join. We have a variety of roles which do not require NHS experience, and training is provided.

View our Reservist flyer (pdf)

Become a reservist

Contact our team to find out more and register using our online form.

Use our online form to register your interest (opens new browser tab)

Email BHFT.Reservist@berkshire.nhs.uk

Our FAQ document covers more information, such as pay, tax, safety checks, and inductions.

Read our Reservist FAQ document (pdf)