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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
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Candidates looking for varied and rewarding jobs invited to region’s first-ever mental health recruitment fair

Published: 20/04/2023

Birmingham and Solihull’s first-ever regional drop-in mental health recruitment fair will take place in Hall 11 at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre, between 10 am and 4pm on Thursday, 11 May.

The free event is organised by NHS Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care Board.

The recruitment fair seeks to attract people of all ages, backgrounds and experiences who are looking for paid or voluntary opportunities in mental health services across Birmingham and Solihull.

Exhibitors at the fair will include:

  • Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Forward Thinking Birmingham/Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, and
  • a range of Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise organisations.


The event will provide people with the opportunity to discuss job opportunities, with some job offers being made on the day.

With a number of paid and voluntary vacancies to be filled, the roles will range from clinical roles like nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists to administrators, support staff and healthcare assistants to estates roles.

Patrick Vernon, Interim Chair, NHS Birmingham and Solihull:

“As with all areas of the NHS currently, recruitment to roles in a mental health setting is challenging. We hope that an event like this will give people the opportunity to come and talk about the vacancies in Birmingham and Solihull. 

“We’re delighted that we’re going to be able to give those who attend a real sense of the variety of roles available and the valuable role they will play in taking care of some of our most vulnerable people.

“This regional event – the first of its kind here in Birmingham and Solihull – truly epitomises the work of NHS Birmingham and Solihull and our partners, which is all about working together to transform care, improve health outcomes and meet the needs of our population.”

For more information about the recruitment fair, please visit www.bsmhft.nhs.uk/recruitment-fair