Living and working in Norfolk
We love Norfolk, and our staff love it too. Working at a community trust means you get to see a lot more of this beautiful county. With views like these, what's not to love about that?
Norfolk in a nutshell
Norfolk is the fifth largest county in England and offers a perfect mix of countryside and city living. You’ll find history and heritage, beautiful villages, a national park (the infamous Norfolk Broads), forests, and 90 miles of stunning coastline. Norfolk people are welcoming and happy (that’s official – Norwich has been voted as the happiest place to work in the UK!).
Norwich is the county’s only city and was once the second largest city in England. Aside from a rich and fascinating history, modern day Norwich is lively and diverse with a variety of restaurants to suit all tastes. It boasts a thriving coffee shop culture; a growing number of theatres; galleries, museums and cinemas; and an eclectic array of clubs and bars. Norwich is home to two universities: University of East Anglia and Norwich University of the Arts. In 2012, Norwich was one of the first cities in England to become a UNESCO City of Literature.
Norwich has two large shopping malls and a vibrant high street complimented by the diverse range of independent boutiques found within Norwich Lanes. Not to mention the unique and historic Norwich market – the largest open air market in England.
If city living isn’t for you, Norfolk is home to many attractive towns and villages. NCH&C has community hospitals in North Walsham, Dereham, Kelling and King’s Lynn, as well as medical and health centres in Cromer, Wymondham, Thorpe and Swaffham. We deliver services across more than 70 sites across the county, so working for us can mean you have access to a variety of locations to work from.
NCH&C provides services across the whole of Norfolk and we have teams based in many villages and towns across the county, in addition to our main community hospital site in Norwich.
Don’t just take our word for how great it is to live and work here, hear from some of our staff about living and working in Norfolk:
- Carolyn Fowler, Executive Director of Nursing and Quality at NCH&C
- Mercy Kaggwa, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor at NCH&C
- Liz Nestor, Clinical Operations Manager for Norwich Place
- Chioma Goodchild, Podiatrist at NCH&C in King’s Lynn
- Our Norfolk – staff talk about our county during the pandemic
I think the things that make working in Norfolk so special are the beautiful surroundings and the fantastic community services.
Rapid assessment practitioner (paramedic)
I recently joined the rapid assessment team as a rapid assessment practitioner (paramedic). For the last six years I have worked as a paramedic in the east of England Ambulance Service. I chose to come and work with NCH&C as I really enjoyed my placement with them when I was training to be a paramedic. I like to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and am passionate about elderly and frailty care and working together for admission avoidance. I am very proud of qualifying as a paramedic, but also being able to buy my own home in Norfolk. I think the things that make working in Norfolk so special are the beautiful surroundings and the fantastic community services.
Still to be convinced? Countless surveys and research rank Norfolk and Norwich as top places to live for safety and happiness. We’ve collated lots of sites for you to look at and see more of what our fabulous county has to offer.
Why Norfolk is a great place to live:
The Metro – Nine great reasons Norfolk is the best place to live in the UK
The EDP – Two Norfolk Locations Rate As Best Places to Live List
Norwich Evening News – Norwich Is One of The Best Cities To Live
The Telegraph – Britain’s 20 Friendliest Places To Live
The Independent – Britain’s Safest Cities
Other useful sites to help you find out more about Norfolk:
Zoopla – Buyer’s Guide to Norwich